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Sue Bartlett

Sue Bartlett strives to serve as a positive influence not only on her students’ playing skills, but on their young lives, as head tennis coach at the Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

“I enjoy seeing others improve and gain confidence in themselves; seeing the pleasure of someone achieving a goal for which they have worked hard,” Sue said.

This Professional 1 member of USPTA found reward in watching a player she could have cut, as 23rd on the team, rise to No. 3, play in college and then become a coach. Sue has also completed the USTA High Performance Coaching Program for developing high level players.

She also is proud of the fact that the Girls Preparatory School team, where she has worked since 1988, won the state high school championships in 1998,2006,2007,2008,and 2010.

Sue served as head pro at Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club from 1982 to 1988. From 1982 to 1984, she also served as assistant women’s tennis coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration-marketing at the university.

Sue, who enjoys organizing group trips to Wimbledon, grew up in England. She reached a ranking of No. 17 in juniors in the United Kingdom. She went on to play at the University of Tennessee from 1977 to 1981 and was a Division II All-American and member of two National Championship teams.

She later became a senior national champion, winning the USTA 35-and-Over National Hard Courts in 1993 and the 50's clay courts in 2012 and also the British National Indoors in 2009.Sue has represented her native Great Britain  in the World  Team Championships  over the past several years.

This USPTA pro started teaching after college. “I have always had a passion for the sport of tennis and the life experiences it gives you,” she said. “I wanted to help pass these on to others.”

Inducted into the Tennesee Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008 Sue is also a member of the UTC and Chattanooga Sports Halls of Fame.Sue is a past recipient of the USPTA Tennessee Professional of the Year and the 35-and-Over Player of the Year. She also served as a USPTA Southern Division board member for one year and a Tennessee Chapter board member for three years.

Sue and her husband, Bill, have a 28 year-old daughter, Claire, who played collegiately for Virginia and Florida. This pro’s goal is to help all students, juniors and adults fulfill their potential both  on and off the court.

Bill Bartlett

Bill has been teaching tennis for over 25 years. He has coached the middle school tennis team at GPS for the past 15 years. For 10 years he combined tennis and fishing in order to fulfill his life long dream of competing on the B.A.S.S fishing circuit. 

Bill found success early in his junior tennis career,pursued basketball in high school, and then tennis again in collage and thereafter. His all sports background brings a great understanding of all aspects of tennis and team life.

Bill has attended many seminars and is especially proud of graduating from the Vic Braden Tennis College in California. He also has qualified as a USPTA professional.

Bill is particularly proud of his middle school team's record. Out of the last six years they have only lost one match(2007) and currectly hold the TVAC league title.

Bill enjoys working with young people and seeing them develop in tennis and life.

Sarah Evans

Sarah is a graduate of GPS where she was on 4 State Champoionship Teams from 2006,2007,2008, and 2010. She also won the TSSAA Individual State Championships in 2010. She then went on to play Collegiate Tennis at Wofford College where she was the No 1 player for all 4 years. Sarah received a degree in pyschology. She is currently studying for her USPTA Professional Certification in tennis.Sarah is also a wonderful dancer and is a member of the Weave Dance Company. 

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