CFC PROFESSIONAL TENNIS STAFF
Managed by The Striesfeld Group
Eric M. Striesfeld, Managing Director- Tennis
Eric's company brings to Chancellors a high energy, passionate approach to teaching. He is the owner of Bay Area Racquet Club in Clear Lake and his company will manage and run all tennis programming at Chancellors Family Center. He was at the JCC in a Director role since 2002 and lead the agency through two exciting tennis construction projects during his tenure. The program has grown into one of the finest in the city and is benchmarked by JCC’s across the nation on how to run a tennis operation. As Head Coach of the Emery High Tennis Team, Striesfeld built and guided the program to five consecutive Texas T.A.P.P.S. State High School Boys Team State Championships from 2005 to 2009. Eric was selected as a 2007 & 2011 U.S.T.A. National Team Coach for Team Texas. Striesfeld earned a B.B.A. in Marketing from Sam Houston State University graduating magna cum laude, and is a former nationally ranked collegiate tennis player at San Jacinto College finishing his freshman season ranked #19 nationally in doubles and #48 nationally in singles.
Todd Folsom, Director of Junior Tennis
Todd brings an extensive background in junior and overall player development. Todd is the Founder of King Daddy Sports. Todd brings an engaging and youthful approach to coaching. Todd has been in the Junior academy industry since 1987 in the greater Houston area. Todd has worked with hundreds of players that have earned college scholarships and his programs have provided the sound infrastructure to nurture commitment and success! Todd knows what it takes to produce players and get the maximum potential out of each athlete! Come be a part of the NEW, and Improved King Daddy by TSG (The Striesfeld Group).
John Boytim, Director of Adult Tennis
John has an amazing playing background! John earned the #1 ranking in the Nation in each age group: 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, 18’s as a top ranked junior in the United States. John competed on the ATP Tour and held a high world ranking of TOP 250 singles. John is a co-founder of the original King Daddy Sports with Todd Folsom. John shares his knowledge and passion on court and is available for private lessons and Men’s and Ladies Drills. If you are seeking a career professional who has achieved the highs of our wonderful sport, John is the ideal professional to help take your game to the next level!
Selim Samman, ZAT and Summer Camp Director
Selim brings an extensive background in junior player development. Selim has taught in the southwest Houston market for over 12+ years and spent 6 years working with Todd at King Daddy Sports. Selim creates a positive and uplifting player foundation for all players in the program. As camp director, Selim will lead our amazing Summer Tennis Camp program to be the finest camp in the Houston area! Come be a part of the NEW and Improved King Daddy by The Striesfeld Group (TSG).
Jane Strnadel, Tennis Professional
Jane has 30+ years teaching experience with a commitment to properly develop a strong technical foundation for all players. She has a phenomenal playing background complete with National Titles and Gold Balls. Jane is dedicated teaching professional that wants every player to reach their full potential. She cares deeply about every student's tennis experience!
Todd Smith, Tennis Professional
Todd has 25+ years teaching experience. He taught at Clemson and Kentucky under Coaches Chuck Kriese & Dennis Emery. Todd has been teaching with King Daddy Sports since 2003.
Oliver Washington, Tennis Professional
Oliver is graduate of Tyler Junior College Tennis Tech Program. He taught at Rice University tennis camps and junior programs. Oliver is passionate about the sport and will share this with students and adult players.