We would like to welcome Scott Smith as our new Director of Tennis at Squire Creek Country Club. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Scott has over 30 years of teaching experience. Scott played at Walters State Community College and then transferred to the University of Tennessee. He worked for the prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the early 80’s training such stars as Andre Agassi and Jim Courier. Scott then moved on to direct some of the top clubs in Florida such as the River Hills Country Club in Tampa, Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, and Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club in St. Petersburg. He also served as Tennis Director and Club Manager for ten years at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, where he directed the largest junior program in the Caribbean with over 200 children per week.
For the past twelve years, Scott has been the Executive Director/Tennis Director at Vineyard Youth Tennis on Martha’s Vineyard. Scott’s program has been featured nationally on the Tennis Channel, where he directed the program that led local children to win six Massachusetts State High School Championships, not to mention the many regionally ranked players as well as collegiate players produced. He won the New England Facility Manager of the Year, USPTA Regional Pro of the Year, and the Industry Excellence Award while in New England.
Scott is also very active in tennis organizations when he is not on the court, serving as USPTA District President for two different counties, serving on the USTA Eastern New England Board of Directors and at one time contributed a weekly tennis column in the Tampa Tribune Year. Lastly, Scott produced, and hosted Tennis Talk with Scott shown on local television station MVTV. Scott most recently competed in the USPTA National 55 & over Grass Court Championships in Newport Rhode Island where he reached the finals.
Scott is excited to get men, women, and children of all ages and levels involved in the fun and exciting tennis program at Squire Creek.
When not on the courts, you can usually find him in the gym lifting weights/running the treadmill or spending time with his wife of 27 years, Rhonda Cardoso-Smith.
Scott can be reached at (774) 521-4370.