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Tennis Staff



Shibu Lal, Director of Tennis
Head Pro

“Bo” provides top players with a real challenge. He 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 rigorous and physical lesson.

   As Director of Tennis, he organizes tournaments and competitive events, as well as fun "friendly" events at the Club.

   He also 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 any of the major racket or shoe companies.


Sylesh David 
Teaching Pro

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 complimentary 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 court playing with members when they need someone to fill in. 


Rod Heckelman, League Supervisor

USPTA Elite Pro
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 “350 Different 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. 

​​He has been certified as an "Elite Pro" by the USPTA of which he has been a member since 1967. 

Swimming Staff


Woman Swimming in Pool

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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


Daniel Silva

Personal Trainer


Angela Downs

Personal Trainer


Ian Schermerhorn

Personal Trainer


Beth Zamichow

Pilates Instructor

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