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Bios on Hunter Gallaway and Staff

 

 
Hunter Gallaway is the Director of Tennis and owner of The Lafayette Tennis Club in Lafayette, CA.  He is the founder of The Hunter Gallaway Tennis Academy and runs clinics and camps for juniors and adults of all ages.  Hunter coaches numerous nationally ranked juniors, many of whom have gone on to win National championships and earn collegiate scholarships.  At the age of 40 hunter still competes in Men's Open Tournaments and National age category events.  Hunter finished the 2004 season ranked #1 in the US for Men's 35 singles.  He was ranked #2 for 2005 as well.  Hunter represented the United states on the Men's Italia cup Team in 2004, 2005, and 2006.  He was captain of the 2005 team.  In 2005 he captured a record setting 8 National Men's 35's and 30's singles and doubles titles.  In 2007 he earned silver ball honors in singles at the National 40 indoors.  he then redeemed himself by taking the gold ball in singles at the National 35 Indoors.  He also struck silver in the doubles.  Hunter doubled at the Nike Oregon hardcourt championships winning the 35 and 40 singles titles.  In October of 2007 he represented the USA competing as the #1 men's 35 singles player for the Avery Cup.  Hunter went undefeated and Team USA defeated Great Britain by the largest margin ever, bringing the cup back to the US.  Hunter hopes to represent the US again in 2008 by earning a spot on the men's 35 or 40 world cup team.  He finished the 2006 open seaon ranked in the top 5 for the third year in a row.  In 2007 he won the first three singles open titles that he entered.  Hunter won the Rio Del Oro Open, the Golden Gateway Open and the Santa Cruz Open .  He is the oldest player in history to win three consecutive singles open titles.  Hunter reached the finals of the Slug Open and the quarters at Modesto as well.  Hunter finished the 2007 open seaon ranked #3 in singles.
Head Pro Pablo Schurig has been at the Lafayette Tennis Club since 2004. Pablo is currently ranked #3 in the nation for Men's 30 Doubles Division. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he played NCAA Division 1 tennis for 4 years. He was an All American his senior year at VT and Virginia State doubles Champion in 1992. He has been teaching tennis for 14 years and has worked with world ranked Dmitry Tursnov. He worked along side world renowned tennis coach Doug King for 3 years as assistant pro at Meadowood Resort in St Helena. He is currently  ranked #1 in Northern California in Men's Open Doubles, and ranked #1 in NorCal In MIxed Doubles and  holds12 Open titles.
Assistant pro Cris Romero has been at Lafayette Tennis Club since July of 2007...He has been playing tennis since 1987...He played number 1 and 2 singles and number 1 doubles during a two year stint at Napa Valley College where the team was Conference Champions both years...Cris took lessons from Steve Stefanki whose brother Larry Stefanki is currently coaching Fernando Gonzales... Cris has also worked at Green Valley Country Club under Ki Kroll and Meadowood Country Club under Doug King as assistant pro in the 90's.. After college Cris continued to play open tournaments in northern california...He took a seven year break while doing realestate financing  but has returned to the courts where he has started playing open tennis again.

 

John Soto   

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