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Pro Staff

The Best of the Best

Teachers, coaches and tournament champions, our Tennis Pros bring dozens of years of combined experience to the Raleigh Racquet Club. Whether you’ve just picked up a racquet or you’ve been playing for years, our pros can help you grow and improve your game. They are truly the best of the best. Meet them below.

Paul Goode - Director of Tennis

Playing Experience:
2017 Men’s 35’s Nat'l Hard Court - Singles & Doubles Champion
2015 & 2017 Men’s 35’s Nat'l Clay Court Champion
2014 Men’s 35’s Nat'l Hard Court Doubles Champion
2013 Nat'l 30’s Clay Court Champion
2012 Men’s Open Doubles –NC State Champion
2011 Mixed Doubles – NC State Champion
2007 Men’s Open Singles - NC State Champion
UNC Greensboro 1998-2002

Teaching Experience:
Raleigh Racquet Club - Director of Tennis 2014-Present
Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Head Men’s Coach 2011-2013
NCSU – Assistant Men’s Coach 2010-2011
Lees-McRae College – Head Men’s & Women’s Coach 2006-2010

Certification:
USPTA Professional 1

Hometown: Boone, NC | USA

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Thomas Mozur - Director of Junior Tennis

Playing Experience:
Played college varsity tennis at The University of Tennessee 1993-1997
Highest junior rankings of #1 in TN, 10 in the south, 100 nationally
Father/Son nationally ranking of #2
Won 2017 National 40 over team runner up 2016, 2015

Teaching Experience:
Raleigh Racquet Club Pro 2014-Present
Head Men’s Tennis Coach UNC Greensboro 2002-2014
JDC Director/Assistant Professional at the Knoxville Racquet Club 1997-2002 

Certification:
USPTA Professional 1

Hometown: Knoxville, TN | USA

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Brent Bennett - Director of Adult Tennis

Playing Experience:
All State High School player 3 years
All conference high School Player 3 years
Raleigh Pro League 2014- Current

Teaching experience:
Director of Tennis – Brier Creek Country Club, 2013-Feb 2018
Chapel Hill Tennis Club – Head Professional/Junior Director, 2010-2013
Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club – Head Professional, 2007-2010
Cary Tennis Park – Tennis Professional, 2005-2007

Certification:
USPTA Level 1, Elite 5.0 Rating

Hometown: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina | USA

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Matt Tomyko - RRC Director of 10u Tennis

Playing Experience:
John Carroll University 2007 Honorable Mention, All Ohio Athletic Conference

Teaching Experience:
Raleigh Racquet Club Director of 10u Tennis since July 2017
Wembley Club (Cleveland, OH) 2015-2017
Cary Tennis Park (Cary, NC) 2013-2015

Certification:
PTR – 10 & under, USTA Net Generation

Hometown: Solon, Ohio | USA

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Philip Faulkner - Staff Professional

Playing Experience:
Ranked top 5 in North Carolina B18s.
Bollettieri/IMG Student 2006-2008
Semi-finalist NC Junior State Close Championships 2007
Played number one singles and doubles for Wakefield High School 2005-2009
Captained Wakefield to first-ever state playoff

Teaching Experience:
Raleigh Racquet Club (Raleigh, NC) Staff Pro since 2014
Kabiru Ibrahim Clinics (Raleigh, NC) Assistant Pro 2008-2010

Certification:
USPTA

Hometown: Ontario, Canada

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Carlos Garcia - Staff Professional

Playing Experience:
University of Tennessee Men’s Tennis 1982-87
SEC Team Championship - 1986
3 USTA National Doubles Championships in the Men’s 35’s
National ranked #3 USTA Men’s 35’s, 40’s, and 45’s singles
Member of the US Gordon Trophy & Sorlien Cup Team (USA vs Canada)
Member of the US Amigos Cup Team (USA vs Mexico)

Coaching Experience:
Staff Pro at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club, Knoxville, TN 1987-1994
Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach, UT Knoxville 1994-1999
Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach, UNC Chapel Hill 1999-2000
Full time coach for Chris Woodruff (GS/ATP/Davis Cup) 2000
Head Men’s Tennis Coach at the UT Chattanooga 2001-2017

Teaching Certifications:
PTR, USTA Net Generation

Hometown: Knoxville, TN | USA

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Malik K. Daniel - Staff Professional

Playing experience:
#1 at University of Mount Olive MVP (3YRS)
Junior Player -top 5 in the state of Kentucky in singles and doubles

Teaching experience:
Lexington Tennis Club (Lexington, Ky) Tennis Professional 1989-1991
University of Mount Olive Assistant Tennis Coach 1996-1997
Brier Creek Country (Raleigh, NC) Tennis Professional 2013-2016
Southern Village Club (Chapel Hill, NC) Tennis Professional 2016-2017
Raleigh Racquet Club Since June 2017

Hometown: Hagatna, Guam | USA

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“My wife and I play tennis all over Triangle, so deciding to join RRC was a big deal since we can play tennis anywhere in the area. RRC has great court facilities that are always available and have the only indoor courts in Raleigh. We also appreciate that RRC has a great junior program and family-like community feel. ”

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