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Tennis Professional Staff

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    Jason Golden,USPTA Elite Professional/IPTPA Certified Instructor/SPEC Tennis Certified Instructor
    Director of Wellness and Sports Courts
    Pope Properties


     

    Jason is currently the Director of Wellness and Sports Courts for Pope Properties. Before he stepped into that role, he was the Tennis Director at Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Jason was also with Peter Burwash International and served in the roles of Tennis Director at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa in Guam, Head Tennis Professional at Maui Prince Hotel in Hawaii, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota, and Tennis Professional at the Sports Core in Kohler, Wisconsin. In addition to that, Jason also was the Director of Tennis at Mission Valley Country Club in Venice, FL and Tennis Professional at Lakewood Ranch Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL, Girls Tennis Coach at Lakewood Ranch High School in Lakewood Ranch, FL and Venice High School in Venice, FL where he coached numerous district titles, regional titles, and state teams in the FHSAA state tournament. Jason has also had the opportunity to coach football at different levels from Head Coach of a local youth league football team, QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator at a couple local high schools, and Head Coach of a local Semi Pro team.

    Jason is also the Regional Director for Coaches of Excellence and does work with the 3D Institute and has had the opportunity to coach and mentor over 200 local coaches on 21st Century Coaching and 3-Dimensional Coaching. Realizing the importance of Wellness in being a 3D Coach, Jason picked up running in 2009 and has been fortunate to run over 100 half marathons, over 20 marathons, and a 50 mile ultramarathon.

    Jason earned a B.A degree in Coaching/Sports Management in 1996 from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin after transferring from Colorado State University. During his time at Lakeland, he played #1 singles and #1 doubles for three years and was named team captain in 1993 and 1994 and was all-conference in singles in 1994.

    Jason lives in Lakewood Ranch and has two daughters Jordan and Taylor. Jason's hobbies include spending time with his daughters, watching sports, reading, and running.

     

    Phone: (941) 539-6083
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    David Lloyd/Tennis Professional


     

    USPTA Elite Tennis Professional, David Lloyd, founded Traveling Tennis Pros in 2010.  David's over 30 years experience in tennis is being put to good use running group clinics and teaching private lessons for Traveling Tennis Pros in Tampa, Florida.

    Before moving to Tampa, David was the Head Tennis Professional at the 55 and over private community, Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, Florida.  Prior to accepting a position at Pelican Preserve, David was a Tennis Professional at the 18 court facility, Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs.  Responsibilities included conducting group clinics and private lessons as well as running junior camps. Two years prior, David was a Tennis Professional at Jacaranda West Country Club in Venice, Florida.  At Jacaranda West, David was responsible for growing the adult and junior tennis programs as well as developing tennis clinics and social activities. David was also the Head Pro at Maple Leaf Country Club, where he coached the Men's Peace River League Teams and gave private lessons.

    After playing the junior circuit in South Carolina, David played on the Men's Tennis Team at Francis Marion University.  With a winning record for the FMU Patriots, David graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and took a position as Head Tennis Professional at Birchwood Tennis Center in Warrington, ENGLAND.

    In 2010 David started the company Traveling Tennis Pros, where he manages other pros, who travel around Florida and Arizona giving tennis lessons.  Customers for Traveling Tennis Pros usually include vacationers, snowbirds or local residents who are not members of a tennis club.