Our Coaches & Staff

PSTC 4 Star Staff

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Bob Pass

Founder & Co-Owner

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Nima Golshan

Tennis Director

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Mark Keats

Tennis Professional

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Michael Morris

Tennis Professional

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Mike Gee

Tennis Professional

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Zack Shane

Tennis Professional

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Deb Dager

Web Master, Adult Program Coordinator, Office Admin

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    Bob Pass

    Founder & Co-Owner

    Bob Pass has been a tennis coach and a mentor to more than 600 USTA/MAS ranked junior boys and girls, including 45 players ranked #1 and over 200 ranked in the top ten in their age division in the MAS section. Two of his students have won USTA scholarship awards for the Most Improved player in the Nation. Five of his players have achieved top 10 National rankings from the USTA and many more have achieved top 20 rankings.

    The Bob Pass 4 Star Tennis Academy started with just 12 girls in 1973. Today it is the largest and most successful junior tennis program in the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Bob has served on, and, or chaired the MAS Junior Competition Committee for 12 years, and also served on the USTA Junior Competition and Training Committee for 2 years as well as serving on the Board of the Washington Tennis Foundation for 4 years. Since 2001 Bob has coached the Bullis High School girls tennis team.

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    Nima Golshan

    Tennis Director

    Nima has many years of teaching experience in developing players of all ages and skill levels. He has trained and worked at several top tennis clubs including IMG Tennis Academy in Bradenton, FL., 4 Star Tennis Academy at Four Seasons, and Chesterbrook Swim & Tennis Club.

    Nima played 4 years of varsity tennis leading his team to district, regional, and state championships. He is currently a USPTA certified instructor.

    Nima’s coaching philosophy is to create a fun, positive, high-energy learning environment that encourages the player to develop both on and off the courts. His passion and love for the game is evident in his coaching style.

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      Mark Keats

      Tennis Professional

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        Michael Morris

        Tennis Professional

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          Mike Gee

          Tennis Professional

          Michael hails from New York City. He began playing tennis at the age of 5. At the junior level, Michael enjoyed a distinguished career as one of the best players on the east coast and in the Nation. He was ranked top 10 nationally in the U12, and U14 singles age groups. He was also ranked top 15 nationally in singles in the U16 age group, and acquired a junior world ranking while playing on the International Junior Circuit.

          At the collegiate level Michael received an athletic scholarship to Clemson University where he started both singles and doubles, helping the team reach a top 15 NCAA ranking. After transferring to Howard University, Michael garnered All-MEAC Conference 1stTeam honors, and was also named two time MEAC Player of the Week, while playing #1 singles and doubles. Since then, Michael has coached and taught players on every level including professional tour players, as well as college players and nationally ranked juniors. As a tennis coach, Michael has chosen a career path that allows him to teach others to learn and play a sport to experience the same joy that the game has brought to him.

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          Zack Shane

          Tennis Professional

          Zack loves teaching tennis and seeing the improvement of his students.. In high school Zack was the MVP on his tennis team his junior and senior years and had the best win loss ratio. Zack also played tennis at the University of Lynchburg.

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          Deb Dager

          Web Master, Adult Program Coordinator, Office Admin

          Deb is responsible for website development & maintenance, adult clinic development & administration, adult event planning & administration, marketing & communications, office & facility automation, and registration & payment administration.

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