Tennis Staff

Non members may take lessons with any of our tennis pro staff! Contact any of our pros for availability. A guest fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children will be added to the lesson fee. Non member lessons must be paid for by credit card or check in the pro shop prior to the lesson.

     

ED GASKELL

General Manager & Tennis Director - USPTA Certified Elite
edgaskell@bocagerc.org
Cell 504-874-5999
Joined Bocage staff January 2006

 
Originally from New York, USPTA certified pro since since 1985.
Played tennis for Tulane University. 
Top 500 ATP ranking.
Senior U.S. National Rankings #2 doubles and #3 singles.
Men's 35 U.S. Clay Court Doubles Finalist 1991.
Men's 40 U.S. Clay Court Singles Finalist 1996.
Named "2001 USPTA Southern Men's 45 Player of the Year" and "2003 Tennis Family of the Year" by the New Orleans Tennis Association.
Men's head coach at Tulane University 1998, 1999.
Owner & General Manager of the West End Tennis & Fitness Club in New Orleans from 1999 to 2005.


LISA JACKSON

Head Pro - USPTA Certified Elite
lisajackson@bocagerc.org
Cell 225-614-5156
Joined Bocage staff 2015
Private $55, 1/2 Hour or Semi Private $30 Group $70 Hour

 


Lisa is from Johannesburg, South Africa where she finished in the top 10 in juniors.
Collegiate Highlights:
Lisa played for William Carey College in Gulfport, Mississippi and was selected team MVP and NAIA 2nd team All-American.  She also played for University of Texas at Arlington and had a top 30 national ranking in doubles. she was a two-time recipient of the Southland Conference Player of the Year and her team won three Southland Conference Championships. Lisa earned a BS and MS in Psychology with Magma cum Laude honors.
Coaching Highlights:
Graduate Assistant at University of Texas at Arlington
Associate Head Coach at University Louisiana Lafayette - Ragin’ Cajuns improve from a 1-13 to 10-9 in her second season
LSU Assistant Coach - Tigers go to four NCAA tournament appearances and ranked 16 in the country
2007 ITA Southwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year
2012 Head Coach at University Alabama Birmingham Blazers earn best record since 2007 in her first season
2014 Program Director of Tennis and Healthy Lifestyles at the YMCA Americana developing junior and adult tennis programs

         

JEFF BROWN

Head Pro
jeffgbrown17@gmail.com
Cell 225-266-3299
Joined Bocage staff 2017
Private $55, 1/2 Hour or Semi Private $30 Group $70 Hour
       
Jeff is originally from Florida and was a Tennis All-American and captain at LSU on the 1988 NCAA finals team. Jeff had a top 50 ATP doubles ranking from 1990-1993 and advanced to the round of 16 in doubles at the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open. He was th all-time winningest Men's Tennis Coach in LSU history from 1997-2017. His teams made the NCAA Tournament 17 times in 20 seasons including 2 Final Fours, 2 SEC Championships, and 4 sweet sixteen appearances. During his time at LSU he coached 23 All Americans and three of his former players are currently top 100 in the world doubles rankings including # 14 Michael Venus who recently won the 2017 French Open with Shreveport native Ryan Harrison. Jeff is married to Debi and they have two boys Cameron (10) and Connor (13).        
         

Hunter Cobb

USPTA Certified
Email huntercobbtennis@gmail.com
Cell (720) 320-3971
Private $50, 1/2 Hour or Semi Private $27.50 Group $70 Hour

 


Hunter worked at the City Club at River Ranch in the junior tennis programs, adult beginner programs, summer camps, tennis tournaments, racket stringing & re gripping, and adult USTA league tennis.
Some of Hunters highlights and accomplishments:
*2015 USPTA Southern Section Louisiana Assistant Tennis Professional of the Year!
*Wilson Gold Advisory Staff Member
*Hitting partner for Chanda Rubin - (former ranked #6 WTA, 1996 Australian Open Grand Slam Doubles Champion, USTA National Board of Directors)
*USPTA Certified and Cardio Tennis Certified
*Tournament Director for 2017 & 2018 Louisiana Junior State Qualifying (STA L2) and Allstate Sugar Bowl (NAT L3)
*Head Tennis Coach, St. Thomas More High School - for boys & girls teams. Boys State Champions 2018

         

Logan Bueche

Assistant Tennis Pro - USPTA certified
lbueche98@gmail.com
Cell 225-250-9320
Private or hitting session $30; 1/2 Hour or Semi Private $20; 3 Person $36.


 


Louisiana top junior player.
 
 

PETER WAN

Assistant Tennis Pro
Cell 205-566-8518
1 hr Private - $30.00; 1.5 hr Private - $45.00; 30 min Private - $20.00; 1 hr semi private - $20
Top 10 junior player growing up in Alabama. Expert stringer in our pro shop. President of the LSU club tennis team 2017-2018. Tennis instructor at the LSU rec center. Peter is available for private and semi private lessons.