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)

Shawn Worth

USPTA Elite Level 1 Certified Teaching Professional 
Over 25 years teaching and coaching experience
USTA Men's 5-0/Open Captain for over 15 years
2015 USPTA National Indoor Hard Court Championship Men's 35's Singles 3rd Place
2014 USTA Contardi Adult Championship Men's Open Singles Champion
2013 USPTA Midwest Men's 35's Player of the Year
2013 & 2012 Cincinnati Pro League Champion 
2012 Cincinnati Clay Court Championship Men's Open Singles Champion
2011 Cincinnati Pro League Runner-Up
2009 USTA Midwest Indoor Championship Men's 30's Singles Champion
2006 Midwest Men's Open Player of the Year 

Freddy Abunku

GMC first team singles player
State qualifier 4 years
4 years varsity tennis at Xavier University
ATP hitting partner (2014-2015)
4 years teaching experience

Sandy Niehaus

2010 Ohio High School Singles champion
Played tennis at Ohio State University
2013 Ohio Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky
Sportswoman of the Year for tennis

Bree Addison

Assistant Tennis Coach for Miami University
Played tennis at the University of Texas
Academic All-Big 12 2014-2016
Three time All-American
4 years teaching  experience

Young-Jin Kang

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

 

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.

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