Scott Leifer, USPTA Elite Tennis Professional & PPR Pickleball Professional

Director of Tennis

Scott Leifer started playing tennis at the age of seven and loves to share his passion for tennis with all the children and adults he coaches. He comes to us from the Country Club of Colorado. Scott is a stroke technician and relies on coaching mental toughness. He has molded many junior players into strong athletes and successful college students, and his life lessons turn them into great individuals who thrive in whatever endeavor they choose. These skills make him a fantastic asset to The Club and member tennis programs. Scott is happily married to his wife, Shannon, and is a father to three children: Savannah, Samson and Scarlet. He also has two dogs, Solo and Sylvie.

719-329-4012 | [email protected]

Mike Huss – Assistant Professional

Mike Huss grew up in a tennis family, born in Aspen, Colorado where his parents developed The Aspen Tennis and Health Club in the late 70’s. His mother, Sally Moore Huss, was the head tennis pro there after retiring from the Virginia Slims Tour. She is a former Wimbledon semi-finalist and US Open quarterfinalist.

As a top-ranked junior player in Southern California, Mike headed up the prestigious La Jolla High School tennis team where he was captain and played number one singles for two years. He went on to play for the Pac-10 Division 1 top-rated University of Arizona team under Coach Billy Wright.

As a new resident of Colorado Springs, Mike joined several men’s leagues, and has remained undefeated in his first year. He helped those teams, including the Garden of the Gods 40-and-over team, win their divisions, reaching the District Championships.

Mike has a stress-free approach to the game. His teaching emphasizes fluid, powerful stokes, with a strong, positive and competitive attitude.

858-212-1841| mhuss@ggclub.com

John Fielding – USPTR Tennis Professional, IPTPA & PPR Pickleball Professional

John Fielding is a USPTR Tennis Professional. He was formerly a Tennis Professional Broadmoor and the Director of Tennis Crested Butte. John played collegiate tennis at SMU and also coached SMU Ladies Team. Additionally, John coached ATP and WTA Tennis Professionals, Division 1 Tennis Players and many Colorado State Champions. John Coached and Played under the tutelage of Dennis Ralston and was Chris Evert’s hitting partner 1986-1989.

Robert Balboa – USPTR Tennis Professional

Robert Balboa former Director of Tennis at Woodmoor and Lynmar. Tennis pro for 36 years. USPTR tennis pro for 29 years. Tennis coach for Nicole Limebach #1 ranked player in the US and played her college tennis at USC and TCU and ranked on the WTA tour. Tennis coach for six different teams that made it to USTA nationals. Robert has a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience. We are excited to have him on our team.

 

Michael Manning – USPTA Tennis Professional

Michael Manning was at the top of his class at Ferris State College in the professional tennis management program. He comes to us from Florida at the USTA headquarters in Lake Nona. Born and raised in Wisconsin. Michael is a terrific addition to our staff at GOG.

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