Meet Roland 

Roland is President/Owner at Riverside in Hamilton, Forest Hills Country Club & Sportsplex in Middletown.  He has been coach to numerous nationally ranked players.   He has over 30 years of teaching experience and has coached over 200 college players and is a former pro player.

Roland Lutz Training Center (RLTC) at Riverside continues to be recognized as one of the premier programs in the area.  Our Clinics represent players from over 30 area high schools in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.  Our program has produced hundreds of college tennis player over the past 25 years and continues to represent many state champions and top ranked juniors.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

 

Jimmy Brannon

Director of tennis at Riverside in Hamilton (2014 - Present)
Previously taught at Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa Florida
USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
Played tennis at Ball State University
11 years teaching experience
President of the Hamilton Tennis Association
Former ATP 1000 hitting partner (2011-2015)

Young-Jin Kang

2013 State Doubles 3rd place
2014 & 2015 State Doubles Qualifier
Former Division I College Player

Noah Connaughton

First Team All-State
State Semi-Finalist
Won Three Sectional Titles
Former Division I College Player 
Chris Holden
2018 Lakota East graduate
State Qualifier in Singles 
Attending Miami University majoring
in Bio-Medical Engineering
Champy Halim
Over 25 years of coaching
Current assistant coach for Miami's Women's Tennis Team 
MAC Player of the year, freshman of the year, and senior sportsmanship award
Former pro player
Played the Junior Grand Slam; Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon
World Junior Ranked; 36th in singles and 12th in doubles
Highest rank in Indonesia; 7th Nationally, and 1st in Junior
Rohan D'Souza
2016 Sycamore graduate
Was on Varsity Gold roster @ Sycamore 
Team State Champions, Sycamore High School
Mark Downs
Pickleball Director/Instructor
Coached high school tennis for 25 years.
Coached collegiate tennis for 5 years.
Pickleball enthusiast.

FITNESS STAFF

 

Mark Kalugyer

is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He also holds certification in TRX training.  He has over twenty-five years of experience in sports-related fields.  Marks background in sports not only allows him to work with personal training clients but also athletes of all ages to improve their playing abilities.