Hugh's goal as tennis director is to create a fun environment for all members. He wants each and every member to feel welcome and excited when they come to the club. He works hard to provide the finest instructional programming, leagues and tournaments so that everyone can enjoy this great sport for life.
Hugh has taught for over 30 years in Santa Barbara and has developed players of all levels and ages. He has coached many local high school players, as well as sectional and nationally ranked players. Both his daughters played high level junior, high school and college tennis. His daughter Lauren is the top player at Westmont college, currently ranked #3 in the nation in singles and #2 in doubles and achieved a WTA world ranking in doubles last Fall.
He has also helped many men and women of all ages and levels get in the game and improve their tennis. He believes that tennis is a great sport that teaches us about sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, perseverance and problem solving. It's a great way to meet people and get great exercise! Please contact Hugh if you need any help with your game or to get involved at the club.
Tennis Director - SBTC 2013 - present
Tennis Director - Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club 1996 - 2013
Teaching Pro - SBTC 1987-1996
Played futures events in Hawaii, Australia, and Germany
Won the Ojai Doubles Men's Open
Ranked #18 Nationally Men's 30's
Graduated UCSB Economics 1984
USPTR Pro level 1 since 1991
Hobbies: Skiing and Golf
Married to Sheryl who he met on teaching court # 8 in 1991