Meet Our Pros

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Fort Battad

Director of Tennis

United States Professional Association Elite Professional. USPTA member since 1987. National Junior Champion of the Philippines. After graduating from Oklahoma City University with a business degree, Fort began his career as an assistant tennis professional at Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City. Later, he moved to the Dallas area and worked as a tennis professional at Bent Tree Country Club for six years. He then moved to Oak Cliff Country Club where he was the head tennis professional for 12 years before coming to Garland. Fort has built the tennis program at JCTC from humble beginnings in 2002 to a tennis center bustling with enthusiastic players of all ages.

Laurie Hock

Junior's Program Coordinator

Certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association USPTA. Laurie has more than 20 years teaching at Jack Coleman Tennis Center. She is instrumental in growth and development of tennis players at all ages and levels. She brings her experience in coaching and playing many other competitive sports to tennis. Has special interest in youth and beginner tennis.

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Josh Rivera

Tennis Pro

Very energetic, handles the advance elite juniors, Played College tennis for Collin County Community College and University of Texas in Dallas.

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Kenny DINH

Tennis Pro

Has been a coach at JCTC since 2014. Does private and drill lessons.

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Jos DEGUCHI

Adult's Program Coordinator

Tennis Professional at JCTC since 2003. Nationally and Regionally ranked in the Senior tournaments.  Coach for all ages.

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Becky Pohlen

Tennis Pro

 Attended Junior College on a tennis scholarship and later transferred to University of North Texas, where she played varsity tennis. Becky has continued to play competitive tennis ever since! Becky completed both B.S. and M.S. degrees in physical education at UNT. She taught elementary Physical Education  in Richardson ISD for 25 years and retired in 2020.  Prior to    JCTC,  Becky managed the tennis center at Samuell Grand for several years.  She also taught at Kiest Tennis Center,  Fretz Tennis center, and Eastfield College. 

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Aki Wada 

Tennis Pro

As a junior, was internationally ranked 1020 and nationally ranked 207 in Australia. Played line 1 singles/doubles for Collin College. Then transferred to a NCAA Division 1 school, Abilene Christian University and finished his college career as a 7-3 record at line 6 singles. Extremely enthusiastic to be creating training programs for all players at JCTC. Loves to lift weights.

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TEX RODRIGUEZ

Tennis Pro/Stringer

Introduction coming up soon...