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.

Tennis Pro Shop Manager - Linda Mezzone

Linda Mezzone has been an integral part of the Boca Grove Tennis Shop for over seven years. Previously, she had an award-winning career in graphic design in New York City. For over 25 years, she worked at several Fortune 500 companies, including Lockheed Martin, Goldman Sachs and Dreyfus as the VP of Creative Services. At Boca Grove, Linda uses the same attention to detail that she honed in graphic design to ensure that the tennis shop is one of the most well-runned shops in South Florida.