Our Staff

The Tennis Park is home to teaching pros who lead our tennis programs.
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Karen Mannheimer

Co-Director of Tennis

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Karen enjoys working with all levels of players and helping them improve. Karen grew up on the tennis courts in San Antonio. She went to school at Harmony Hills Elementary, Eisenhower MS and Churchill HS. She is a former state ranked Texas junior player. When she played at Churchill her team won 3 state team championships. Karen went on to play Collegiate Tennis at Texas Tech. She been teaching professionally since she graduated from Tech. Karen received the Lloyd Sessions Educational Merit Award in teaching tennis with SATA and the with the USTA Texas Section. She was also named the Express-News Woman of the Year in Sports in 1993. Karen brings positive encouragement and a logical progression that makes learning easy.

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Scott Wilbur

Co-Director of Tennis

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Scott loves tennis and has been teaching professionally for over 25 yrs in San Antonio. He is a Holmes High School graduate where he was a local tennis standout. He went on to play Collegiate Tennis at the University of Hawaii. Lucky him! Whether you are beginner or a junior national tournament player, Scott has a talent to pinpoint what you need. Scott's live ball drills, point play situations, ladder sequences and fitness training will help you attain your goals.

Scott is married and has 2 tennis playing girls. Brittney & Brianna are both state ranked and play competitively in USTA state & national tournaments. Brittney is playing at Wofford University where she received a tennis scholarship.

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Robert Mojica 

Tennis Coach

Robert Mojica is a USPTA Tennis Professional. He has been teaching tennis in San Antonio for over 12 years. He grew up playing tennis in San Antonio, where he played on the Churchill High School tennis team as a teenager. He graduated from UTSA where he received a BA in Business Marketing. 

Robert's creative energy makes learning fun. He has a passion for teaching and a commitment to his clients success. No matter your level of experience, Robert will help you reach your goals! 

When Robert is not on the court he can be found at the UTSA Roadrunner football games or court side at the Spurs! 

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Tennis Coach

Kseniya, pronounced (Suesha), is originally from Moscow where she was ranked 46 in the country. As a junior she helped her team win third place at the national team championships in 2005. The same year she qualified to earn her semi-pro card at the young age of fourteen. 

Kseniya played #1 singles and doubles for Southern Utah University. She set college records and Earned All-Summit League honors 4 consecutive years in a row.  She graduated with a degree in Physical Education, teaching and coaching with a minor in health. 

For the past nine years she has been coaching tennis to children and adults of all ages and levels. She has a solid methodology that guarantees wellness, fun and learning.  

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Michael Pettus

Tennis Coach

Michael Pettus is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional. He is from the West Texas area, growing up and playing tennis in Odessa, Tx. He played all four years of Varsity Tennis at Permian High School. GO MOJO! He then went on to play a little bit of Junior College Tennis at Seward County Community College. While finishing his College Tennis career up at Sul Ross State University, Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Kinesiology.

Michael is happy to be a part of the team and share his love of tennis with the future wave of tennis players!

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Benardo Pagas

Tennis Coach

"Bernie" was born in Brazil where he was a top junior player. Through his junior career, he was ranked in the top five of his state and represented the same in national competitions. He played 4 years of collegiate tennis at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. He was the team captain for two years and led the team to win two consecutive conference championships and make two national championship appearances. He holds the Our Lady of the Lake University record for most wins in singles and doubles. Bernie has joined his alma mater and is the Assistant Tennis Coach at Our Lady of the Lake University. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism.”

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Matt Garner

Tennis Coach

Matt played tennis for Churchill High School where he was a 3 time District Champion and 3 time Regional Finalist. He grew up playing USTA tennis as a junior and reached the Super Champ level and was a Ranked player his entire junior career. His other love was football until he was given an ultimatum between the two sports and of course tennis won! Matt went on to play for Butch Newman at Trinity University here in San Antonio. He still competes in local tournaments. 

 

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Keen Niedzwiecki

8 & Under Tennis Coach

Keen has been teaching all her life in one form or another. She retired from Northside Independent School District where she was a school teacher and counselor for 38 years. Keen is also a former Sister of Divine Providence where she served for 30 years. 

Her passion for teaching children and love of the game of tennis makes her an perfect Coach for our 10 and under kids.

 

Brenda Bowerman

Brenda Bowerman

Adult Leagues Coordinator
Program Registration

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Brenda is the Club Manager and assists with our daily accounting of our programs. She also coordinates our SAPTA & USTA teams, directs our In-house adult leagues, assists with program relations, and membership. Brenda's friendly and outgoing personality make it easy to talk to her. Please contact Brenda for and questions or issues you may have with our facility or programs. We are excited to have her as part of The Tennis Park staff.