Staff


Conrad Cowan

Conrad Cowan

General Manager
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Conrad Cowan, USPTA Professional, has over 35 years of experience in the tennis industry. He began his career in Kansas City, Missouri, and went on to train under Harry Hopman, the legendary coach of the Australian Davis Cup dynasties of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Conrad has served many roles throughout his career as Head Professional, Director of Tennis, and volunteer at both USTA and USPTA levels:

  • Head Professional at several prestigious clubs in Dallas, Texas.
  • 1993-1999 Resident Head Professional at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • 2000-2004, Professional at Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • From 2005-2019 Director of Tennis at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, Florida.
  • He also served as the USPTA District President for Central Florida and as Vice President of the Mid-Florida Tennis Association.

Conrad has been married to his wife Michelle for 20 years. They have two sons; Danny, 17, a walking encyclopedia of basketball knowledge (his favorite team is the Orlando Magic), and Charlie, 15, a nationally ranked junior tennis player as well as a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Conrad will be overseeing tennis operations (including the pro shop and maintenance), and activities. He is available for private and group lessons.

Bo Hodge

Bo Hodge

Director of Tennis
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Bo Hodge is a native of Athens, Georgia and has had a stellar career as both a player and coach. He has played at every level of the game and coached at every level of the game:

  • Four-time NCAA All-American from the University of Georgia.
  • Played on the ATP tour from 2004-2006.
  • Mardy Fish’s full time coach, and coach and hitting partner for Venus and Serena Williams.
  • 3 year Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Alabama
  • 2012-2015 Assistant Coach to John Roddick at the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners reached #1 ITA ranking, and Bo was named ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the year.
  • 2015-2017 Associate Men’s Head Coach at the University of Georgia, winning 2 SEC championships and reaching the NCAA Team Semifinals.
  • 2017 - present, coaching state and nationally ranked juniors, and players of all ages.

Bo and his wife Tatum have two children, Harper, 4 and Harrison, 2. Bo will be in charge of all instructional programming at PRC and will be available for private and group lessons of all ages and levels.

 

Gaby Chinchilla

Gaby Chinchilla

Director of Junior Camps and Activities
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Gabby Chinchilla hails from San Salvador, El Salvador. She has an extensive background as a player, coach, and student:

  • Played ITF (International Tennis Federation) events as a junior
  • Represented El Salvador in Fed Cup
  • Played college tennis at Bethune Cookman in Florida
  • Senior year led the Wildcats to the MEAC Championship and won 3 MEAC Academic Awards
  • Private coach at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, Florida
  • Graduate Assistant Coach Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, where she received her Master’s Degree
  • Adult and junior coach at the Randy Pate Academy in Charleston, SC
  • Worked at the Volvo Open in Charleston, SC, a WTA Tour Event
  • 2019-2020 Assistant Women’s Coach at Texas A&M, Kingsville.

Gabby will be available for private lessons, camps and clinics.

 

Michelle Cowan

Michelle Cowan

Pro Shop Manager
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Michelle Cowan, born and raised just outside New York City, comes to PRC from the USTA National Campus Fromuth Pro Shop in Lake Nona (Orlando), Florida. After graduating from New York University, Michelle worked in both advertising and broadcasting in Manhattan. In 1995, Michelle moved to Boca Raton, FL and went to work at the Boca Raton Resort and Club Tennis Pro Shop, where she met Conrad.

In addition to working at the USTA Pro Shop, Michelle manages to juggle two homeschooling high schoolers, a busy junior tournament schedule, and a sweet Maltese pup, Leo.

Alexis Ellis

Alexis Ellis

Assistant Professional and Youth Pathway Coordinator
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Alexis Ellis grew up at PRC as a competitive junior player, and was a teaching assistant for junior clinics during high school and college. Alexis currently is our assistant shop manager and is involved in many aspects of the PRC operation. She teaches private and group lessons, and oversees our in-house play opportunities and Junior Team Tennis.

 

Craig Jones

Craig Jones

Owner

Craig and Gail Jones purchased the Petersburg Racquet Club from Otis Crowell in 1998. Until 2011, Craig was the Director of Operations at PRC, and then left for a full-time position with the United States Tennis Association as the Senior Director of education, training, and resources. His role with the USTA is to create, implement and grow professional development opportunities in the US for tennis professionals, instructors, and teachers.

 

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