Programs

Our Team

Srini Annapantula                                

Shawn Barone

Ted Dahmus

Linda Dektas

Tony Fanning

Josh Heller

Arthur Kenard Killingsworth

Brian Nester

Younga Pearson

Dr. Vanessa Rigaud

Devon Ross                          

Brian Schubert

SRINI ANNAPANTULA

 

Srini Annapantula is the Chief Operating Officer for an IT Consulting firm and a father of two wonderful kids that play tennis. Srini has 30 years of industry experience in Sales and IT. He owns several businesses and is a member of multiple non-profit organizations. Srini is also passionate about the mission of CTF "to make tennis available to all players, removing all barriers to access".

SHAWN BARONE

 

Shawn Barone is the head men's and women's tennis coach at Thomas More University. Barone came from Northern Kentucky University, where he served as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach for six years. Barone was named the Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012. Since 2014, Barone has been the tennis director at Five Seasons Sports club in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Barone also served 12 years as the tennis director of junior programs and was the head professional for eight years at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.

TED DAHMUS

 

Ted Dahmus grew up through the EX academy and received state accolades on the Men’s tennis team for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy where he was a two time sectional and district champion finishing on the All Cincinnati Team for both 2005 and 2006 school years. He played Division 1 College Tennis at Wright State University on a full athletic scholarship. After college he founded the Oval Room Group, a media technology company in Cincinnati. He resides here with his wife Kayli, and two dogs, Petey and Vida.

LINDA DEKTAS

Linda Dektas, owner of Creative Storm, a WBE, SBE, WOSB woman certified marketing firm, diversity supplier. With over 30 years in the marketing profession, Linda and Creative Storm offers results-oriented, marketing solutions that are both unique and effective. Linda has had the wonderful opportunity to work with many corporate companies such as P&G and Macy’s as well as many noted urban revitalization projects and programs in conjunction with the Port Authority and the City of Cincinnati.

TONY FANNING

Tony Fanning is a strong supporter of all Cincinnati Tennis nonprofit organizations and focuses his time with CTF with an interest in wheelchair and adaptive tennis. In working with high performance youth he has coached over 100 collegiate scholarship players and 6 state champs. Tony held a leadership role at Camargo Racquet Club and has been with Five Seasons Family Sports Clubs since 2017.

TONY FANNING

Tony Fanning is a strong supporter of all Cincinnati Tennis nonprofit organizations and focuses his time with CTF with an interest in wheelchair and adaptive tennis. In working with high performance youth he has coached over 100 collegiate scholarship players and 6 state champs. Tony held a leadership role at Camargo Racquet Club and has been with Five Seasons Family Sports Clubs since 2017.