Our PTR Certified Tennis Pros

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Bob Hilborn

Owner | Manager | PTR Certified


Bob's love for tennis started on a public tennis court hitting with his father. He played on his high school and college team.

After graduating from Muskingum College, Bob received his Masters at Ohio State University in Sports Administration. Upon receiving his Masters, he went straight to Scarborough as Manager/Tennis Pro. Today he is still Manager and Pro, but is now owner of Scarborough East Tennis Club.

As an owner, he has made many improvements to the Club, physical building and court improvements. Bob's latest and most impressive improvement to the Club is the PlaySight SmartCourts. Not only are our members seeing the benefits, but we are hosting youth USTA tournaments and have been told players are coming from out of town just to be able to use our system.

Bob also believes it is very important to attend conventions to learn the latest teaching techniques to use in Scarborough's youth programs, Quick Start through Masters Clinics. He maintains weekly meetings with his pros discussing what they can do to make their clinics top notch.

Whether Bob is on the side with a one-on-one instructions during clinics or yelling out his famous "Down the Middle!", he truly makes tennis a great, fun workout. He lives by Scarborough's motto, "TENNIS . . . FUN FITNESS FOR LIFE!"

Contact us to learn more about our revolutionary programs and instruction by the best in Columbus.




Experience

  • Owner and Manager of Scarborough East Tennis Club
  • Coordinator of the Greater Columbus Adult Team's Leagues
  • Member of Head and K-Swiss Advisory Staff
  • Former Vice President of Ohio Valley Tennis Association
  • Former Greater Columbus Tennis Association Board Member and Men's League Coordinator
  • Co-founder and Former Vice President of Pickerington Youth Athletic Tennis Association

Education

  • Ohio State Master's Degree in Sports Administration
  • Certified PTR Tennis Professional

Coaching Experience

  • Coached 2 National Qualifying USTA Junior Team Tennis teams
  • Coached 6 Midwest Sectional Runner Up USTA Junior Team Tennis teams

Tennis Playing Experience

  • 4.5 Men's USTA Team qualifying for Midwest Sectional Championship on 3 separate occasions
  • Captain and Player at Muskingum College
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Kelly Story

Head Tennis Pro | PTR Certified


Kelly Story has had quite a journey from hitting in the Pee Wee Program at Scarborough, experiencing a successful career at Columbus Walnut Ridge High School, moving into the #1 spot at OSU, and then onto the pro circuit. Kelly ended her pro circuit career in November of 1993 to rest an injury and headed back to her tennis roots where she accepted a teaching position with Scarborough East Tennis Club. Today as Head Pro, she enjoys teaching adult private lessons/clinics & clinics with our youth in hopes of watching one of her young players reach her goal of one day playing successfully on the pro circuit.

Kelly takes full advantage of our new PlaySight SmartCourts. She uses the system in Scarborough's youth program, Quick Start through Masters I. She firmly believes it is an invaluable tool.



Pro Circuit

  • Traveled the Pro Circuit for 2 1/2 years, after graduating Ohio State, playing in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico.

ATP

  • Kelly received a Wild Card to play doubles with Lilia Osterloh in 2005. The Scarborough Family chartered a bus and traveled to Cincinnati to cheer for Kelly. (Pictured on the right is Kelly signing autographs after her match.)

OSU Senior Year

  • All-Time Career Doubles winner in the history of Ohio State University Women’s Tennis (118 victories)
  • Team Captain, Most Valuable Player, & Most Inspirational Awards
  • Qualifier for NCAA Division I National Championships (doubles)
  • Furman University Fall Classic - 1st flight Doubles Champion

OSU Junior Year

  • #1 USTA National Amateur ranking in doubles and #7 in singles
  • Volvo Midwest Regional Sportswoman of the Year
  • Big Ten Sportswoman of the Year
  • Eastern Kentucky Invitational - 1st Flight Singles & Doubles Champion
  • Notre Dame Invitational - 1st Flight Doubles Finalist

OSU Sophomore Year

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Eastern Kentucky Invitational - 1st Flight Singles & Doubles Champion
  • Big Ten Sportswoman of the Year
  • Ohio Intercollegiate Tournament - 1st Flight Doubles Finalist

OSU Freshman Year

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Eastern Kentucky Invitational - 1st Flight Singles & Doubles Champion
  • Big Ten Sportswoman of the Year
  • Ohio Intercollegiate Tournament - 1st Flight Doubles Finalist

Walnut Ridge High School

  • Division I State Doubles Champion (2 years)
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Evan Carr

PTR Certified


Evan's tennis career started at a young age in the Scarborough East Tennis Club's Grand Slam Program, advancing through to their Masters Program. He played 4 years of tennis at Pickerington High School and was a two-time District Qualifier while helping his team win the OCC Championship. In college, he received a full scholarship to UNOH, playing singles and doubles against players from all over the world. Today, Evan plays USTA, GCTA, and in club leagues, keeping his skills sharpened to be able to pass this onto his students.


Teaching | Coaching Experience

Evan is a PTR Certified Instructor and continues on a regular basis to attend PTR Workshops in order to expand his knowledge as an Instructor with new and innovative drills.

For one season at UNOH, Evan was Student Coach leading team practices and coaching matches.

He is starting his 4th year at Scarborough as an Instructor, teaching players of all ages (children to adults) and all skill levels. Currently, he is working with the following groups:



Junior Tennis Program

  • Coaching Grand Slam I, II, and III classes
  • 3rd Year Coaching the USTA 18's Intermediate. This year his team finished 1st in their Division and then played at Districts in Wilmington, Ohio

Quick Start Program

  • Working with the 10 & Under youth to develop the basics of tennis

Adult Clinics

  • Teaching weekly Play & Learn classes with adults of all ages and skills

Coaching

  • 4th season as Head Coach for the Boys & Girls JV Tennis Teams at Pickerington North High School

Growing up, as you can see, tennis has been a big, important part of Evan's life and he enjoys sharing this with others.

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Tony Matthews

PTR Certified


Tony shares that it is important to keep your head down Tony doing what he loves...teachingTennis is Muscle Memory...Repetition is ImportantPro Tony says, "It has to be right to look right." Tony's love for sports started at a young age with football, basket- ball, and baseball. His transition into tennis was just second nature. Tennis for Tony started at the Beatty Recreation Center in Columbus. He was able to learn from his brother and most of the best adult African Americans in Columbus, Ohio. Tony focused on and played football and tennis in high school. After high school, he played #3 singles on the varsity tennis team at Central State University. He eventually transferred to Columbus College of Art and Design where he received his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Graphic Design. During college, Tony started teaching as a Pro Tennis Instructor. He was hired by his brother, Al Matthews, who was the Head Pro at Columbus Indoor North Tennis Club. Tony was then hired by Scarborough East Tennis Club. He has been working at Scarborough for over 20 years, watching him on the court, you can tell he loves every minute of it.

He teaches group and private lessons to adults and children. Tony doesn't feel as though teaching is a job, but more of a high energy game that he has mastered and wants to share with others. While teaching private and group lessons to adults and children he also works as an Artist and plays tournaments. What's unique about Tony is he has been blessed by God to do as an adult (Pro Tennis Instructor and Professional Artist) what he loves, and had a passion for as a child. While working as a Tennis Pro, Tony has played tennis tournaments in Columbus (Ohio), Dayton (Ohio), Indianapolis (Indiana), Grand Rapids (Michigan), and Chicago, (Illinois).

Tony combines both tennis and art in his teachings, he's a realist Artist, therefore he incorporates every detail of the game in order to explain the technically sound and proficiency in mastering all tennis techniques. His motto is, "It has to be right, to look right." He also trains some of his students because he believes you must also be in shape to excel as a tennis player at any level.



Experience

  • Pro Tennis Instructor: Scarborough East Tennis Club (presently)
  • Pro Tennis Instructor: Columbus Indoor North

Education

  • PTR Certified
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design
  • Columbus College of Art and Design

Coaching Experience

  • Varsity Coach: Gahanna Lincoln High School Boys and Girls Tennis Team
  • Coach Ladies 3.5: Grove City Tennis Team
  • Adult Private and Group Lessons
  • Children, High School, College, Private and Group Lessons

Tennis Playing Experience

  • #3 Singles at Central State University
  • Tennis tournaments in Columbus (Ohio), Dayton (Ohio), Indianapolis (Indiana), Grand Rapids (Michigan), and Chicago (Illinois)
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Clint Storey

PTR Certified


Clint coached and taught gymnastics fresh out of college, but always enjoyed tennis. He moved to Ohio in 1989, took a job at Advantage Fitness & Racquet Club and returned to his love of working with tennis players. He has been teaching and coaching tennis since 1990. He joined the Scarborough Staff in September 2014 and has been working with individuals and groups of all levels and ages. Clint enjoys working with Scarborough’s youth, teaching in our Academies and Quick Start Programs.








Education

  • BS in Health & Physical Education
  • USPTA Certified

  • Coaching Experience

    • Coached USTA Teams
    • Works with individuals and groups of all levels and ages
    • Coached high school tennis teams, both boys and girls

    Tennis Playing Experience

    • Played and participated in local tournaments - singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
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Jim D'Innocenzo

PTR Certified


Jim was late to the dance when it came to tennis. Growing up in Bellaire, Ohio, Jim’s favorite sports were basketball and especially baseball.

Jim was all-conference on his high school team as a pitcher, 1st baseman, and outfielder. He was not introduced to tennis until 7th grade and quickly became addicted to it and wore out many a school wall as finding someone to play with was a task in and of itself. As a sophomore in college, Jim decided to try walking on at NAIA Power West Liberty State College and ended up beating out several scholarship players for a spot in the starting lineup. Jim stayed for the next 3 years.




Experience

  • GCTA Umpire of the Year Award in 2011
  • Tennis referee and chair umpire
  • Umpired hundreds of NCAA college tennis matches, USTA & ITA Tournaments, and adult money tournaments

Education

  • Certified PTR Tennis Professional
  • West Liberty State College
  • Bellaire High School

Coaching Experience

  • Currently teaching 10 and Under Quick Start Clinics
  • Assists with Grand Slam Clinics

Tennis Playing Experience

  • Close doubles match against Bjorn Borg’s Davis Cup doubles partner in the Midwest Sectional in 2012
  • WV Open Doubles Champion 3 times
  • Won many COGP singles and doubles tournaments over the years
  • Long-time USTA league player
  • 3-year player on the West Liberty State College tennis team
  • Conference Championship Team Co-captain
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Keith Pecinovsky

Tennis Pro


Keith played tennis on the west coast in Oregon. He graduated from Ohio State University.

He started teaching tennis at Scarborough East Tennis Club at the age of 19, under the mentoring and supervision of Jim Fannin and Jim Lathrop, when the Club first opened.

Keith's passion for tennis is exemplified in his three children who were all accomplished college tennis players. His wife, Debbie is an avid and accomplished player as well. After Keith's children were grown, Keith returned to Scarborough East to teach Quick Start and junior tennis.

Tennis is a life sport and Keith wants to share his experiences and passion of the game with everyone, especially children. Keith brings 40 years of teaching and coaching history to the experienced, committed, and qualified pro staff at Scarborough East Tennis Club.



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Mark Mathias

PTR Certified


Mark enjoys sharing his knowledge of tennis. When on a court with kids he always has a smile on his face. He played 2 years at the University of Miami and from there he has worked with kids and adults. Mark is a PTR Certified Pro at Scarborough teaching in all our Academies and giving private lessons to individuals and groups.






Mark Pro with SE Tennis Club

Experience

  • Coached Club Tennis 2 Years at Miami University
  • 25 Plus Years coaching at Reynoldsburg's Summer Tennis Camp
  • Coached Varsity Boys & Girls At Reynoldsburg High School (Boys 32 Years, Girls 20 Years)
  • Coached Reynoldsburg Junior High Tennis
  • 8 Years Coaching at Miami Tennis Camp
  • Taught Junior Tennis in Lancaster
  • Taught Junior Tennis for Reynoldsburg Recreation Tennis Program
  • Coached PYAA 5 Years in Pickerington
  • Coached Pickerington's JTT travel team 5 Years
  • Taught After School Tennis Program in the Hamilton City Schools

Education

  • Certified PTR
  • 5 Years Pro at Scarborough
Mark coaching with SE Tennis

Tennis Playing Experience

  • Playing 20 plus years in Scarborough’s 4.5 Club Leagues
  • Played 2 years at Miami University
  • Miami University Tennis Team
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Brad Strawser

PTR Certified


Brad started playing tennis at Scarborough in Grand Slam III when he was 8 years old and went on to complete Masters I. He played high school tennis for Teays Valley High School and was Captain of his team, chosen MVP, and Conference Player of the Year in both his Junior and Senior years. Brad graduated from the University of Findlay where he played 4 years of tennis.

Scarborough feels like home to Brad and he has now joined our Pro Staff right out of college. He is PTR Certified and teaches in the Academies while also giving private lessons and Pickleball lessons. During the summer months he is also an Assistant Pro at New Albany Country Club.



Education

  • BS at the University of Findlay
    • PTR Certified

Tennis Playing Experience

  • 4 Years on the University of Findlay’s Tennis Team
    • USTA Tournaments
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Jeff Jeffrey

PTR Certified


Jay started his love of tennis in Western Pennsylvania, playing junior tennis at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center from the age of 12 through high school. After high school, Jay entered the military and played on the USN/USMC Inter-Service Tennis Team for 3 years. He began teaching tennis to Junior and Adult players while in the service for several years and became certified by the USPTA and PTR. Jay has taught and coached at several Parks & Recreation Programs, indoor, and country clubs in the Columbus area over the last 26 years. He enjoys teaching and coaching tennis from the beginner through the advance level player, and continues to watch their success as players.






Education

  • USPTA and PTR Certified Professional

Tennis Playing Experience

  • 3 Years on the USN/USMC Inter-Service Tennis Team
  • USTA Leagues & Tournaments