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Judi Laursen - B.S., USPTA., PTR.

Head Professional: Tournaments, Leagues and Programming Director

EDUCATION

Judi holds a Bachelors of Science from Colorado State University in Education. After teaching in a private center for 15 years, she went on to become certified as a tennis professional first with the Professional Tennis Registry, and then with the United States Professional Tennis Association.

EXPERIENCE

Judi began her teaching career at the local YMCA, and went on to create opportunities for tennis through the Longmont Tennis Association in the mid 70's before coming to the Longmont Athletic Club. She has been instrumental in the development of indoor tennis programming it the area since 1994. Judi has also coached tennis at Niwot and Skyline High Schools, as well as assisting during her oldest daughter's high school career at Longmont High, and currently with her youngest at Silver Creek. As a player, Judi has held ranking in the State and Intermountain regions since 1990, and currently holds #1 State ranking in Mother/Daughter, and #2 ranking in 45's and 50's.

INTEREST/HOBBIES

Judi enjoys being involved in her children's activities, as well as biking and traveling, when not playing in tournaments.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

A passion for teaching and for the game has kept Judi on the courts for over 25 years. A "Client-Centered" approach is the cornerstone of her teaching philosophy; as well as keeping current on industry trends and professional development. Her "performance Based" teaching system has helped develop players of all levels.

Email Judi Laursen @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may contact her at 303-772-4700 ext. 20.


marlin godownMarlin Godown, USPTA

Assistant Tennis Professional

EDUCATION

Marlin holds a BA Degree in psychology from Wichita State University. He has several years of experience working with children and adults in educational and recreational settings. Marlin earned his USPTA certification from the United States Tennis Teaching Association in 1997.

EXPERIENCE

Marlin began playing tennis when he was 10 years old and played varsity tennis at West High School in Wichita for three years. He began teaching tennis in the mid 1980's, becoming a coach at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins and Longmont HIgh School in Longmont. Marlin has had a successful playing career holding state and intermountain rankings in senior and mixed events. He was voted the senior player of the year by the USPTA and ITA in 2006.

 INTEREST/HOBBIES

Marlin enjoys biking and hiking when not playing competitive tennis.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Marlin has a great passion for the game of tennis. He believes you can incorporate the modern tennis concepts with the tactical strategies of the classical style to get the best results for each type of player.

You may reach Marlin Godown at 303-772-4700 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

marta rochaMARTA ROCHA, Instructor

EDUCATION

Marta holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina.

EXPERIENCE

Marta started playing tennis when she was 11 years old in a club in Mar del Plata, Argentina. As a junior, in the under 15 years old category, she was ranked number two in her country and she also reached a number five ranking in the 16-18 years old. She represented Argentina in the South American Tournament in 1969 held in Uruguay. Marta moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1980 and spent may years raising her three children. She returned to the sport in 1994 and after moving to Cincinnati in 1997, she started playing competition and teaching tennis at various club. She has been teaching juniors and adults and also competing in the USTA tournaments- Singles and Doubles Conference 5.0. Marta has won the Hamilton (Ohio) Singles Open in 2005 and 2006.

 INTEREST/HOBBIES

Marta enjoys aerobic classes, dancing, and reading. She also wishes Colorado whoud have a beach, since she grew up by the ocean.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Marta's focus is in "good technique", which she considers is the big window to improvement at any age. She sets goals, helps the players know their own weakness, sets drills to improve those weaknesses, and pushes the players to remember the "basics" when they are playing matches- watch the ball, move your feet, and bend your knees. She believes taht improvement is most realized when a strong connection is created between the player and their coach.

You can reach Marta at 303-772-4700 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 



Ginger-PhillipsGinger Phillips 

USPTA Elite, PTR Level 1 Adult Tennis Professional

Education/Experience
Ginger holds a BA in Advertising and Journalism. She has been teaching tennis and involved in pretty much every aspect of tennis for 27 years. Ginger has been a teaching professional, assistant college coach, high school coach, sales rep, tournament director, league and event coordinator, pro shop manager, and competitor.

INTEREST/HOBBIES
In her spare time, Ginger loves to spend time with her husband, Mike, family and friends. She also enjoys running and loves all animals!!

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Her teaching philosophy to hit a million balls, but correctly! She emphasizes strokes, strategy, footwork and mental toughness.

Email Ginger Phillips @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can contact through the club at 303-772-4700.