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Meet the Carmel Racquet Club Pros
Manager Greg Griffey: Greg graduated from Indiana State University in 1978 with a degree in education. He started as a pro at CRC the summer after graduation while looking for an elementary school teaching position. He loved the tennis so much that he stayed. Greg was the Head Pro for five years before becoming manager in 1989. He still coaches a few adult teams. Besides tennis, his favorite activities are fishing and platform tennis.
Nancy Alic: Nancy was a nationally ranked junior player. She received a full tennis scholarship to the University of Arizona, a Division I top ten nationally ranked team. After college, she was the head women's tennis coach at St. John's University, a Division I program in New York City. Nancy is married and she and her husband have one daughter.
Head Pro Mark Woldmoe: Mark was born in Sherman, Texas and grew up in Muncie, IN. He graduated from Ball State University in 1984. He has served as junior Davis Cup Coach and USTA Sectional Endorser. He coaches juniors and adults. He says, "I have been fortunate to have some great young talent. I've coached several Indiana High School champions, including Rajeev Ram, Tom Murphy, Ashlee Davis, and Maria and Sophie Grabinski. Mark is married to wife Ronda, and they have two boys, Austin and Alex who attend Hamilton Southeastern. He loves to fish, and watch his sons play sports.
Chip Bondurant: Chip is a USPTA certified tennis teaching professional and platform tennis enthusiast.  He comes from a Florida tennis playing family.  His mother Sally, sister Elizabeth and brother Scott all won national tennis championships.  Partnering with fellow CRC pro Brian Cook, Chip hungrily defends the annual Hot Dog Men’s Doubles Championships in Frankfurt, Indiana (hot dogs & beer are mandatory).  Tennis is fun!  He advocates “Tennis for a Lifetime” and shares his passion for the game.  Here is what his students have to say about him.

Susie Booker: Susie is a Park Tudor graduate and former tennis player, and joined CRC in January of 2008.  She played singles and doubles at Wheaton College in Illinois.  She has been teaching tennis since high school and her favorite tennis to play is mixed doubles.  She has coached high school tennis at Heritage Christian where she also taught English.  She is a certified fitness instructor and has taught fitness classes for ten years.  Susie is an avid water skier.  A highlight in her career was helping wheelchair athletes learn how to water ski.  Susie also has experience teaching tennis to wheelchair athletes.  The least known fact about her is that she is a professional story teller.  She has a Masters in Education in Reading and Story Arts.  Susie is married and has three children.

Tim Brady: Tim joined the Carmel Racquet Club staff as a teaching professional in July of 2008. Tim is originally from Northern Indiana and played High School tennis at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. He played college tennis at Ball State University in Muncie. Tim has gone to Nationals three times on a 5.0 Men's team in 2001, 2006, and 2007. He is married and has two boys ages 8 and 6. When Tim isn't teaching tennis he keeps busy with his boys and their sports of basketball, soccer, and, of course, tennis.

Cleve Brown: Cleve has been a teaching pro for 30 years, 22 of them at CRC. He was born in Dallas, TX, and started tennis at age 5, giving him 50 years of playing experience. He grew up in Kalamazoo, MI. He and wife Susan have two grown sons and a daughter. He attended Butler University from 1968-70 and played varsity tennis for them. Then as Men's and Women's Head Coach at Butler from 1989-91, he coached CRC pros Ludo Aaron and Slater Hogan.

Whitney Brown: Whitney is a native Hoosier and son of CRC tennis professional Cleve Brown. He played High School Tennis for Cathedral High School and attended college at Indiana University with a general studies major. Whitney has been a tennis instructor for over 11 years and has worked as a teaching professional at the Riviera Club, Meridian Hills Country Club and is currently the assistant tennis pro at Woodland Country Club.
When Whitney isn't teaching tennis, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Also in his spare time, he enjoys playing and teaching guitar.

David (Daveed) Bubenicek: David comes to us from the Czech Republic. He began playing tennis at the age of six, and as a junior, he was ranked as high as number 12 in his country. In 2003, David was recruited to play for Indiana University Bloomington where he was awarded a full athletic scholarship from 2003-8. He went on to rank in the top 50 nationally in both singles and doubles and became team captain his senior year. He graduated from IU with two degrees – one in International Studies and the second in Slavic Literature. David then attended the University of Denver, where he earned a masters degree in Global Trade & Finance. He then chose to return to his passion—tennis—in 2011. He is currently the associate head coach for the Zionsville Community High School girls’ team and the assistant coach for the Carmel Middle School. David is also the head pro at Harbour Trees Golf and Beach Club.

Ernesto Castañares was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and has resided in Indianapolis since 1990. He became a USPTA certified professional in 1992. Ernesto has been teaching tennis for over 25 years. In 1983, he attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and played #1 singles for one year before moving back to Mexico to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Monterrey Tech. He played 4 years of varsity tennis at Monterrey Tech. From 1993 to 1999, he ran his own tennis academy at Pickwick Place Apartments before becoming the Tennis Director of the Jewish Community Center from 2000 to 2012. He has coached USTA adult teams for the past 18 years, three of those teams have advanced to the national championships. He and his wife Amy, have been married 20 years and have a son and daughter.
Miguel Dungo came to us from the Health Institute of Indiana (previously Westview/Healthplex) where he served as the Director of Tennis and General Manager for 18 years.  Before that time, Miguel worked for Carmel Racquet Club as a tennis pro for 5 years.  Miguel’s tennis accomplishments include playing on the Professional Tour for 5 ½ years.  During this time he competed in such events as : the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the Davis Cup.  Miguel resides in Carmel with his wife Bethany and three children: Logan, Landon, and Lexie.  Bethany has been working in the nursery at CRC for many years.

Jeff Eaton: Jeff was born in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated with a BS in Education from Indiana University. He's been in the tennis industry since 1984 and has run the pro shop with Rosie and taught at the CRC since 1996. Jeff is married to wife Nancy and has four teenage stepchildren. His hobbies are reading and fishing.

Kathy Gordon: Kathy is from Boardman, Ohio and played tennis for Indiana State University. She's been a Pro at CRC since the fall of 1990. She is currently teaching part-time on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at CRC, and also teaches at Woodland Country Club during the summer. Kathy and husband Jack have three children: Christine, Ali, and Cassidy.

Kris Looney played at CRC as a junior, at Noblesville High School, and collegiate tennis for IUPUI. His doubles winning percentage was one of the highest in IUPUI history. He was a national championship qualifier in 1995. He has been ranked as high as 3rd in the Midwest in singles, has won a Midwest Open Championship in doubles, and has competed in the open division at the National level. Kris was the Head Coach for Marian University, and was the Assistant Coach at Brebeuf High School for 7 years. He is certified by the PTR and is also certified by the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. Kris enjoys trail running, fishing, cookies, and spending time with friends and family; which include his wife LeeAnne, and his dog Lucky.

Carl Mower: Carl is a former CRC junior player and a former player on Carmel High School boys tennis team (2003-2007). He has been a tennis instructor for Woodlands Neighborhood Association and Hamilton County Community Tennis Association/ HCCTA. Carl has been an assistant tennis coach for the Carmel High School girls and boys tennis teams which have won four state champion- ships in the past three years. He received a Bachelor’s of Science from IUPUI in 2012 with a degree in Kinesiology. In 2006 he received the Leadership and Sportsmanship Award from the Indianapolis Community Tennis Association. In 2007 he received a Carmel Clay Education Foundation scholarship. Carl has volunteered for Special Olympics and looks forward to developing an adaptive tennis program for physically challenged tennis players.
Steve Minner: Steve was born in Richmond, IN. He played college tennis at Purdue University, and has been a tennis professional at CRC since 1996. He continues to compete in USTA events and was the 2004 National USTA Men's Clay Court 35 & Over Champion in Doubles with Scott Riggle, the Girls Coach at Depauw University. He enjoys coaching juniors and women of all levels. His CIWITL Ladies Q Team captured the championship during the 2003-4 season.
Mark Noe: Mark graduated from The Herron School of Art with a degree in Art History. He continued his graduate studies at IUPUI in World History and Anthropology. He played college tennis at Wabash Valley College. Mark began work at CRC in 1990. Prior to that he was Head Pro at the Kokomo YMCA and an assistant coach for the Indiana University Women's Program in 86. He was also Head Coach at DePauw University from 92-94 and was voted coach of the year in 93. Currently, Mark teaches World History at Cathedral High School and is their Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Tennis teams. Mark and his wife Renee have three children, twins Ashley and Brittany and Mark II. When he is not on the court or in the classroom he enjoys art and museums with his family.
Scottie Paramoure: Scottie is from New Braunfels, TX—home to John Necombe's Tennis Ranch and some of the best tennis talent within the state of Texas. Following a relocation to Indiana, Scottie played #1 singles for Logansport high school—where, nicknamed the "Texas Tennis Tornado", he was the first Logansport Berry to advance to the Indiana Regional State Tournament in many years. Scottie attended Wabash College from 1999-2003. During his college tennis career, Scottie served as Captain, played both #1 singles and doubles positions, and was named to NCAC All Conference Team. Scottie has the 5th most wins (singles) all time at Wabash. Married with three young children, Scottie enjoys frequent trips to parks, children's books and wrestling with the kids.
Maggie Petersen: Maggie was born and raised in Hamilton County, Indiana. She started playing tennis at eight years old at Carmel Racquet and is still playing on women’s 4.5 teams at CRC. She was the first tennis player at Hamilton Southeastern High School to make its Wall of Fame. She is the tennis director for Hamilton County Community Tennis Association® where she brings tennis to nearly 4000 youngsters in Hamilton County every year. Prior to that Maggie was tennis coordinator at the Hawthorns Golf and Country Club and marketing associate and tennis instructor for Higgins Tennis Academy in San Francisco. Maggie is a graduate of Indiana University Kelley School of Business and Stetson Law School (Florida). She is a member of the bar in Florida, California and Indiana.
Joe Reidman: Joe grew up in Richmond, IN where he played high school tennis.  He continued his tennis career by at Ball State University.  While at Ball State, Joe played with fellow CRC pro Jeff Smart.  Joe has been teaching tennis since the age of 15.  One of his first students was Steve Minner, fellow CRC pro.     Joe has played tennis competitively on many nationally competitive league teams.  Joe is married and has one daughter.  They live on 5 acres in Carmel in a log cabin that Joe built himself.  In Joe’s spare time he enjoys playing tennis, biking and working on his 5 acres. 
Marko Saulovic: Marko became a pro at CRC in 2004 after working at West Indy Racquet Club for a year. He was born and grew up in Croatia, where he started playing tennis at the age of eight. In his junior days he played against the world's current top pro tennis players, Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic. At the age of 17, Marko came to Indiana as an exchange student (he was part of CRC junior program), and then got a tennis scholarship at the University of Indianapolis (1999-2003) where he graduated with a marketing degree. He holds the record for the most overall wins in the U. of Indianapolis tennis program history (singles, doubles, and overall).   He and his wife Jenny were married in 2004.
Rick Scotten: Rick was born in Plainfield, IN. He attended IUPUI where he went to Nationals at the 5.0 level. He has been at CRC for eleven years and is also the Boys and Girls Head Coach at Brebeuf High School. His was recently ranked 3rd in the nation at Tiger Woods Video Golf (online).
Joe Schaffer: Joe attended Fountain Central High School in Veedersburg, IN where he played tennis all four years. He then attended Parkland College in Champaign, IL where he played Men's Tennis from 1995-97. His last two years of college were at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN where he played Men's Singles from 1997-1999. His team was Nationally ranked. Joe has a wife, Becky, and a son, Ben. He started teaching part-time as a Tennis Pro at CRC in 2008. He also started his own financial planning practice in 2000 where he works about 20 hours a week. He enjoys all sports, especially golf, and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family.
Luke Samra is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He played four years of Varsity High School Tennis for Kalamazoo Hackett, winning a State Championship at #1 Doubles in 2005.  Luke went on to play tennis for Marian University in Indianapolis where the team finished as Co-Conference Champions in 2006-2007.  His teaching experience includes:  Western Michigan University’s West Hills Athletic Club, The Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation and Midtown Health.  Luke is PTR-certified.

Jeff Smart: Jeff is from Indianapolis where is graduated from North Central High School. He played tennis for Ball State University. He now plays in USTA tournaments occasionally. He has been at CRC for 2 years and coaches women's clinics, children's clinics, and teams. He is an avid reader of biographies, philosophy, and mysteries.

    

 

 
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