Deerwood’s Tennis Professionals
One-on-one lessons with our team of talented tennis professionals are available for players of all levels.
One-on-one lessons with our team of talented tennis professionals are available for players of all levels. Meet our experienced staff:
Director of Tennis
Danny Colon, our Director of Tennis, grew up right here in Jacksonville Florida. As one of the top juniors in the city and the country, he received a scholarship to play tennis at the University of Central Florida. He was starter throughout his career at UCF, and received a doubles ranking of #37 in the country. After college he taught seasonally in Westchester County at Waccabuc Country Club under the past USPTA president. Most recently he was the Head Tennis Professional at the Florida Yacht Club for 7 years, helping them grow into one of the largest all-around tennis programs in Jacksonville and all of Florida. He and his wife Chelsea have a newborn baby boy named Antonio and they reside in Ortega.
Frank Schaffner is a very experienced Tennis Professional who, before coming to Deerwood CC, was Assistant Coach UAB Men’s Tennis Team 1994-1995 and the Head Tennis Pro at San Jose CC. He was the #2 ranked German Junior U18 and while playing college tennis for Alabama, he was ranked Top 10 in singles and doubles NCAA. He peaked at 850 while playing on the ATP tour. He is a specialist in technique adjustments and correct movement and, being an excellent soccer player,is a very experienced Cardio Tennis Pro as well.
Pro Shop Manager
Margaret grew up in Westfield, New Jersey with an interest in two fields, fashion and tennis. The first twenty-five years of her career were dedicated to fashion. Primarily in NYC, Margaret pursued a career in publishing, advertising and retail, enjoying every minute of it. After raising two children, Tim and Elizabeth, who are now forging their own careers, she decided to make the move to Jacksonville, Florida. Arriving in Jacksonville, Margaret quickly found her tennis circles and spends much of her free time playing in leagues and joining clinics at every possible chance! She is thrilled to work with Danny and the team at Deerwood Country Club, and sees this as the perfect opportunity to engage a career in her true passion for tennis while interjecting a little fashion in the Tennis Pro Shop.