USTA North Carolina has a variety of positions that cover a broad spectrum of tennis around the state. The majority of our staff is located at the main office in Greensboro. You can access email and phone information for each staff member under our contact page.
KELLY GAINES - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
All aspects of USTA North Carolina. Kelly handles specific questions on USTA North Carolina and North Carolina Tennis Foundation (NCTF) Board policies. Kelly is also the person who handles questions for junior competition.
GWENDA PRIEST - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Gwenda serves as the primary phone and visitor receptionist. She assists the Executive Director in office operations. She responds to requests for information and directs calls to staff members dealing with specific programs.
DAN HOLMAN - DIRECTOR OF JUNIOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & TOURNAMENT TENNIS
Dan is the main contact for tournament directors, officials, players, coaches and parents.
JOANNA SCOTT - TOURNAMENT & COMPETITION COORDINATOR
Joanna assists in the development of tournaments throughout the state.
ALEX JOHNSON - PATHWAY PROGRESSION COORDINATOR
AJ works with the Director of Junior Player Development to help coordinate the efforts to grow, expand and connect play progression opportunities for the entry-level player in NC.
HOPE TOLLY - DIRECTOR OF PROMOTIONS
GARRETT MANSFIELD- PROMOTIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Garrett is responsible for implementing USTA’s marketing strategy through the coverage and promotion of events and tournaments. He is responsible for creating content for both nctennis.com and USTA North Carolina’s social media.
JENNY PHELPS - DIRECTOR OF ADULT LEAGUE TENNIS
This position handles all aspects related to adult and senior leagues in North Carolina, including Adult 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over, 65 & Over, Mixed Doubles, Tri-Level, Southern Combo Doubles and NCTA Singles League.
MATT DILASCIO- ADULT LEAGUES EVENT COORDINATOR
Matt assists in the development, coordination and expansion of new and existing adult leagues. He works in conjunction with the Director of Adult Leagues as well as community tennis associations, parks and recreation departments, and private clubs in the management of Adult League State Championships.
AMY FRANKLIN - DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, OUTREACH & TRAINING
Amy is responsible for all aspects of Community Development, and primarily works with Community Tennis Associations and Grants. She is a member of USTA's National Adjunct Faculty and helps provide training and workshops to interested community groups.
CAROLINE DOWNS - DIRECTOR OF TEAM TENNIS & GROWTH LEAGUES
Caroline serves as the Jr. Team Tennis State Director. This program is designed for kids ages 5-18. 8 & Under brings kids into the game by utilizing equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring while playing in a team environment. 10 & Under ensures that as kids grow, so does the game. Kids progress from a short to a mid-sized court with age appropriate equipment and scoring. 18 & Under provides the opportunity to have a chance to advance to a national championship with your friends. She is also responsible for the growing Tennis on Campus programs, which is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a varsity program.
SARA WORTH HODGES - TEAM TENNIS AND GROWTH LEAGUES COORDINATOR
Sara Worth assists in the expansion of youth tennis through Junior Team Tennis, Tennis on Campus and other growth leagues opportunities in the community.
PHIL KUNTZ - COMMUNITY PROGRAM AND TRAINING COORDINATOR
Phil coordinates and expands the USTA School Tennis and the NJTL programs throughout the state. He will work with numerous organizations, including local schools, parks and recreation departments, and YMCA’s in an effort to expand the QuickStart format in after-school and camp programs. Andrew will also work with Community Tennis Association’s and other local tennis organizations for carnivals and other on court trainings.
CY KING - NORTH CAROLINA TENNIS REPRESENTATIVE
The goals of the Tennis Service Representative position are to promote and develop the growth of tennis programs by establishing working relationships with local CTAs, Parks and Recreation Departments, Tennis Clubs and industry organizations. Most importantly the TSR’s function is to be a valuable resource of information for the community as well as the USTA. The idea is to not only share what valuable resources that the USTA has to offer to the community, but to also find out what types of successful non-USTA programs are being offered at local tennis facilities. This will be accomplished by visiting sites across the state and meeting with tennis leaders at their facilities.
ANDREW WALDROP - NORTH CAROLINA TENNIS FOUNDATION PROGRAM & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR