Staff

Mark Jacques General Manager

Mark played college tennis for the Colorado School of Mines, holds a professional 1 rating in USPTA and also is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry. In addition, he is certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council of Exercise, and has his USTA Sports Science Level 1 certification. Most importantly, Mark has been involved in the tennis industry for over 20 years at clubs in Colorado, Texas, Utah, California, Georgia, Alabama, and St. Thomas/U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Contact: [email protected]

Scott ChandlerCoach

Scott brings a wealth of tennis experience to Pueblo as a player, a coach and writer. Scott has personally played and coached a future world #1 in competition, along with holding a #14 national ranking as well as a #3 ranking in the state of Florida. Originally from Chicago, Scott travelled the ITF junior nationals before helping lead a Division II university to a #8 national ranking. After playing professionally Scott directed a junior tennis academy whose students competed against future stars. 

Contact: [email protected]

Christopher Roman Coach

Chris is a long-standing major contributor to tennis in Pueblo. He has been coaching and USPTA certified since 1992. He played #1 singles/Doubles for the University of Southern Colorado. Not only is Chris a great coach and player, he self-published a teaching manual entitled "Tennis Lesson Progression: Building Blocks for Singles & Doubles". HIs strengths include developing strong competitors by stressing the tactics of the game...and better still... his motto. Play to WIN! Continue to play because it's FUN! 

 Contact: [email protected]

Beau Fresquez Coach/Front Desk

Beau is a Pueblo native, playing for South High School and CSU-Pueblo. Beau holds a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Recreation from CSU-P. Beau has worked for non-profits, including the YMCA of Pueblo and the Boy's and Girl's Club of Great Scottsdale. Tennis has been apart of Beau's life since a young boy. Beau held a top 10 USTA Intermountain ranking throughout his youth, 3 time 4A Boy's Highschool Top 4 finishes, 3 years with CSU-P's Men's Tennis team to the NCAA Division 2 Nationals. Now back in Pueblo. Beau has dedicated his time to help grow the passion of tennis.

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Sarah Megilligan Coach/Front Desk

Sarah was born and raised in Colorful Colorado. Ever since she was 13 years old she fell in love with the game of tennis! Her wisdom: "every component of tennis is unique and requires analysis/strategy. That is what makes tennis fun! EVERYONE can do it; ANYONE can fall in love with it." She graduated highschool in May 2016 and started college at CSU-P in the Fall of 2016. She has been playing competitive tennis since 2011 and started coaching in the summer of 2015, approximently 3 months, at the City Park Tennis Complex. Then she moved onto the Pueblo Tennis Center in August of 2015 where her coaching/advertising skills have escalated. In her future years, she hopes to excel into Mass Communications with her minor in Honors and CIS (Computer Information Systems) going towards a job in the linguistics, advertising, or web development industry. As well, she will further invest her time in helping individuals with their tennis careers. After all, "right now someone is out there trying to take your spot. They're hungry for it. Are you?"

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Brenden Sullinger Coach/Assistant Manager 

Brenden started playing tenis when he was 14, his freshman year in high school. From the start, he was a big fan of the sport and loved the competition. Brenden's wisdom: "proper preparation and positive perception prevent poor performance." Brenden brings this with him every time he steps onto the court whether his is coaching or playing. Brenden is recent graduate from CSU-P with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and will soon move onto a master's degree in Sport Psychology. These pursuits bring a person-centered approach to his coaching style. 

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Hanni Deters Coach

 Hannie Deters is a Pueblo transcplant of 7 years. She grew up in Hamburg, Germany where she began playing tennis at a young age. She was ranked nationally as a senior in highschool and was recruitedto play tennis at the Bringham Young University. Hanni attended BYU and played all four years. While on the BYU team, they were ranked in the top 20 in the nationand competed in Nationals. She graduatedin 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. She is married and has five boys ranging from the ages of 11 to two years old. SHe is passionate about growing the sport of tennis in Pueblo and coaches kids to adults year round. 

"Our potential is one thing, What we do with it is quite another" - Angela Duckworth 

Jean Ray Coach 

Jean Ray loves coaching the wee ones at the Pueblo Tennis Center. With a degree in Education, 10 years of experience in child care and 20 years of employment in recreation. Jean believes that sports participation improves everyone's life, the very young and the most mature. Jean started playing tennis in her late 30s as another way to add health enhancing exercise to her busy life. Since then she has been captian of dozens of competitve USTA teams, participated in regional competition in mixed doubles and earned a certificate as a Recreational Tennis Coach. 

Braxton Bedwell Front Desk

Braxton was born and raised in Alabama, but recently moved to Colorado. He is currently going to school at Pueblo Community College for Electro-mechanics. He has been working here at the tennis center for four years now and for these four years he has enjoyed helping people here and plans to do so for as long as he is here! 

Brandon Finegold Front Desk

​Brandon was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He went to Centennial High School and played tennis and baseball. He is currently a sophomore at Colorado State University- Pueblo and is eager to start working hard on his degree, majoring in business. 

Haylee Salas Front Desk

Haylee was born in Denver, but raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She currently goes to Colorado State University-Pueblo finishing up her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (emphasis in Marketing) .