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 only IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy Affilliate Club
New Albany Tennis Center Staff NATC/KTA is proud to have 8 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 and a Former College Coach
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,
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
GCTA Board Member, Ohio Valley USTA Board Member
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.
Ryan Beigle, Staff Tennis Professional
Coach Beigle has a tremendous and truly unique background in teaching tennis to adults and juniors of all levels, with special insight into developing high level juniors and advising college bound players. He has more experience and contacts in high level college tennis than any other tennis professional in Central Ohio and is a wonderful addition to our staff.
During his 11 years as a Head Men's and Women's College Coach (the past 9 at Ohio Dominican University), he recruited 100's of junior players from over 20 countries to his teams, many with ATP and WTA points, to build ODU into an NCAA Tournament team for the first time in school history.
Prior to coaching college tennis, Ryan was a top rated teaching pro and high school coach in Northern Ohio.
Ryan will be a Lead Pro for all of our adult and junior programs and is also available for private and semi-private lessons.
Susan Storrer, USPTA Certified Tennis Professional, Women's Program Director
Master's Degree in Education
Bio coming soon.
KTA/NATC Welcomes former Ohio Dominican player, Patrick Ohanian, to our full-time staff.
Patrick played at ODU for four years under KTA/NATC Coach Ryan Beigle 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 this past summer.
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.
KTA/NATC Welcomes Former Buckeye Standout and ATP Touring Professional, Chase Buchanan, to our Staff! Be sure to take advantage of this extremely rare opportunity to learn how to win at competitive tennis from one the the top 150 players in the world on the ATP Tour.
The more serious you are about your tennis, the more you can benefit from his unique expertice. As a junior, Chase was ranked #1 in the world in the 14 & Under Division.
He was then an All-American at OSU before turning pro and becoming one of the top American players on the ATP Tour. Over the past 15 years, he has learned the secrets
to tennis success through his own experiences and from many of the top coaches in our sport. He will be sharing his skills and knowledge with our students at many of our
junior HP clinics and adult clinics this summer. Chase has a flexible schedule and is also available for private and semi-private lessons with adults and juniors of all levels.
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Laura Ellis Office Manager & Front Desk Staff
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Chelle Moroz Office & Front Desk Staff
Part time teaching professionals include:
Peter Kobelt, ATP Touring Pro
Maddie Kobelt, WTA Touring Pro Shawn Walters, Watkins Memorial Varsity Coach Ryan Shutt, USPTR
Emily Mereckel, Intern Pro
Alex Kobelt, Guest Pro
Jake Selker, Intern Pro
Summer Staff Kylie Hess, Summer Intern
Madison Lyons, Intern
Off Site Staff & Desk Staff:
Julie Fishman Accounts Manager