Our Secret Weapons
We have an exceptional group of tennis pros at Olde Providence. Each is eager and more than qualified to help you improve your game.
John Meyer -Director of Tennis
Tennis Director John Meyer is responsible for the overall operations of the Tennis Department at Olde Providence Racquet Club. He is certified by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry. John is a career tennis professional whose quick smile gives away his enthusiasm and love for the game of tennis. John focuses on creating new and exciting programming for OPRC juniors and adults. His personality and unique approach to the game make him a popular coach and a tennis resource for the OPRC membership and the community. John and his staff of USPTA Professionals host 4 Major USTA tournaments each year. He accepted the USTA North Carolina 2013 Tournament of the Year for The Banana Open and was named USTA North Carolina 2013 Professional of the Year .
David Marquina -Head Tennis Pro
David came to OP via the Raleigh Racquet Club, where he served as Tennis Director for four years. David was a top junior player in Venezuela & earned a tennis scholarship to Metropolitan State College in Denver. He later transferred to Barton College in Wilson, NC, where he graduated with a degree in Business. After college, David served as a tennis professional at South Florida Tennis Academy, North Ridge Country Club, and Cary Tennis Park before his tenure at Raleigh Racquet Club. In 2009 David was honored as USPTA Pro of the Year for North Carolina.
Zen came to Olde Providence in February of 2011 from the Elkridge Club in Baltimore, MD where he was the Head Tennis Professional. He is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and often gets to use his B.S. degree in psychology while teaching and interacting with his fellow staff members. An elite USPTA certified professional since 2003, Zen prides himself on his unique approach to teaching which includes off the wall examples and the dispensing of “fortune cookie wisdom.” Zen was named the director of Platform tennis in May of 2013. With the help of too many people to name in this limited space, he built the OP platform program from the ground up. With his enthusiasm and guidance it is now a nationally recognized program. As one of only three PPTA certified Platform Tennis Professionals in the state of NC, he loves to convert tennis players over to the dark side (aka Paddle Tennis).
Peter graduated from the University of the Ozarks in May 2001 with a degree in Business Administration. Through his four-year college career he made the Second-Team All-ASC (American Southwest Conference) two times, and made the First-Team All-ASC and All-Conference in his senior year. He then enrolled at Tyler Junior College ( Tyler, TX) in the Tennis Tech program. It was at Tyler Junior College were he received a certification of excellence for tennis teaching, along with certification with the USPTA, and the USPTR. While in Texas, he taught tennis at Tyler Tennis & Swim and also coached T. K. Gorman High School boys and girls teams, where his team took 3rd place in the State Tournament. In May of 2002, Peter worked as a Tennis Professional at the Fort Smith Athletic Club (Fort Smith, AR) where he became the director of junior tennis. Prior to coming to Olde Providence Racquet Club, Peter Maxwell was the Head Professional at Charlotte Swim & Racquet Club since 2007. During this time, he started five new Junior Tennis Teams. He coached both an 8 & Under Team and 18 & Under who were State Champions in 2012.
Randy grew up playing in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was a State champion in high school tennis. While attending Denison University he was a three time NCAA qualifier and earned All-American honors in doubles as well as claiming the ITA summer circuit hard and clay court national championships. Randy coached a year of college tennis at DePauw University where he helped three student athletes claim NCAA births as well as All-American Honors. Prior to joining OP he taught at River Run instructing adults as well as top southern ranked juniors.
Rob Greco is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional as well as PTR certified. He enjoys helping adults and children of all ages realize their on-court potential. Originally from Long Island, NY, Rob played #2 singles and #1 doubles for Belmont Abbey College in Gastonia, NC. He earned his B.A. in Recreational Administration and has traveled throughout the Eastern United States developing his tennis teaching career at clubs, private resorts, and high performance tennis academies in Boston, MA, Fripp Island, SC, and Charlotte, NC. Most recently, he served a combined 10 years as Head Tennis Professional for The Club at Longview and Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club developing junior tennis programs, boosting club and USTA team performance, and introducing new players to the game. A strong advocate of tennis as a lifetime sport, he continues to compete in USTA leagues and tournaments, and has maintained long relationships with many of the adults and juniors with whom he has worked during his 25-year career.