TENNIS CENTER PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Matt Mehler – Tennis Director/Head Tennis Professional – USPTR
Matt is excited to be returning to the Ocean City Tennis Center for his third year and first year as the Director of Tennis. Matt is USPTR Certified and has been teaching and coaching tennis in the Bucks County and Philadelphia areas for over 30 years. He was an integral part of many successful programs at the Northampton Tennis Center, Cheltenham Racquet Club and Mark Groetsch Shark Tennis Program. He served as the Varsity Boys Head Tennis Coach at the Solebury School in New Hope, PA and the Varsity Girls Head Tennis Coach at Villa Victoria Academy in Ewing, NJ for many years.
Matt recently retired from a 27-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he had the honor and privilege to perform as the Phillie Phanatic. Matt brought great joy to many people throughout his Phanatic career and is looking forward to doing the same as the Director of Tennis.
When not on the tennis court, Matt enjoys spending time with his awesome wife and wonderful family on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, MD.
Matt Engel – Assistant Tennis Supervisor
Matt is returning for his second year at the Ocean City Tennis Center. This year he will be welcoming everyone as the new Assistant Tennis Supervisor. He is a current college student from Fenwick Island, DE. Matt is studying Business Analytics at the University of Delaware. He was a varsity high school tennis player in both singles and doubles with an overall record of 25-5. Matt can’t wait to meet you and share his tennis knowledge.
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!