director of racquet sports
As a Florida native, Greg Heartt comes to us from Lake Butler, where he most recently served as Head Tennis Professional at the prestigious Isleworth Golf & Country Club. During his tenure, he developed the Junior and Men’s tennis programs from the beginning and advanced the Women’s program from three teams to 15. Heartt also served as USPTA Central Florida District President for the past six years, where he oversaw the development of 200+ certified professionals in the area through continual education and service within the industry. In 2019, Heartt received the USPTA National U-30 Professional of the Year award for his work in connecting Central Florida schools with certified tennis professionals.
Heartt picked up his first racquet at the age of three and was a highly ranked junior player throughout his adolescent career. He went on to play at the collegiate level for Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida where each season he played culminated in ‘Top 10’ Division II rankings.
With his proven expertise, Heartt will provide quality tennis instruction and enthusiasm to his new role as Director of Racquet Sports.
A former Wimbledon semi-finalist and National and Wimbledon Junior Champion, Sally Moore Huss has played tennis her whole life. Huss gathered championships and rankings during her younger years. Then through her work in dance therapy, zen and tai chi she created a unique way of teaching and playing tennis. Sally’s tennis improved so much that she went back on the major tour for a brief time, playing her happy go lucky form of tennis. This is how she was introduced to Colorado Springs. The Virginia Slims Tour took her here to play a very memorable match against the #4 player in the world, Wendy Overton, and she won. Sally Huss has a wealth of tennis knowledge that she must share with all athletes.
Dr. Mike Lovato, IPTPA LEVEL 2 CERTIFIED
Regis College tennis 1 singles and doubles 4 years, 4.5+ level doubles PB in tourneys. Two gold medals and multiple bronze medals in men’s and mixed doubles. Dr. Lovato loves to coach sports especially pickleball and tennis.
TENNIS & PICKLEBALL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
If you’re looking to improve your skills, our USPTA/USPTR-certified racquet sports pros at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club are ready to help you advance your game and take the courts by storm.