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Tennis Staff


Rod Heckelman


Tennis Director

Rod was voted U.S.P.T.A. Manager of the Year at the World Convention in 2010 and one of the top ten U.S.A. tennis teaching pros by T.I.A. in 2012.  He is the author of “Playing into the Sunset,” an instructional book for senior players and “250 Ways to Play Tennis,” a practice manual for all levels and all players. As a player he was ranked in the top 5 of NorCal seniors, top 20 in the U.S. and top 200 in the world I.T.F rankings.  He has coached players that have won 67 national titles and developed a handful of players from their early days of play, helping them reach a professional ranking of top 30 in the world. 

Shibu Lal



Nicknamed “Bo,” provides top players with a real challenge. Bo has been teaching in the Marin area for many years and has worked with adults and juniors. He is also a very accomplished player. He has been ranked in the top 5 in Open tennis in NorCal and is a Davis Cup veteran with Bangladesh.

  His success as a player flourished at the senior level, being ranked among the top 5 in the country in the 35’s, 40’s and 45’s.  He is famous for his ability to scramble and endure the most challenging conditions.  That characteristic carries over into his style of coaching, challenging any level of player to a very rigorous and physical lesson. He is also in charge of organizing the tournaments and competitive events at the Club.

   He also runs and operates the Pro Shop, where he helps players find the right racket and strings for their games.  His ability to string a racket in 15 minutes is one of the fastest in the business.  Although the Pro Shop has limited supplies, he is always able to order from the any major racket or shoe company what the customer may want.

David Sylesh



Sylesh has become on of the most beloved and admired coaches at the Club.  His group clinics and style of teaching is to the point and easy to follow.  He takes great pride in being a literal backboard when coaching, able to sustain long rallies to develop great consistency in his students.  He runs one of the best adult group lesson programs in the county, addressing strategy and helping players find their best partners for doubles.

  His calm approach to helping players is a pleasant change from so many coaches that teach group lessons.  It's not uncommon to see him on the courts player with many of the members when they need someone to fill in. 

William Korsak

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Bill comes with five decades of experienced coaching.  He’ll be here providing both private and group lessons, something he has been doing since 1973.  Be traveled internationally through out Europe with ATP players in the 1980's, then worked for a ten years at the University of California Irvine .  He has worked with nationally ranked junior players as well as supervising the Alumni Camp for Berkeley.  He will be the only pro that is available for evening lessons after 6pm, a time period we have been hoping to fill for a while.                     

Swimming Staff


Woman Swimming in Pool

Bio in progress.


Bio in progress.

Fitness Staff



Jodie Hawley

Fitness Director

Fitness Director.- I was a semi-professional athlete for over 20 years, performing at soloist level and studying with local and regional ballet schools including Marin Ballet. Dealing with sports-related injuries and arthritis as an adult influenced my training style, and I specialize in work-arounds and therapeutic/modified weight lifting; I also specialize in aesthetic bodybuilding for men and women, and post-natal training for women.
As a certified Red Cross lifeguard and Water Aerobics instructor, I offer water training which is specifically designed for post-rehab athletes and adults with joint injuries and pain.
Certifications include:
-Master Personal Trainer (NASM)
-NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist
-Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
-Spin/Cycle Instruction
-Stott Pilates/Barre Instruction
-Water Aerobics Instruction

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