Welcome to Franco’s Tennis – The most active and inclusive Tennis Program on the Northshore! Our program offers everything you need for your tennis… We will get you involved, plugged in and playing from the very beginning.
Our tennis staff is here to serve you!
Ray Sahag, Director of Tennis at FAC, has been teaching for over 30 years starting at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. Ray has taught players of all levels and directed programs throughout the Southeast. He is a USPTA Elite Professional, PTR Professional and a USTA High Performance Coach. He has been married to Walker Sahag for over 28 years and they have a golden doodle named Remy.
Walker Sahag, Academy Director at FAC has taught and coached players at the highest levels on both the WTA and ATP tour. Most notably World #1 Monica Seles. Walker has personally built and coached players to multiple number 1 National Rankings, multiple Southern Champions and NCAA All Americans.
Conner Hunt is our Head Pro at FAC. Originally from Indiana, Conner is a graduate of the professional tennis Management program at Ferris State University and was a member of their D2 Final Four team. Conner works with both Adults and Juniors and specializes in hitting with our Competitive Juniors. He handles our racquet stringing and customization.
Mary Spiess is our Tennis Department Manager. Mary is in charge of “everything” from leagues to mixers, to all instructional programs. She does it all! She has been heavily involved in Northlake and USTA leagues as a coordinator, official and players for years and is a highly respected member of the tennis community statewide.
Kellie played her collegiate tennis for the Thundering Herd of Marshall University. As a player she ranked as high as #9 Nationally in singles, was the Conference USA Freshman of the year & a three time Conference USA Player of the year. She is the overall leader in career singles, and doubles wins at Marshall as well as holding the record for most singles wins in a season!
Tyler is our new Assistant Head Professional. He comes to us after spending the last 4 years as the Head Professional at Bretton Woods in Germantown Maryland. While there, he taught both adults and juniors, specializing in getting people into the game and playing and competing quickly. A native of Petoskey Michigan, Tyler graduated from the Professional Tennis management program at Ferris State University, the same program of which Conner is an alumni. Tyler was even Conner Hunt’s doubles partner for one year, but we will not hold this against him.
- Chili Cookoff Mixer – January 16
- Spring Club Championship – February 1
- Sweetheart Mixer – February 12
- Crazy Feed Club Championship – March 13
- Christ Episcopal Benefit Tournament – March 21
- Crawfish Mixer – April 24