Racquet Club Director/Head Tennis Professional/Head Coach, Women's Tennis
Coach Aid is also the Head Women's Tennis Coach at Lipscomb University. A Nashville native who graduated from Brentwood Academy and Lipscomb University where she earned a B.S in Exercise Science and Biology. She was named the Academic All-Conference team and was also recognized as an NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete. Before joining the coaching staff at Lipscomb, Coach Aid served as a faculty member at Ensworth High school as well as Tennis Director from July 2006 till October 2011. Coach Aid has also served as a USTA Junior tournament director and has sat on the TSSAA rules an regulations committee.
Lipscomb Racquet Club Manager/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men and Women Tennis Teams
Jonathan is the strength and conditioning coach for the men and women tennis teams, and joined the LRC staff in the spring of 2014 as the Racquet Club Manager and Director of Health and Fitness He has his Masters degree from Lipscomb University in Exercise and Nutrition Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS). Before joining the Lipscomb Racquet Club staff, he served over 8 years in the United States Army with the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Lipscomb Academy Head Coach/Racquet Club, Director of Facility/Cardio Tennis & NALTA Coordinator
Dr. Griffith coached the men's tennis team at Lipscomb University for 21 years. Currently, he splits his time between athletics and academics, serving also as a professor in the Kinesiology Department. Dr. Griffith was named the NCAA D-1 Independent Men’s Coach of the Year in 2002. While coaching for the university, two of his teams participated in the NAIA National Tournament. Also, his is teams won three Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. He was named TCAC Coach of the Year in 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, and 1990.
Head Coach, Men's Tennis/Tennis Professional
Originally from Houston, Texas, but moved to Vancouver, British Colombia, when he was sixteen, Mario finished his junior career ranked as one of the top 45 players in Canada. Hernandez played tennis for Lipscomb where he served as team captain his senior year and earned All-Academic honors while acquiring a Political Science degree. After a year of working as a tennis professional for the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver, British Colombia Hernandez returned to Nashville to persue his passion for coaching. Aside from coaching the collegiate men's team at Lipscomb University, Mario is available for private and group lessons for all levels and has started up multiple women's groups and NALTA teams while working at the LRC.
Tennis Professional, USPTA/ Adult Programming
Coach Fentriss competed at the University of Oklahoma where he won a Big 8 Conference singles title, lettered for 4 years, and lead the team as captain. Mark coached at several Tennis Clubs and Resorts before moving to Nashville where he was a Tennis Professional for Belle Meade Country Club for 14 years. Fentriss has degrees in Marketing and Graphic design.
Graduate Assistant/Tennis Professional
Coach Liz is a Lispcomb University Graduate from Toronto, Canada. Currently studying for her Masters in Exercise & Nutrition Science, Elizabeth played for Lipscomb from 2008-12, where she was the Team Captain from 2010-12. After graduating from Lipscomb in 2012 with her BSc she spent a year completing Lipscomb's Nutrition Certificate Program and coaching the Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams at Harpeth Hall High School.
Assistant Coach, Men's Tennis/Tennis Professional
Geoff comes to us from Portland Oregon. Competing in Canada, Geoff was the #1 junior in British Columbia in 16's and 18's while reaching a ranking of #2 in Canada for the 16 and under. He also competed in the USTA Pacific Northwest Junior tournaments reaching a #1 ranking in the 18's playing in national and international junior events. This lead him to play for the Portland Pilots for 4 years where he finished his collegiate career as team captain while playing number 1 and 2 spot in singles and doubles. The team reached the schools best ever ranking of #45 in the NCAA Division 1 his senior year. After graduating, Geoff competed on the ITF futures tour for a year with a few ATP Challenger appearances. He has coached at EHIT Tennis Club in East Hampton, NY as well as the West Hills Racquet and Fitness Club in Portland, OR working on junior development.
Zach Wright is from Starkville Mississippi where he attended Mississippi State University. He competed at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he lead the Tigers to a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships as a freshmen. Zach represented his college at both #1 singles and #1 doubles for two years. While attending Mississippi State University he was the Assistant Tennis Professional at Magnolia Tennis Club. After 3 years at that position he has relocated to Nashville. He is the director of the Nashville Junior Circuit and has competed in ITF Futures events. .
All Staff Professionals at the Lipscomb Racquet Club have collegiate experience and/or have worked in the club industry in the past. Our mission is to make tennis not just a game but also an experience.