Tennis Staff

Meet Our Tennis Staff

Rob Tucker
Robert is RA's tennis manager and a certified PTR tennis instructor who lives in Reston. With two decades of experience in tennis sales, he is the “go to” guy when you’re trying to find the right equipment for your game.


Jim Elder

Jim began teaching for Reston in 1997. He has a Professional 1 certification from the USPTA and chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Adult Ranking Committee. Jim is also the VP of the Northern Virginia Tennis League in charge of the 40-team Men's Division. In 2012, he was ranked #5 in MAS 65 singles. He has won seven Virginia singles titles, including the Virginia Clay Courts 65 & Over Title in 2014. Jim enjoys working with talented juniors and adults of all ages.

Nick Oris
Nick Oris is in charge of our Munchkin tennis program, but works with juniors of all ages. Known for his high energy and enthusiasm, Nick has his kids putting their best foot forward from day one. Tennis should be fun and he makes sure of it.

Chume Bertrand
Chume is a PTR-certified associate instructor. She has been involved with tennis since she moved to the Reston area in 1991. Chume has been very active with USTA junior tennis. She plays tennis competitively in many local tennis leagues.

Kathy Reddle
Kathy is both a Junior Development PTR-certified instructor and Adult PTR-certified instructor. From beginners to advanced juniors and adults, Kathy enjoys instructing at a variety of skill levels. Her passion for tennis and helping players reach their potential is a terrific combination.

Rod Paolini
Rod particularly enjoys working with young children. He employs various activities and games that develop the skills needed for tennis. He invites parents to be involved in the lesson in order to learn and play together. Rod is a PTR-certified instructor.

Pete Staples
A native of Australia, Peter is a PTR-certified instructor, now living in Reston. He is passionate about tennis and loves to share his love of the game with high energy instruction. His other passion is tennis photography. Peter photographs the pros at the Citi Open Tournament, as well as many other ATP tour events.

Mark Steeds
Mark is a USPTA-certified instructor. He has experience teaching women’s team practices, junior programs, adult programs and private lessons to children and adults of all ages and levels.

Bill Wood
As a lifelong player and enthusiast, I love giving back to the sport of tennis. For the past two years, I have been teaching juniors at the Herndon Community Center and also serve as the Assistant Tennis Coach at Herndon High School. Certified