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Director of Tennis
Welcome to our new Director of Tennis.
Matias Hatem, born in Tucuman, Argentina, has been Director of the Junior Tennis Academy working with beginner, intermediate and high-performance players, and he is also available for private instructions at any level.
Matias comes to Summit Chase with a remarkable tennis experience throughout South and North America, accomplishing numerous awards in his junior, college, and professional career. Matias holds the Professional rating at the Performance workshop for the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) working with young players on correction of all strokes and drill based training.
During his junior career, Matias was ranked 5th in the Argentine National Ranking of 16 & Under, winning a National G1, runner-up in Master Copa Prince and reaching the semi-finals in COSAT Copa el Ceibo, during 2008. Matias also achieved numerous titles in National G2 throughout his junior years. He was recognized as “Athlete of the year” by Tennis Associations, newspapers, and other entities several times in his home city.
Matias earned much success as a college player. During his freshman year at Georgia State University, he set the record of most consecutive matches won as a freshman (15) giving him the award of “CAA Rookie Player of the Year” and “ALL-CAA First Team Singles” in his conference. While playing at Georgia Gwinnett College, he has led his team, as the captain, to three consecutive NAIA National Championships (2014, 2015, 2016) and was also selected as NAIA First Team All-American during those years.
Matias is well known for his dedication and hard work on and off the court. He believes in a well-rounded development of the player, working on the pillars aspects of successful coaching: technical, strategic, mental, and physical.
Tennis Professional & Marketing Coordinator
We are pleased to introduce Claudio Adolfssen. Claudio will be working with Matias and serving in the capacity of Tennis Professional and Marketing Coordinator of our tennis program. Claudio will also be on the courts as one of our tennis instructors providing private lessons and participating in the Junior Tennis Academy.
Born in Los Angeles, Chile, Claudio graduated from Belhaven University with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing.
Claudio played college tennis and in Futures tournaments (professional tournaments). He was ranked #13 as best Chilean and participated in ITF (International Tennis Federation) and COSAT (Confederation South American Tennis) tournaments.
During his college career he also built experience as a coach, teaching juniors and adults at Parham Bridges Tennis Center.
We are looking forward to Claudio being an important part of our staff and tennis program at Summit Chase.
Dub has been a PTR certified and insured tennis instructor for many years. He believes in teaching tennis by the FEW method: Fun + Exercise = Winner.
In addition to adult drills and lessons, Dub offers ‘Quick Fix Tennis', a 30 minute lesson for $25.00 which concentrates on an area where you need extra work such as forehand, backhand, volley, etc. He also offers tennis ball machine rental for $25.00 which includes 30 minutes of related instruction.
He is presently running our Monday Night beginner's lessons from 6:00 to 6:45 pm and Monday Night Round Robins from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Both are free to members and $12.00 for guests. Additionally, at various times during the year, he holds fun Friday morning round robins which are free of charge to members and their guests.