“Travis was a standout performer at USTA Florida’s managed facilities in Gainesville in his role as tennis instructor and was instrumental in growing programs and participation there,” said USTA Florida Director of Tennis Management Frank Swope. “We look forward to Travis bringing new and creative ideas to reopen the newly expanded Fort Walton Beach Tennis Center facility and to continue the growth of the tennis and pickleball communities.”
Tressler possesses a strong tennis background with experience at several public tennis and racquet sports facilities. Within his nine months at Play Tennis Gainesville, Tressler helped establish adult and junior programming at Tom Petty Park, in addition to his extensive instructional work with junior, adult, adaptive and wheelchair programming at the Joyce Oransky Tennis Center.
“My time in Gainesville prepared me immensely for this role and I feel extremely lucky that I get to stay with USTA Florida and work as a Head Pro at one of our facilities,” shared Tressler. “I hope to continue introducing new players to the facility, as well as provide a positive experience to returning tennis and pickleball players.”