MEET THE PROS 2021-01-16T16:12:53+00:00


Greg Griffey, Manager
Greg graduated from Indiana State University in 1978 with a degree in education. He started as a pro at CRC the summer after graduation while looking for an elementary school teaching position. He loved the tennis so much that he stayed. Greg was the Head Pro for five years before becoming manager in 1989. He still coaches a few adult teams. Besides tennis, his favorite activities are spending time with his family, going fishing and playing platform tennis.


Mark Woldmoe, Assistant Manager and Head Pro
Mark was born in Sherman, Texas, and grew up in Muncie, IN. He graduated from Ball State University in 1984. He has served as junior Davis Cup Coach and USTA Sectional Endorser. He coaches juniors and adults. He says, “I have been fortunate to have some great young talent. I’ve coached several Indiana high school champions, including Rajeev Ram, Tom Murphy, Ashlee Davis, and Maria and Sophie Grabinski. Mark is married to wife Ronda, and they have two boys, Austin and Alex.


Nancy Alic
Nancy was a nationally ranked junior player. She received a full tennis scholarship to the University of Arizona, a Division I top ten nationally ranked team. After college, she was the head women’s tennis coach at St. John’s University, a Division I program in New York City. Nancy is married and she and her husband have two daughters.


Chip Bondurant
Chip is a USPTA certified tennis teaching professional and platform tennis enthusiast.  He comes from a Florida tennis playing family.  His mother Sally, sister Elizabeth and brother Scott all won national tennis championships.  Partnering with Brian Cook, Chip hungrily defends the annual Hot Dog Men’s Doubles Championships in Frankfurt, Indiana, (hot dogs & beer are mandatory).  Tennis is fun!  He advocates “Tennis for a Lifetime” and shares his passion for the game.


Susie Booker
Susie is a Park Tudor graduate and former tennis player and joined CRC in January of 2008.  She played singles and doubles at Wheaton College in Illinois.  She has been teaching tennis since high school and her favorite tennis to play is mixed doubles.  She has coached high school tennis at Heritage Christian where she also taught English.  She is a certified fitness instructor and has taught fitness classes for ten years.  Susie is an avid water skier.  A highlight in her career was helping wheelchair athletes learn how to water ski.  Susie also has experience teaching tennis to wheelchair athletes.  The least known fact about her is that she is a professional story teller.  She has a Master’s in Education in Reading and Story Arts.  Susie is married and has three children.


Tim Brady
Tim joined the Carmel Racquet Club staff as a teaching professional in July of 2008. Tim is originally from Northern Indiana and played high school tennis at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. He played college tennis at Ball State University in Muncie. Tim has gone to USTA Nationals three times on a 5.0 Men’s team in 2001, 2006, and 2007. He is married and has two boys. When Tim isn’t teaching tennis, he keeps busy with his boys and their sports of basketball, soccer, and, of course, tennis.


Cleve Brown
Cleve has been a teaching pro for 30 years, 22 of them at CRC. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and started tennis at age 5, giving him 50 years of playing experience. He grew up in Kalamazoo, MI. He and wife Susan have two grown sons and a daughter. He attended Butler University from 1968-70 and played varsity tennis for them. He was men’s and women’s head tennis coach at Butler from 1989-91.


Whitney Brown
Whitney is a native Hoosier and son of CRC tennis professional Cleve Brown. He played high school tennis for Cathedral High School and attended college at Indiana University with a general studies major. Whitney has been a tennis instructor for over 11 years and has worked as a teaching professional at the Riviera Club, Meridian Hills Country Club and is currently the assistant tennis pro at Woodland Country Club. When Whitney isn’t teaching tennis, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Also, in his spare time, he enjoys playing and teaching guitar.


David (Daveed) Bubenicek
David comes to us from the Czech Republic. He began playing tennis at the age of six. As a junior he was ranked as high as number 12 in his country. In 2003 David was recruited to play for Indiana University Bloomington where he was awarded a full athletic scholarship from 2003-8. He went on to rank in the top 50 nationally in both singles and doubles and became team captain his senior year. He graduated from IU with two degrees—one in International Studies and the second in Slavic Literature. David then attended the University of Denver, where he earned a master’s degree in Global Trade & Finance. He then chose to return to his passion—tennis—in 2011. He is currently the associate head coach for the Zionsville Community High School girls’ team and the assistant coach for the Carmel Middle School. David is also the head pro at Harbour Trees Golf and Beach Club.


Ernesto Castañares
Ernesto was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and has resided in Indianapolis since 1990. He became a USPTA certified professional in 1992. Ernesto has been teaching tennis for over 25 years. In 1983, he attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and played #1 singles for one year before moving back to Mexico to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Monterrey Tech. He played four years of varsity tennis at Monterrey Tech. From 1993 to 1999 he ran his own tennis academy at Pickwick Place Apartments before becoming the Tennis Director of the Jewish Community Center from 2000 to 2012. He has coached USTA adult teams for the past 18 years. Three of those teams have advanced to the national championships. He and his wife Amy have a son and daughter.


Miguel Dungo
Miguel came to us from the Health Institute of Indiana (previously Westview/Healthplex) where he served as the Director of Tennis and General Manager for 18 years.  Before that time, Miguel worked for Carmel Racquet Club as a tennis pro for five years.  Miguel’s tennis accomplishments include playing on the Professional Tour for 5 ½ years.  During this time he competed in such events as the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the Davis Cup.  Miguel resides in Carmel with his wife Bethany and three children: Logan, Landon, and Lexie.  Bethany has been working in the nursery at CRC for many years.


Jeff Eaton
Jeff was born in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated with a BS in Education from Indiana University. He’s been in the tennis industry since 1984 and runs the pro shop. He has taught at the CRC since 1996. Jeff is married to wife Nancy and has four grown stepchildren. His hobbies are reading and fishing.


Lisa Gerdt
Lisa was born and raised in Tipton, Indiana, and started her tennis career at Carmel Racquet Club at the age of 10.  In her junior and senior year of high school, she achieved her highest ranking in Northern Indian—#1 in doubles and #3 in singles. After choosing not to play college tennis, she started a family and traveled to many different countries including Ireland and Singapore. While in Singapore, she helped implement tennis programs for expatriates moving to the area. This program not only developed tennis skills, but also served as an instrument to develop friendships and acclimate them to the country. In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her three children and husband Andy. Her hobbies include playing competitive tennis and riding horses


Kathy Gordon
Kathy is from Boardman, Ohio, and played tennis for Indiana State University. She’s been a pro at CRC since the fall of 1990. She is currently teaching part-time on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at CRC. In the summer she teaches at Woodland Country Club. Kathy and husband Jack have three children: Christine, Ali, and Cassidy.


Karen Grilliot
Karen grew up in Michigan and started playing tennis at the age of 12.  She began playing USTA sanctioned tournaments at the age of 16 and became ranked in Michigan during high school.  She earned a scholarship to Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she won both a singles and doubles conference championship.  She earned a degree in Exercise Science.  She is married and has two daughters.  She enjoys tennis, snow-skiing and mountain biking.


Hank Levin
Henry (Hank) Levin is a Dallas, Texas, native.  He was a nationally ranked junior player. He played for three state championship winning teams for Highland Park High School in Dallas.  He eventually played collegiately for Earlham College where he led the team to four consecutive NCAA appearances, the first appearances in school history. He graduated with two degrees, one in International Studies, and the other in Literature with focuses on English and Middle Eastern.  He enjoys working with technology and going to film/music festivals when he is not on the court. 


Kris Looney 
Kris played at CRC as a junior, at Noblesville High School, and collegiate tennis for IUPUI. His doubles winning percentage was one of the highest in IUPUI history. He was a national championship qualifier in 1995. He has been ranked as high as 3rd in the Midwest in singles, has won a Midwest Open Championship in doubles, and has competed in the Open Division at the National level. Kris was the head coach for Marian University, and was the assistant coach at Brebeuf High School for seven years. He is certified by the PTR and is also certified by the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. Kris enjoys trail running, fishing, cookies, and spending time with friends, family and dog Lucky.


Steve Minner
Steve was born in Richmond, IN. He played college tennis at Purdue University and has been a tennis professional at CRC since 1996. He continues to compete in USTA events and was the 2004 National USTA Men’s Clay Court 35 & Over Champion in doubles with Scott Riggle, the women’s tennis coach at DePauw University. He enjoys coaching juniors and women of all levels. His CIWITL Q Team captured the championship during the 2003-4 season.


Carl Mower
Carl is a former CRC junior player and a former player on Carmel High School boys’ tennis team (2003-2007). He has been a tennis instructor for Woodlands Neighborhood Association and Hamilton County Community Tennis Association/ HCCTA. Carl has been an assistant tennis coach for the Carmel High School girls’ and boys’ tennis teams which have won four state championships in the past three years. He received a Bachelor of Science from IUPUI in 2012 with a degree in Kinesiology. In 2006 he received the Leadership and Sportsmanship Award from the Indianapolis Community Tennis Association. In 2007 he received a Carmel Clay Education Foundation scholarship. Carl has volunteered for Special Olympics and looks forward to developing an adaptive tennis program for physically challenged tennis players.


Mark Noe
Mark graduated from The Herron School of Art with a degree in Art History. He continued his graduate studies at IUPUI in World History and Anthropology. He played college tennis at Wabash Valley College. Mark started working at CRC in 1990. Prior to that he was head pro at the Kokomo YMCA and an assistant coach for the Indiana University women’s program in 1986. He was also head coach at DePauw University from 1992-94 and was voted coach of the year in 1993. Currently, Mark teaches World History at Cathedral High School and is their head coach for both the girls’ and boys’ tennis teams. Mark and his wife Renee have three children, twins Ashley and Brittany and Mark II. When he is not on the court or in the class room he enjoys art and museums with his family.


Maggie Petersen
Maggie was born and raised in Hamilton County, Indiana. She started playing tennis at eight years old at Carmel Racquet  Club and is still playing on women’s 4.5 teams at CRC. She was the first tennis player at Hamilton Southeastern High School to make its Wall of Fame. She is the executive director and tennis director for Hamilton County Community Tennis Association® where she brings tennis to nearly 4000 youngsters in Hamilton County every year. Prior to that Maggie was tennis coordinator at the Hawthorns Golf and Country Club and marketing associate and tennis instructor for Higgins Tennis Academy in San Francisco. Maggie is a graduate of Indiana University Kelley School of Business and Stetson Law School (Florida). She is a member of the bar in Florida, California and Indiana.


Becky Ragsdale
Becky graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. in Elementary and Physical Education.  She played four years of Varsity Tennis and was an NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles champion, earning recognition as an Academic All-American.  Becky has coached basketball and tennis for over 20 years at Carmel , Park Tudor, North Central, and Hamilton Southeastern High Schools.  She has had the privilege to coach several players, Erika Fisk, Kelly Iden, Caroline McAuley, and Claire Reifeis, that have gone on to play NCAA Division I tennis.  Becky is married to Randy, an avid golfer.  They have one son, Andrew, and a cute dog, Bentley.  When Becky is not on the tennis courts, she enjoys swimming, running, reading, cooking for friends and family, and walking Bentley.


Joe Reidman
 Joe grew up in Richmond, IN where he played high school tennis.  He continued his tennis career at Ball State University.  While at Ball State, Joe played with fellow CRC pro Jeff Smart.  Joe has been teaching tennis since the age of 15.  One of his first students was Steve Minner, fellow CRC pro. Joe has played tennis competitively on many nationally competitive league teams.  Joe is married and has one daughter.  They live on five acres in Carmel in a log cabin that Joe built himself.  In Joe’s spare time he enjoys playing tennis, biking and working on his five acres


Cathi Rubenstein
Cathi has been a long-time member at Carmel Racquet Club.  She has participated in various clinics, teams, and leagues. She has served an assistant tournament director to Mark Woldmoe  for over 15 years. She is currently serving as coach for the Westfield High School girls’ tennis team.  Prior to that she coached the University High School girls’ team for four years. 
Cathy attended Indiana University and majored in Jazz Music. Cathy is a gifted pianist and harpist. She has worked with the famous David Baker (Conductor of the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra) and has performed with Quincy Jones.  In her spare time Cathi enjoys spending time with her  three children and grandchildren. 


Rick Scotten
Rick was born in Plainfield, IN. He attended IUPUI where he went to USTA Nationals at the 5.0 level. He has been at CRC for many years and has worked as the boys’ and girls’ head coach at Brebeuf High School. In the summer, he is the head tennis coach at the Bridgewater Club. He is married to wife Kristie.


Joe Schaffer
Joe attended Fountain Central High School in Veedersburg, IN where he played tennis all four years. He then attended Parkland College in Champaign, IL where he played men’s tennis from 1995-97. His last two years of college were at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN where he played men’s singles from 1997-1999. His team was nationally ranked. He started teaching part-time as a tennis pro at CRC in 2008. He also started his own financial planning practice in 2000 where he works about 20 hours a week. He enjoys all sports, especially golf, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.


Luke Samra 
Luke is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He played four years of varsity high school tennis for Kalamazoo Hackett, winning a state championship at #1 doubles in 2005.  Luke went on to play tennis for Marian University in Indianapolis where the team finished as co-conference champions in 2006-2007.  His teaching experience includes: Western Michigan University’s West Hills Athletic Club, The Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation and Midtown Health. Luke is PTR-certified.


Jeff Smart
Jeff is from Indianapolis where he graduated from North Central High School. He played tennis for Ball State University. He now plays in USTA tournaments occasionally. He has been at CRC for many years and coaches women’s clinics, children’s clinics, and teams. He is an avid reader of biographies, philosophy, and mysteries.  On the weekends he enjoys his off-road biking.



Here’s where the CRC pros will be spending their summers:

Nancy Alic Carmel Racquet Club
Chip Bondurant Carmel Racquet Club
Susie Booker Carmel Racquet Club
Tim Brady Carmel Racquet Club
Whitney Brown Carmel Racquet Club
David Bubenicek Harbour Trees Club
Ernesto Castanares Zionsville
Brian Cook Carmel Racquet Club
Zac DeFonce Carmel Racquet Club
Miguel Dungo Carmel Racquet Club                                      
Jeff Eaton Carmel Racquet Club
Lisa Gerdt Carmel Racquet Club/Bridgewater
Kathy Gordon Woodland Country Club
Greg Griffey Carmel Racquet Club
Karen Grilliot Carmel Racquet Club
Hank Levin Carmel Racquet Club
Kris Looney Carmel Racquet Club
Steve Minner Carmel Racquet Club
Carl Mower CRC/Bridgewater Country Club
Mark Noe CRC/Cathedral
Maggie Petersen Hamilton County Community Tennis Association/HCCTA
Becky Ragsdale Carmel Racquet Club
Joe Riedman Carmel Racquet Club
Cathi Rubenstein Carmel Racquet Club
Luke Samra Carmel Racquet Club
Joe Schaeffer Carmel Racquet Club
Rick Scotten Bridgewater Country Club
Jeff Smart Carmel Racquet Club
Mark Woldmoe Carmel Racquet Club