Kelly Gunterman Named Director of Tennis at Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island, Fla.—Kelly Gunterman is expanding his partnership with Amelia Island Plantation to work as director of tennis, offering tennis players of all abilities the opportunity to improve their strokes and strategy in the tropical environs of Florida. His Gunterman Tennis Schools, which have been rated consistently in Tennis Magazine’s “Top 25 Adult Tennis Schools,” is growing from a seasonal to a year-round operation.
“We’ve served Floridians and tourists at the resort since 2002, and we’re thrilled to align in a bigger way with this award-winning resort and the people who run it,” says Kelly Gunterman, a 25-year teaching professional who is certified by the USPTA and PTR and regularly pens instruction articles for Tennis Life magazine.
Tim Seyda, vice president and general manager of the resort, says, “Tennis is an important part of the Amelia Island Plantation experience, and with Kelly on board full-time, we’re proud to offer our guests the best instruction and play through-out the year.”
Amelia Island Plantation holds a rich tennis tradition. Its Racquet Park has hosted pro tennis tournaments since 1974. Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Martina Hingis are among the legends which have graced center court. The 23 Har-Tru clay courts offer players of all ages tailored instruction by certified tennis pros, and with no more than four students per teacher. Video stroke analysis, private lessons, group clinics and competitive play are available for all ages and abilities. In addition to Amelia Island Plantation, Gunterman Tennis Schools runs the tennis program at Vermont’s Summit Lodge, just minutes from Killington and Pico mountains, from May to October. For day rates or packages for Adult Tennis School and Junior Tennis Camp at both locations, visit GreatTennis.com.
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