Tennis & Pool

Pro Staff

Ty Braswell, Director of Tennis
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 #1in 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 Assistant 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. Ty is USPTA Certified. 
Tony Acosta, Head Tennis Professional
Tony joined the Laurel Oak family as the Head Tennis Pro in September, of 2007. With 21 years of teaching experience, he is best know 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 as 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 and resorts, to city and county run facilities and has taken part in growing the game everywhere he has been. Tony is USPTA Certified.