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Phone: (614) 855-6230  
Fax: (614) 855-6232
Located inside of

Thompson Park
5600 Thompson Rd,
Gahanna, OH, 43230


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New Albany Tennis Center
& Kobelt Tennis Academy
"Bringing Central Ohio Communities Together Through Tennis Since 1992"
- Featuring Year-Round Public Tennis Programs For All Ages & Ability Levels - Adult, Junior & Senior Beginners Especially Welcome!
-Training State and National Champions, Top College Players and Tourning Pro's
-Staff of 6
USPTA/USPTR Certified Tennis Professionals (3 with Masters Degrees)
-Directed by Paul Kobelt, USPTA, USTA High Performance Specialist

Proud to be selected as Central Ohio's Exclusive
IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy Affilliate Club

Thursday, February 22, 2018 
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New Albany Tennis Center Staff

New Albany Tennis Center Staff
NATC/KTA is proud to have 7 Certified Coaches, 3 with Masters Degrees; 
A USTA High Performance Specialist, A 4-Time ITA College All-American,
2 Current World Ranked (ATP/WTA) Players on our Staff! 

Certification demonstrates the highest level of committment to coaching and customer service in our sport. It requires passing a series of rigorous on-court skills tests, group and private lesson tests and written exams.

USPTA & USPTR also offer extensive continuing education programs through their web sites,
on-line courses, conferences, workshops and monthly trade journals and e-mails, 
exclusively to their members.

Certified coaches stay current with all of the changes in the game and are best able to provide students with the most up to date advice and techniques.  Make sure your coach is certified!


Paul Kobelt, USPTA, High Performance Specialist
Owner/Director of Tennis/General Manager
Certified Tennis Professional
Current GCTA Board Member, Current Ohio Valley USTA Board Member/VP
Master's Degree in Business Management
Former General Manager of Bollettieri Tennis Academy - Paris, France
Former Director of Tennis for 18 years at New Albany Country Club

KTA’s unique teaching system is based on Coach Paul Kobelt’s 40 years of teaching experience which includes positions as Director of IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Paris, France, 18 years as Head Pro/Tennis Director of New Albany Country Club, 27 years as a USPTA Elite Professional, extensive training by the USTA’s National Coaches as a Competitive Training Center Coach and while earning their
“High Performance Specialist” Designation, plus over 1500 hours of continuing education and invaluable input from dozens of very talented co-workers, college coaches, WTA/ATP players and coaches and over 25 Grand Slam Champions.

 Eric Spohn, USPTR
Certified Head Tennis Professional

Eric started playing tennis when he was 14 years old, and has been in the tennis industry for over 15 years. He currently has an NTRP rating of 4.5, and still actively plays in World Team Tennis and USTA. He is also an accomplished tennis photographer, doing work for the ITA, Tennis Week Magazine, Ohio State University, Wright State University, Toledo University, and Ohio Dominican University, as well as our very own New Albany Tennis Center. Eric works at the Western & Sourthern Open Tournament in Cincinatti each summer as a staff photographer, having his work featured daily on their website. Eric aslo enjoys watching old matches of tennis legends.

Ryan French, USPTR
Certified Head Tennis Professional
Boy's & Girl's Varsity Head Coach at Westerville South

Ryan started playing tennis when he was 13 years old, and has been in the tennis industry for over 5 years. He currently has a NTRP ranking of 4.5, and still actively plays in USTA matches. Ryan played Varsity tennis for Reynoldsburg High School for 4 years, was an OCC Champion, State Doubles Qualifier, and got an honorable mention All State.

Over the past 11 years, Ryan has been the Lead Pro and creator of our innovative highly successful QuickStart High Performance Program. This innovative program, the only of its kind in Ohio, is an accelerated high performance program for rapidly advancing 2nd thru 4th graders.

  Susan Storrer, USPTA
Certified Tennis Professional, Women's Program Director
Master's Degree in Education
USTA Summer League Coordinator for all of Central Ohio

Tristan Kaye, USPTA

NATC / KTA is pleased to announce that Tristan Kaye has been hired as a full-time, year-round USPTA Certified Tennis Professional. 

Tristan is originally from England and spent his high school years in Florida. He just graduated 
from Kenyon College where he played all four years on the Men's Tennis Team and helped lead the team to 
the National D-3 Indoor Team Championships and the #1 ranking in the country in 2013. Tristan was the 
Team Captain in 2016-2017. 

In 2016, Tristan was the Division III NCAA Mens Tennis Doubles Champion and finished the year ranked #1 in doubles.
He was named to the ITA All-Star Team and was also named NCAA All-American in Doubles.

Tristan's teaching background includes 4 summers as a full-time Tennis Professional at the Harbour Island Athletic Club. 
He also brings a very unique european training background and perspective to our program.  

He will be working with all of our adult and junior players and will be especially focused on helping our middle and high school players. Tristan is also available for private and semi-private lessons for adults and juniors.



Patrick Ohanian

KTA/NATC welcomes former Ohio Dominican player, Patrick Ohanian, to our full-time staff.
Patrick played at ODU for four years and brings a great deal of enthusiasm and experience
onto the court for every lesson.
After completing his MBA at ODU, he became one of the most popular Pro's at Scioto Country Club
over the past four summers. 
We are very fortunate to have Patrick on our team. He is available for private lessons and will teach
most of our adult and junior clinics. 





Dylan Merle, USPTA





Myles Harris




Ryan Shutt


Laura Ellis
Office Manager & Front Desk Staff
Pickleball Instructor and League Coordinator



Chelle Moroz
Office & Front Desk Staff



Jill Booth
Office & Front Desk



Julie Fishman
Bookkeeping / Accounts Manager




Sandi Harris
Front Desk

Part time teaching professionals include: 

Peter Kobelt, ATP Touring Pro
Maddie Kobelt, WTA Touring Pro
Shawn Walters, Watkins Memorial Varsity Coach
Ryan Shutt, USPTR
Blake Brewer, Intern Pro
Alex Kobelt, Guest Pro

Summer Staff

Off Site Staff & Desk Staff:

Julie Fishman

Accounts Manager

Sandi Harris
Front Desk



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