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:
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
Trudy Vermeer began working as the Pro Shop Manager at Deerwood in the fall of 2012. Originally from The Netherlands, Trudy is a former professional tennis player and Dutch collegiate champion. She has set up and successfully managed several businesses and brings a wealth of tennis knowledge and experience to Deerwood.
Her hobbies include competing on the tennis courts, either playing mixed doubles with her husband Frank, or playing singles in national tournaments. In 2010, Trudy was the runner-up in the USTA 40’s National Championships. Off the court she likes to travel, go to the beach, and spend time with husband and their son, Koen.