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Stefan Hernandez

Stefan

Associate Tennis Professional

High Point Tennis Center, Plano, TX

 

Stefan could likely claim title to ‘honorary’ native Texan. Born in the Philippines, his family moved to Texas when he was eight. His Dad was a coach who made tennis a central focus in the Hernandez family. Stefan and his three siblings played tennis – in Stefan’s case, starting at age four. All four children are named after former #1 tennis players – Steffi, Stefan, Arantxa, and Andre! Growing up, Stefan played at the Super Champ level in all age divisions.

In college, Stefan played both singles and doubles tennis at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO), and won his flight in the Oklahoma Invitational. He then transferred to the University of Texas-Pan American where he earned his B.S. in Kinesiology.

Stefan started as an assistant coach to Edmundo Rincon in McAllen, TX. While there, he ran specially designed drills for intermediate to elite juniors and traveled with competing players. He then worked as a teaching professional at the Missouri City Tennis Center, Missouri City (Houston), TX, coaching the junior program, junior league, and ladies 3.0 team. After moving to the Dallas metropolitan area, he worked at the Jewish Community Center instructing TCD teams, running adult drills, providing private/group lessons and coaching the junior program (red/orange/yellow ball). He also coached the Dallas delegation at the 2017 Birmingham Maccabi Games.

Off the courts, he is a huge fan of all other sports especially basketball, professional and college football. He enjoys music, cars, and plays competitive volleyball (indoor and beach). He also has a unique hobby restoring and customizing sneakers, and is a self-professed “sneaker head!”

Stefan has been on the High Point team since January 2017 and works with the adult, youth, and junior development programs. He holds a 5.0 NTRP rating through the United States Tennis Association and plays on High Point’s USTA 5.0+ Men’s team. He is also a USPTA – Certified Tennis Professional.


Stefan is available for both private individual and group tennis instruction.

Megan Goss

Goss

Associate Tennis Professional

High Point Tennis Center, Plano, TX

 

Megan is a native Texan who has played tennis since the age of 4! She played for the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and was Singles All-American and Doubles All-American. Megan also reached the rank of #1 in the United States Girls 18 & Under division. Finally, she can claim fame to having competed in the U.S. Open Juniors.

 

Megan and her husband have a daughter and twin sons. Megain teaches both youth and teen/adult tennis classes and is also available for private lessons.

Mark Romerhaus

romerhausAssociate Tennis Professional

High Point Tennis Center, Plano, TX

 

Mark Romerhaus was born and raised in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and currently lives in McKinney, Texas. He attended Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics & Business Administration and graduated with cum laude honors.  He also attended Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis during that period.

Mark began his working career in the actuarial field, including some years in management, before he decided to enter the real estate profession.  He’s currently a REALTOR® for the Matlock Real Estate Group.

While at Carmel High School, Mark played on the Indiana High School Athletic Association boys’ tennis state championship team and earned all-state honors.  He also played on the K College and IUPUI men’s teams.  Mark served as assistant coach for the IUPUI men’s team and was IUPUI’s first Jaguars Letter Club President, emceeing the university’s inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

Mark joined High Point in 2016 and is actively involved with the junior development program. He also teaches teen/adult classes and is available for private lessions. Mark continues with competitive tennis in United States Tennis Association league and tournament play.

Time with family and friends, travel (including several times to Spain), music, sports, technology, family history/genetic genealogy, and plants/horticulture are among Mark’s other interests. Mark enjoys teaching, coaching, and training, in general, and working with others.  More specifically to tennis, he takes sincere pleasure in imparting knowledge and seeing improvement in the games of others.

Yakubu Suleiman

Yakubu

Associate Tennis Professional

High Point Tennis Center, Plano, TX

Yakubu is originally from Nigeria. His passion for tennis started around the age of 10, when he worked as a ball boy at a local tennis club. Once he held a racquet, he was hooked on tennis. Among his accomplishments as a junior player,  Yakubu was an All African Junior Champion and a member of the Nigerian Davis Cup.  At one point, Yakubu ranked #1 in Singles in Nigeria. He was also a Wimbledon Junior Open Singles Quarter Finalist and reached round 16 in Singles at the U.S. Open.  Yakubu represented Nigeria at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and was rated the best server. His highest ATP world ranking was 361 in Singles and 556 in Doubles.

After the Olympics, Yakubu immigrated to the United States. He received a four-year tennis scholarship at Hampton University in Newport News, Virginia. While there, he acheived a collegiate tennis singles match record of 129-15. He was an NCAA Division II Singles and Doubles Champion and was ranked #2 in the NCAA Division II. He was also a Singles finalist at the YakubuArthur Ashe Open, NCAA Rolex Regional Champion and All American Singles Champion. Yakubu graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical and Health Education/Communication Disorders. 

Yakubu has been teaching tennis since 1991, using his own experiences to coach individuals with both professional and recreational tennis aspirations. Among his instructional pursuits, Yakubu was employed by the Nike Tennis Camp in Palm Beach, Florida, the Nick Bolluterri Tennis Academy in Miami, and the San Juan Tennis Academic in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Most recently, he was a Tennis Pro at the Sugar Creek Tennis Center in Charlotte, NC.

Yakubu has two daughters, Yanya and Makiya. He has been on staff since fall 2017 and teaches both youth and teen/adult tennis classes. Yakubu is also available for private lessons.

Kevin Maynard, Assistant Tennis Center Supervisor

Joined High Point: 1998

 

Kevin has over 20 yeakevinrs of experience in Parks and Recreation and the tennis industry. He worked for Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, MO as well as the Champaign Park District Dodds Tennis Center in Champaign, IL before joining High Point. Besides his responsibilities supervising the center, Kevin is a volunteer Board member for the Children Helping Children Junior Singles Tennis Tournament.

Kevin's roots are in Paola, Kansas where he graduated from Paola High School in 1988. He attended Neosho County Community College (Chanute, KS) on a baseball scholarship before transferring to Emporia State University in Emporia, KS. He graduated in 1994 with a BS Degree in Parks and Recreation.

Kevin has been married to his wife Kellie for over 20 years. They have two sons, Keegan (12) and Karson (9).

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys coaching his sons' baseball and basketball teams and playing golf. True to his roots, he is a huge Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas Jayhawks fan (just check out his screensaver!).