Tennis Academy

The Boathouse Tennis Academy is tailored to junior players who are serious about the game and are ready to take their game to the next level. The Academy will be offered for four hours per day, Monday through Thursday. Doug and Leslie Browne will direct the program and work with individual players to analyze their game and develop skills and court/match strategy. The program is for players 10 to 17 years of age who can demonstrate a NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) player rating of 3.1 or higher.

The Pros

Tennis AcademyDoug Browne hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was a leading junior player from Wisconsin and the Westerns Association in singles and doubles. Doug was appointed Director of Tennis at the Ocean view Tennis Club in Stamford, Connecticut where he began his professional career. He was the Director of Tennis at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island, FL for 25 years. Doug earned the Naples, Florida USPTA Pro of the Year honors in 2006 and again in 2010. During the summer of 2010 he was appointed the Director of Tennis at the prestigious Hall of Fame in Newport, RI and has held the title of Executive Director/President of the Collier County Community Tennis Association since 1998. Both Doug and Leslie have a strong appetite to coach juniors of all levels of the game and they are beginning their 7th season at The Boathouse Club.

Leslie Browne was a highly successful Division 1 tennis standout from the University of New Mexico. Originally from Fairfield, CT, Leslie is a former top-ranked New England junior and has held numerous Florida USTA adult rankings including number one in and undefeated in women’s 25 doubles and husband-wife mixed doubles. Doug & Leslie were the number 1 Florida team for three consecutive years and never lost a match in competition.

Omar Morgades  is from Los Angeles, California and he has been a Tennis Professional since 1990. Omar started his career as the Assistant Tennis and Junior Development Pro at the El Paso Tennis Club where he worked from 1990 – 1996. He is currently the Tennis Pro at Beverly Hills Tennis and the Girls and Boys Varsity Head Coach at Milton Community Schools in California. He has extensive experience scheduling and running clinics and lessons for children and adults. He is USPTA and NHSF certified and a member of the California Coaches Association. He achieved #6 USTA ranking in Men’s 35 singles in 2015 and currently #12 USTA ranking Men’s 40 singles. Notably, Omar is also an International Sommelier Guild Member!

Victor Monterio  grew up in Florianopolis, Brazil. He started playing tennis at age ten and won over 20 tournaments in his junior career. For five years he worked at the Costao Do Santinho resort in Florianopolis before moving to the US. Since 2007 he has worked at the Bay Colony Club in Naples, FL and is currently the Head Pro at the Club. Victor is USPTA certified and a fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese speaker.

Douglas Small is currently attending Florida State University and is the captain of the tennis team. Prior to FSU he was the captain on the tennis team at Barron Collier HS, Naples and helped the team become State Champions. In the summers of 2013 – 2015 he was an Assistant Tennis Instructor at the Bay Colony Club, Naples, FL and the Assistant Tennis Pro at Killarn Country Club, Tallahassee in the summer of 2016.  He was a former top ranked junior player in Florida and is an experiences teacher with good communication skills.