Tennis

Director of Tennis

AZ2Andy Zodin…Andy has been a USPTA, Pro-1 certified professional since 1984, and loves to coach adults and juniors of all levels.  His coaching style is considered somewhat old-school, focusing on a players’ ability to be smart, high percentage, and consistent, as the highest priority.  Andy believes the game should be fun and great exercise, no matter what level you are trying to play.  He believes that by having steady, solid fundamentals, you can then gain the confidence you require  to use your weapons efficiently and most effectively.  Andy and his staff promote and value impeccable sportsmanship for both adults and juniors, taking great pride in Columbine Country Club having a reputation as being very gracious competitors in all USTA league and tournament play.

As a player, “AZ”  has had most of his success as a doubles player, and played collegiately at UT in Austin.  He has held state rankings in Texas and/or Colorado every year since 1976.  He is also the host of Sunday Night SportsZone on Mile High Sports Radio in Denver www.milehighsports.com, which features IN THE TENNIS ZONE, the only weekly tennis talk-radio show in the country.  AZ is also a regular on Tennis Channel’s Best of Five, part of TC’s original programming series.

AZodin@columbinecountryclub.org

303.794.6128 (CCC Tennis Desk)       303.520.7676 (cell)

 

Professional Staff

MerediMeredith_enhanced 2th McGrath

A former WTA star, and former Stanford University All-American, Meredith reached highs of #4 in doubles & #18 in singles, in the world.  She won the US Open Mixed  Doubles in ’95, finaled the Australian Open Ladies Doubles in ’94, and in ’96 she reached both the semis of singles AND finals of doubles at Wimbledon!  In 2012,  Meredith was inducted into the prestigious, Stanford University Sports Hall of Fame!!  Meredith has a very engaging personality, and loves coaching adults and  juniors.

 

MaryMary Moses

USTA League Coordinator/Asst. Pro Mary is one of the strongest, and more popular 4.5 players in Colorado. Her duties at Columbine are quite diverse, as is her skill  set. She is very involved in all things CCC tennis (on-court & off), working closely with our adult & junior programs. A CSU grad in 1990, Mary is a coach at Valor  Christian High School & now a famed author, as her book “Drama, Drinks, and Double Faults” was published in 2014 to rave reviews! In 2013, she was a Colorado  State Open Champion in her division (4.5 doubles) and came within a whisker of repeating in 2014.

MattSayreMatt Sayre

Formerly a top ranked Colorado junior player, who has been in the top 120 players nationally, Matt has just finished his Freshman year at Baylor University, where he was the #1 player on one of the most competitive club teams in the country.  Matt is in his 2nd season at Columbine, and will be coaching adults and juniors this season.

 

Tennis Department, Junior Staff

Breezy2Breezy Coyne

A very accomplished gymnast, diver, and varsity tennis player at Columbine High School, from where she just graduated,Breezy is extremely popular with all of our members, and our QuickStart Juniors, in particular. Breezy is active in most, if not all areas of our tennis program.  She will be one of the coordinators of Rookie Team Tennis this summer, and will be going to CU this coming Fall!

 

ArikArik Steinberg

A very good tennis player, Arik will again join us, after finishing his sophomore year of college year at Kansas University.  Arik is very helpful with coaching our Junior Team Tennis (JTT) squads.

 

 

Lorraine2Lorraine Smith

Once D’Evelyn High School’s #1 player, Lorraine is just finishing her Freshman year, having playing varsity tennis at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.  She is in her second season at CCC, and helps with our younger juniors, is an excellent hitting partner for juniors as well as adults.

 

 

John SiJohnSimpsonmpson

A varsity singles player at Chatfield High School, John comes back for another year at CCC.  He has a great personality, a terrific tennis game, and is active with QuickStart, Junior Team Tennis, help with court maintenance, and in the tennis shop.

 

Peter HellerPeter Heller

Peter plays varsity tennis at Columbine High School, and is in his rookie season as a part of the CCC staff.  Peter has great energy, loves tennis, and will be active in all key areas of the department.

 

 

CCC TENNIS PROGRAM Overview, 2015

for more explicit info on the CCC tennis program, please email our Director of Tennis, Andy Zodin at AZodin@columbinecountryclub.org

We offer lessons and lots of drills during the week, and on weekends for both adults and juniors of all ages and skill levels.  Columbine is very active in USTA league play for adults (evening, daytime, and Sunday mixed), as well as Junior Team Tennis (10’s-18’s).  Our in-house, Rookie Team Tennis program is extremely popular for 8-12 year olds that are athletic, and enjoy tennis, but aren’t quite experienced enough for more serious competition.  We also have a terrific QuickStart junior tennis & fitness program, for kids between the ages of 4 & 9.

Our big events of the season include BEAT THE PRO on July 4th, CCC GOES PINK in late summer, and Member-Guests for Ladies and Gentlemen will both be featured this season.

Tennis team