THE DIRECTORS' CLUB
The Directors’ Club is an exclusive community of Industry Leaders with the sole purpose to educate, communicate, and illustrate the continued path to success in the Racquets and Hospitality Industry. Through online networking events, workshops, guest speakers, classes, and video libraries, our members will share knowledge, solve problems, and reach higher levels
of success together.
The greatest leaders gain knowledge through experience. Failure, persistence, passion, dedication, and an unwavering work ethic lay the foundation for success. The Directors Club provides a platform for driven, like-minded professionals where leaders share their failures,
successes, and advice to help each other succeed. Gain everything you need to excel, move forward, and achieve more from those who are doing it with you.
The Directors’ Club provides a national platform for General Managers to gain a better understanding of the racquets industry, for Directors to enhance their knowledge, and for Professionals to gain a pathway toward success. It is to help, inspire, motivate, and secure
opportunities for the best in our industry.
Take this step forward to become an integral part of the future of Racquets and the Hospitality Industry. We welcome you to the Director’s Club and congratulations on becoming a part of this exclusive community.
Jarrett is the Director of Racquets at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, TX. He has an extensive background as both a director and former player, as well as a creator of several esteemed programs in the country.
Jarrett was awarded Professional Tennis Registry's Professional/Member of the year by Racquet Sports Industry magazine and Professional Pickleball Registry's 2020 and 2022 pro of the year as well as being one of the 2020 and 2022 Champions of Pickleball.
In addition, he holds certifications from the USPTA,PTR,PPR,PPTR and the PPTA as well as being a national PPR clinician and Vice Chairman.
Jarrett is a published author in numerous professional publications and the leading keynote speaker nationally for racquets.
Michael Jordan is the Director of Racquets at Dallas Country Club, one of the premier clubs in the country. His experience spans 25 years in the racquets industry at The Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia and Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania, as a Director of Racquets, Head Tennis Professional, and Staff Professional. Michael holds certifications from USPTA, PTR, PPR, PPTR, USTA
He has served as the USPTA Middle States president, is on the USPTA National Mentoring Board, USPTA Adaptive Tennis Committee, is currently a PPR national clinician, and a graduate of the Certified Racquet Sports Executive program. Michael is very passionate about helping people reach their potential.
Chris is currently the Director of Racquets at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, the number 11 Platinum Country Club in the USA.
He has served as Director of Racquets at multiple private clubs across the USA gathering over 25 years’ experience in this leadership role. Palm Desert Tennis Club in California, Chatham Beach and Tennis Club in Massachusetts, The Dunes Club in Rhode Island and most recently, The Duxbury Yacht Club in Massachusetts, have all experienced Chris’ leadership of their tennis, pickleball and platform tennis programs.
Chris also serves as a consultant for clubs nationwide, specializing in staff development and racquets program rejuvenation, and continues to serve as a mentor to multiple professionals in the industry.Chris holds certifications from the PTR, PPR, PPTR and the USPTA.
Mark Parsons is a 4 -Time National Platform Champion with over 15 years experience in coaching tennis and platform tennis at private country clubs. A former All-American singles tennis player at the University of Tennessee with wins over Nicolas Massu, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Roger Federer.
Mark has had many published articles in Platform Tennis Magazine and is at the forefront of new paddle teaching concepts. He is a former PPTA Board member and Region 2 president. Additionally, Mark has been on the APTA Board since 2016.
Mark is currently the Director of Racquets at Aspetuck Valley Country Club and previously the Director of Racquets at Manursing Island Club and Siwanoy Country Club. He is nationally known as one of the leading directors in the country and the co-founder of tennisprosearch.com.