Meet Our Pros


Brit Coleman, Director of Tennis and Head Pro of Junior Tennis

Brit Coleman brings a lifetime of tennis experience with a community based attitude and philosophy. We are very excited to have him and we know you will be pleased with the results of his effort. Brit Coleman hails from a tennis family that has been involved in managing municipal tennis facilities for 45 years.  The Coleman family ran the Garland Tennis Center (now the Jack Coleman Tennis Center) for 30 years.  The last 10 of these years, Brit was the Director of Tennis. His brother also managed community centers for the City of Dallas.  These included the Samuel Grand Tennis Center and Fair Oaks Tennis Center for more than 10 years.  During Brit’s time at the Garland Tennis Center, he was also employed by the Texas Section of the USTA as a Grassroots/Community Development Coordinator for North Texas.  In addition, Brit has traveled extensively presenting tennis assemblies and programs to elementary and middle school students throughout Texas and New Mexico.  Since 2001, Brit has grown tennis in the Temple/Belton area as a coach, the CEO of BBI Tennis Group and the Director of the Heart of Texas Tennis Program.  His company also holds sanctions for two USTA ZAT Tournaments that have run annually for nearly 10 years.

Brit Coleman hails from a tennis family that has been involved in managing municipal tennis facilities in Texas for over 50 years. The Coleman family ran the Garland Tennis Center (now the Jack Coleman Tennis Center) for 30 years; the last 10 of these years, Brit was the Director of Tennis. In addition, his brother ran multiple municipal facilities in Dallas for more than 15 years.

During his time in Garland, Brit was also employed by the Texas Section of the USTA as a Grassroots/Community Development Coordinator for North Texas. He has traveled extensively, conducting outreach programs throughout Texas and New Mexico and as far away as Guatemala. From 2001-2015, he grew tennis in the Temple/Belton are as Director of Heart of Texas Tennis.

As WRTF’s Director of Tennis, Brit has been developing programs with community service in mind and community involvement as a primary goal. Known as “Mr. Sunshine” to his junior players, Brit looks forward to building a strong family-oriented tennis program at WRTF. 


Joe Rosa, Head Tennis Pro and Director of Adult Programs & Special Events

Joe is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional with over 25 years of Head Pro & Program Director experience.  He most recently comes to us from top clubs such as Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, Walden Racquet Club in Lake Conroe and The Corpus Christi Athletic Club.His plan is to bring a new energy to the adult programs at WRTF and to the City of Waco, with fun leagues, socials, 6+ weekly adult tennis clinics, Pickleball fun play and drill clinics and family social events such as St. Patty’s Mixer, Labor Day Social and Tennis & Pickleball Fall Fest.  Joe and his wife Vonda, of 28 years, have two young men (Cris & Austin) and look forward to becoming an important part of the Waco and Central Texas Tennis Family.  Both Joe and Vonda have family ties to the Waco area and are happy to be back home.


Jodi Thurman, Head Pro of Pickleball

Jodi has a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and an A.A.S in Computer Networking and Systems Administration from Texas State Technical College. She has lived in the Central Texas area since 1987 and retired from McLennan County’s Information Technology department.

Jodi has a background in competitive racquetball but found pickleball in April of 2018. She is an avid player and competes in tournaments throughout the country. She has participated in other sports as well including long distance cycling, running (from 5 Ks to full marathons), triathlons, golf, and softball.

Jodi is the USA Pickleball Ambassador for the Waco area. She has a passion for teaching new players as well as coaching others to advance and refine their skills as players. She holds a Level 1 Certification from the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA).

Jodi’s goal is to grow pickleball at WRTF with clinics, socials, fun mini-tournaments as well as larger competitive tournaments pulling in players from across Texas and beyond.

The tennis center is my happy place! I get high doses of endorphins playing the sport I am very passionate about and great friends to enjoy it with!

Febes

Waco Regional Tennis & Fitness
900 West Lake Shore Drive
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 753-7675
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