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
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 43 years of teaching experience which includes positions as Director of IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Paris, France and 27 combined years as a Country Club Head Pro/Tennis Director at the Milwaukee Country Club, New Albany Country Club and currently, Columbus Country Club. In 2005, Paul founded the New Albany Tennis Center, which is a famiy owned and operated year-round tennis facility open to the public.
During his 30 years as a USPTA Elite Professional, Paul received extensive training by the USTA’s National Coaches as a Competitive Training Center Coach and also while earning their “High Performance Specialist” Designation. He has also attended over 1500 hours of continuing education and, over the years, has had the great fortune of learning from dozens of very talented co-workers, college coaches, WTA/ATP players and coaches and from organizing and conducting clinics with over 25 former 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.
KTA/NATC is very fotunate to welcome Virginia to our staff. After completing her BS Degree in Physcology and Business in 2010, and playing D-1 tennis for Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, she joined the tennis staff at Sportime NY, home of The John McEnroe Tennis Academy. She quickly rose from Tennis Professional to Assistant Tennis Director to General Manager by 2012. Since then she has expanded her skills both on and off the court at clubs in Charleston, South Carolina and Austin, Texas. She has worked extensively with all levels of adults including women's 3.0 and 3.5 and men's 4.5 USTA teams, and is certified to teach all levels of juniors including 10 & Under Tennis and High Performance players. Virginia will be teaching many of our adult and junior programs and is also available for private lessons.
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 was born and raised in the Columbus area and was a top high school player in Central Ohio for 4 years while attending DeSales High School. He went on to play 4 years of D-1 college tennis at Wright State University where he was also named Captain in 2014-2015. Myles has been teaching tennis to players af all ages and skill levels since 2010 and joined the NATC staff in 2016. He has quickly become one of our most popular coaches with both adults and juniors and is available for private lessons.
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
Off Site Staff & Desk Staff:
Julie Fishman Accounts Manager