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.

Tom KnightsTom Knights

Tom grew up in London, England training at LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) funded academics.  He played Division 1 college tennis at LSU (Louisiana State University) and coached both at LSU as a volunteer assistant and at Smith Stearn’s Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  Tom’s ITF career high ranking was 69 in the world and he competed in both Wimbledon and the French Open junior championships.  To contact Tom, please email Tom@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.