Ocean City Tennis Center Professional Staff

Katie Youlios, Tennis Director

Originally from Wayne, NJ, Katie Youlios started playing tennis at the age of six.  Katie graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and a minor in athletic coaching.  A four-time all-conference player, she graduated as the schools all time total wins leader ending her collegiate career with the No. 4 in single wins and No. 1 in doubles victories at 55.  After her college career, Katie spent three years working under Thomas Johnston at Sea Colony Tennis in Bethany Beach DE.  Leading the junior Nike Tennis Camps, Katie also taught group clinics, private lessons and taught kids and adults from all ages.

 

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 is the coach for the 2017 Bayside Champion James M. Bennett High Schools boys’ team. 2018 will be Bruzz’s fourth 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.

Nicole Shennett

Asst. Manager

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Bill Yanuk

Assistant Tennis Professional