Meet the Pros

 

Sean Steinour

Director of Tennis


Starting at the age of four, Sean has had tennis running through his veins. Sean began playing tennis in his own backyard. With both parents fully certified to teach, Sean's tennis background began. While a junior, Sean was able to establish a national ranking of #18 in the 18 and under division. He played collegiate tennis on full scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill where he captained the team which reached a final #7 ranking in the NCAAs. After college, Sean's passion for the game took him abroad where he coached in Italy, later returning stateside to teach on Hilton Head Island for several years. Sean then took a position at Westwood, a private club in Richmond in 1995 where he eventually became director of an intense program for over 10 yrs. In addition to holding over 25 state singles and doubles championships Sean holds the record of 8 city championships.


 

Markus Tell

Head Tennis Professional


Markus comes to us from Barclay Downs. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he began playing tennis at the age of 7. His family moved to the U.S. in 1994 where he played high school tennis in Florida. Markus earned a scholarship to Belmont Abbey College. He was 2nd Team all-conference his junior year and 1st Team all-conference his senior year. Markus joined the Peninsula Club in 2012. He is USPTA Certified and speaks four languages.