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.

 

 

Darragh Glavin

 

darraghOriginally from Newbridge, Ireland. Darragh is 23 years old and a former Student Athlete on the tennis team at Old Dominion University. Darragh won two national Junior Doubles titles and was twice National Junior Singles runner-up.

Tennis has been his life for as long as he can remember. Darragh loves coaching and seeing players improving, but mostly enjoying the experience. He started coaching kids back home at his local club at an early age of 15.

He has coached the past three summers in the Fairfield County area in Connecticut, most recently as the Head Tennis Professional at The Shore and Country Club, Norwalk, CT. There Darragh had many tasks and duties such as:

  • Provide junior development plans for a junior program that services around 150 children per week
  • Manage adult program consisting of 5 ladies teams, 3 men’s team, and 3 senior teams
  • Leading ladies and men’s team practices as well as provide lesson plans to the staff assistingthe lessons
  • Plan and facilitate league matches, inter-club matches, tournaments and social events forwomen, men and children
  • Provide membership with regular program updates and weekly team results
  • Recorded billing and court reservations
  • Communicate with the Director of Tennis and other staff to ensure a consistent and positive message was received by the membership
  • Promote the tennis program and find ways to attract non-active members to participate in the programs

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

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.