The Players

The outstanding players list for 2018 are Mardy Fish, Luke Jensen, Mikael Penfors, Rennae Stubbs, Melanie Oudin, Brett Garnett and Tommy Paul

  Mardy Fish   Mardy Fish turned pro at the age of 18 and became a hard court specialist winning his first title on the ATP tour in 2002 and competed in the 2004 Summer Olympic games where he earned a silver medal. In 2011, Mardy overtook Andy Roddick to become American No. 1 in the ATP Rankings and a career high ranking world #7. Mardy won 6 ATP Titles during his career: Stockholm (2003), Houston (2006), Delray Beach (2009), Newport & Atlanta (2010), Atlanta (2011). In 2015, Mardy retired following the US Open. Since retirement, Mardy has stayed close to his tennis roots working with ESPN, joining the network’s tennis coverage to be an in-studio analyst at all four Grand Slams.

Mardy Fish

Mardy Fish turned pro at the age of 18 and became a hard court specialist winning his first title on the ATP tour in 2002 and competed in the 2004 Summer Olympic games where he earned a silver medal. In 2011, Mardy overtook Andy Roddick to become American No. 1 in the ATP Rankings and a career high ranking world #7. Mardy won 6 ATP Titles during his career: Stockholm (2003), Houston (2006), Delray Beach (2009), Newport & Atlanta (2010), Atlanta (2011). In 2015, Mardy retired following the US Open. Since retirement, Mardy has stayed close to his tennis roots working with ESPN, joining the network’s tennis coverage to be an in-studio analyst at all four Grand Slams.

  Luke Jensen   Luke Jensen is a former American professional tennis player who has had a profound impact on the game of tennis, both on and off the court. A Michigan native, Jensen reached the second round of the US Open just before enrolling at the University of Southern California, where he earned All-America honors in 1987 and 1988. Jensen’s professional resume includes 10 ATP Tour doubles titles, plus singles victories against Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier. Jensen and his brother, Murphy, won the 1993 French Open doubles title and reached a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 6 in November 1993. He was also a member of the 1991 and 1992 Davis Cup Teams. His ambidextrous play, and ability to serve the ball with either hand at 130 miles per hour, earned him the nickname “Dual Hand Luke.” Jensen compiled a 106–57 record in seven and half seasons as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Syracuse University. He also works for ESPN as a tennis analyst and conducts more than 70 charity, seminar and tennis clinics around the world each year, in addition to his involvement with the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Down Syndrome.

Luke Jensen

Luke Jensen is a former American professional tennis player who has had a profound impact on the game of tennis, both on and off the court. A Michigan native, Jensen reached the second round of the US Open just before enrolling at the University of Southern California, where he earned All-America honors in 1987 and 1988. Jensen’s professional resume includes 10 ATP Tour doubles titles, plus singles victories against Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier. Jensen and his brother, Murphy, won the 1993 French Open doubles title and reached a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 6 in November 1993. He was also a member of the 1991 and 1992 Davis Cup Teams. His ambidextrous play, and ability to serve the ball with either hand at 130 miles per hour, earned him the nickname “Dual Hand Luke.” Jensen compiled a 106–57 record in seven and half seasons as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Syracuse University. He also works for ESPN as a tennis analyst and conducts more than 70 charity, seminar and tennis clinics around the world each year, in addition to his involvement with the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Down Syndrome.

  Bret Garnett   Bret Garnett turned pro in 1988 and won tournaments all over the world. Garnett was known for his beautiful serve and his volley game made him a fierce competitor. Born in 1967 in Honolulu, HI, Garnett played college tennis at Southwestern Louisiana where he was a 3 time All-American and ranked #1 in US Inter-Collegiate Doubles in 1987-1988. Garnett now resides in Hickory, NC, where he is Director of Tennis at Lake Hickory Country Club

Bret Garnett

Bret Garnett turned pro in 1988 and won tournaments all over the world. Garnett was known for his beautiful serve and his volley game made him a fierce competitor. Born in 1967 in Honolulu, HI, Garnett played college tennis at Southwestern Louisiana where he was a 3 time All-American and ranked #1 in US Inter-Collegiate Doubles in 1987-1988. Garnett now resides in Hickory, NC, where he is Director of Tennis at Lake Hickory Country Club

  Mikael Penfors   Mikael Pernfors is known for being able to hit any shot in the book and even some not in the book! He was ranked Top 10 in the world in 1986, and reached the finals of the French Open against world #1 Ivan Lendl. He has career wins over Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier.  Born in Malmo, Sweden, Mikael played on the Swedish Davis Cup team that made it to the Davis Cup finals against Australia. He also won back to back NCAA singles championships at UGA in 1984 and 1985.

Mikael Penfors

Mikael Pernfors is known for being able to hit any shot in the book and even some not in the book! He was ranked Top 10 in the world in 1986, and reached the finals of the French Open against world #1 Ivan Lendl. He has career wins over Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier.  Born in Malmo, Sweden, Mikael played on the Swedish Davis Cup team that made it to the Davis Cup finals against Australia. He also won back to back NCAA singles championships at UGA in 1984 and 1985.

 

Melanie Oudin

Melanie Oudin is a former American tennis player and former world junior No. 2. She was a member of the American Fed Cup team from 2009 to 2011 and winner of the 2011 US Open mixed doubles title, with fellow American player Jack Sock. As a 17-year-old in the middle of 2009, Oudin reached the round of 16 of the Wimbledon Championships, followed by a quarterfinal at the US Open six weeks later. She reached a career-high ranking of world No. 31 on April 19, 2010. Oudin retired from tennis on August 18, 2017.

  Rennae Stubbs   Rennae Stubbs is a six-time Grand Slam champion in doubles and mixed doubles.  Rennae has won 60 WTA Doubles titles and is the most decorated Australian doubles player.  She is a four-time Olympian for Austraila and the longest serving member of the Autralian Fed Cup Team.  Stubbs transitioned from her playing days immediately into a successful television career as a commentator and host for TV Networks including, ESPN, Tennis Channel and Channel Seven Australia. She also worked as the lead female analyst at the 2012 London and the 2016 Rio Olympics for NBC.   

Rennae Stubbs

Rennae Stubbs is a six-time Grand Slam champion in doubles and mixed doubles.  Rennae has won 60 WTA Doubles titles and is the most decorated Australian doubles player.  She is a four-time Olympian for Austraila and the longest serving member of the Autralian Fed Cup Team.  Stubbs transitioned from her playing days immediately into a successful television career as a commentator and host for TV Networks including, ESPN, Tennis Channel and Channel Seven Australia. She also worked as the lead female analyst at the 2012 London and the 2016 Rio Olympics for NBC.

 

  Tommy Paul   Tommy Paul is a rising star on the ATP tour, and as of April 2018 currently ranked #149. A Greenville, NC, native, Paul began playing tennis at age 7. The 6’1” player trains at USTA National Campus in Orlando. His favorite shot is the overhead and favorite tournament is the US Open.  Paul is coached by Diego Movano and fitness by Gabe Echevarria.

Tommy Paul

Tommy Paul is a rising star on the ATP tour, and as of April 2018 currently ranked #149. A Greenville, NC, native, Paul began playing tennis at age 7. The 6’1” player trains at USTA National Campus in Orlando. His favorite shot is the overhead and favorite tournament is the US Open.  Paul is coached by Diego Movano and fitness by Gabe Echevarria.