LRC Staff

Jenny Stites

Executive Director & Associate Dean of Campus Life

Jenny holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Management from Lipscomb and a MAcc from the University of Tennessee. She is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as, a Certified Internal Auditor, however she is not your typical accountant. Jenny oversees operations of the Student Activities Center and the Lipscomb Racquet club.  She also provides leadership and direction to the Career and Counseling Centers and serves as the sponsor of the Student Government Association.

Jamie Aid

Tennis Director/Head Tennis Professional

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.

Tanner Brown

Tennis Professional

Coach Brown was born and raised in El Paso Texas. He came to Nashville after being recruited to play on the Men's tennis team at Lipscomb University. Tanner played from 2009-2013 and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. This year Tanner will be finishing pre requisite courses at Lipscomb to become a Physician Assistant along with joining the LRC team as a Tennis Professional.

Lynn Griffith

NALTA Liason/Facilities Manager

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.

Mario Hernandez

Head Men's Tennis Coach/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.

Mark Fentriss

Tennis Professional, USPTA

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.

Elizabeth  Keevil

Marketing 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.

Oliver Strecker

Tennis Professional

Coach Strecker.

Colby Shaw

Tennis Professional

Coach Shaw is a Lipscomb University Graduate Student from Lexington, KY. Colby will be the Graduate Assistant for the Men's Team this year while he completes Lipscomb University's Master of Accounting Program. Colby has 3 years of coaching experience at Idle Hour Country Club where he taught a wide range of ages and abilities. Coach Shaw played for Lipscomb in 2009-13, and was elected Team Captain his Senior year. During his time being Captain he lead the Bison Men to the best result they have ever achieved in the Atlantic-Sun Conference. 

Zachary Zola

Tennis Professional

Coach Zola begins his second year as the Assistant Coach of the Belmont Bruins Tennis Team. Zachary graduated from Belmont in 2010 with a degree in History. He lettered for the Burins in 2006- 2010, and is looking forward to joing the Lipscomb Racquet Club Team as a Tennis Professional.

Rhonda Lehmer

Pro Shop Manager

Rhonda enjoyes playing tennis and provides tremendous expertise to LRC custom apparel and merchandise.

 

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.