Piedmont Park Coaching Staff

Kenyon Generette-Oliver

Kenyon is originally from Atlanta and helps lead the team at Piedmont Tennis Center, Briarlake Church, and Clarkston. Kenyon is a graduate of Mars Hill College where he earned a Bachelors degree in Communications and English with a minor in Economics, while playing tennis and soccer.

Kenyon has been the head teaching pro with some of the top tennis clubs in the Atlanta metro, including Dunwoody Country Club and the Atlanta Country Club. Prior to those stents he was a staff pro at the Capital Country Club. He is USPTA certified and has been teaching juniors for over 15 years.

In his spare time Kenyon loves hanging out with his friends and family. He loves tennis so much, he even plays while on vacation.

Wendell Troy

Wendell is originally from Atlanta and has been a member of USPTA for 30 years. Coach Troy has been a USTA Tournament Director for 25 years. He graduated from Georgia State University. He is married and has a daughter who is now attending Georgia State University. Coach Troy works primarily with Junior excellence and Green Dot Groups.

Caio Borges

Caio grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, competing in national and international level junior tournaments. In 2006, he accepted a tennis scholarship to play for Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Caio was an active member of men’s tennis team for four years, playing line one doubles and two singles.  He was captain of his team and received the N.A.I.A Champion of Character award during his senior year.  Caio also received the All Team Scholarship award while at Lee.  He received a BA in commuications from Lee University and a MA in Design and Media Management from Miami International University.

Caio is PTR certified and has coached throughout his junior and college career.  Outside tennis, he enjoys spending time with his wife Victoria and his dog Lilly, as well as playing golf, surfing, soccer, traveling and exploring cool spots in the city of Atlanta.

Cali Sachs

Cali was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida were she competed in junior tournaments from age 8-18.  She played 4 years of college tennis at Mercer University where she graduated with a degree in Communications. Cali has coached for UTA since April, 2012.  Cali is PTR Certified and enjoys teaching junior as well as adult players of all abilities. In addition to teaching, Cali strings most of the rackets at Piedmont Tennis Center and Blackburn Tennis Center. Her hobbies include going to concerts with friends and college football, especially the Florida Gators.

Catherine Harris

Catherine is from Weston, Massachusetts and started playing tennis competitively at age 13. She was ranked in the top 10 for both singles and doubles in USTA New England 18s. She played on the Emory Women’s Tennis team 2011-2015. The team was ranked top 3 in the country all four years and won the NCAA DIII National Championships in 2014. Catherine earned a BS in Computer Science from Emory.

James Pressley

James, a native of Atlanta, started playing tennis at the age of four.  A natural athlete, James played football, basketball, cross country, and tennis in high school.  He earned a tennis scholarship to play at Morehouse College.  James was an integral part in helping his team win the 2011 SIAC Conference Championship that led them to the NCAA Division II Nationals. He received All-Conference Doubles honors in 2012.

Since joining UTA in 2009, James has coached patrons of all ages, specializing in junior development.  When he is not on the tennis court, James is also a sports journalist. James has covered Atlanta franchises such as the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, as well as several Atlanta colleges and even the 2012 Olympics!

Juan Vazquez

Juan Vazquez was a Junior College National Champion while playing for Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody, while holding a Top 10 National Singles and Doubles ranking. He was a former ATP touring professional who represented his native Puerto Rico in Davis Cup competition in 1993. Before joining UTA, he was the Head Tennis Professional at Marietta Country Club as well as at TPC Sugarloaf and also at Smoke Rise Country Club. During Juan’s tenure at Marietta Country Club, he was awarded the 2003 Georgia Professional Tennis Association Head Tennis Professional of the Year for large facilities. Juan was also the Men’s & Junior Leagues Coordinator at Druid Hills Golf Club. Juan has been a USPTA and a GPTA certified professional since 1999, and has been instructing tennis since 1997.

He has also participated in three National Collegiate Championships Playoffs and was his school conference’s Most Valuable Player during his senior year at Barton College in North Carolina. Throughout the year, Juan participates in local Club Pro-Am’s, competes in USTA Pro League, and plays at the AA-1 level. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking working in the yard, and spending time with his family.

Kwesi Smith

Coming soon…

Lavie Sak

Lavie is a certified Advanced Level II ATPCA (Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association) teaching pro; spreading his knowledge of the game in New York City and Australia before arriving in Atlanta.

Playing in the USTA Eastern Regional Section, Lavie received all metropolitan honors as a junior. Lavie is a supporter and advocate of developing tennis in third world countries, having worked with the Cambodian Tennis Federation and their National Davis Cup Team.

Lavie recieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and Masters in Design at the University of Sydney.

Sydney Grant

Sydney grew up in Marietta, Georgia and went to high school at The Walker School where she was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame. As a junior, Sydney was consistently in the top junior rankings in the South and in Georgia. She was a 5-star recruit and was ranked top 50 in the nation. She earned a tennis scholarship to the University of Richmond and competed at top of the line up for singles and doubles. The team won 2 Atlantic Ten Conference Championships and Sydney was honored as All-Conference Second Team. She also played tennis at Georgia Southern University and graduated with an Anthropology degree.

Sydney was a Volunteer Assistant Coach for Emory University Women’s Tennis Team & participated in a team trip to Thailand. She has been coaching in the metro Atlanta area for 4 years, working primarily with young children and juniors, but enjoys teaching all ages. She is passionate about working with animal shelters, hiking, painting, and traveling.

Tory Martin

Tory, who is from Atlanta, played four years at Morehouse College.  He served as team captain for 3 years and led the team to 3 SIAC Championships.  Each of the four years at Morehouse College he received 1st Team All Conference Singles and Doubles honors.  He was also named team MVP all for four years!  Tory was the first person in tennis to receive Morehouse Rookie of the Year and MVP and was selected as one of five Men of the Year for Morehouse Athletics in 2011. He earned his B.A. in Business Finance, with a minor in Economics.

Tory started coaching when he was 17 at Camp Best Friends which was a summer camp held at Washington Park Tennis Center. Tory is a certified USPTA teaching pro, and enjoys working with both children and adults of all ages and abilities. Tory has a large family, boasting 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He enjoys doing anything that is family and/or sports related during his free time.