Tennis Pros

There are tennis pros who can play and those that can teach, but there are a select few who possess both of those skills and combine them with a contagious passion for the sport. Our diverse group of tennis pros offer different teaching styles for players to choose from.

Whether you are picking up a racquet for the first time, or are a seasoned competitor, Kiwi Tennis Club has the right professional instructor for you.

DSC_0418Dawn Bray

Dawn is the Kiwi Tennis Club head tennis professional.  She is a native of Brevard County and grew up on Merritt Island.  She attended Cocoa Beach High School and played tennis on their varsity team.  She later attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and was the number one singles and doubles player for the school.  While at Kiwi, Dawn has developed the junior program to include levels ranging from recreation player to competitor.  Dawn oversees K.T.A., often directing players to the right level and coordinating the efforts of the coaches to best serve the needs of the student and their family. to contact Dawn, email dawn@kiwitennisclub.com.

DSC_0448Joey Jones

Joey played Division 1 college at Stetson University and was a 4 time all conference player.  Joey specializes in training high performance juniors and has a high success rate of players receiving college tennis scholarships.  Joey’s focus is on building “all-court” players. To contact Joey, email Joey@kiwitennisclub.com.

DSC_0432Ronny Gould

Ronny is a USPTA Certified Teaching Professional that serves as the Ladies Team Specialist at Kiwi Tennis Club and also provides lessons to players of all ages and capabilities.  He played for both Carson Newman College and Rollins College.  Ronny  has played 5.0 and 5.5 USTA team nationals in 2010 and 2011.  He ended 2011 ranked #9 in USPTA open doubles and #11 in USPTA open singles.  Ronny previously taught at the Evert Academy in Boca Raton and has held positions in Jacksonville and the Brevard County area for the last 14 years.  Ronny has coached the Team Florida USTA Developmental 10 & Under team for the last two years and has coached league championship teams in Brevard for each of the last 5 years.   To contact Ronnie, email Ronny@kiwitennisclub.com.

DSC_0427Joe Romanelli

Joe has been USPTR certified since 2006.  He started his teaching career at the world class Dennis Van der Meer Academy in Hilton Head, SC.  He has been teaching at Kiwi Tennis Club since 2006.  He loves the game of tennis and has a passion for helping others improve their game.  To contact Joe, email Joe@kiwitennisclub.com.

Kiwi Tennis Pro Tomas KarlssonTomas Karlsson

Tomas was born in Stockholm, Sweden where he was a top ranked junior.  At age 18, Tomas received a college scholarship to compete in the United States.  After college, Tomas played on the pro satellite circuit for several years before deciding to become a tennis instructor.  He is a USPTA and USPTR certified teaching professional.  To contact Tomas, please call 321-773-2116.

DSC_0443Murray Lilley

Murray Lilley is a native of New Zealand. He started playing tennis at the young age of 4 and made his Provincial Tennis Junior Team at the age of12, and the senior team at 17. He won the Provincial championship and was ranked number one by the time he finished high school.

At age 19, Murray converted to squash, and in 3 short years he was on the New Zealand Under 23 National Team. He continued to excel at the sport and became the 8th ranked player in the world before retiring. He then coached the Canadian National Squash team before moving to sunny Florida where he ran tennis at The Pines in Indian Harbour Beach.