Director of Tennis
Chuck Gill has gleaned a variety of professional experiences and personal contacts from his tennis-teaching career. “The best part of my job is the people that I have met through tennis,” Chuck said. “Although my primary expertise is in club and resort programs and operations, I also have experience as a high school and college coach, and have worked in resort and club sales, operations, and marketing." One of Chuck’s greatest assets is his ability to bring an enthusiasm for the game to work every day. He has served as Director of Tennis at Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, since 1995. In his position, he oversees all aspects of the club's tennis, fitness, and aquatics operations. His goal is to make the programs and facilities at Ibis the best they can be for the 3,000+ members. Chuck previously was employed as Director of Tennis at Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida, and Director of Tennis at Topnotch at Stowe, in Vermont. He also has been active in the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), serving on the Florida Division’s Board of Directors since 1995. He served as President of the division in 2002-2003. Chuck was named the USPTA Florida Division Professional of the Year in 2002 and the Northern New England Pro of the Year in 1986. He was also honored as the division's Tester of the Year in 2005 and received the Special Recognition for Career Development by earning over 90 hours of continuing education credits in 2001. In addition, he is a member of the USTA and serves on the professional advisory staffs of HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports and Nike. He also is on the Board of Directors for the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation, which provides support for brain tumor patients and their families. He has been involved with many "Lessons for Life" charity events, serving as Co-Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis "Love Affair" in 1995 and 1996, which raised over $150,000 for CF. He is actively involved with the Tim and Tom Gullikson foundation, where he has helped organize and host 15 Tennis and Golf Pro-Ams between 1999 and 2007, raising over 1.4 million dollars for the Gullikson Foundation. As a player, Chuck’s past USPTA rankings include Number 9 in Men’s 35 Singles (1993), Number 3 in Men’s 40 Singles (1998), Number 5 in Men’s 40 Doubles, Number 9 in Men’s 45 Singles (2003) and Number 3 in Men’s 45 Doubles (2005). He is a frequent competitor on the Florida Grand Prix circuit, where he has been ranked as high as 3 in Singles and 1 in Doubles in various age groups. In 2006, he captured his first National Title when he and partner Glenn Williams of Memphis, Tennessee won the 50-over Doubles Championship at the 2007 World Conference. Chuck attended Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, on a tennis scholarship. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in business in 1980. Chuck resides in Wellington, Florida with his wife Amanda. He is the proud father of sons Forrest, 17, Jacob, 10, and Josh, 7. In addition to tennis, Chuck enjoys golf, basketball, watching sports, reading, and coaching his kids.
USPTA Head Tennis Professional
The sport of tennis has been an integral part of Bill's life for quite some time. He held a top junior ranking throughout his childhood in suburban Milwaukee, WI, became a four-time individual qualifier in the Wisconsin State Tournament, and was voted “Athlete of the Year” in high school. He went on to play college tennis for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning a “Scholar Athlete” award, as well as a valuable education.
He is a USPTA certified professional who has been involved in club tennis for some time and has worked at various distinguished properties including Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY, Club Fit Briarcliff in Briarcliff Manor, NY, the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT, The Millbrook Club in Greenwich, CT, and the San Diego resort ranked “Number 1” by ‘Tennis Magazine,' Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa.
Away from tennis, he enjoys traveling, skiing and snowboarding, surfing, and golfing (with less than stellar results).
USPTA Tennis Professional
Eric Kent joined the Ibis Team in 2006 after graduating with Honors from The Professional Tennis Management Program at Ferris State University. Eric leads and instructs the Division 6 and Division 7 ladies' tennis teams. Eric is also a Master Racquet Technician, and enjoys continuing his tennis education through the USPTA.
USPTA Assistant Tennis Professional
Jude graduated from Boston College in 1997, where she played both singles and doubles on the varsity tennis team. Prior to serving as Director of Tennis at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY, Jude served as the Director of Tennis at Roxbury Swim and Tennis Club in Stamford, CT. Jude has been professionally certified with the USPTA since 1997, and has also worked as a Tennis Professional at Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT; Kickingbird Tennis Center in Edmond, OK; Beverly Hills Tennis in Beverly Hills, CA; Tamarron Hilton Resort in Durango, CT, and the Love and Deuce Club in Sydney, Australia. Jude has spent past winter seasons at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo and The Moorings Club in Vero Beach.