Pro Staff

South Regency has built a solid roster of professional tennis instructors that make it their duty to help people learn and improve as tennis players. Our pros have over 150 years of tennis teaching experience and have flexible schedules so we can help improve your game on your time and guaranteed. Non-members are more than welcome to, on top of the lesson fee, there is a small $7 guest fee per lesson taken.

If you are interested in getting private lessons with one of our pros, please call the front desk at (937) 885-5000. Let them know your name, phone number, and pro that you have in mind (if you do not have a specific pro in mind, then we will gladly set you up with one); and they will have the pro get in touch with you AQAP. Since the pros set their own schedule, they will get a hold of you and set up a day and time that is mutually beneficial for both parties. Typically this is done through texting or calling, which allows for quick and easy communication.


Deane Grandfield

Futures Coordinator
High & Jr High School Coordinator

  • Joined the SRTFC staff in 2013
  • Has been teaching tennis for over 31 years
  • USPTA Certified Teaching Professional
  • 1994 Montgomery County Men's Open Doubles Champion
  • Winningest player in Dayton 5.0 Men from 1994-2007
  • 2006 Montgomery County Men's 35's Singles Champion
  • 2006 YMCA 35's Singles Champion
  • CEO of Global Sports Management from 1994-1999
  • Managed many top ranked tennis players
  • Featured on front page of the Dayton Daily Sports section in 1995 for efforts in running Global Sports Management
  • Historian of tennis, 1968-present time

Lance Koetter

Challengers Coordinator

  • Joined the SRTFC staff in 2010
  • Has been teaching tennis for over 8 years
  • Two-time Cincinnati Met Doubles Champion (2007, 2009)
  • First tea, All Horizon League (2006, 2007)
  • Horizon League Newcomer of the Year 2005 for Wright State University
  • Top 150 in the country for Boy's 18's
  • Three-time State Qualifier in High School
  • USTA 5.0 Midwest Regional Champion & National Qualifier (2011, 2012)

Matt Pledger

  • Has 18 years of coaching experience at the junior, college, and professional level
  • Has coached:
    • 2 State Champions
    • 4 All-Americans
    • 1 National College Player of the Year
  • Art Foust National Sportsmanship Award Recipient (1992)
  • OHSAA Singles State Champion (1993)
  • First Team All Southern Conference representing Mississippi State University (1995 & 1997)
  • Division 1 All-American representing Mississippi State University (1997)
  • Ranked as high as #2 in Doubles and #37 in Singles in NCAA Division 1
  • Won 4 Professional Doubles Titles and 1 Professional Singles Title
  • Reached a World Ranking of:
    • #269 in Doubles
    • #599 in Singles
  • Coached the Indiana University Men's Tennis team (2002-2005) with a team high collegiate ranking of #21

Tom Schroeder

Club General Manager

  • Joined the SRTFC staff in 2005
  • Has been teaching tennis for over 23 years
  • USPTA P1 Certified
  • Experienced in coaching all levels of adult & junior players
  • Played singles & doubles in the Junior College National Championships
  • Graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Exercise Science

Brennan Acres

Adult Tennis Director

  • Joined the SRTFC staff in 2010
  • Has been teaching tennis for over 20 years
  • USPTA Certified
  • Played under Tennis Scholarship at Wright State University
  • Tennis Director at Dayton Indoor (5 years)
  • Adult Tennis Director at Five Seasons Sports Club (7 years)

Ray Espinosa

  • Joined the SRTFC staff in 2011
  • Has been teaching tennis for over 30 years
  • Served as Director of Racquet Sports at Five Seasons
  • Served as Director of Tennis at KTC/Quail
  • Inducted into the Dayton Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008

Ben Roeser

Little Tennis Coordinator

  • Joined the SRTFC staff in 2015
  • Has been teaching tennis for over 5 years
  • Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach at Wright State University
  • 3 Time OHSAA State Qualifier
    • 2 Times playing Singles
    • 1 time playing Doubles
  • 2 Time Miami Valley Area Player of the Year
  • Over 100 competitive career wins
  • 2 year starter for the University of Southern Indiana
    • Helped the team advance to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament