I am thrilled to be part of this amazing Bay Oaks family! I started playing tennis when I was 12 years old, and was lucky enough to be coached by Alfredo Claro and Yohny Romero, who played in the ATP Tour, and Davis Cup for Venezuela.
As a junior player, I held a ranking of # 8 nationally. Throughout my junior years I received numerous scholarship offers but decided to stay in my hometown of Caracas, Venezuela and became the Captain of the NCAA Universidad Metropolitana Tennis Team.
After earning my B.S. in Computer Engineering, I opened my own tennis academy, Asoclara. With only two courts, I successfully organized and coached 50+ kids and 20 adults. I moved to Houston in 2014, where I completed my Associates in Business while developing two Junior Zat Players into Super Champs. While in Houston, I became the Junior Co-Director at Westheimer Indoors and taught private lessons at Sienna Plantation in Sugarland, where I taught almost the entire Varsity team for Ridge Point High School and Middle School. I have turned many Challengers into Champs and Super Champs. Also in the HLTA, I have taken many adults from beginners to advanced to meet their own personal goals.
I am so grateful to be the Director of Tennis at Bay Oaks Country Club, I will give a 110% in this new journey. My door is always open so come by to say Hi, just talk about life or anything we can do to improve our program.
See you at the tennis courts!
Role: Junior Director
Serving Since: 2018
Email Lincoln Bedrich
Hello everyone, my name is Lincoln Bedrich and I am very excited to finally be a part of the team here at Bay Oaks Country Club. I began my tennis journey at the age of 12 years old after coming from a very baseball-oriented family. I continued being a dual sport athlete but my love for the game of tennis was unwavering and unmatched. I was a four-year varsity letterman at Deer Park High School where I was able to obtain a great bit of success under the UIL umbrella. I also worked my way up through the junior rankings and know what it takes to rise to the top of the tennis in the great state of Texas.
In 2005, I joined the prestigious John Newcombe Tennis Ranch as a tennis pro. I was a part of the work/train program and was able to be trained and teach alongside touring professionals as well as some of the greats in the tennis community like John Newcombe himself. While there I trained top 100 in the nation players some of which are still playing on the tour today. After almost 3 years teaching the academy and working in the adult weekend programs I moved back home to Houston.
In 2016, I joined up with the South Houston Tennis Academy where I served as the Director of the advanced academy for 2 years. I was working with a great group of young players here that with a lot of hard work were able to take that next step and are now climbing the rankings themselves.
Through all my high-level experiences in both playing and training, there are three very important focal points I have found that are paramount for any tennis player with the desire for greatness 1) Focus and Footwork 2) Stroke and Strategy Development 3) Mental toughness.
I want to again thank everyone for allowing me this opportunity to continue doing what I am so passionate about which is developing the talent of athletes of any age. I look forward to seeing each one of you around the club and hopefully on the courts!
Role: Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2020
Email Bryan Simard
It is an honor to become a part of the Bay Oaks Country Club. It is very rare to find a country club that has an immense “family oriented” feeling like this club. This membership has welcomed me with open arms and made me feel right at home! After meeting with a fair amount of the membership, I now know for a fact that I found the best fit for me to share my tennis knowledge, passion, and experience. Having grown up around tennis and the hospitality world, I understand what is necessary to be a successful professional in a premier club and program. My father being a USPTA Master Professional and directing some of the country’s top member and corporate run facilities has given me firsthand view of the industry. I understand the dedication and work ethic required to bring first class member service to the Bay Oaks family.
I started teaching journey at a professional level 14 years ago. Both tennis instruction and country club hospitality has played a pivotal role in my life. I started playing tennis when I was 5 years old and caught the official “tennis bug” at the age of 9. I simply could not get off the tennis court. I started teaching tennis when I was 15 years old. I spent 14 summers at the New Canaan Field Club in New Canaan, CT and experienced one of the most active tennis programs in New England. During 5 of those summers, I was the assistant professional at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, CT and the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton, CT. I was also a professional at the Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, Florida, which is ranked the 4th best Platinum Club in the nation, and 27th worldwide.. This was my first experience taking my learned skills and showcasing them in my own clubs environment. It was a very successful transition and I enjoyed my time there tremendously. A personal goal of mine is to become a Director of Tennis at a prestigious club like Bay Oaks.
Growing up, I was blessed with the opportunity to be trained by multiple world renowned coaches, including the famous Nick Bollettieri, Len Simard, and the #1 ATP doubles player Robert Farah for 5 years. In high school, I competed in Florida’s district, regional, and state championship, where I made it to the finals. I also made it to the top 100 junior 18&u players in Florida. I studied at the school of business at the University of Findlay, in Findlay, OH. This is where I played NCAA tennis. I played #1 doubles and #2 singles throughout my 4 years. A big achievement at that time was being awarded the “GLIAC’s Freshman of the year.” I have also held a rank of #4 18&u in the nation for Ed Krass’ “One-on-one Doubles.” After university and teaching, I accepted the call to serve my country in the United States Army. I was stationed in Germany for 2 years and El Paso for 2 years. I still found a way to teach and play as much as possible when time permitted!
I am beyond grateful to be a part of this Bay Oaks Country Club membership. I will do my absolute best for this great membership, and I am looking forward to meeting everyone!
Role: Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Email Brandon Tse
I am beyond thankful to have been given my first professional coaching opportunity here at Bay Oaks. Growing up, I played numerous sports competitively. As I continued to get older, everyone else got big and stronger, I didn't. So I naturally migrated to tennis!
I've been playing for about 20 years now and still play competitively in leagues and tournaments in USTA. The teams I have been a part of have made both Sectionals and Nationals the past few years.
Every time I step on the court to teach, I observe and learn something new which I use to better myself as a coach. The most satisfying feeling as a coach is seeing enjoyment combined with improvement. It makes the game more fun for everyone. I look forward to seeing everyone out on the courts!
Role: Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2020
Email Steven Boeder
Growing up in North Carolina, Steven participated in soccer, tennis, basketball, and swim. He played soccer and tennis all through high school. After leaving North Carolina State, where Steven played club tennis, he spent a decade and a half in Florida and Tennessee playing tennis and gaining experience before accepting his first full time teaching job in Knoxville in 2010.
Under the tutelage of former tour coach Steve Annacone, Steven trained academy juniors who traveled the South competing in Sectional and National tournaments; many going on to play division 1 college tennis. Honing his individual teaching skills while running large academy programs, Steven found his passion teaching beginners the basics and giving them a lifetime love of the sport.
Combining the play method with a heavy focus on building a strong technical foundation in his players, Steven focuses on high quality instruction with easy to understand modern tennis concepts. He spent 2 seasons in East Hampton, NY running summer camps and 2 years in Silicon Valley teaching the ROGY method before moving to Houston in 2018.
Steven joined a small tennis club in the Heights before moving to Bay Oaks Country Club. Steven is available for individual lessons, small group clinics, and hitting sessions by calling or texting 865-684-7805.
Role: Tennis & Fitness Instructor
Serving Since: 2019
Email Alex Torres
Hello Bay Oaks Family, my is name Alex Torres and I am the newest addition to tennis staff. I began playing tennis at age 7 and quickly fell in love with the sport and how mentally and physically demanding it was. I competed as a junior player and became a national champion for Puerto Rico at the age of 10, and the year prior placed second in the national tournament. I played 4 years of Varsity tennis for Baytown Sterling and Pasadena Memorial. I also played some ITF tournaments for a short amount, but sadly had to stop due to injury.
Following graduation, I trained as a coach under the supervision of Carlos Hernandez, who is a program director for Papa Carlos Tennis Academy. Having a B.S. in Fitness and Human Performance, I look forward to working with all our athletes and maximizing their potentials as athletes and tennis players.
After university, I became certified with the USPTA as a Tennis Professional. During my free time, I play in a tennis league in Memorial Park. I am excited to work with this new club and I am looking forward to contributing my knowledge and love for the game.
Role: Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2020
My life is infused as a whole of sports diligence, playing at high levels of not only tennis but basketball and softball. I’ve been playing competitively since the age of 8. Ages 9-17 I remained Top #10 in Texas Supers spending most years Top #5 and a couple at #1. What I learned and what set me apart throughout my junior years came down to a few key factors; 1) Hard Work Ethic 2) Goal Setting 3) Never Giving Up 4) Most importantly a Coach & Mentor.
I then went on to play at the University of Missouri where I received a full athletic scholarship. Here I would become Big 12 First Team All-Conference as a Freshman playing line 1 singles and doubles.
Following my freshman year, I was not granted a release to play at LSU so that took me to the #1 ranked NJCAA Tyler Junior College for a year. At TJC we would go on to win the 2002 National Championships where I played line 1 singles and doubles. As an individual I would become the NJCAA Runner-Up Singles National Champion, finishing with a national ranking of #2 singles and #3 doubles.
I would end my college career at LSU in 2003-2004 playing line 1 singles and 2 doubles. In 2004 we would be named SEC West Champions with a top #12 NCAA rank as well as a top #40 NCAA rank in singles, and was honored to be named SEC Player of the Week twice and First Team All SEC. In 2005 I moved to Bradenton, Florida where I began training at IMG Academy. I was coached some by Nick Bollettieri and began playing ITF tournaments to build my WTA ranking. I would do this for 7 months and have an international ranking of top 550 before enduring a career ending injury.
This chapter would end but my next would surely not disappoint. As a coach I find great pride working first hand in player development. The magnitude of the sports industry requires a multitude of dexterity and I have spent my life learning this from the inside—out. I have worked at FM Tennis Academy and Downtown Club at The Met and now at Bay Oaks CC. On or off the court, the world of sports is fiercely competitive. Behind every successful athlete there is a scrupulous team of support. To impel victory within the industry it takes an entire network; from community and global relations to personal management and coaching. Look forward to working with you all at Bay Oaks!
Role: Tennis Shop Supervisor
Serving Since: 2017
Email Elizabeth Mondy
I started working at Bay Oaks in late 2017 in the kid’s club. I was asked if I could fill in some open spots in the tennis shop soon after and said yes. A couple of months later that’s when Diego was hired on as our director, soon after that he asked me if I was willing to take on more responsibilities and work more hours and I was convinced that I was up for the challenge to keep growing at the club. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working at Bay Oaks, getting to know our members and our tennis community.
Role: Tennis Shop Staff | Fitness Trainer | Lifeguard Supervisor
Serving Since: 2013
Email Tara Evans
Tara has a Bachelor of Science in Human & Fitness Performance from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and a Master's of Education in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has a personal training certification from AFAA and certified in TRX. She has worked with all different levels of clients from beginners, returning from injuries or an advance gym goer.
Tara also has a background in swimming. She has been on a swim team, coached swimming plus being a lifeguard and swim instructor here at Bay Oaks.