About

USTA Florida proudly manages the tennis facilities and programs at four of the City of Gaineville’s public parks which include Albert Ray Massey Park – Joyce Oransky Tennis Center, T.B. McPherson Recreation Center, Tom Petty Park, and Northside Park.

Scroll down to see services we offer, any jobs available, and pricing.

Our Staff

Travis Tressler

Tennis Instructor

tressler@ustaflorida.com

407-496-7670

A USTA junior competitive player since the age of 7 who entered the top 100 in the Midwest boy’s 18s, Travis was born and raised…

A USTA junior competitive player since the age of 7 who entered the top 100 in the Midwest boy’s 18s, Travis was born and raised in Champaign, Ill., where his love of the game was heavily influenced by his family. He landed his first tennis coaching job at the age of 16 in his hometown and eventually helped lead several youth teams to Illinois High School Association sectional title matches and finishes. He went on to attend the University of Alabama where he was a member of the club tennis team and served as team manager for the D1 men’s tennis team.

Travis also has a strong connection to the Gainesville area. “My father was the women’s assistant tennis coach for the University of Florida during the early 90’s,” he said. “I grew up loving University of Florida athletics, so I hope to get out to some football games at the Swamp when I’m not on the court!”

Christopher Champion

Head Pro

champion@ustaflorida.com

(352) 559-8860

Christopher has been passionate about the game of tennis since he started the game when he was 5 years old. Born in Miami, Champion was…

Christopher has been passionate about the game of tennis since he started the game when he was 5 years old. Born in Miami, Champion was raised in Palmetto Bay, Florida, and grew up playing tennis at Royal Palm Tennis Club in Pinecrest, Florida. He competed in junior local and state USTA tournaments while growing up. A United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional and certified USTA High Performance Tennis Coach, Christopher has served in a variety of roles in the tennis community at both the local and state levels throughout the years.

With 15 years of experience, Christopher progressed through the tennis ranks taking on progressively more experience at First Serve Miami from 2004 to 2019, serving as a Tennis Coach, Program Administrator, Operations Manager and finally Director of Tennis. First Serve Miami is an established National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) program that offers tennis lessons and educational support to youth in Miami, Florida. As Director of Tennis, he was responsible for the daily operations at two afterschool program sites and eight elementary in-school programs which combined currently served over 500 participants.

Christopher graduated from Barry University in 2013, where he majored in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. As an undergraduate student, he completed four internships with the Miami Open Tennis Tournament under the direction of IMG including: Collector’s Club, Player Area Personnel, Sponsorship Operation, and IMG Tickets.

Christopher was recognized as the 2017 USPTA Florida Division District Professional of the Year for the North Miami Beach/ Aventura Area, and served as the Vice-President for that district. Additionally, in 2017, he was accepted in to the United States Tennis Association Player Development Mentoring Program. Since then, Christopher has attended, spoke, or coached at multiple Regional Educational Days, State and National Conferences, as well as several USTA Early Development Camps.

Off Court Services

We offer so much more than just on-court services! Check out how we can help you play your best:

Stringing fee with own string = $15    |    Stringing fee with own Natural Gut = $20

Grommets Installation = $8

Replacement grip application = $4    |    Over grip application = $2

String for sale including Wilson and Luxilon products

Replacement and overgrips for sale

Accessories and clothing for sale

Wilson Racquets for sale at discounted prices

 

Please stop by the Joyce Oransky Tennis Shop or contact us ahead of time for more information!

 

Contact Us

Employment Opportunities

We are not currently hiring for any positions.

Volunteer

There are a variety of ways people of all ages and backgrounds can get involved.  Tennis experience is not required to volunteer at these events because there is something for everyone! Check out some of the opportunities below and the click the ‘Get Started’ button to sign up today!

Here are some ways you can volunteer and help:

  • Wheelchair tennis clinics
  • Special Olympics
  • Military clinics
  • Tournaments
  • Facility events
  • Taking photo/video

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Court Prices

Daily Court Fees

Joyce Oransky Tennis Center – Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park

  • Resident: $2.00 for 1.5 hours*
  • Non-Resident: $3.00 for 1.5 hours*

*Includes tax

T.B. McPherson Park, Tom Petty Park, & Northside Park

There is no cost for use of the courts at these locations, but we do ask that you use the ‘Book a Court’ button below to reserve a court time in advance so we can help make sure everyone has a chance to play.

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