Tennis Staff



Darin Pleasant

Director of the Grey Rock Tennis Academy

USTPA Pro Darin Pleasant was nationally ranked in the juniors prior to playing Division I tennis fo UCLA, where he went undefeated his senior year. Darin began coaching after competing on the Men's Professional ATP Tour and achieving world ranking in both singles and doubles. His tournament training methods are reconized as highly effective, resulting in nationally ranked juniors in California, Arizona and Texas. Because of Darin's playing and coaching experience he brings a high level of expertise to the Grey Rock Tennis Club for players of all ages and ablilities. 
 




Brent Smiga

Director of Junior Instruction

USPTA certified Tennis professional with experience teaching in England, a former Head Tennis Professional at the Woodlands Athletic Club. He has been recruiting, mentoring and coaching junior tennis talent for the past 22 years. He is from Victoria, Texas and is an alumnus of Tyler Junior College. Brent has coached individuals ranging from 3-80 years in age but excels at recognizing and molding talented youngsters in the beginning stages.







Dennis Ralston

Pro-Emeritus

USTPA and International Hall of Fame inductee, Dennis Ralston, is originally from Bakersfield, CA. At the age of 17 he won the Men's Wimbledon Title and and was US Open Champion, Wimbledon Champion, French Champion, and Davis Cup Player, Coach and Captain. He also was the SMU Tennis Coach and traveling coach for Chris Evert, John Lloyd, Yannick Noah, Gabriela Sabatini and Beverly Bowes. Dennis is available for private lessons and conducts special clinics at the Club.



 



Danny Rodriguez

Director of Pre-Advanced Tournament Program (PATP)

PTR Pro Danny Rodriguez grew up in Brownsville, TX, where he worked at the Brownsville Tennis Center assisting Junior and Adult Drill Groups. He was also Assistant Tennis Pro at the Briar Crest Country Club in Bryan, TX, along with being an Instructor for the City of College Station. Danny works with the Pee-Wee and Grand Prix Programs and with all levels of PATP. He is available to give private and group lessons.








Gus Manzur

Associate Tennis Professional

PTR Pro Gus A. Manzur Sr. is a retired Colombian Diplomat who moved from Washington D.C. to Austin, Texas in 2003. Gus has also obtained a Recreational Quickstart Tennis Training Program Certification from the USTA. He is currently assisting the Pee-Wee, Grand Prix and Summer Camp Programs.




Joanna (Plautz) Suskic

Assistant Tennis Professional

Started playing recreationally at the age of nine, at 14 she was competing all around the U.S. For a year and a half she trained and boarded at the presitgious Nick Bollietieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton Florida. She was offered a full scholarship to the University of Texas. At UT, she was: a member of the 1st ever Women's tennis team to make the NCAA Final Four; All Southwest Conference 4 years in a row; a two-time All American; and held the #1 NCAA ranking in doubles.




Paula Noe

Assistant Tennis Professional

Paula has over 20 years experience playing tennis. She grew up as a ranked Texas Junior player who attended and played for Texas Tech University. While on scholarship there, she achieved a National Ranking. Paula has a growth mindst and specializes in equipping and encouraging players of all different levels to become more fundamentally strong and reach their personal goals with the great sport of tennis.



Chris Haggard 

Assistant Tennis Professional 
 

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