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 Meet our Sports Center Staff


Denise Agee, Director of Tennis

Denise taught at Van der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club, then at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, before coming to the South Carolina Yacht Club in 2004.

Denise grew up playing tournaments in Richmond, Virginia. In college, Denise played #1 doubles and #3 singles at Clemson University. Since graduating, Denise has continued to play in state and Southern tournaments - reaching a ranking of #1 singles in South Carolina and #3 ranking in the South. In 2003 Denise was voted South Carolina Female Player of the Year. Denise is married to Joe, and they have three children: David, Jenn, and Kristen. 

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Natalie DiRoma, Head Tennis Professional

We are thrilled to announce that Natalie DiRoma has joined the SCYC team as Resident Tennis Professional. Natalie is PTR and PTA certified and has a tremendous amount of experience, having been ranked #1 in the South for singles and doubles and in the top 10 in the nation in singles and doubles.  She has taught tennis with Nick Bollettieri as well as with Stan Smith and Billy Stearns at the Smith & Stearns Academy. She is also a USRSA certified racquet technician and will be available for racquet restringing.

We are fortunate to have Natalie on board. She is available for lessons immediately and is eager to meet our tennis community. Natalie will be offering Power Hour, which consists of high energy drills for all levels every  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. The cost is $13 daily or $70 for unlimited monthly access. Power Hour provides great practice and  a great workout! Call the Pro Shop at 843-681-3100 to learn more details and to sign up for Power Hour or for a lesson with Natalie.

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Lynda Kessler, Sports Center Coordinator

Lynda grew up in Missouri, and worked in retail management for eleven years. It was during that time that she met and married her husband, Craig. She set aside her career for the following twelve years to raise her two children, Christopher and Kelly (Christoper lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife Molly and Kelly lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Brad). Many years later, after moving to Hilton Head Island from New York, Lynda joined our SCYC Sports Center team where she has played an essential role for almost ten years. Lynda takes great pride and pleasure in making sure all members and their guests have a wonderful experience at the club. 

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