TENNIS CENTER PROFFESIONAL STAFF
Tim Johnson – Manager/Tennis Director
The Town of Ocean City is pleased to welcome Tim Johnson back for the 2022 season. Tim brings a wealth of experience to the position. A USPTA-certified Elite Tennis Professional and USPTA-certified Pickleball Professional, Tim has coached in the Mid Atlantic area for over thirty years, directing programs at Aspen Hill Club, Saint Albans School, the International Tennis Club of Washington, and the Washington Area Tennis Patrons Foundation. A recovering Maryland lawyer, Tim spent time as a Legislative Counsel on Capitol Hill, and as an advocate for Native Hawaiian rights in federal legislation. In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing tennis with his three amazing children and even more amazing spouse. He is an avid reader, and has been known to break out his ukulele at campfire gatherings.
When asked about the position he has taken on, Tim says “I am living the dream. I have always loved Ocean City, and enjoyed playing tournaments here in the 80’s and 90’s. Later, this was our summer vacation destination with my family. The players here really enjoy playing tennis, so it makes my job easy!”
Matt Mehler – Head Tennis Professional – USPTR
Matt comes to us from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he was a high school coach for boys and girls for fifteen years. Matt is newly retired from the Philadelphia Phillies, where he performed as the Phillie Phanatic for 27 years. Matt can’t wait to have fun on the court with you!
Kim Sentman – Pickleball Instructor
Kimberly Sentman will be returning for the 2022 season as the OC Tennis Center’s resident pickleball instructor. A level 1 IPTPA-certified Pickleball Professional, Kim brings her extensive experience as an instructor in physical education, health and dance to the teaching court. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes active learning time, keeping her instructions concise and her students moving with lots of dynamic drills.
If you are ready to learn the fastest growing sport in the US, contact Kim at the Tennis Center for a fun and educational introduction to Pickleball!