Dunwoody Coaching Staff

David Stolle

David is a founding partner at UTA and is originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts. He helps organize the programs at Chastain Tennis Center and James Creek Tennis Center. David earned his bachelors in psychology with a religious studies minor from the University of Virginia. He is a former number #1 singles player for the Cavaliers and was USTA/Georgia’s Junior Coach of the Year in 2002.

In addition to assisting with the tennis programs at Chastain Park and James Creek, David manages the UTA College Placement Program which helps connect UTA tournament players with universities. David also leads the UTA involvement in ‘Serve and Connect’ which offers free tennis classes Friday afternoons in the Fall and Spring to the students of Washington Park Tennis Center.

David and his wife Ashley, have been blessed with three energetic children: Livi, Kate, and Lex.

Alex Raffalovich

Alex Raffalovich grew up in Lawrenceville, GA. She’s a former UTA player and previously taught at Champ Tennis Academy. Alex played collegiate tennis at GCSU and UGA. She presently plays on USTA and ATLA teams, the Atlanta Pro-Am Circuit and in charity tournaments around the city.

Alex attended UGA and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture.

Alex loves traveling, spending time with friends and family, staying fit and snow skiing. She coaches at our Chastain and Dunwoody locations, working with all ages from beginners to advance tournament players.

Erica Zabkar

Erica, who is from Roswell, Georgia, is a former student at Universal Tennis Academy. She played collegiately for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned First Team All Southern Conference honors. As an assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at UNCG, Erica helped guide the Spartans to a Southern Conference regular season championship in 2012. She won the 2012 ITA Carolinas Assistant Coach of the Year award. While continuing her masters degree, Erica worked with juniors at Green Valley Swim & Tennis Club in Greensboro, NC.

Erica earned a Master’s (2011) and Bachelor’s (2008) of Science in Kinesiology from the UNCG. She completed Master’s of Science in Athletic Training from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) in May 2014. She is currently a certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer. Erica enjoys working with players of all ages and abilities.

Ian Melnik

Ian’s hometown is Lawrenceville, Georgia. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a NCAA-D1 school. Ian was on the men’s tennis team, captaining his senior year.

During the summer of 2018 he taught at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland.

Ian will be teaching drills and private lessons at UTA’s Dunwoody location.

Trey Walston

Trey grew up in Birmingham, AL where he played state, sectional, and national tournaments from the age of 11. He attended the University of Alabama and was a member of the tennis team for four years.  Trey was team captain for his junior an senior years. While in school Trey was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee as well as on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Trey graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics. He is PTR certified and works with children and adults of all levels.

When not on the tennis court, Trey is an avid traveler and enjoys playing golf and guitar.