Board of Directors

Karl Hale • President
Karl has an accomplished tennis history. He played competitive tennis internationally, participating as a player and a coach in Davis Cup for Jamaica and as a Fed Cup Coach for Canada. In 2006, Karl was named PTR Professional of the Year. As a player, Karl was the World #1 in over 40 in 2007 and was awarded PTR Player of the Year in 2010. Now Karl serves as the Tournament Director for the prestigious Rogers Cup, presented by National Bank which is the largest one week tournament in the world with past champions, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep and Serena Williams. Along with his duties at the Rogers Cup, Karl founded the Daniel Nestor Charity Event which raised over $1,000,000 for North York General Hospital and Tennis Canada Go for the Gold Fund. Karl also founded the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation which raised over $500,000 in his native Jamaica while building 5 new schools. For his extensive work with Helping Hands, Karl was named PTR Humanitarian of the Year in 2017. Most recently Karl was the host of the successful PTR Hour. His insightful and fun interviews, gave coaches an inside look at the most exciting names in tennis.
John Borden • Secretary

John, a 20-year PTR Professional, was recently promoted to President and CEO of the WTEF (Washington Tennis & Education Foundation).    WTEF, founded in 1955, is located in Washington, DC and spread over two campuses, one of which is the site of the Citi Open. Prior to joining WTEF, John was General Manager of the Junior Tennis Champions Center ("JTCC"), a global leader in producing world class junior and collegiate tennis players as well as introducing new players to the sport. John, a former Division I athlete and graduate of the Howard University School of Law has over 15 years of tennis industry experience. Presently, John oversees all operations at WTEF. 

For PTR, John was the Director of the PTR Regional Training Center at JTCC.  John, a life-long athlete, proven leader, and innovator, is a recognized speaker on growing the sport of tennis and other relevant industry topics.  He has given his time to speak and present at countless PTR Symposia and Conferences.   

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Lynne Rolley • Treasurer 

With more than 50 years of teaching and coaching expertise at every level, Rolley has been the Director of Women’s Tennis for the USTA, coached the Fed Cup Team, PanAm Games and the US National Teams all over the world. She was the Director of Tennis at Berkeley Tennis Club and Moraga Country Club. Most recently, Rolley served as Executive Director of Tennis at La Quinta Resort and PGA West, consistently ranked one of the top tennis resorts in the United States. Currently, she is the Director of Tennis at Meadow Swim and Tennis Club in Orinda, California. In her early years,  In 2020, Lynne was the recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.

Rolley was the first woman to coach a men’s NCAA team at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. As an adult she was ranked in the Top 10 women in the US, and held several National titles as the #1 ranked junior player. She spent many years coaching top players, such as Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Chanda Rubin and the Williams sisters. She is a renowned speaker and writer for Tennis Magazine, as well as other publications. Rolley also had her own academy show which appeared on the Tennis Channel. And Lynne recently helped host the PTR Hour interview series. A PTR certified Professional and USPTA Elite Professional, Rolley is also a member of the International Coaches Commission. In 2008, Rolley was inducted into the Northern California Hall of Fame, and in 2019 she was entered the Multi-Cultural Sports Hall of Fame. In 2020, Rolley was elected to serve on the USTA NorCal Board of Directors.

Tito Perez • Director-at-Large

A native of Bolivia, in 2007, Perez was Captain of his country’s team at the ODESUR Games in Buenos Aires & captain for the Bolivian team on the Cosat Junior Circuit in 2005.   He has worked in the tennis industry for more than 25 years and is both a PTR and USTA Clinician.  Perez, a 20-year member, is a Level II Certified Professional with PTR and is the PTR Regional Director from NY.   He has also served on the Board of USTA Eastern for 4 years and is the USTA Eastern Instructors & Professionals Committee Chair.

Tito has conducted several presentations at PTR International Tennis Symposia as well as being a faculty member for the PTR & USTA Eastern.  Also, Pérez is the President of Response Sports Consulting, a company that focuses on helping tennis businesses on and off the court.

Currently, Tito serves as Director of Tennis & Sport Manager at Long Island Health & Racquet (NY) a PTR Proud Facility, home of the Game Set Match Tennis Academy.  

Delaine Mast • Vice President
Delaine Mast, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been National Director of WTT Community Tennis and inner city high school boys' and girls' tennis coach since 1986. Mast has become a household name within the tennis community and embodies the slogan "growing the game”. She is the Executive Director of Tennis Central, an NJTL chapter that combines tennis and learning to change lives and serves more than 2,000 Lancaster youth. Mast served as President of USTA Middle States, and was later appointed as USTA National Chair of the USA Tennis 1-2-3 Committee. In 2010, she was elected to the USTA Board of Directors and was the Vice Chair of the Strategic Planning and Creative Opportunities Committee. Mast was inducted into the USTA Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame, received the USTA Eve Kraft Community Service Award. A PTR member for 25-plus years, Delaine was named Pennsylvania, Member of the Year 2011, she served as Chair of PTR Women’s Committee, and in 2017, received the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award and Tennis Industry Magazine’s Grassroots Tennis Champion of the Year.
Martin Van Daalen • Director-at-Large
Martin has been coaching for more than 35 years, currently as the Director of Programming for Miami Beach Tennis Center and Academy. Before moving to the USA, he was a National Coach and Director of Women’s Tennis in Holland. Martin worked with top players, including Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati, Mary Pierce and Jared Palmer, at Saddlebrook Resort in Florida. For more than a decade, Martin served as a National Coach for the USTA. In 2013-14, he worked as Director of Player Development for the Finnish Tennis Federation. Martin also wrote three books: Teaching Tennis Volume 1: The Fundamentals of the Game and Teaching Tennis Volume 2: The Development of Advanced Players and 3. The Development of Champions.
Ron Manilla • Director at Large
Ron Manilla is a PTR International Master Professional. Ron has been teaching and coaching tennis for over 40 years. Ron was the Director of Tennis at the Boars Head Sports Club for over 12 years. He managed this nationally-recognized facility with 12 indoor, 10 Har Tru and 4 outdoor courts. Boars Head Sports Club was awarded the 2000 and 2020 PTR Facility of the Year. During his time, Ron created a Junior Elite Program which produced collegiate level athletes. Now Ron serves as the Tournament Director at Boar’s Head managing aspects of WTA, ATP and ITA tournaments as well as Special Olympics competitions and USTA Sectionals. Ron is the Past President of the Charlottesville Tennis Assn in which he’s been active on for over 40 years. Ron is currently a USA Special Olympics National Coach.
Rodney Harmon • Immediate Past President
Rodney has been Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Georgia Tech since July 2012. He has more than 25 years in player development. Prior to leading the Yellow Jackets, Rodney had been the Director of Tennis at Deerwood Country Club and Head Men’s Tennis Coach for the University of Miami. He left the Hurricanes to join the USTA High Performance, where he advanced to Director of Men’s Tennis, and coached future pros including Todd Martin, MaliVai Washington and Alex O'Brien. During his tenure at the USTA, Rodney served as the Head Coach of the US Men's Tennis Team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He was also Director of Multicultural Development for USTA Community Tennis, and was responsible to develop strategies and implement initiatives to increase diversity in tennis. A former pro player, Rodney became the only African-American man besides Arthur Ashe to reach the quarterfinals at the US Open (1982). As Head Men’s Tennis Coach for the University of Miami, Rodney was named the Big East Men's Tennis Coach of the Year in 1996 and 1997, was named PTR Professional of the Year in 1988, and PTR Coach of the Year in 1994. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Rodney is in the ITA Hall of Fame.