Our Staff of Renowned Tennis Professionals

Having a quality tennis staff to back you up can be the difference between liking the game and loving it. Our tennis staff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Club, helping make Boca Grove one of the most distinguished tennis facilities in Boca Raton.

Director of Tennis - Richard Centerbar

Richard Centerbar has been an essential part of the Boca Grove Tennis Department for over 30 years. A native of Boca Raton, he attended Boca Raton High School and Florida Atlantic University. He is also a graduate of Van Der Meer Tennis University in South Carolina. Richard has served on the USPTA Florida Division for 12 years. During that time, he was the President of District II and President of the Florida Division, overseeing 1600 tennis professionals. He also served on the USPTA National Executive for five years and in 2013 he was named the USPTA Florida Professional of the Year. Richard’s reputation has brought the likes of tennis legend Ivan Lendl, as well as current touring pros Andy Murray, Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov, to practice and use the Boca Grove Tennis and Fitness facilities.

Head Tennis Professional - Brett Kurtz

In the Summer of 2017, Brett Kurtz joined the Tennis staff at Boca Grove. He brought with him 36 years of experience on the courts with extensive knowledge in coaching all levels of play. Brett is a USPTA Certified Elite Professional and has USTA degrees in High Performance Coaching and in 10 and Under Coaching. He has worked as the Director of Tennis at Woodmont Country Club and Indian Spring Country Club where he coached men and women's team and ran all levels of the junior and adult programs. Brett has also shared his talent with the Harold Solomon International Tennis Institute, as well as Pine Crest School as the Varisty Girls Coach where he helped lead them to three District Championship titles, as well as the 2013 Regional Champions. In 2013, Brett was also named the High School Coach of the Year by the Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel. Brett has been chosen for the last 9 years by the USTA Florida Junior Tennis Council to coach the traveling team of the best 14-year-old boys and girls in the state. If you don't see Brett on the courts, you can catch him singing in his band.