Bitsy Grant Tennis Center has numerous Pros available for individual or group lessons. To find the Pro that is best for you, review the bios below. To schedule a lesson, contact a Pro directly.
All fees are hourly.
• Individual—$60.00 to $75.00/person
• Group Adult Lesson (minimum 4)—$15.00/person
• Group Youth Lesson (minimum 4)—$12.00/person
• Team Coaching (minimum 2)—$80.00 per team
Tim Noonan is the Partner in Charge at Bitsy Grant and was introduced to the Atlanta tennis scene as the Coach of the 1995 Atlanta Thunder, leading the Thunder to the WTT Finals. A Notre Dame graduate with a degree in architecture, Tim was also a four-year letterman and Tennis Team Captain. Tim enjoys working with students of all levels and ages.
Tim’s wife Karen, stepdaughter Madie, and three rescue dogs (Jake, Lucy, and Bella) will be frequent visitors to Bitsy Grant Tennis Center!
Bitsy Grant Adult Director David Rogers is originally from St. Louis. Before joining UTA, David spent 11 years as the Director of Tennis at Greenbriar Hills Country Club in St. Louis. He then moved west and worked with Davis Cup Captain Tom Gorman at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Springs. He later split his time between Phoenix and Aspen. He was the Director of Tennis at the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale and the Head Professional at the Snowmass Club. While at the Snowmass Club, David was featured on The Tennis Channel Destination Series!
Nick Tzekos played at Lander University in South Carolina and graduated with a BA in Finance. Prior to that Nick was a top junior player in England and Greece, the two countries where Nick was raised. Nick enjoys working with juniors of all ages and works with several adult ALTA and USTA teams. Nick is a newlywed, and his wife Alisha and their beagle Charlie enjoy hiking and travel.
Mark Staats is a 1996 graduate of The McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN. He collegiately played #1 Doubles for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and graduated in 2001 with a degree in Psychology. He enjoys helping players of all skill levels improve their game both mentally and physically. He is originally from Salisbury, North Carolina, but has lived in several other areas, including Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Mark is USPTA certified and proud to be your pro on staff at Bitsy Grant.
Grant will direct the Strength & Conditioning Program at Bitsy Grant. An Atlanta native, Grant was ranked in the Top 20 in the Southern Section as a junior player. He played collegiately and was Team Captain at North Georgia College. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Accounting at Georgia State University.
Jordan DeLass grew up in Rochester, NY before moving to Marietta, GA when he was 15 years old. Jordan started training at UTM when he moved to the Atlanta area. He became a top 10 nationally ranked junior and the 2004 Southern Closed Singles Champion. Jordan had a very accomplised college tennis career by playing 3 years at Georgia Tech before transferring to and graduating from Samford University in 2009 with a B.S. in Buisness Management. Jordan started working at UTM in August 2010.
David Drew is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Partner in Charge of Junior Programming at CPTC. David received Bachelors and Masters degrees. After leaving Vanderbilt, he competed for three years on the ATP tour. David has recently been traveling and coaching ATP Touring professional Bobby Reynolds who hit his highest ranking at 62 in 2009. David and his wife M.A. recently welcomed their first child, Isabel “Sumner” Drew, to the family! When not on the courts, David enjoys boating and playing golf.
USPTA Professional Gabriela Cooks is a former 4 year Romanian University National Champion. She accomplished this feat while earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering in her hometown of Galati, Romania. She coached and competed professionally for 3 years at local clubs in Turkey and Romania. When she first came to the U.S., she coached collegiately at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Gabriela has been teaching at Bitsy Grant for the past 10 years, establishing long-term relationships with teams and players of all levels and ages.
Gabriela and her husband Calvin have a 6 year old son, Dominic.
Monte P. Teal
As the only Atlanta native on our full-time teaching staff, Monte Teal has been a fixture at Bitsy Grant Tennis Center for more than 20 years. He competed collegiately at Oglethorpe University, and played professionally in Germany after college. More recently, Monte achieved a top 10 state ranking in both the 35’s and 45’s singles. He has been coaching all levels for over 20 years, and has been very successful as a Junior ALTA coach.
California native Hillary Collins is a 2011 graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a degree in Interior Architecture. She was a three time All-American while at SCAD, and achieved a NAIA ranking of #2 nationally in both singles and doubles. Hillary was ranked as high as #4 in the USTA National Rankings as a junior player in Southern California. Hillary loves working with players of all levels and will be a great addition to the Bitsy Grant Pro Staff!
Stephen McQuillen is a 1988 Marist graduate. He went on to play collegiately at Furman University, where he won 1 individual and 1 team Southern Conference Championship. He has been ranked in the top 5 in the Southern Section in both the 30’s and the 35’s, and has been in the top 10 nationally in the 35’s. Stephen has coached for past 15 years, with more than 10 of those years being at Bitsy Grant.
Bailey W. Brown
New York native and USPTA Pro Bailey Brown is the holder of 3 National Championships. He has competed in the U.S. Open, teamed with Arthur Ashe in the Pan American Games, and played on the Boston Lobsters in the World Team Tennis league. He coached NCAA Singles Champion Mike Leach (University of Michigan), and has over 30 years of teaching experience. We are proud to have a pro of Bailey’s stature on our staff at Bitsy Grant! Bailey and his wife of 12 years, Carla, have resided in Atlanta for over 30 years.
Raian is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. While at UNC Raian played the #1 Singles and Doubles position and was a Two time Division 1 All American in both. Raian was also voted NCAA/ITA Collegiate Senior Player of the Year 2006, competed on the ATP Tour for 2 and half years and achieved a highest ranking of 387 ATP doubles, and 526 ATP singles. Raian is a USPTR certified teaching pro at the Professional Level, was the Volunteer Assistant Coach at UNC- Chapel Hill, and has taught professional, collegiate, junior, beginner, and adult players of all levels.