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.
JANE SCOTT - TOURNAMENT & COMPETITION COORDINATOR
Jane assists in the development of tournaments throughout the state.
MARY LLOYD BARBERA - DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, MEMBERSHIP & SPECIAL EVENTS
Mary Lloyd coordinates special events and is responsible for the promotion of all tennis programs in North Carolina including USTA Team Tennis, USTA School Tennis and USTA League Tennis. She is also responsible for marketing, sponsorship, advertising and member benefits.
ALEX WELCH - MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Alex oversees the content and daily upkeep of www.nctennis.com
, USTA North Carolina’s Facebook
accounts and the event-based State Championship websites. He also designs and manages the production of the NC Tennis Yearbook and various other promotional materials, handles media requests and serves as the staff liaison for the NC Tennis Annual Awards.
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.
TRAVIS SANDMAN - ADULT LEAGUE EVENTS COORDINATOR
Travis works with the Director of Adult Leagues in the development, coordination and expansion of new and existing adult leagues through Parks and Recreation Departments, Community Tennis Associations and private clubs. He also assists in the running of the Adult League State Championships, which includes coordinating team registration, hotel and site preparations.
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 - JUNIOR & COLLEGE LEAGUE COORDINATOR
Caroline serves as the Jr. Team Tennis State Coordinator. 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.
ANDREW WALDROP - COMMUNITY PROGRAM AND TRAINING COORDINATOR
Andrew 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. Tyson 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.