The LTC is home to some of the best teaching pros in Albuquerque! Many of these pros have played and/or coached Division I college tennis here at the University of New Mexico or elsewhere. Many are trained as USPTA professionals, while others have picked up their skills learning from other great pros.
Bob Scott is the Director of the LTC, splitting his time between keeping the club running smothly and teaching group and private lessons. Bob's Superdrills are the most popular at the LTC and give players a chance to take advantage of Bob's lifetime of tennis knowledge. Bob has worked all around the country as a tennis coach and teaching pro, both at country clubs and as a collegiate coach.
Christine Paulsen grew up playing junior tennis, played college tennis for California State University of Long Beach and toured on the WTA in France and Germany. She went on to become a USPTA Certified Pro 1 and has worked with adults and juniors in many locations and settings. Locally, Christine was the Albuquerque Academy girls tennis coach from 1990-1994 and the Girls 18s district coach in 1990. She has worked with the Lobo Performance Tennis Academy (LPTA) and the Lobo Tennis Club since 2010. Christine also teaches and private and group lessons to players of all levels and leads a variety of superdrills.
Roy Cañada came to Albuquerque from Mexico to play for the UNM Men's Tennis Team, and achieved All-American status during his time playing for the Lobos. Roy was the UNM Women's Head Tennis Coach until Spring 2012. Roy is now working here at the LTC as a teaching pro, picking up new lessons all the time.
Rodolfo “Fito” Jauregui
Rudolfo "Fito" Jauregui grew up in Córdoba, Mexico, in the Mexican State of Veracruz. His sport of choice was soccer until he discovered his talent for tennis at age 12. He came to UNM in January 2013 as a redshirt for the UNM Men’s Tennis Team and competed from 2014 to 2017. Fito received his degree in Exercise Science and is currently working on his graduate degree. He works with junior tennis players as part of the Lobo Performance Tennis Academy and is available for clinics and private lessons with juniors and adults.
Johnny Kowalski, a former Lobo Tennis player, came to the LTC after working at various clubs around Albuquerque. When he moved to the LTC he began working with Bart Scott (UNM Men's Associate Head Tennis Coach) to re-structure and energize the Lobe Performance Tennis Academy (LPTA). LPTA has become a huge focus for Johnny, working with some of the top juniors in the Southwest. Johnny still teaches some group and private lessons, but mostly focuses on LPTA and his family.
Matt Neeld is from Roswell, NM and played for the UNM Men's Tennis Team for 4 years, playing mostly doubles by his senior year. Matt works with LPTA, teaches private and group lessons, and leads two of the LTC Superdrills. Matt is known for making his lessons work very hard and sending them home tired. If you're looking for a tough work-out, Matt is the Pro for you!
Bio for Ricky coming soon!
Chuck Provencio grew up in Bakersfield, CA where he started his coaching career at age 18. By the time he graduated from CSU Bakersfield he was the assistant coach at the junior college, captain and coach of several USTA teams, and Director of Junior Tennis at the historic Bakersfield Racquet Club. He soon moved to South Dakota as the men’s and women’s tennis graduate assistant for the Division I San Diego State University Jackrabbits while completing his M.S. in Sport and Recreation Studies. After a brief return to his hometown and the BRC, Chuck joins the Lobo Tennis Club and has started working on his Ph.D. in Sport Administration at UNM.
Mario has over 20 years tennis experience, both in competition and instruction. As a high school tennis player, he was a four-year individual state champion, two titles in singles and two in doubles. He competed in USTA tournaments as a high level junior player. The Fulgenzi family holds over 30 high school state championships in the State of New Mexico. They are known for their unique style of play which consists of double handed groundstrokes. Mario strives to grow the sport of tennis and welcomes all ages.