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).        
         

MATT SHOPTAUGH

USPTA Certified Elite
mattshop@bocagerc.org
Cell 225-900-3739
Joined Bocage staff 2014
Private $50, 1/2 Hour or Semi Private $27.50 Group $70 Hour

 


Matt was ranked 1 and 2 in as a junior in Louisiana in the 12s, 14s, and 16s. Top 5 Southern player in 12s and top 10 in 14s. Represented Louisiana and the South in the Junior Zonals and Davis cup tournaments. Competed in many State, Southern, and National tournaments as a junior. Graduated from Oxford Academy in Westbrook Connecticut in 2005. Played #1 singles and Doubles for Division I Centenary College in Shreveport, La. Matt also made the dean’s list and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2010. Matt spent two years coaching at the YMCA under Johnny Wahlborg in an elite junior program and following that was the Assistant Pro at the Baton Rouge Country Club under Jason Noonan. Matt is a USPTA certified Elite Professional and is one of our traveling coaches for our junior tournament players.

 

CHRISSY URIARTE

USPTA Certified
Pro Shop Manager - proshop@bocagerc.org
& Assistant Tennis Pro - chrissy@bocagerc.org

Cell 702-215-9083
Joined Bocage staff 2016
Private or hitting session $40; 1/2 Hour or Semi Private $25; 3 Person $48; Group $60.
 




 
Chrissy is from Las Vegas, NV. She played Division I tennis at Eastern Washington University and graduated with a BS in Exercise Science. Chrissy just finished a strength and conditioning internship at LSU and is also a Certified Personal Trainer.
Collegiate: Played number 1 doubles and number 2 singles and was a member of  the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Junior tennis: Nationally ranked top 50 in the 14's and 16's and top 100 in the 18's. Achieved her highest national ranking of #44 after competing in the Copper Bowl, Easter Bowl, the Junior Orange Bowl International Championships and the USTA National Open Championships. Sectionally ranked top 3 in the 14's-18's for Intermountain. Was simultaneously ranked #1 in the 14's and #2 in the 16's. Represented Intermountain two years at Zonals and then two years at Intersectionals. Attended Advantage Tennis Academy in California her sophomore year of high school. Finished third in the high school State Championships her senior year.

         

Logan Bueche

Assistant Tennis Pro - USPTA certified
lbueche98@gmail.com
Cell 225-978-5463
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.