Our Staff

Ronnie Smith

Director of Tennis – City of Tucson

  • USPTA Certified Elite Professional
  • Director of the Smith-Perry Tennis Academy (SPTA)
  • Former Professional Certification Tester for the USPTA
  • Selected for the USTA National High Performance Coaches Program
  • Attendee of multiple USPTA World Conferences
  • USTA-Southwest and USTA-Southern Arizona former board member
  • USTA-Southwest Coaches Commission
  • Has provided hundreds of tennis scholarships to disadvantaged youth
  • Developed over 40 #1 ranked juniors in the Southwest Section
  • Produced 100+ players competing nationwide at the college level
  • Babolat Team Member
  • Former Prince Tennis Company Advisory Staff Regional Coordinator
  • University of Arizona Men’s Tennis Team


John Perry – Smith-Perry Tennis Academy (SPTA) Director, USPTA-Elite Professional, Master of Science – Sports Psychology

Andre Gavino – Assistant Director SPTA , USPTA Certified Professional

Melissa Schroer – Smith-Perry Tennis Academy Professional

Jay Hitchcock – USPTA Certified Tennis Professional, Head Adult Teaching Pro, Tournament Director , Head Racquet Stringer, USTA Certified Referee

Enrique Zarate – Reffkin Head Junior Tennis Professional, Junior Clinic Supervisor, Tournament Director – National Events

Marc Avalos – Private Lesson Instructor

Marc Fereres – USPTA Certified Tennis Professional, Private Lessons and Clinic Instructor

Candis Stout – PTR Certified Tennis Instructor, Clinics and Private lessons, Pro Shop staff, and stringer.

Amanda Reller – Pickleball Coordinator/Instructor, IPTPA Certification

Darcy Duarte – Pro Shop Manager

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