Our USPTA Certified Pros
Director of Tennis
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 Skylar Warren, 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.
Garrett Lakey, Head Pro
Our Head Tennis Professional for the 2018-2019 season at the Boca Bay Pass Club is Garrett Lakey. Garrett is from Wilkesboro, NC. He graduated from Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC where he studied business administration with a concentration in finance. Garrett played four years of NCAA Division II Tennis where he played #1 and #2 singles and #1 doubles. During the last five summers, Garrett has worked for H as the Assistant Tennis Pro at Elk River Club in Banner Elk, NC. After graduating from LMC in May 2017, Garrett spent his first season in Florida where he resided and worked in Naples at the Player's Club and Spa teaching tennis and pickleball. He is very excited about joining our team at the Pass Club and is eager to get on the courts at the best club on Boca Grande.
|THE PASS CLUB 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.