Meet the Pros

                    


TY BRASWELL, USPTA

Ty has been the director of tennis at Laurel Oak Country Club since June of 2005. Ty attended FSU on a full tennis scholarship and played #1 singles and doubles for the Seminoles. As a junior player, Ty was ranked as high as #1 in Florida and #5 in the country in the Boys 18s division. Before coming to Laurel Oak, Ty was the Asst. Men’s Tennis Coach at FSU. During his time there, he was named the 2003 Regional ITA Asst. Coach of the Year and coached three-time ACC Player of the Year, Mat Cloer. Ty and Mike Wilson launched the Start to Finish Tennis Program at Laurel Oak in April of this year. Ty and his wife Anna have 4 children, Micah, Jonah, Jeremiah. And Rebekah.

Lessons 1/2 Hour $70 Members / $85 Guests



     

 


TONY ACOSTA, USPTA

Tony joined the Laurel Oak family as the Head Tennis Pro in September of 2007. With 21 years of teaching experience, he is best known as a junior development specialist. Although he originally went to college to play baseball, Tony has been a four-time Nationally ranked tennis player with a serve that has been known to reach 130 mph, ranked #15 nationally in singles in 1999 and #1 in doubles in the Men's 35 Division, USPTA Grand Prix Circuit. Tony is also a U.S. Navy and Gulf War veteran. During his 21 years of teaching, Tony has been involved in many different aspects of the tennis business, from country clubs & resorts, to city and county run facilities, and has taken part in growing the game everywhere he has been. Tony is USPTA Certified. 

Lessons 1/2 Hour $65 Members / $80 Guests



     

 
STEVE MARTIN

Steve has been teaching tennis at Laurel Oak since 2001. Prior to Laurel Oak, Steve spent five years working with Peter Burwash International, the leading tennis management company in the world. Steve has had the privilege of teaching tennis in such countries as Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. In addition to tennis, Steve is a certified Boxing Trainer and is also a certified Speed and Agility trainer. Steve is married and he and his wife Heather have a son named Eli.

Lessons 1/2 Hour $65 Members / $80 Guests


     

 

MIKE WILSON

Mike has been coaching National and International level tennis for 20 years. Before coming to Laurel Oak, he was the Director of Junior Development at Lakewood Ranch Country Club, and the cofounder of Celsius Tennis Academy. Mike has coached players to top 10 national rankings in all age groups including 3 players in the NCAA National rankings. He attended the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky on a tennis scholarship. As a junior player, Mike was ranked in the top ten in Florida. Mike is married and he and is wife Sara have 3 children, Colton, Taylor, and Blake.

Lessons 1/2 Hour $65 Members / $80 Guests



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