Tennis staff promotions announced

Three veteran tennis professionals have received promotions and taken on new responsibilities at Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club. Their new titles and positions are: Matt Treblas, Director of Tennis; David Howell, Head Tennis Professional; and Kevin Vaughn, Director of Junior Tennis.

Treblas has been a tennis and fitness instructor at Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club since 2005. As Director of Tennis, Treblas will guide and supervise the overall growth of the adult and junior tennis programs at WRRFC. He played on the varsity tennis team at Aurora High School and was one of the top players in the USTA Northern Ohio region. Treblas went on to Wittenberg University where he continued his education as well as his tennis career. He and his wife, Jessica, and their daughter, Julianna, live in Twinsburg.

David Howell, at WRRFC since 2007, will lead the adult and USA programming as Head Tennis Professional. Howell played tennis at Solon High School and went on to play collegiately at Allegheny College. He received his B.A. from Allegheny College and M.A. from St. Lawrence University. He was the assistant tennis coach at St. Lawrence University for two years and Cleveland State University for four years before joining WRRFC. He works with both juniors and adults and also strings and repairs racquets for the club. David resides in Reminderville with his wife, Meagan, and sons, Owen and Porter.

In his new role, Vaughn will continue to supervise the growth and development of the Club’s 10 and under tennis program. He has more than 20 years experience teaching and coaching tennis in Northeast Ohio. Currently, he serves as a Northeast Ohio Tennis Association Board Member as well as Administrator/Head Coach for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Area Junior High Performance Training Center. In addition, he coaches the 14 & Under USTA Junior Cup Team. Vaughn resides in Stow with his wife, Tracey, and son.

“We’re committed to maintaining a strong tennis program at our club and are confident these men will lead the way,” says WRRFC Partner Robin Palumbo.

Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club offers a full range of competitive, social and instructional programs for junior and adult players. The club also offers an extensive fitness facility, a variety of group fitness classes, and small group and personal training services. For more information about Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club, call 330.653.3103 or visit


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  1. Three very talented and deserving men….congratulations! Behind every successful Tennis Director and staff is a women like Beth Zuckett!

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