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Gavin Manders, Head Tennis Professional

Gavin Manders has been playing tennis for 23 years, with 10 years of hands-on coaching experience which has been bolstered by 3 years of tennis academy training. He has been number one in every age group in Bermuda, and also was ranked #2 in South Carolina U16. He has also received the Bermuda Athlete of the Year award. Based on his exceptional performance as a junior he received a scholarship to play for Florida Gulf Coast University. He has been number one in Bermuda for the past 5 years, and has represented Bermuda in 6 years of Davis Cup competition. Gavin’s passion and dedication to influencing youth in a positive way makes him an excellent junior coach, and his talents, knowledge and experience allow him to instruct anyone to the highest standards.

  • USPTA Certified Professional
  • PTR Certified Professional – Under 10 Junior Development
  • Bermuda Pro Registry member

 

LaVerne Stowe, Assistant Tennis Professional

Laverne Stowe has been playing and coaching tennis for the past 30 years, at one point ascending to the top three in Bermuda ladies tennis.  Over the past five years she has used her wealth of playing experience to teach the game at Tucker’s Point Tennis Club.

Her teaching style and passion for the game make her a popular coaching choice for adults and children alike.  Her summer camps for kids are particularly sought after, often becoming fully or over-subscribed year after year.

Laverne has extensive experience managing amateur and professional tennis tournaments, has traveled with the Bermuda Federation Cup Junior Team and has improved the skill level of hundreds of players at all stages of development.

 

Jovan Jordan-Whitter, Tennis Professional

Jovan brings a wealth of talent and 13 years of coaching experience at the local, regional, national and international levels, to this position.

As a junior player, Jovan competed at the international level and was ranked 2nd in the ITF Caribbean Region, #1 in Bermuda, #2 in New England, and #400 in the world!

As a coach, Jovan has worked closely with two tennis professionals currently competing on the world stage. He also developed numerous Full Scholarship athletes currently still competing in the NCAA, several top level juniors, who rank at the top of their respective divisions in New England, as well as one national champion in the U.S.