Assistant Director/Adult Tennis Program Director
Heath grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was taught to play tennis when he was 8 years old by his father, a former college player and local junior high school coach. He played competitive junior tennis making the varsity team as a freshman at Rider High School. He went on to play #1 singles and doubles at Midwestern State University.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science. Heath was awarded MVP for the tennis team 3 years in a row and was named to the All-Conference team in 1992 based on his singles record of 10-2.
Following graduation, Heath began teaching at various tennis clubs in Texas. He joined the Club Fit staff in February 2001. Heath was promoted to Assistant Director of Tennis in 2005. Among his highlights at Club Fit, he lists coaching the women’s USTA 4.0 team (Nerve Rackers) for the last 9 years and being a tournament director for USTA sanctioned events.
Heath is a USPTA certified tennis professional since 1995. He still loves to compete, playing on a men’s 4.5 team in the summer and also playing on Club Fit’s 8.0 mixed doubles team. His favorite athlete is Roger Federer because he is the epitome of perfection on the tennis court and also for his cool, calm demeanor. He is an ardent Texas Longhorn fan. He is a maestro in table tennis and plays golf every chance he gets.
“I wanted to submit this testimonial from the four of us who attended Heath Hoovers Clinic last Friday June 23. We wanted to say that Heath taught a fantastic class for the four of us, and always has.
He is well tuned in to our individual needs and brings out the best in each of us with encouragement and positive reinforcement.
We also enjoyed the fact that he put lots of energy in to making the classes interesting as well as honing in on our strengths and weaknesses.
He is extremely creative with the exercises he has us do and keeps us moving and focused. It really is a pleasure to learn tennis from him as a teacher. He is patient and encouraging and makes learning the routines of tennis a good deal of fun.
We have been more than satisfied with his work with us, for his keen teaching skills, and expert professionalism. We hope to have him for more classes in the future.”
– Cecilia Soprano on behalf of Anna, Sung, and Fulvia