Managers & Instructional Staff
Jeanne Evert Dubin – Director of Women’s Leagues
Jeanne was the U.S. National Girl’s 12 and 14-and-under champion. She turned pro at the age of 15 and competed on the WTA Tour until the age of 20. Her biggest wins were over Grand Slam Champion Margaret Court in singles and a doubles victory over her sister Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with Olga Morozova as her partner. She played in all four Grand Slam events and represented the US in the Wightman Cup and Federation Cup matches. Just before retiring in 1978, she achieved her highest ranking of 28th in the world. Jeanne has a USPTA P-1 Certification and served as Director of Tennis at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club for 7 years. She began teaching at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in June of 2002.
Nikki Roth – Assistant Tennis Director
Nikki was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Her tennis career began at age six when she won her first USTA 12 & under tournament. Nikki became a fierce competitor in the 14 & under’s where she was #1 in the state of Ohio and in the top 10 of the USA. Nikki played #1 singles and doubles for her high school team. Nikki was awarded a full tennis scholarship at Barry University in Miami. Nikki was All American, Player of the Year and played #1 singles and doubles for college. Nikki completed her college as a top 10 collegiate player for NCAA division 2.
Nikki went on to the professional level where she played on the Satellite Woman’s Tour. Nikki took her tennis talents to work at The Chris Evert Academy, where she trained and traveled with top junior players. Nikki was the assistant director for Chris Evert’s adult program. Technique and conditioning were Nikki’s forte.
Nikki developed a junior tennis academy at Patch Reef Tennis center where the enrollment was 30 players.
Nikki is proud to have helped develop a tennis program in Margate by influencing key city commissioners to see the need and interest of underprivileged children at the city park. This is when Game, Set, Match Tennis program got it’s recognition.
Nikki continues to play in exhibition matches with legendary Dick Stockton and plays in many pro-am charity tournaments.
Nikki is the founder of ChaCha Tennis which is an inspiring mind, body, and fitness class that combines tennis and yoga movements. Nikki and ChaCha Tennis have partnered to run various charity events throughout the year to benefit Acing Autism.
Nikki has had twenty years experience at private clubs and municipal tennis centers. Nikki experiences ranges from head pro to tennis academy director. Nikki managed large tennis facilities with up to 25 courts. Nikki has retail, pro shop sales experience at private clubs. Nikki has inventory experience from managing pro shops as well as pro shop staff.
Nikki is USPTA, USPTR, USTA and ten & under certified.
Event planning is one of Nikki’s “claim to fame”. Nikki organizes events, markets events, and implements the events. The types of events she has developed are for profit and charity. A few charities are Acing Autism, Boys Town, Compete 2 Give and Handicap Meets Christ.
Nikki is very comfortable marketing and promoting. She is proficient in social media marketing by using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social Networking is one of her most effective ways of promoting. She is involved with various networking groups such as Equality Florida, Cars and Coffee, Woman Empowerment and Global Tennis Network.
Alan is the Director of Tournaments and Summer Patrons Program for the Delray Beach Tennis Center. He played #1 for his High School tennis team in Burbank, CA and played USTA tournaments as a junior for nearly 10 years. Alan also trained under top professionals in Croatia and Germany as a juniorHe began his professional career in Chicago, IL at the Mid-Town tennis club and has continuously taught clinics to adults for the past ten years.
Mark is originally from Philadelphia, PA and was ranked in the state of Texas as a junior, where he won the Texas state championships in 1978. Mark has coached in the National Junior Tennis League and has done extensive tennis clinics in doubles strategy and proper stroke technique. Prior to coming to the Delray Beach Tennis Center, Mark taught at Majestic Isles and Tivoli Reserve in Boynton Beach, and at two private clubs in Philadelphia: Woodford T.C. and Philadelphia T.C. Mark is also the 2010 ATA National men’s 35 singles and men’s 40 doubles champion.
Robert graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Exercise Science, Sport Administration, and Psychology.
He is a former member of the National Polish Junior Team. He has won the Polish National Doubles Junior Championship (3 times). He was also a finalist of the Junior Polish National Singles Championships. He participated in the European Junior Championships, the European Cup (the best national tennis teams in Europe), the National Champion NJCAA (Junior College Division), achieved #11 NCAA doubles ranking, and has played on the professional tour.
Karla graduated from Tennis Tech Program (Tyler Junior College) under direction of Steve Smith.
She was a former member of the National Bolivian Junior Team. She played college tennis at Brenau University (ranked 3 nationally NAIA – 1997); and has also played professional club tennis in Germany.
Karla completed 4 years of college at Brenau University – Georgia. She speaks 4 languages (Spanish, German, French, and English).
John R. Laus
John has been with the Delray Beach Tennis Center since May of 2006. He started working at the front desk and later volunteered to teach the inner city youths of Delray Beach. John found teaching young people to be rewarding and enjoyable, so he enrolled in the Teaching Essentials Certification Program to become a certified instructor.
Today John teaches the Early Childhood Development Program, and assists with the Junior Kids Program. He also teaches the Adults “Back to Basics” clinics and assists with the “Wanna Work Out” clinics. He specializes in early childhood developmental tennis, adult beginners, and adults returning to the game.
Jeffrey KantorJeff is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional. He is a Co-Director of the Junior Tennis Program and consistently one of the top producers at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Jeff graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Degree in Business and Economics, where he was an All-Conference Quarterback. Shortly after college Jeff began playing competitive tennis and has played and coached ever since. He has served as Girls and Boys Tennis Coach at The Unity School where they were both Conference Champions from 2007 – 2009. At Unity he was also an
Assistant Coach for the Boys Football, Basketball and Soccer Teams. In 2009 Jeff began teaching at the Delray Beach Tennis Center where he has shared his knowledge and experience of sports both with adults and juniors alike. Jeff is responsible for establishing the extremely popular Round Robin Mixer on both Friday Nights and Sunday and mornings. With his passion of sports and love of tennis Jeff has turned this into a great career.
Mr. Robert J. Howell played on the Riverdale High School Tennis Team where he graduated in 1970. He attended Stockton State College in Pomona also in New Jersey, where he continued to play tennis and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Economics from 1970 – 1975.
“Bob” has been a USPTA Tennis Professional for over 35 years where he has demonstrated successful experience with a proven record of accomplishments.
“Bob” started his career as the Head Tennis Professional at Wellington Country Club located in Wellington Florida from 1975 through 1979.
He then became the Director of Tennis at the Boynton Beach Tennis Center overseeing their 21 courts, grounds, facilities and 400 members; a position he held from 1979 through 2007. He developed a highly skilled teaching program focused on teaching juniors and seniors, both men and women, and from beginners to highly elite players. He also owned the Pro Shop where he sold merchandise, repaired grips & grommets and strung racquets.
In 2008, he moved to the Boca Raton Tennis Center where he oversaw all personnel and the daily operations of the Center; such as, employee evaluations, weekly payroll, clinics and tournaments, marketing and purchasing.
For the past seven years he has acted as the Head Tennis Professional at the South County Tennis Learning Center, also in Boca Raton. He has been in charge of the SPCWTA Ladies’ teams and Junior programs, as well as, promoting the Center and the game of tennis.Bob has a vast experience in planning and executing clinics, tournaments and special events.