Meet The Team

We've partnered with Blue Chip Tennis and their certified coaches to run our junior & adult tennis programs which include a structured junior program from beginner to performance level/high school tennis, adult beginner and intermediate evening classes, and weekday morning adult drop-in clinics for tennis, cardio tennis & pickleball.  

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Evan Katz

Director of 
Broadlands Tennis

Evan is a USPTA-Certified Tennis Pro and has over 7,000 hours of teaching experience.

He grew up playing tennis in Howard County and Sea Colony Tennis, where he was part of one of the best junior programs and had the opportunity to train with some of the best players in the country.

 

Evan was a state, sectional, and nationally ranked player in the juniors and was a two-time all conference player at Centennial High School. He was a four-year starter for Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

 

He is a four-time Mid-Atlantic Conference Team Champion and had four appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

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Kelly Sykes

Private Lessons Coach

On The Line Tennis is proud to welcome Kelly Sykes to Broadlands as our private lessons coach. Kelly is a USPTA Elite Professional and brings a wealth of experience to his work with Broadlands residents. Kelly is a former Director of Junior Development for Blue Chip and his unique talents allow him to address the goals of players ranging from beginners to experienced adults and high performance/tournament playing juniors.  We know you will appreciate the energy and dedication he brings to tennis and his impressive resume!

  • Tour Coach of ITF Men’s Professional Player (Sibi Soumhoro)​

  • Coached players in High performance, Tour development and 10 and Under High Performance players

  • Published Tennis Articles in Books and Tennis Magazine in 2022

  • Works in the field of Psychology and Tennis Career Development

  • Coached Division I Tennis at Howard University in 2021-2022

  • Coached players in the Future Champions and adult tennis programs

  • Certifications:

    • PTR Level 3 Specialist (10U, 11-17, Performance & Adult);

    • PTR Specialty Degrees – Wheelchair Tennis & Adaptive Tennis;

    • USTA Professional Coach; Special Olympics Professional;

    • USPTA Elite Professional;

    • USPTA 30U National Board Member – Mid-Atlantic Section;

    • 2017 PTR Young Professional of the Year

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Dave Bryan

Dave is from the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria, VA and has been a lifelong tennis player. In college, he anchored the EMU men’s team at the number one single’s and double’s positions.

Dave’s passion for tennis led him to become a member of Mount Vernon Athletic Club, where his skills were noticed by Blue Chip Founder, Tim Bainton.

 

Dave quickly established himself as a key member of the team.

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Dustan Demello

Dustan started playing tennis while living in Hawaii and brought this passion to a small town near Hampton Roads, Virginia.

During his high school career, Dustan played competitively and competed in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) competition three times and later attended Shenandoah University, graduating with a degree in biology. Since 2016,

Dustan has served as the men’s and women’s assistant tennis coach at Shenandoah University and is PTR certified. Dustan enjoys coaching both juniors and adults and is able to help clients reach their goals through his calm and patient demeanor coupled with his tennis knowledge. 

 

Dustan currently lives in Winchester with his wife, Emma. They enjoy travelling internationally and spending time in the outdoors

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Patrick Escalambre

Patrick is a USPTA-Certified Tennis Pro.

Patrick has been teaching tennis since 2007.

 

In 2011, he was named USTA Virginia Tournament Director of the Year for his expertise in tournament organization.

 

Patrick has also worked with the USTA as an Adult League Coordinator and was a member of the Junior Tennis Committee.

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Nick Schultz

I started playing tennis over 10 years ago. I have been ranked top 10 in the state, competed and won regionally, sectionals, and nationally. I currently play Club Tennis at the University of Pittsburgh, and have experience coaching ages 5-18 at various skill levels.

Arizona is the farthest I have been for competitive tennis, however Colorado was my favorite location for a competitive tournament.

 

I am the oldest of 5, with younger siblings of exceptional skills as well. Feel free to reach out! 

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Luke McMullen

Patrick is a USPTA-Certified Tennis Pro.

Patrick has been teaching tennis since 2007. In 2011, he was named USTA Virginia Tournament Director of the Year for his expertise in tournament organization. Patrick has also worked with the USTA as an Adult League Coordinator and was a member of the Junior Tennis Committee.