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Chuck Gill

Chuck Gill has gleaned a variety of professional experiences and personal contacts from his tennis-teaching career.

"The best part of my job is the people that I have met through tennis," Chuck said. "Although my primary expertise is in club and resort programs and operations, I also have experience as a high school and college coach, and have worked in resort and club sales, operations and marketing.

"While playing in college, I would spend the summers teaching tennis at a variety of camps and resorts. It was a great experience, as well as a great way to combine work with a sport that I enjoy. After college, tennis gave me the opportunity to travel and meet some of the greatest people in the world, while combining a game I happen to love, with a career."

He has served as Director of Tennis at Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., since 1995, and in 2007 he assumed the role of Director of Sports. In his current position he oversees all aspects of the club's tennis, fitness, spa and aquatics operations. His goal is to make the programs and facilities at Ibis the best they can be for his 3,500+ members.

Chuck previously was employed as director of tennis at Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla.; director of tennis at Topnotch at Stowe, in Stowe, Vt.; and camp director, All American Sports Camp, at Palmas Del Mar in Puerto Rico.

He also has been active in the USPTA, serving on the Florida Division's board of directors between 1995-2005. He served as President of the Florida Division in 2002-03. From 2009-2011 and 2013-15, he was a Vice President on the USPTA National Board, where he served as Chairman of the Convention Committee, the Tournament Committee, and Co-Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. He is currently President of the National Board and represents the association at all industry functions.

Chuck was named the USPTA Florida Division Professional of the Year in 2002 and 2016, and the Northern New England Pro of the Year in 1986. He was also honored as the division's Tester of the Year in 2005, and received two Special Recognitions for Career Development by earning over 90 hours of continuing education credits.

He is also active as a USTA volunteer where he serves on the board of the USTA Florida Section. He is currently on the USTA national Adult Competition committee and previously served as member of the USTA National 10-under committee. In 2012 Chuck was chosen to join the "USTA National Tennis Center Professional Advisory Staff" which is a group of 20 teaching pros who provide their expertise in helping with the US Open fan experience each year in New York.

In addition, he is a member of the Florida Chapter of CMAA and actively attends both National and regional education on trends in the private club industry. He has accumulated over 100 hours of educational credits.

Chuck is a member of the professional advisory staff of PRINCE Racquet Sports. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation, which provides support for brain tumor patients and their families.

He has been involved with many "Lessons for Life" charity events, serving as Co-Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis "Love Affair" in 1995 and 1996, which raised over $150,000 for CF. He is actively involved with the Tim and Tom Gullikson foundation, where he has helped organize and host 15 Tennis and Golf Pro/Ams between 1999 and 2007, raising over 1.4 million dollars for the Gullikson Foundation.

As a player, Chuck's past USPTA rankings include No. 3 in men's 40s singles (1998), No. 9 in men's 45 singles (2003) and No. 3 in men's 45 doubles (2005), and co-ranked No. 1 in men's 50 singles and doubles (2007). He was a frequent competitor on the Florida Grand Prix circuit where he has been ranked as high as 3 in singles and 1 in doubles in various age groups. In 2006, He captured his first National Title when he and partner Glenn Williams of Memphis, Tn. won the 50-over doubles championship at the 2007 World Conference. He followed up that spring by teaming with Kendall Lyon of Coral Springs, Fla., to win the Men's 50-over doubles title at the 2008 USPTA National Clay Court Championships.

Chuck attended Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., on a tennis scholarship where he studied Business Administration.

Chuck resides is Wellington, Florida with his wife Amanda. He is the proud father of sons Forrest, Jacob, and Joshua.

In addition to tennis, Chuck enjoys golf, basketball, watching sports, reading and coaching his kids.


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