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All of our coaches give private, semiprivate and group lessons. For pricing or to schedule a time for lessons please contact the front desk or contact the coach directly.
ELIZABETA BABB, USPTA | TENNIS DIRECTOR
Elizabeta Abramovic Babb is a certified USPTA professional who founded Wolf Tennis Academy. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Elizabeta comes from a family of seven children. Her father is an established coach who operates a tennis academy in Croatia and her two older sisters were professional tennis players.
After finishing high school, Elizabeta decided to pursue education in the USA. She accepted an offer for a tennis scholarship at the University of Central Oklahoma. During her career at UCO she Earned All-Lone Star Conference honors and was named the league Co-Sportsmanship Player of the Year. She was a four-year standout for the Bronchos while leading UCO to three national tournament appearances. She was also selected NCAA Division II South Central Region Senior Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
After completing a bachelors she got her masters in Business Administration and at the same time worked as an assistant coach for Women tennis team at UCO. Throughout her coaching career, Elizabeta has taught tennis privately and for various programs and clubs. Elizabeta is a competitive spirit, passionate about growing the game of tennis and focused on building the best quality tennis program in town right here at Hidden Trails.
JENNY MARCOS, USPTA | HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
Jenny Marcos is one of the most decorated tennis players in Central Oklahoma history. She was a standout singles and doubles player from the late 1980’s who earned all-American honors four times. Marcos was inducted into the Central Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2007.
Jenny has over 30 years of coaching experience. She has coached both women and men college tennis teams at Southwestern Christian University and has also been a director of Tennis at Willow Creek (Hidden Trails today) and Santa Fe Family Life Center. Jenny is an excellent pickleball player and a coach as well. She was a National Pickleball Champion for Singles 50 & over and 50 & over Mixed doubles.
Coach Jenny is currently running Hidden Trail's new high performance program. Thanks to Coach Marcos, high performance juniors located in South Oklahoma City and nearby communities such as Yukon, Mustang, Newcastle, Blanchard and Tuttle now have a closer place to home in order to attend and receive high performance instruction. She excels at teaching footwork patterns and assisting students in learning to use the full kinetic chain in order to produce power and spin. Coach Jenny’s skills and knowledge will take any player to new heights.
RODNEY O'DELL, USPTA | TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
Rodney O’Dell is a respected leader and coach within the Oklahoma tennis community. He is a certified USPTA Teaching Professional and currently serves as the USTA Oklahoma Southwest Quadrant Representative. He formed the All Star Tennis Club in Mustang, OK where he directed all club operations and provided group and private lessons for ages 6 - 18 from 2012 – 2015. His playing career includes the following USTA Men’s 4.0 Doubles Accomplishments: National Qualifier, Missouri Valley Sectional Champion, Oklahoma State Champion
As a result of his accomplishments, he now plays at the 4.5 level. He works full time as a Computer Scientist at the Federal Aviation Administration but also enjoys taking time to share his passion for tennis with others.
“I love tennis and enjoy sharing my passion, knowledge, and experience that I’ve gained over the years with others. I like to explain the physics behind tennis and how the body can be used as a whole to generate power from the ground up. My desire is to teach others the fundamentals of tennis, the importance of fitness, mental toughness, good sportsmanship and a love for the game that will last a lifetime!” – Coach Rod
LINDA FAYE PRATT | TENNIS COACH
Linda Faye graduated from OSU with a degree in Secondary Education and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from OCU. She coached the Girls Tennis team at her alma mater, Midwest City HS and was honored as the Oklahoma East All State Girls Tennis Team Coach. She has participated in USTA Women’s and Mixed Doubles league play and is a member of OCTA and SOCTA. Linda Faye has specialized in coaching the 10 and under age group at Hidden Trails since 2016. Her main goal is to make tennis simple, exciting, and fun so that students will have early success, leave with a smile on their face and ultimately choose tennis as their sport for a lifetime.