BRIAN SMALLWOOD, USPTA- General Manager and Tennis Director
Brian Smallwood has been actively involved in developing grassroots programs for over 25 years in Cleveland. He has coached highly ranked juniors in the Northeastern Ohio District, Midwest Section and National Level. Brian has coached the 2004 Jr. Team Tennis Midwest Section Team Tennis Champions, as well as the finalist teams three other years. Brian currently serves as the Head Coach for the Hawken Boys and Girls Varsity Teams. They have won the conference five times, produced multiple state qualifiers and Brian has won Coach of the Year five times in eight seasons.
Brian's accomplishments include:
Serving as Vice President for USPTA Northeastern Ohio Section
Member of the 2009 5.0 National Qualifying team
2017 NEOTA Volunteer of the Year award
Winner of 2012 and 2016 USTA Midwest Section NJTL of the Year (ICTC) as Executive Director of Inner City Tennis Clinics
2012 USTA Midwest Section Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Organization (ICTC) and issued a proclamation by the City of Cleveland
2000 USPTA Rookie of the Year
KRZYSZTOF SLOMSKI, USPTA, USPTR- Assistant Tennis Pro
Originally from Poland, Krzysztof was a multi sport athlete growing up. He competed in soccer on a professional level. He holds a masters degree in coaching from University School of Physical Education in Poznan, Poland. Teaching tennis has become his true passion, which he has cultivated for the past 12 years. He is a certified professional with USPTA and PTR and is also certified in Strength Conditioning and Movement in the sport of tennis. He has coached number one players at several local high schools including Strongsville and Brunswick. He coached his son Adam to a winning high school career. Together, the Slomski's are a dynamic duo at Center Court.
ADAM SLOMSKI, USPTA
Adam Slomski is a 4 year varsity letterman out of Brunswick High School where he broke the school record for individual wins at first singles. In 2018, he was the school's first and only state qualifier. Adam has been trained by his father, Krzysztof Slomski, another CCTC Pro. Over the past 2 years, Adam has successfully coached students at the high school varsity and collegiate levels. He also serves as the Assistant Coach of Hawken's Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis Teams. Adam's motto for teaching is "Embrace the development process. Work tirelessly on improving your game and the results will naturally follow."
2018 All Ohio 2nd Team
2018 Medina County Tennis MVP
2018 Player of the Year
4.5 USTA Ranking
KEVIN VAUGHN, USPTA, USPTR- Assistant Tennis Pro
Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and over 31 years of coaching experience. He has extensive experience coaching a wide variety of age groups, from juniors to adults. He has coached nationally ranked players, as well as NCAA Division I collegiate players. Kevin currently serves as Head Coach for the Boys and Girls Tennis Teams at Western Reserve Academy.
VICKY KUCZYNSKI- USPTA Instructor
When Vicky began playing tennis 20 years ago, she had no idea how much of an impact it would have on her life. She played recreationally and later became active in Interclub and USTA league play. She coached her son and daughter, who went on to become 4 year Varsity letter winners, District Qualifiers and Captains of their respective high school teams. Vicky loves sharing her passion for tennis with beginning junior players, focusing on basic techniques, fundamentals, rules of the game and sportsmanship. In addition to coaching, Vicky is the CCTC Marketing Coordinator and serves as a board member for the non-profit organization, THRiVE Through Tennis Foundation. Outside of tennis, she works as an ESL and as a substitute teacher.
BOJANA SOLIJAGA, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer- USPTA Instructor
Bojana's passion for sports started early...at the age of 5. By 13 years old, she had won two team National Basketball Championships and was a member of the Serbian Women's National Basketball Team U15/U18. She went on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball, where she also served as captain. Among her many accomplishments, Bojana ranked 12th in the nation for assists. In 2009, she received the Jim Tressel Athletic Scholarship.In addition to coaching, as an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Bojana has been helping clients at all fitness levels since 2011. She has helped hundreds of people lose weight and improve their lifestyles. Her specialties include personalized fitness program design, pre/post natal fitness, functional training and small group fitness training. Bojana believes that we should be challenged daily in order to reach our full potential. She looks forward to helping you on your journey!