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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.
Chall Waller | HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL | Director of Junior Development
Chad Waller is a self taught tennis player who was awarded a full tennis scholarship at ECU. During his college career he played at #2 singles and #1 doubles. His team received the first ever top 15 national ranking. Additionally, he was ranked 4th in the nation in doubles with partner Olof Grahn and finished runner up in the national Rolex tournament. After collegiate tennis, he decided to travel for a short time participating in professional and money tournaments. Occasionally, he participated in USPTA tournaments circuit and was ranked in the top 10.
His coaching career started 15 years ago. Chad has worked with people of all ages from 4-85. Some of his accomplishments include:
"I love teaching and coaching tennis because I get to help others gain knowledge, improve and see them thoroughly enjoy the life long sport I’m so passionate about." - Chad Waller
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.
SANDY GEMPEL | FRONT DESK - PROGRAM AND EVENT COORDINATOR
I have been an active tennis parent for the last six years, supporting my daughter Hope's tennis journey. Along the way, I have met a lot of great players, parents, and coaches. I have seen a lot of amazing tennis facilities and tennis programs within our community. I am passionate about tennis because it is a happy place and time for so many people. It is a game one can enjoy their entire life from Juniors to Seniors. I am extremely excited to be part of the Hidden Trails Tennis Center Team, providing opportunities for tennis to everyone and growing the love of the game.
I have 25 years customer service experience, specializing in corporate events and meetings. Responsible for the organization and execution of up to 30 meetings and events per month. Developed and implement business policies and procedures.
In my community I enjoy volunteering with Girl Scouts and a local pug rescue, we foster dogs until they are healthy and ready for their forever home. I am also a certified USTA Play Safe volunteer.