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 recognized 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 abilities.

 

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
Chirs is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa. After finishing runner-up in the NAIA national men's tennis championship singles draw in 1991 while playing for Auburn University-Montgomery, Chris turned pro in 1993. He has won six ATP Tour doubles titles and finished runner-up a further 12 times. He reached his career high doubles ranking of No. 19 on 9/8/2003 Chris played Team Tennis for the Delaware Smash until January 2009.