Nick Blackwood is the founder and owner of Blackwood Management and Director of the Blackwood Tennis Academy. Nick has more than 20 years of experience in the tennis industry coaching juniors and adults in various county leagues. His combination of passion, experience and expertise drives the Blackwood Tennis Academy to produce seamless results.
Jean Crenshaw is the Operations Manager at Blackwood Tennis, acting as the glue to the company by overseeing all facets of the organization. Although born in New Jersey, she has lived in Florida since relocating here with her family at the age of eight. Jean started college with a major in Hospitality Management before giving into her passion for arts, and eventually switching majors into ...
Beth is our Pro Shop Manager at Blackwood Tennis. Although this is her first year working in the tennis industry, she has been playing the game since the age of 5 and is no stranger to the sport. Her biggest professional passion is the customer service she can consistently deliver. Beth understands the value of real..
Manuel Ramirez Manuel Ramirez, Blackwood’s Facility Support Coordinator, is among the hardest-working and most dedicated members of our team. Before relocating to the United States from Cuba, he spent his time establishing himself as a creative leader and artistic innovator.
Maryanne Patrick is the Graphic Designer at Blackwood Tennis. She currently resides in Arizona after attending Saint Francis College in Indiana where she got her degree in Commercial Art/Advertising. With experience in design, illustration, and production, Maryanne has developed a thorough and well-rounded..
Andy Deluna Guest Services Specialist, is another treasured member of the Blackwood Tennis team
who’s been playing tennis since the age of six. Although he’s been playing the game for virtually his
whole life, he began pursuing a career in tennis as of 2014.
Syed Ahsan is the masterful Information Technology Manager at Blackwood Tennis. He received his Bachelor degree with a major in Computer Sciences and minor in Software Engineering. Early in his career, he founded Infinity Developers ...
Neil Burias picked up a racket at age 5 and has hardly put it down since. He was born in Canada and at age 7 his family relocated to Florida giving him the opportunity to play tennis year round. His formative tennis training includes attending summers at Saddlebrook ...
Nina Zander is a professional tennis player originating out of Nuremberg, Germany. Only 26 years old, Nina has already won one singles and two doubles titles on the ITF tour in her young career. In August of 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 279...
Jainy Sheepens , 23, is a professional tennis player from the Netherlands. She’s been playing tennis since the young age of five, and eventually determined to turn her passion for the game into a tennis career. In the peak of her success...
Scott Kendrick Info coming soon
Suresh Ramamurthi is another member of the Blackwood Tennis Professional team. He has worked in the field for over 38 years, and the creativity he acquired through his educational experience allows him to illuminate different paths to achieve end goals. Suresh believes that the skills acquired in the game carry over off the court.
Blackwood Tennis is lucky to have Fernando Carballo, Tennis Professional, as a part of our team. He’s in love with the game of tennis both professionally and personally, and it brings him joy to either play or coach. In fact, he loves coaching and training players at our resort so much that he’d do it for free,
Tony Fittipaldi is one of our treasured Tennis Professionals at Blackwood Tennis. After earning a highly respected reputation as a tennis pro, Tony has spent his time teaching the sport for over 31 years. The game is both his personal and professional passion, and if he were able to do so, he would coach players for free out of his own fulfillment.