Huntington Estates

  Bath and Tennis Club
     Naperville, IL 60540



HEBT Tennis Staff

Blake Douglas

Head Pro 

Blake comes to Huntington Estates Bath & Tennis Club with over 15 years of experience as a tennis instructor, with previous stints in both New Jersey and California. Over his career he has held various roles in the racquet sports industry and, through these opportunities, has been fortunate enough to introduce, instruct and inspire many wonderful people. Since transitioning to Illinois to work for Oakbrook Racquet and Fitness Club eight seasons ago, he has been able to work with some of Illinois’ most talented young players. He is currently an instructor at a few local indoor and outdoor tennis clubs, including Naperville Tennis Club. As a player, Blake played division one varsity tennis in the Midwest and still maintains an incredible passion for the game. Off the court, he loves substitute teaching, being a father and spending time with his wife.


Matt Burghgraef

Teaching Pro

Matt started teaching tennis in 2006 while studying to be a physical education teacher. Since then, he has worked part time at several tennis clubs in the Western Suburbs while teaching PE at the K-5 level. Matt has been the tennis director for the Clarendon Hills Park District for the past seven years and taught at Huntington Commons for the many years. He enjoys working with players of all ages and skill levels. Matt has a masters degree in physical education and is PTR certified.


Meredith Pollack

USTPA/PTR Certified Tennis Pro

Meredith has been teaching all ages and ability levels and coaching full time for more than 20 years and has been active with the USTA as a tournament director, zonal coach, and league team captain. Two years ago, she assumed the roll of Tennis Coordinator for the Naperville Park District. Meredith has developed players in the Naperville area who have gone on to college careers, and some have become successful coaches themselves. Meredith began her career in Chicago at Lakeshore Athletic Club. She then taught at Four Lakes Athletic Club, Forest Grove Athletic Club, and continues to coach at Naperville Tennis Club (where she has been on staff for 21 years). She has specialized with adult travel team, youth 10 and under, high performance, and cardio tennis. 

Jen Jesso

Tennis Lesson Coordinator

Jen has been the Tennis Lesson Coordinator for several years. She is responsible for the management of all adult and youth tennis lessons. Jen also plays on the HEBT ladies B1 travel team. 

Jane Wernette

Women's Team Coordinator

Jane began managing the HEBT Tennis Program in 2003. She started the ladies teams program that same year and continues to manage the teams along with Jen Jesso.

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