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Camelback Tennis Experts

Greg Prudhomme, PhD

Tennis Director

Greg is a Phoenix native and has been involved with just about everything and anything one can do in tennis. He coached high school tennis, junior college tennis, and NCAA Division I tennis. Privately, Greg has coached 3-year-old beginners, nationally-ranked senior players, and world-ranked professionals. He also develops and certifies tennis coaches and has served on regional and national tennis committees. As a player he was ranked #1 in the Southwest in 3 divisions, he played at ASU and U of A, he held a world ranking, and he played team tennis in Germany. He uses his Ph.D. in performance psychology to consult athletes with their mental performance, to improve his tennis students’ mental toughness, and to promote sportsmanship in competition. Greg’s entire family plays and works in the tennis industry.

Brian Cheney

Brian graduated from University of Arizona and became an Air Force Instructor Pilot before transitioning into teaching tennis.  Brian was Tennis Director at the Village from 1976 to 2015 and has transitioned to Professional Emeritus.  His favorite places to visit are Maui and Switzerland.  His hobbies include hiking and gardening, including tending the Village Rose Garden.

Cheryl Kindred

Cheryl is always in need of vitamin Sea. Traveling is her favorite pastime. Mango is her favorite fruit. She is always ready to go on an adventure.

Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan strives to always try something new. After tennis – food, music, family and friends fuel his days.

Jeffrey Smallwood

Jeffrey is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He loves traveling the world wherever the beaches are. He’s also a professional wedding photographer.

Marisa Johnson

Marisa was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC and started tennis at age nine. She went on to play at Brigham Young University Hawaii and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. She left with an undefeated tennis record and the team was nationally ranked at #2 and #3 throughout the years she attended.

Mike Alvarez

Head Tennis Pro

Mike is from Minnesota, where he graduated from St. Cloud State University. While in school he played and coached for the Men’s Tennis Team.  In his spare time Mike enjoys playing golf and working out at the gym.  As a Professional Tennis Instructor, Mike has been certified by both the USPTA and the PTR for over 30 years.  Mike has been working with DMB clubs for over 25 years.