Rod Dulany, Director of Tennis
After serving six years as Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association/Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA ), Rod Dulany returns as the OC Tennis Center Director of Tennis for 2015. Rod has achieved the status of Master Professional in the USPTA. During his tennis career he was named the National Professional of the Year and served as National President of the USPTA. Additionally, he has been inducted into both the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame and USPTA/Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame. Among other professional achievements, Rod has served on more than a dozen national tennis association committees and is a sought after instructor, coach and speaker, both nationally and internationally.
Marie Richardson, Women’s Tennis League Coordinator
Marie Richardson returns for her 13th season as coordinator of the ladies’ program, special events and holiday mixers. Marie’s original “grassroots” group of women consisted of about a dozen local players. Today the women’s program has grown to well over a hundred participants and includes year round and summer residents plus others who return to the OC Tennis Center every year when vacationing at the beach. Marie enjoys organizing holiday and special events and continues to add to that calendar. This year’s new Memorial Day weekend cookout will help kick off the summer season.
Bruzz Truitt, Head Tennis Professional
Bruzz is a Salisbury, MD native, who was introduced to the sport of tennis when his hometown hosted the U.S. National Indoors in the Sixties and Seventies. Players who participated in the event included Rod Laver, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, Ille Nastase, etc. Salisbury was known as Tennis Town USA each February during those years. As a result, Bruzz became a tennis player in high school…playing for James M. Bennett High School, and continued his career collegiately for four years at his alma mater – Western Maryland College. Bruzz has been coaching tennis for the past five years at both Parkside and James M. Bennett High Schools, helping to produce Bayside championships and qualifiers for the Maryland State High School Tennis Championships. Currently he is the head coach of the boys’ tennis team at James M. Bennett. 2017 will be Bruzz’s third season as a member of the staff at the Ocean City Tennis Center, where he has conducted tennis programs, junior clinics as well as individual lessons. He also serves as the tournament director for the boys and girls high school tennis tournaments held annually at the OC Tennis Center. Still an avid player, Bruzz continues to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Region’s tennis tournaments.
Ryan Moed, Assistant Tennis Professional
Ryan returns for his second summer as an assistant tennis professional at the Ocean City Tennis Center. Ryan is going into his senior year as a student in the Professional Tennis Management program at Ferris State University. Ryan was born and raised in Coral Springs, FL where he attended J.P.Taravella High School. While at JPT, he reached the regional semi-finals for the #2 singles position as well as #1 doubles. Ryan is PTR certified in junior, adult, and cardio tennis. Ryan’s favorite thing about tennis is that as a tennis professional he gets to pass his love of the game to others.
Associate Tennis Professional