Our Team

Our Leadership

John Borden

President & CEO

John was recently named the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. WTEF blends two of John’s passions: tennis and education. John began playing tennis nearly 30 years ago and upon graduating from college, John spent two years teaching in the School District of Philadelphia, working as both a substitute and assistant teacher. After completing law school, John returned to tennis working at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) in College Park, MD. John held many roles there, including Director of Tennis and General Manager. At JTCC, John introduced thousands of Junior and Adult players to tennis, helping to design the junior development pathway as well as an adult beginner tennis program that introduced 2000 new people to tennis in 4 years. John was responsible for record growth at JTCC, oversaw significant improvements to the campus, and trained scores of young professionals on both teaching and the business of tennis.

With over 15 years of experience, John is currently the youngest member of the Professional Tennis Registry Board of Directors, played his collegiate tennis at Villanova University and has a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law. He is a life-long athlete, proven leader, and innovator, is a recognized speaker on growing the sport of tennis and other relevant industry topics.


Ronnie Goodall

Director of Programs & Arthur Ashe Children’s Program

Maggie Holmes

Grant Manager

Janelle Nichols

Director of Programs

Alex Shek

City Wide Tennis Director

Matthew Starkston

Development Manager

Bernadette Walker

Senior Manager of Operations

East Campus Tennis Professionals

Arnisha Crosby

Tennis Professional

Alvin Fludd

Tennis Professional

Tim Parker

Tennis Professional

Tommy Webber

Tennis Professional & Athletic Development Specialist

Mark Williams

Tennis Professional

West Campus Tennis Professionals

Rachel Bloch

Tennis Professional

Juilen DeLaine

Tennis Coach

Cheryl Dixon

Tennis Professional

Ryan Harris

Tennis Coach

Center For Excellence

Brian Coleman

Math Specialist

Ellen Collins


Jabari Cosby​

Senior Manager of Programs

Tonay Eatmon


Jackie Hines


Phyllis Walker



Nicole Johnson

Front Desk Associate

Dominique LeMaitre

Front Desk Associate

Greg Moten

Operations & Programs Associate

Azalea Smith

Front Desk Associate

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