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Tennis at Boca Bay Pass Club  

Our USPTA Certified Pros

H. Wetzel
Director of Tennis
Boca Bay Pass Club Director of Tennis, H. Wetzel


Steve Ethier
Head Pro
Boca Bay Pass Club Tennis Head Pro, H. Wetzel


TENNIS AT BOCA BAY PASS CLUB

Welcome to Tennis at the Boca Bay Pass Club. Our tennis facilities rank among the finest in South Florida and include seven lighted Har-Tru courts and a well stocked tennis shop. The tennis program at the Pass Club is active and vibrant. Our members play on a daily basis and enjoy the creative programs offered by our USPTA Certified Pros, H. Wetzel, Director of Tennis and Steve Ethier, Head Pro. Whether you are a beginner, a "used-to-play" player, or an advanced competitor, our staff offers a unique tennis experience for everyone.

Our tennis program includes private lessons, and clinics as well as:

  • Three & Me Clinics
  • Men's and Ladies' Days
  • Saturday Mixers
  • Starlight Tennis Mixers & Dinner
  • Men's and Ladies' Team Tennis
  • PeeWee and Junior Clinics
  • Tennis, Pizza & Movie Kids Tennis

Our members always look forward to a few traditional, favorite, yearly events which include: the Welcome Back Round Robin and courtside picnic, the competitive Men's Compass Draw, and the Aussie Open with "lunch on the Barbie" in true Australian fashion. The season ends with our annual Gulfside Tennis Banquet where the camaraderie and fun among the tennis players is always evident as members say goodbye for the summer.

 

PROFILES OF THE PROS

H. Wetzel, Director of Tennis

Harold "H" Wetzel is a native of Northwest New Jersey and began his tennis career in high school winning the county championship as a rookie. He played #1 singles and doubles in college and was voted MVP all four years. He was ranked 12th nationally in Division III and played sectional and national tournaments. After college he played tennis professionally on the United States and European circuits. His professional career has included employment as Head Pro and Director of Tennis in clubs in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. "H" has been the Director of Tennis at the Pass Club since 2003. He spends his summers working as the Director of Tennis at the Elk River Club in Banner Elk, North Carolina. He is available for lessons here at the Pass Club from late October through May.

 

Steve Ethier, Head Pro

Our Head Pro, Steve Ethier, has been at the Pass Club since 2003. He is a native of Massachusetts and a collegiate star from Mississippi State, a top twenty, Division 1 School. He spent much of his early career teaching and playing in Germany at two prestigious clubs where he developed many programs for juniors and adults. Steve's professional career spanned four years during which time he achieved a world ranking in the top 250. Currently, Steve spends his summers working as Director of Tennis at Bailey's Beach Club in Newport, Rhode Island. He is available for lessons from November through May.

THE PASS CLUB SHOPPE
The Courtside Shoppe

Our retail courtside Shoppe is the meeting and greeting spot for tennis players, fitness enthusiasts, as well as all members and their guests. Our friendly staff is always there to welcome you with a cup of coffee as you arrange your next match, head to the Fitness Center or arrive for water aerobics. The Shoppe is stocked with the latest in fashionable tennis attire, the hottest racquets, and all the basics, too. We not only carry your favorite tennis brands (Tail, Boast, Babolat and Wilson), but also a nice selection of island, resort, fitness and golf wear. So, even if you are not a tennis player, come in and find just what you need, or maybe just what you want.






Boca Bay Pass Club, 898 Gulf Blvd., PO. Box 1677, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Telephone ( 941 ) 964-0769      Fax ( 941 ) 964-2997