Staff & Coaches

STAFF

Anders Eriksson

Owner

President and CEO of The Polo Tennis & Fitness Club. Originally from Sweden, Anders is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Liberal Arts and a Minor in Business Administration. As the Longhorn #1 Singles and Doubles player he received many honors including, Texas Longhorn Co-Captain, NCAA team semi-finalist, NCAA top ranked doubles team, Southwest Conference Singles, Doubles & Team Champion, University of Texas Athletic Award Recipient for showing support & leadership of the team. After graduation, Anders spent 5 years as the Director of Junior Development for St. Stephen's Tennis Academy. He moved on to the position of Head Tennis Pro for Berry Creek Country Club & Director of Tennis for Onion Creek Club in the next 10 years. In 2007 Anders was selected to play for Team USA Men's 35 at the World Championship in Turkey. He is the winner of five US Men' 30 National Hard court Singles Titles & one US Men's 35 National Clay court Doubles Title. Anders served on the USTA Texas Section Senior Council & the USTA Texas Section Adult Tournament Council from 2002-2008.


Brandi Goldsmith

General Manager

Brandi Goldsmith is the Manager at the Polo Tennis Club. She has been with us since 2008. Brandi is in charge of the day to day operations at the club. Brandi brings a wealth of experience and business organizational skills which are vital for the overall management the Polo Tennis Club. Brandi is responsible for the day to day operations of the Pro Shop & Academy, including membership administration, event planning, tournament logistics, billing, pro shop management, client relations and even stringing services. Brandi is instrumental in managing membership needs and developing marketing strategies for the Polo Tennis Club. With past experiences as a high level gymnast and gymnastic coach, Brandi understands the dedication and hard work it takes to succeed. The leadership and organization skills Brandi displays is certainly a major asset to the Academy and valued by all involved.


Samuel Vasquez

Director of Maintenance

Sam handles maintenance for the Polo Club, which couldn't run without him. When he's not working on the grounds Sam can be spotted on the courts practicing and playing with the Polo men's 3.5 league!




COACHES

Dinka Hadzic

Director of Women's Tennis

Dinka brings the wealth of knowledge to the Polo Tennis Club. As a former student athlete she attended University of Washington on a full tennis scholarship. During her years there, Dinka gained valuable experience as an athlete and a mentor. She helped her team reach their highest national ranking (#4) and was nationally ranked as high as #34 in singles and #14 in doubles herself. Prior to joining the Huskies, Dinka was a member of Croatian (her native country) junior national tennis team. While in Croatia, she also earned her first WTA ranking while playing several challenges. Prior to joining the Polo team, Dinka was a teaching tennis professional for 3 years at River Place Country Club where she helped with development of their junior program. Throughout her tennis career, she learned the importance of athletics, role models and strong leadership and she hopes to instill these same traits in players she will be working with.


Sudanwa Sitaram

Director of High Performance Junior Academy

Suds is the director of our high performance program. Suds is originally from Coimbapore India. He played all four Junior Grand Slams and was ranked 38 in ITF juniors before accepting a full scholarship to University of Texas. Suds was a big 12 individual champion at line 3 singles and was the captain of the team his senior year. Suds graduated August 2014 with a sports management degree.





Mark Hildebrand

Co-Director of High Performance

From San Antonio, Texas Mark has 27 years of coaching experience and has coached numerous juniors around the World. Mark has traveled internationally coaching top junior players; including 4 Grand Slams & Junior Davis Cup. He had the honor of coaching his own son Trey Hilderbrand to the #25th spot in the World in juniors. Former coach of Saint Mary's University.





Michael MacVay

Director of 10U Tennis

Mike was born & raised in Flint, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English & Political Science. He then went on to receive his Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas. Mike works as Director of Junior Tennis for RippnerTennis for 8 years before coming to The Polo Tennis Club. He is the current Vice President of Capital Area Tennis Association and is a member of the USTA Texas Junior Council. Mike was recognized as the CATA 10-and-under Professional of the Year in 2017.





Naomi Reyes

Co-Director of 10U Tennis

Naomi is from Mexico and played tennis at King University. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology. She has worked as a tennis coach in various places; including Mission Texas, The Hamptons and New York. Naomi's passion for tennis & working with young kids makes her valuable to our Club and we are excited to have her on our team.






Gary Shelley

Personal Trainer



Will Boyce

Tennis Professional