Staff


Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams

Executive Director

Katrina Adams started playing tennis at age 6 in a Chicago parks program. At 16, she was a two-time Illinois High School Association singles champion. Recruited by Northwestern University, she earned the NCAA doubles title there and was twice voted All-American. In 1988 she went professional with the WTA, retiring in 1999 with 20 career doubles titles. Ms. Adams was a USTA national coach 1999-2002, helping to develop some of the nation's top tennis players. She is currently an analyst for the Tennis Channel and a Co-Host CBS Sports Network.

In 2005, Ms. Adams, a USPTA and PTR certified teaching professional, joined HJTEP and has grown the enrollment to over 1,000 participants and increased the operating budget to $1million+. She served as the Chair and President of the USTA 2015-2018.

Simone Spigner

Simone Spigner

Manager of Tennis Programming

Ms. Spigner, a graduate of HJTEP, is a head coach of entry-level programs for our youngest players. She is a PTR-certified teaching professional with more than 10 years of experience in coaching. She attended South Carolina State University on a 4-year tennis scholarship. Simone was promoted to Manager of Tennis Programming in 2021.

Renee Campbell

Renee Campbell

Education Director


Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Coach

Sam Fumi

Sam Fumi

Coach

Patricia Zapata

Patricia Zapata

Coach

Maurice Willacy

Coach

John Fumi

John Fumi

Coach

Brian Spigner

Coach

Douglas Knox

Douglas Knox

Director of Fitness

Isis Gill

Coach

Quacey Balleste

Outreach Manager/Coach