Meet the Team 

Barry Riddle, General Manager

In 2004, Barry and his wife Suzette brought tennis programming and instruction to the Town of Parker, teaching out of neighborhood courts and Chaparral High School. But, his love for tennis started long before that and throughout his career, he has been involved in all areas of the sport – starting as a Collegiate athlete, he kicked off his professional career at Head Sports Inc., handling Pro Player Relations, Product Development and Sales, he then served as General Manager for The Pines Athletic Club and the Evergreen Athletic Club, and as the Athletic Director at Colorado Athletic Club Denver, before settling down in Parker and launching Parker Tennis.

 

In 2008, Barry partnered with the Town to build Railbender Tennis & Skate Park, he has instructed countless residents – of all ages and abilities, run many different programs and coached tennis at both Chaparral and Legend High School.  Barry is a well-respected Umpire, in Colorado and across the country. In 2014, the Riddle’s were named the USTA Colorado Family of the Year and Barry was awarded the USTA Colorado Umpire of the Year in 2015.

Steve Prosowski, Director of Tennis 

In his 25 years as a tennis teaching professional, Steve’s experience has run the gamut; from coaching beginners to WTA tour players and everything in between. As Part Owner and Director of Tennis at Parker Tennis since 2011, Steve oversees the daily operations while running clinics, leagues, team practices, private and group lessons. With the club opening, he recently resigned as the coach of the boys’ varsity team, and girls’ junior varsity team at Ponderosa High School but continues to work and develop high-level juniors and helping them accomplish their goals both on and off the court.

During his tenure of teaching Steve has run 4 clubs (including one in Jamaica), managed 40 teaching professionals, over 100 staff members, coached over 75 tennis teams, taught more players then one can count and ran tennis programming from coast to coast.

Craig Marshall, Director of Junior Tennis 

Craig Marshall, a native Coloradoan, served as a Physical Education Elementary School Teacher for 32 years, where he instilled positive fitness choices in his students day in and day out. In his tenure at Aurora public schools, a former collegiate player with a passion for tennis, Craig launched the Boys and Girls High School Tennis Program at Rangeview High School. Because of this work and his devotion to his students, he was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1990 and the Continental Tennis Coach of the Year Honors in 1991. Craig retired from the Public School system in 2011  to focus on his first love, a USPTA certified tennis professional, Craig runs the Junior Programs and Junior Team Tennis League in Parker, and continues to coach the tennis teams at Legend High School.

Craig Marshall, a native Coloradoan, served as a Physical Education Elementary School Teacher for 32 years, where he instilled positive fitness choices in his students day in and day out. In his tenure at Aurora public schools, a former collegiate player with a passion for tennis, Craig launched the Boys and Girls High School Tennis Program at Rangeview High School. Because of this work and his devotion to his students, he was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1990 and the Continental Tennis Coach of the Year Honors in 1991. Craig retired from the Public School system in 2011  to focus on his first love, a USPTA certified tennis professional, Craig runs the Junior Programs and Junior Team Tennis League in Parker, and continues to coach the tennis teams at Legend High School.

TOmi Winnig, tennis professional  

Tomi Winnig, born in San Paulo Brazil  has been playing tennis since he was 5 years old and began to flourish as a player at his parent’s tennis academy. As a junior, Tomi was ranked Top 10 best players in Brazil.  Tomi competed in Wimbledon, Rolland Garros, & U.S. Open Junior Grand Slam Tournaments.

After a successful junior career, he attended The University of Tennessee, later transferring to University of Louisiana Lafayette culminating to a move to New York to start his teaching career. 

Tomi has a special way of teaching tennis that allows all levels of players to learn and play with confidence and ease.

When Tomi is not on the court, you can find him at home playing with his two sons, Jacob and Jagger. He is also a lover of dogs and likes to take his dog Bentley on long walks by the creek. 

MAdison porter, tennis professional  

 

Madison Porter, step-daughter to Barry Riddle, grew up playing in many Parker Tennis camps and at Greenwood Tennis Club. She played varsity tennis and basketball at Legend High School and was awarded ‘MVP of the league’ in both sports in 2010. To no surprise, she followed in her parents footsteps and played college tennis at Colorado State University, then graduating with honors in Health and Exercise Science in 2017. She then pursued getting her chiropractic degree in San Francisco, California where she met her future husband, Gian Steenkamp. To say tennis runs in Madison’s blood is an understatement; with her mom, dad and step-dad being tennis teaching professionals for decades, it was only natural for her to continue the family legacy! 

Madison has taught tennis to all ages and levels, from age 4 to 74, and from beginner to advanced, she can fill all your tennis needs. 

 

 

 

 

 

CHrista Gecheva, tennis professional  

Christa Gecheva, a Bulgarian native who was raised in Wimbledon, London has been playing tennis since the age of 10. She trained in the heart of Wimbledon and at the All England Lawn Tennis Club while competing in the UK and Europe before accepting a tennis scholarship at the University of Wyoming. After graduating, Christa took up the role of assistant coach for the Cowgirl's tennis team alongside earning her MBA. Christa has 10+ years of coaching experience with players from all age groups, from beginners to performance juniors, and college players. She likes to keep things light and fun, all while pushing you to take that extra step in your game and on the court!

When Christa is not on the court, you can find her trying out new recipes at home, painting, taking care of animals, or on the road at competitive tournaments with junior players. 

About the Facility 

Delivering high-quality tennis programming to Parker, the PRC is designed with the tennis player in mind; featuring, top of the line lighting, US Open style deco-turf cushioned courts, and full viewing of each court. ​ 

The brand new, state of the art facility features: 

  • 6 indoor cushioned surface tennis courts

  • 4 outdoor post tension tennis courts

  • 135 foot viewing mezzanine provides the best viewing in Denver

  • 1,500 sq ft outdoor patio

  • 2,000 sq ft Welcome Center with locker rooms & lounge

  • Year-round play & programs

  • Top of the line LED lighting 

  • Located in the heart of Parker 

Testimonials 
Testimonials 

"When my son left for college several years ago, I took up tennis to fill a bit of my extra time. What began as a hobby has turned into an obsession. I truly must thank Steve Prosowski for taking my tennis game to a new level. Steve's dedication, patience and knowledge of the game is second to none. Parker Tennis is incredibly fortunate to have an amazing pro like Steve. His love for the game and desire to help his students succeed is a constant on and off the court. He certainly has what it takes to build winners. Without him, I know my game would not be at the level it is."

Kathleen B. 

"Steve has been instrumental in my learning and participation in the sport.  He is able to combine instruction, strategy and drills into group lessons.  Private lessons have provided clear concise instruction designed for my specific weaknesses, while motivating me to continue to improve. My husband and I take semi-private lessons where we have worked on doubles strategy and improving our skills. He teaches at a level I can understand while challenging me as needed.

Steve is part of a larger professional group in Parker that is committed to bringing quality tennis instruction and facilities to the Parker area, while keeping the sport fun and exciting. He combines technical expertise with joy and humor and is amazingly great with names!"

Laura J.

"The Parker Racquet Club will be a huge asset for the community.  Steve is a fabulous coach for both the novice and higher level junior and NTRP players.  His knowledge, patience and taste in music are unsurpassed, which make his drills a must for any player."

 

Heidi W. 

"Craig is a positive influence on Parker Tennis.  His instruction on racquet skills, positioning, rules and etiquette really build overall tennis IQ.  Most importantly, his upbeat attitute helps players learn a love for the game.  Which hopefully becomes a life long sport that continues to teach life skills."

Bridget M. 

"Coach Craig Marshall is an amazing tennis coach. He has coached my youngest son for two years now and he is really developing as a tennis player. Craig is amazing with all age groups and I highly recommend him, especially for the little kids. He has a way of making learning fun and exciting. Craig is dedicated to getting kids out on the court and loving tennis."

Morgan O. 

Craig Marshall is an exceptional tennis coach. Our 12 year old granddaughter has taken lessons from him for the past three years and she also participated on the Parker Jr. Tennis Team coached by him. Craig's coaching style is patient and nurturing and as a result she loves tennis and has developed better self esteem and confidence in her personal life. Craig has a passion for tennis and he encourages young people to play the game honorably and with proper tennis etiquette. We are very happy that Craig was available to coach our granddaughter and help her develop her game and her personal skills.

John and Judy S. 

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© 2019 Parker Racquet Club

Phone: 1-720-676-7560

Email: parkerracquetclub@gmail.com

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