Meet The Pros

Great Valley offers you the best in tennis facilities and programs along with high–level tennis instruction. Our instruction team is comprised of a dedicated, experienced, and highly qualified staff:

Mark Ray – Head Professional
Mark Ray has been the Head Pro at Great Valley Racquet Club for over 20 years. During his time at Great Valley Racquet Club, he has coached the Great Valley Ladies’ DelTri Teams.He has held the position of Director of Tennis at Waynesborough Country Club for 20 years.Mark has been nationally ranked in men’s 35’s, 40’s, 45’s, and currently in men’s 50’s.
Vlatko Najdek – Instructor
Vlatko Najdek is back for his 15th season teaching at Great Valley Racquet Club. He is also the Head Pro at Waynesborough Country Club.Vlatko has been nationally ranked in Bosnia and South Africa. He has been teaching tennis for over 20 years.
Laura Craft – Instructor
Laura Craft has been teaching tennis in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years. As head coach for the Spring-Ford High School boys and girls tennis teams, she led them to their first PAC 10 singles championship.She also has served as head pro at Chester Valley Country Club, during which time the JV boys and girls won their first League Championship. In 2010 Laura won the 4.5 Women’s and became a doubles national champion.
This is Laura’s 10th year teaching Ladies’ and Junior Clinics at Great Valley Racquet Club, as well as giving individual and group lessons.
Coach Liz – Cardio Tennis & Instructor
Coach Liz enjoys teaching tennis players of all ages and levels. As our Cardio Tennis specialist, she loves to provide a high energy fun tennis workout! Liz also teaches clinics and private lessons as well as coaches Ladies’ and Junior USTA teams.Liz has created and directed many programs at area tennis clubs, schools, and communities for over 10 years. She is a volunteer for the area pro league, The Philadelphia Freedoms, and a volunteer coach for Ursinus College and Phoenixville High School tennis teams.
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