Pennsbury Racquet Club

meet our staff

meet the pros

Katie Thomas

Staff Pro

  • USPTA Certified Professional
  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • Coach of local top high school players for Bucks County 
  • UTR League Coordinator

Mickey Cook

Director

  • Teaching pro for over 37 years
  • Head coach at Rutgers University 1995-2007
  • Head coach at Monmouth University 2006-2013
  • USTA Boy’s 18 National Ranking #79
  • USTA Boy’s ETA sectional 
  • Head teaching professional at Cobblestone Creek Country Club

Chris Clayton

Director

  • USPTA certified professional
  • Top 60 national ranked and top 5 Middle States ranked junior
  • 15 years of teaching experience 
  • Experience teaching all levels from 10 & under up to regionally and nationally ranked juniors

Julius Twyman

Staff Pro

  • Collegiate #1 Singles and #1 Doubles Player
  • College coach at Chestnut Hill College, NCAA
  • USTA Certified 
  • Pennsbury High School Varsity Coach

Cesar DeSa

Staff Pro

  • 41 years of teaching experience
  • Former ATP Pro tour world ranked player
  • Has worked with many USTA adult teams
  • Great with 10 & Under Juniors

Maksim Tikhomirov

Director

  • ATP singles rank career high 672 in 2019
  • ATP doubles rank career high 583 in 2020
  • Certified Trainer
  • 10+ years coaching
  • Hitting Partner to top ATP/WTA pros
  • Trained and Worked in top tennis academies in the US and Europe