Welcome our NEW Club Tennis Pro Richard Barninchak
Richard, who was raised in Upstate New York, attended Penn State University and was recently inducted in New York State Southern Tier Hall of Fame for his athletic achievements. At Penn State, Richard played both Football and Basketball and worked with Tennis Camps during the summer months; teaching, coaching, and playing local Tennis Tournaments. His years at Penn State found him starting at both sports, leading him to the NFL and a preseason cup of coffee with the Philadelphia Eagles!
Following his university experience, Richard worked in the culinary industry, working in Aspen Colorado for the Grand Champions Tennis Resort; then opening Grand Champion’s flagship property in Indian Wells California. Richard completed his formal culinary career at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in Pacific Beach California.
His career then pivoted towards medicine, and in San Diego worked for St Jude Medical in their Cardiology Division selling pacemakers and defibrillators. During this time, with his wife Kim, a kindergarten teacher, they raised three children in Rancho Bernardo.
Life now is cooking for friends and family, brewing perfect Kombucha, teaching and coaching Tennis enthusiasts. Richard helps his students find enjoyment with the game as he improves their court presence. He utilizes his understanding of the kinematic chain as it relates to proper movement, spacing, and balance. He will help you get into tennis rhythm. Richard thrives on getting you looking better on the tennis court. He looks forward to helping all those excited to improve their game.
Robin Harris SRSRC Head Tennis Pro
Robin Harris knows no boundaries. She has had success at every level of tennis; as a player, mentor and coach. As the first woman to play on the Men's Junior College team at San Diego City College she was part of the State Title squad. In the 1970's she competed in the Woman's Tennis Association Tour (WTA) and ranked as high as #75 in the world. In 1990's, she was named United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Player of the Year. In the 2000's she won the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Mixed Doubles title. These are highlights of a career that spans over 40 years. Robin Harris is one of the most successful Tennis Pro's in all of Southern California.
January 2019 Wilson World Tennis Classic in Rancho Mirage, Ca. Won the Womens 60 Doubles with Susan Wright
May 2019 USTA National Womens Senior Hardcourt Championship in La Jolla, Ca. Won the Silver Ball in Womens 60 Doubles with Carolyn Nichols
August 2019 ITF Senior World Team Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. Was 1 of 4 players representing the United States on the Alice Marble Cup Team. We won Gold.
August 2019 ITF Senior World Individual Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. Won 2 Silver Medals in Womens 60 Doubles with Carolyn Nichols & 60 Mixed Doubles with Ross Persons
Colin Campbell SRSRC Tennis Pro
With over 40 years of tennis experience, Colin has competed in several levels of tennis. He played for Torrey Pines High School varsity 3 years, as a freshman he played #2 on junior varsity. Also, he played for Mira Costa College mens team. In 2005 and 2007 he anchored the mens 5.0 team from Hawaii.
His teaching career began on Maui. He became a USPTA and PBI teaching professional in 2003. Quickly, he became the Teaching Pro at Makena Tennis Club. Soon thereafter he became the Head Teaching Pro at The Four Seasons Resort Maui. A position he held for 5 years. Relocating to Austin, Texas, Colin started to work at The Courtyard Tennis Club. A large club with 14 outdoor and 2 indoor courts.
Colin returned to San Diego in 2016 and was chosen as the Head Pro at the newly opened Del Cerro Tennis Club. Things came full circle when Colin began teaching here at SRSRC, as Colin first began playing tennis right here at our club. As a kid, his dad played and Colin wanted to learn to play too. Ultimately, in time, beating his dad. Colin also swam on the Tsunami Swim Team for 3 seasons.
Colin is excited to return to the Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club and looks forward to helping members learn and improve their game. Colin has a keen eye and a personable way of relating insights to students that keeps the focus on improvement and fun. He loves what he does and that enthusiasm shows through on the court. Text Colin at 619-793-8001.
Greg Weksel, SRSRC Tennis Pro and Jr Tennis Academy Director
Greg is a USPTA Certified Professional and was previously one of the staff pros at Morgan Run Club & Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. Before moving to San Diego Greg was the Director of Tennis and Racquetball at the Airport Health Club in Santa Rosa, since 2013. While in Santa Rosa he also served as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s tennis coach at Santa Rosa Junior College. Prior to arriving in California Greg was a resident pro at several different New York City tennis clubs including Sutton East Tennis Club and Yorkville Tennis Club. He played competitively at Denison University in Granville, Ohio serving as team captain his Senior year. Although his competitive days are mostly behind him Greg still plays at a 5.0 level. Greg is married with 2 young boys and loves spending his free time with them. He hopes to see you on the courts!
Doug Denton Master Stringer
With over 50 years of tennis-playing background and nearly 46 years of racquet stringing and customization experience, Doug provides an immense amount of athletic knowledge and expertise to the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club. After being a top-level high school tennis player, Doug turned his focus to basketball and played club basketball in Australia and New Zealand for a number of years. Doug held coaching and teaching positions at the University of California, at San Diego, and Rancho Valencia Resort.