Mind & Body
Gillette Named Director of Tennis at Gray Plantation
4/2/2018 10:52:49 PM
New Tennis Director

Kevin Gillette is the new Director of Tennis at Gray Plantation Sports Club. He will head up the tennis program at the club’s 10-court facility in the Graywood area of Lake Charles.

"We’re extremely pleased to welcome Kevin to Lake Charles,” said Billy Rase, general manager of Gray Plantation. "He brings great experience and success in developing first-class tennis programs and providing exceptional customer service. He’ll be a great asset to the players at Gray Plantation -- and to the sport of tennis in Southwest Louisiana. In fact, we’re resurfacing all the courts at Gray Plantation to give Kevin the very best facility for his program.”

Before working up the ranks as a USPTA-certified Club Tennis Professional, Gillette competed successfully at the collegiate level as an All-American at Long Beach State. In college, he scored wins over future tennis pros Patrick McEnroe and Luke Jensen. He won the 1987 Fiesta Bowl doubles title with partner Pete Sampras and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. During his college years, he spent time on the court with another famous name in tennis, Bobby Riggs.

Gillette has been Tennis Director at Northwood Country Club in Meridian, Mississippi for the past 14 years, where he significantly increased tennis participation among their members and community. In 2017, he was named Tennis Director of the Year for the state of Mississippi, USTA Boys 18’s National Team Coach for the Southern Section, and USTA National Boys and Girls Intersectional Coach. He coached junior tennis player Stevie Johnson, who went on to play on the U.S. Davis Cup team.

Gray Plantation Sports Club is at 3860 Gray Market Drive in Lake Charles, phone 337-562-1206. Kevin Gillette can be contacted at kevin@grayplantation.com.
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