Tennis Pros

ToomyHS3-smallJennifer Toomy

Jennifer Toomy is the Head Tennis Professional at Folkes/Stevens Indoor Tennis Center at ODU where she oversees the tennis program. Well known for her player development and her success with USTA teams, Jen was named as the Janet Louer USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) National Organizer of the Year Award winner. Toomy currently works with the Norfolk Tennis Association and also is the Junior Team Tennis (JTT) coordinator for Hampton Roads. During her career, she was the Director of Junior Development and resident tennis professional at the Boars Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va., from1993-2007.

Watching the focus on someone’s face explode into a smile after a well hit ball is the greatest reward any tennis professional can ask for.

She assisted in creating the first JTT league in Ocala, Fla., in 2007-2009. Jen has coached and played on USTA teams that reached the USTA National Championships. She is well known in the communities in which she teaches, reaching out and creating programs for the local kids. She teaches people how to play and how to win, but also is known for making tennis welcoming and fun for first time players. Jen’s passion is giving kids the opportunity to discover and fall in love with playing tennis.  She has an excellent reputation for technical instruction as well as competitive player development of juniors and adults.

Dave Hardy

David is certified by the USPTA and PTR at the highest level by each organization. David was the Adult Academy Director at Boar’s Head Resort for the past 2 years. In his time at Boar’s Head David helped develop Boar’s Head Resort into the #25 Tennis Resort in 2018 and #17 in 2019. He also assisted in the directing of the junior program with over 200 juniors ranging from beginners up to high level high school players who were interested in playing college tennis.

David was the Assistant Director of Tennis/Director of Instruction for six years at Wintergreen Resort. In his time at Wintergreen,
David helped elevate the tennis program to a top 20 world ranking for tennis resorts by Tennis Resorts Online (2011-2016). In addition, the Wintergreen Tennis Academy was consistently ranked inside the top 10 in the world for tennis camps by Tennis Resorts Online. David has worked with hundreds of USTA adult teams, many of which have gone on to the district, sectional, and national level.

As a player, David had over 85 singles wins for Methodist University, while the program was ranked inside of the top 30 in the country for NCAA Division III. David has extensive experience working with juniors and adults of all ability levels.

Zvonimir Podvinski

zOriginally from Zagreb, Croatia. Zvonimir is 23 years old and a former Student Athlete on the tennis team at Old Dominion University. Served as captain of ODU men’s tennis 2015/2016. Zvonimir was 1 st on the ranking in Croatia U16. Played semi-finale of the national championship U18.

Tennis has been his life for as long as he can remember. Zvonimir loves coaching and seeing players improving, but mostly enjoying the experience. He is voluntary coach of ODU Women’s tennis. He also traveled as a coach on the ITF junior’s tournaments. Practiced and played with Borna Coric (Carrera high 33 ATP)

  • 1st on ranking U16 Croatia
  • Top100 U16 Tennis Europe
  • Semi finale national championship U18
  • Top5 on rang u18 in Croatia
  • Top500 ITF U18
  • Won ITF tournament in doubles
  • Played Futures
  • Coached by: Igor Saric (Assistant coach of Croatian Davis Cup team),
  • Lovro Zovko (Top20 ATP in doubles)
  • Represent Croatian team on international competitions
  • Traveling coach for juniors

Zvonimir looks forward to working with the membership, and is excited to be joining the staff at the Folkes Stevens Tennis Center.