Staff

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STEVE HENRY
Facility Director
okctenniscenter@att.net
(405) 226-1722

Steve directs recreational play at the Tennis Center which includes all leagues, tournaments, summer camps, and open play at the facility. Steve is the tournament director for all the Tennis Centers USTA Tournaments and the High School State Championships. Steve has been with the [MORE]
Hourly Rate: $60
TIM RITCHIE
OKC Elite Director
tim.okctennis@gmail.com
(405) 640-5191

Tim takes an all-encompassing teaching approach by encouraging his players to improve their effort and attitude and emphasizes the importance of setting goals. His coaching philosophy is based on teaching and developing the fundamental skills that enable the player to have the most complete game [MORE]
Hourly rate: $70
JOHN GLOVER
Adult Program Leader
john.okctennis@gmail.com
(405) 919-6812

John has been an USPTA Elite professional since 1996. He was the Missouri Valley Pro of the year in 2000. John played his first two years of college tennis at SWOSU in Weatherford, then finished his college career at UCO in Edmond, where he coached the UCO varsity women's team his last year there. He has coached many state champions but specializes in adult drills focusing on strategy and [MORE]
Hourly rate: $65
WHITNEY RITCHIE
OKC Elite Coach
Whitney.okctennis@gmail.com
(405) 640-7123

Whitney graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she played both tennis and basketball. She was a three-time, first team All-Big XII member in both singles and doubles. In 2013, Ritchie and partner Herman Brhane finished the season ranked 9th in the country, becoming Head Coach, David Mullins' first All-Americans and OU's first since 1988. When her tennis career came to an end in 2014, Whitney took advantage of the one extra year of eligibility to join the basketball team. Ritchie was named the sole team captain of Coach Coale's team and was able to make her mark in two different sports at the University of Oklahoma.

Whitney's love and passion for the game is evident when she is coaching and teaching. She focuses on the whole person by instilling a love for the game while teaching the fundamentals and ideals of tennis in a fun and energetic way.
Hourly Rate: $65
CHRIS HAWORTH
OKC Elite Coach
Chris.okctennis@gmail.com
(405) 620-2103

As a junior player Chris was ranked Number 1 in the USTA Missouri Valley in every age group, as well as top 10 in the United States in multiple age groups. Chris was a 3-time high school state champion at #1 singles and earned a record of 130-5. He was recently selected to the high school all decade team, one of only ten players selected for the past decade. Chris went on to play college tennis at Oklahoma State University and helped his team earn a top 10 ranking as well as earning a NCAA national singles ranking. After college Chris played on the ITF professional circuit where he was able to capture one professional title.

Chris has been USPTA certified teaching professional since 2016. Before coming to the OKC Elite Tennis Academy Chris was an instructor at The Greens Country Club for 2 years, and Quail Creek Country Club as head pro.
Hourly Rate: $65
ANTHONY PHAM
OKC Elite Coach
Anthony.okctennis@gmail.com
(405) 812-6894

Anthony Pham M.D. has been a certified USPTA professional for over 9 years and has played tennis for over 35 years. He has extensive experience with USTA league play at the 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 NTRP levels as well as the 8.0 and 9.0 mixed doubles levels. For the past 7 years he has served as the head coach for the Classen SAS middle and high school tennis teams. Since retiring from the medical field, he has devoted his time to helping players at every level improve and enjoy the game of tennis. Currently, he teaches the green ball academy and adult drills in order to help USTA league players advance in their respective leagues. He enjoys breaking down each player's strokes in order to improve technique and form. Anthony hopes to inspire each of his students and increase their love and passion for the game.
Hourly Rate: $60
DE'VONTE' PITTMAN
OKC Elite Coach
devonte.okctennis@gmail.com
(405) 626-4114

A certified USPTA Professional who's been coaching at the OKC Tennis Center for four years. Played varsity four years for his High School Tennis Team and was #1 singles for Putnam City High School for three years. De'Vonte' also played one year of college tennis at Southwestern Christian University. [MORE]
Hourly rate: $55
IAN SIOUX
OKC Elite Coach
Ian.okctennis@gmail.com
(405) 659-6782

Ian Sioux is a USPTA Certified Teaching Professional with 10 years of teaching experience as a private coach that includes, John Newcombe Academy coach, Academy Coach at Quail Creek Junior Development, Hitting Professional at OKC Golf & Country Club, and Academy Coach at Kickingbird Tennis Center. A few accomplishments include placing 7th at Small College Nationals in Sumter, South Carolina with doubles partner Alex Clerihew in 2015, finished with a ranking in the top 4 in the country with doubles partner Gino Raneri in 2014 for all Small Colleges, Jim Thorpe Gold Medal in 2012, 7 Native American Nationals singles titles and 6 Native American Nationals doubles titles in the last 10 years, and received the 2019 Native American Championships Max Factor Award. Sioux loves to match the high energy of the clients he works with, while underlining the excitement in becoming a high-level tennis player. Being competitive and the youngest of three, Ian understands the importance of kids having a role model in both a fun and ambitious atmosphere.
Hourly Rate: $60
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