Jim Nelson, Director of Tennis
We are very proud to announce Jim Nelson has accepted the position of Director of Tennis at the Aspen Racquet Club. A local Wooster High School and College of Wooster graduate, Jim has dedicated many years to playing and promoting the game of tennis with endless passion. He was the original manager and tennis professional at the Wooster Racquet Club. Jim brings a wealth of tennis knowledge, management experience and coaching excellence. He is an Elite Tennis Professional, which is the highest teaching level awarded by the United States Professional Association.
For the past 20 years Nelson has been a Northeastern Ohio USTA executive board member. He has been involved in high school coaching for more than 13 years, directing the Triway boys team to over 100 victories---including several conference championships and “Coach of the Year" awards. Developing junior players is one of Jim's strenghts. He started with his 11-year-old sister, Vicki, coaching and managing her for 10 years on the WTA tour where she consistently ranked among the top 75 players of the world.
Jim has also developed numerous other area juniors to top college careers, including his son AJ at the University of Richmond and his daughter Jamie at the University of Wyoming. Tennis runs deep in the Nelson family which was awarded the “Midwest Family of the Year Award” in 2006 and were finalists for the USTA National Award.
Brian Mogus, Tennis Professional
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mount Union, where he had 109 career wins and helped lead the Raiders to the first and only appearance in the NCAA tournament, he went on to receive his Master’s of Sport Science/ Coaching from the University of Akron. Currently, he is a 5.0 rated N.T.R.P. player and enjoys competing in USTA leagues and tournaments when he has the chance. Brian resides in North Canton with his wife Lauren, a Physical Therapist, and his two cats Izzy and Tyler.
Holly Fair Ballard, Club Coordinator
Holly will be working in the club office to coordinate member services, pro-shop sales, tennis programming, and ensuring customers have an exceptional experience at the Club. She brings 14 years of business management experience as a Co-Owner of Identity Hair Salon in Wooster, Ohio. She is also an active member of USTA and has been an avid tennis player since she played on her high school team at West Holmes in Millersburg, Ohio. Holly has a degree in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University and is a graduate of the Wooster Beauty School.
Zachary Hasenyager, Tennis Professional
Currently the Head Men’s tennis coach at The College of Wooster, Zack Hasenyager brings 10+ years of tennis teaching experience from a wide range of positions. He has worked with all levels of adult and junior players at tennis clubs in Indiana, California, Washington and Ohio. He has extensive experience working with USTA League teams who have advanced to USTA National and Regional tournaments. Junior players he coached have gone on to compete for NCAA college tennis teams at the Division I and Division III levels. While working as a college coach both in Wooster and in California he worked closely with All-American and All-Conference award winners.
Brian brings more than 13 years of experience teaching tennis at facilities like Paramount Tennis Club, Green Tennis Club, Glenmoor Country Club and the Hall of Fame Fitness Center, Brian was a Division II NCAA head tennis coach at Malone University for men and women as well as at Notre Dame College where he started the women’s tennis program. Brian is a certified USPTA teaching professional and a Mental Toughness Training Specialist through the Human Performance Institute.
Zack was a highly ranked junior player in Indiana, played for an Indiana High School state championship winning team, an NCAA DIII Top-10 ranked college team and currently plays in Men’s Open tournaments and USTA Leagues. Zack has been USPTA certified since 2010.
Amy Behrman, Tennis Professional
Behrman has taken great strides in upgrading the Fighting Scots’ program, helping them to 36 wins while recruiting new talent. The Fighting Scots have been named North Coast Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year three times in the last five seasons. Prior to coming to Wooster, Behrman was the interim head women’s coach at NCAA Div. I Ball State University near her hometown of Daleville, Ind., guiding the Cardinals to eight victories as well as the quarterfinals of the 2010 Mid-American Conference Tournament. She also was the head tennis coach at Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Ind., in the fall of 2009, while serving as a tennis instructor at the Muncie Northwest YMCA for two years. A collegiate player at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., Behrman earned all-conference honors three times with the Lady Indians, including first-team status as a sophomore and junior. A team co-captain twice, she recorded 46 doubles wins during her career, tied for the third-most in school history upon graduation.
Amy heads the women’s tennis program at The College of Wooster after serving as an assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.