Directors & Coaches

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Karen Mannheimer

Co-Director of Tennis
Director of Youth & Adult Programs

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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 school team won 3 state team championships. Karen went on to play Collegiate Tennis at Texas Tech. She been teaching professionally since 1985. 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.

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Scott Wilbur

Co-Director of Tennis
Director of Junior Academy
USTA Women's Team Coach

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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 a 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 currently playing at Wofford University where she received a tennis scholarship. Update: Brianna has accepted a scholarship to Wofford University to play tennis and will be joining her sister January 2021!

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Robert Mojica

Tennis Coach
Director of Junior Development
USTA Women's Team 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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Elizabeth "Lizzie" Flint

Tennis Coach

Lizzie started playing tennis at age 4 on the courts of Whispering Oaks. She attended St. Matthew’s Catholic School and Colonies North for Elementary, Hobby MS, and Clark HS. At Clark she played all four years on the varsity team, playing #1 doubles and singles her senior year. She was also very active in USTA tournaments and achieved Super Champ level in 14s, 16s, and 18s as Karen Manheimer and Scott Wilber as her coaches.

Lizzie went on to play the collegiate level at Austin College where she received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. All four years she was an active player on the Women’s tennis team, playing #1 doubles and singles her Jr. and Sr. years as well as being Captain.

Lizzie is so excited to be back on the courts where her tennis career began working side by side with coaches that made her the player she is today. She’s prepared to share her love and knowledge with future tennis players. We are happy she's back on her home courts!

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Ksusha Johnson

Tennis Coach

Ksusha is 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.

Ksusha 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 eleven 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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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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 Idalina "Lina" Franca

Tennis Coach

Lina was born in Brazil. She started playing tennis with her brother Marcio Luis da Silva when she was 7 years old. She was ranked in the top 5 in Brazil and number 1 in São Paulo at age 16. She coached tennis for 4 years before moving to the United States to attend college on a full tennis scholarship. She attended Independence Community College in Kansas where in 2004 she won the Women's Singles Championship for the Jr College Central Region. While at Kansas she earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration. 

Lina then moved on to play tennis at University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where she competed and helped build a strong foundation for the team with her motivational leadership. She earned her Bachelor's degree in International Studies.

Today she works for SAISD as a social study teacher for 7 years. Coach Lina is very charismatic and easygoing. She has learned that her passion for life is on the tennis court and she is super enthusiastic to share her knowledge and tennis experience. 

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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 8 and under kids.

 

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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.