Our international staff is among the best in the nation, with years of experience teaching players of all ages to reach their maximum potential, and most importantly, to HAVE FUN playing this great game of a lifetime! They are a passionate, supportive, demanding and enthusiastic staff committed to the growth and development of each of our players.


Steve Valentine
Director of Tennis

Steve is originally from Melbourne, Australia with many years of experience as a Director of Tennis in the US and abroad, and has a world-class background both on and off the court!

Some of Steve’s accomplishments include:

• Former top-ranked Australian Junior

• Bachelor in Sports Management 

• Former Coach of top juniors at the renowned John Newcombe    

  Tennis Academy

• USPTA and PTR certified

• Proud Father of 3 kids, with several years of national junior rankings   under their belts!

Gregg McLeod
Adult Tennis Director

Gregg grew up in Summit, NJ. He started teaching and coaching tennis while in high school. Gregg was the varsity coach at a Parochial school in School Summit. He lead the team to two consecutive NJ State Champ titles for Non-public schools. Gregg moved to Florida to join Carlos Goffi at Tournament Tough. Goffi was former junior coach of John McEnroe and tour coach of Pat McEnroe. He eventually moved back to the northeast to be the Director of Adults at Weston Racquet Club in CT. Weston is still owned by Former #1 ATP pro, Ivan Lendl. Gregg most recently joins us from another quality program here in the Charlotte area.

Aaron Morrison
 Tennis Professional

Aaron has been teaching tennis in the Lake Norman area for many years and enjoys teaching players at all levels and ages.  He played college basketball and went on to coach college tennis at Monroe College in Rochester, New York.  He is still an avid player and enjoys competing.  Aaron will be planning adult socials and events and organizing adult league play and clinics.

Lori Hissom
Pro Shop Manager

Lori Hissom has been working in the tennis club industry since November of 2012.  She first started her journey at Westport Tennis Club in Denver, North Carolina.  At Westport, she worked the pro shop as a part-time desk clerk and expanded her duties to include, setting up for various club and private socials that were being held at the club.  She worked with caterers and handled the arrangements for any weddings that were being held there as well.  

In 2016, Lori started her front desk job at LNTC and worked her way to full-time status.  Under Cliff Drysdale Management, she became the front desk lead and won a company award, which she was nominated for in March of 2018.

Lori is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a degree in History.  She has one son, Nikolas and lives in Denver, NC.

Kat Valentine
Membership & Club Operations

Kat has over 20 years experience in the tennis industry both as a Pro Shop Manager and as a teaching pro.

Early in her career, Kat was a top ranked junior player and then went on to coach at the famed John Newcombe Tennis Academy in Texas, and then moved to Bakersfield California to pursue her career as a Tennis coach and pro shop Manger at In Shape Laurel Glen.

Kat graduated from SNU with a Sports Management Degree with a minor in Business.

Among Kat's proudest accomplishments has been as a Tennis Mom to her kids Walker, Faith and Talan, all of which she has coached and traveled with throughout their already impressive junior careers!

Zach Lipson
Junior Director

Hailing from Fair Lawn New Jersey, Zach played one year of tennis at Ithaca College playing first singles before getting sidelined with a second knee injure ending his competitive career.  Since then, he’s worked closely with the Cornell Men’s Tennis team as a volunteer assistant coach and media marketing coordinator, and taught as an instructor at Cornell’s Ries Tennis Center. 


He then worked as assistant director at the Adidas tennis camp for the next 2 years before joining Cliff Drysdale Tennis.  Zach worked at some of the top tennis resort locations such as the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, in Amelia Island, FL; Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage CA; Southampton Racket Club on Long Island in Southampton, NY.  He was then the head teaching pro at Stratton Mountain Resort where he was also acting director of tennis in the Fall and Winter of 2017/2018, before coming to Lake Norman.

Zack Huffman
Tennis Professional

Zack was born and raised in North Carolina, he began playing tennis at an early age.  His dad was a high school coach and began his sister and his tennis career.  Coming up through juniors he was able to train with the top players of NC.

He received a scholarship to play for Pfeiffer University and played all 4 years!  His sister is going on to play for UNCW.  During the summers he would travel to California and teach the summer camps at Carmel Valley Tennis. He got to coach along side Davis Cup Captain Dias Doskarayev from Kazakhstan. 

He is looking forward to teaching and growing the game for all ages. Tennis is his passion and he is excited to begin his career at Lake Norman Tennis Center!

Sherry Moyers
Tennis Professional

Sherry has relocated from Greenville SC, where she was a Pro for Greenville County. She was born and raised in North Carolina, where she started playing tennis at an early age. She has taught and coached tennis at all levels and ages. She is a member of Net Generation, 10U certified and led Jr. Team tennis for several years and coached JTT teams to the State level. Her passion for tennis shows everywhere she goes, on and off the court. Her goal is to teach and inspire the love of the game-----


Sherry has 2 daughters Holly and Faith. Faith plays college tennis at North Greenville University.


Monday: 8AM-10:00PM

Tuesday: 8AM-10:00PM

Wednesday: 8AM-10:00PM

Thursday: 8AM-10:00PM

Friday: 8AM-7:00PM

Saturday: 8AM-6:00PM

Sunday: 8AM-4:00PM


Kat Valentine



205 Overhill Drive

Mooresville, NC 28117

Tel: 980-444-2280



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