Platform Tennis Staff
Zen Mottershead, Platform Tennis Director
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). When he is not hard at work Zen enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Whitney, and their dog Lula, live music, traveling, doing outdoorsy stuff, working at Good Bottle (purveyors of craft beer), following the Southhampton Saints in the EPL (his home town team), and reading (his favorite author is Hunter S. Thompson). He is also available for weddings (this is not joke, he is an AMM minister).
Randy Lofgren, Head Platform Tennis Professional
Randy is an PPTA certified Platform Tennis Professional as well an avid player of the game. His playing highlights include wins over Nationally Ranked opponents at Platform Tennis Nationals in Pittsburgh as well as leading Charlotte to a Joe Dudley Cup State Championship in their first year participating. Away from racquet sports, Randy enjoys hiking, rock climbing, grilling out and spending time with his cat Monty.