Meet the Pros!

Jack Bailey – General Manager & Director

  • Strung racquets at the ATP/WTA Grand Slam level
  • Professionally maintained tennis courts
  • 2013 USPTA Tennis Professional of the Year for the Region
  • 2015 Contributor Extraordinaire by Tampa Bay Tennis Magazine
  • Joined SPTC in 2019

Maria Francesa – Professional Instructor & Director of Junior Development

  • Former professional tennis player, competed on the WTA tour, against players such as Chandra Rubin from the USA, FED cup, Panamerican Games and South American games representing Venezuela.
  • Former number 1 player in her country.
  • USPTA Elite Professional
  • PTR professional certified for 10 & under, adults, and performance players.
  • Successfully pursued the rigorous studies and passed the examinations, therefore earning the degree of Master of Tennis Performance, one of the highest qualifications for a tennis professional.
  • Tennis commentator for Grand Slams tournaments on Venezuelan national sports TV channel.

Brian Kenney – Professional Instructor

  • Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Certified Professional Level Instructor
  • Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Pickleball Coach
  • Past USTA Senior League Coordinator USTA Florida
  • Over 45 years of teaching experience in New York, Colorado and Florida
  • Played collegiate tennis in upstate New York
  • Member of USTA Florida Men’s Doubles and Mixed Double representing Florida at USTA Nationals
  • Joined SPTC in 2016

2019 Continuing Education Workshops

  • Switch on Your Champion to Master the Match – Dr. Michelle Cleere
  • The Baseline Uncovered – Craig O’ Shannessey
  • Muscle and Movement – Dean Hollingworth
  • Technical Analysis – Edgar Giffenig
  • The New Way to Play Doubles – Leo Alonso
  • The Gigi Method for Doubles – Gigi Fernandez
  • System 9 Junior Teaching Methods – Andy Dowset

Check out more from Coach Brian at!

Katie Koperski – Professional Instructor

  • Information coming soon.

Gene Holliday – Professional Instructor

  • Information coming soon.

St. Petersburg Tennis Center

Proud of our Past, Dedicated to the Future
(727) 823-2225 • 650 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705