EAGLE WATCH TENNIS STAFF

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GUILLERMO RIPOLL-BRENOT

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS
 

Guillermo Ripoll-Brenot has over 15 years of experience as a highly valued Tennis Director and High Performance Coach. He has previously worked in many areas of the tennis industry including professional tour, college coaching, resorts, private country clubs and public facilities.

Guillermo is a certified USPTA Elite Professional. He has directed tennis in one of the most prestigious academies in the country “John McEnroe Tennis Academy” in New York. He has coached several Top National rank junior players.

 

Since 2005 he has been the Founder and President of University Experience USA, one of the leading sports recruiting companies in Argentina and South America. Helping and guiding hundreds of players obtain College Sport Scholarships.

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LEIGH BIRDSONG

DIRECTOR OF PICKLEBALL
 

Leigh is a 25+ year USPTA certified
tennis professional, IPTPA certified Pickleball Instructor, and AA Alta tennis player.  She left the software world after the birth of her 2 boys to have her dream job of teaching tennis while raising her kids!

 

She began instruction in Eagle Watch in 1995 and "semi-retired" in 2017. With the expansion of Pickleball to the racquet/paddle sport world, she felt the urge to pass on this amazing sport to our community.  

 

Leigh played singles/doubles for the D2/NAIA Valdosta State University tennis team, where her team captured state and regional titles. She is a past Wilson Advisory Staff Member, a USTA Coach U10 certified coach,  community coach/volunteer for Etowah High School Varsity Tennis Teams. and an ALTA/USTA member/player.  

 

She received her BBA in Management - (Computer Science emphasis) from Valdosta State in 1982 and lives in our beautiful community with her husband of 35 years, George.

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MASON WHITE

ASSISTANT TENNIS DIRECTOR