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Director of Racquets
Greenwich Country Club
Director of Raquets
Westwood Country Club
Director of Racquet Sports
The Elkridge Club
Director of Pickleball Programming
RT. 12 Pickle
Director of Tennis and Pickleball
Pueblo Tennis Center
Director of Racquet Sports
Fig Garden Swim and Racquet Club
Assistant Tennis Professional
Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning
Director of Pickleball
Marcus Lewis Tennis Center
Serving Up An Ace Partnership
Professional Tennis Registry and KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE have come together with common goals: To successfully match employers with talent and to support the growth of PTR members through niche expertise, career development opportunities and skilled mentorship.
PODCAST: What You Should Be Looking For In Your Next Job, Team & Club
ARTICLE: How To Properly Staff A Country Club Racquets Department
ARTICLE: A Whopper
ARTICLE: Pick Up The Pencil
PODCAST: Navigating Career Moves
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Meet The Team
The KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE team has more than 500 years combined experience in Platinum© recognized and Top 100 clubs, including country, golf, yacht and city clubs, and have worked with over 1000 clubs across the country and around the world. We take this experience and put it to work for you!
Len Simard oversees all racquet sports, fitness, wellness, and director of athletics searches for the firm’s club clients. Len is an industry leader in tennis facility consulting, performing evaluations, compensation reviews and provides solutions to all types of racquets facilities and organizations throughout the Country. Len has been directing, teaching, and coaching at well-respected country clubs throughout North America for more than 35 years and is regarded as one the country's leading racquets directors and managers. Len has hired, trained, and worked with hundreds of professionals in his career and is extremely proud that more than 47 of his former assistants are leading prominent clubs in the U.S. and Canada. Len chaired the USTA committee to bring the first ever “Online Certification” to become a Racquets Director to the industry. This certification is now available through the University of Florida, is sponsored by the USTA, and certified through the PTR and USPTA.
Michelle Riklan is a Career Strategist and Search & Consulting Executive. She started her professional career in corporate human resource management as a generalist, then specializing in employment, employee relations, and training and development at Fortune 1000/500 companies. Breaking out on her own, she built a successful career management firm applying her expertise in personal career marketing, outplacement, and soft skills training. For more than 25 years, Michelle has leveraged her skills as a Human Resources Executive, Executive Recruiter, Career Marketing Strategist, Trainer, and Speaker to serve individuals and companies across multiple industries. Michelle has a master’s degree in Speech and Interpersonal Communication, is an Academy Certified Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Consultant, Certified Job Search Strategist, and a Certified DiSC Trainer.
Trusted Partners of Simard Enterprises
Jon Sarosiek, PTR, PPR, PPTR, USPTA Elite
Sarosiek is certified by the PTR, PPR, PPTR, one of only 200 professionals that are certified in three (3) racquet sports. Sarosiek is also certified as an Elite Professional by the USPTA and works as a search executive and consultant within the racquet sports industry with Simard Enterprises. Additionally, Sarosiek currently serves as the Head Racquet Sports Professional at Farmington Country Club, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Farmington Country Club is perennially recognized as a “Platinum Club of America”, an accolade given to the top 150 country clubs in the United States. Previously, Sarosiek was the Director of Sports & Wellness at Boar’s Head Resort and was the Director of Tennis at Wintergreen Resort. Both resorts are ranked inside the top 25 tennis resorts in the world, by Tennis Resorts Online.
Harry Gilbert, PTR, USPTA
Harry Gilbert, USPTA, PTR, joins the team at Simard Enterprises, Inc., as a consultant and search executive in the racquet sports industry. Harry is an industry leader in racquets with over 40 years of experience in the hospitality, resort, and private clubs. Harry currently serves as the Director of Tennis at Waccabuc Country Club in Waccabuc (Westchester County), NY, during the summer seasons. Prior to joining Simard Enterprises, he served as the Executive Director of Tennis at Albany, a luxury resort community in the Bahamas for 6 winter seasons. Harry served on the USPTA FL Board of directors for 12 years including a 3-year term as President of the Division. He was twice named FL Division “Pro of the Year”. His service to the USPTA continued as he then served for 14 years on the USPTA National Board of Directors including a 2-year term as National President. Harry has also been very active with the USTA serving on committees at the National and Sectional level.