University Park Professional Staff
Let our dedicated staff help you get the most out of your game
Our racquets and fitness professionals can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your well-being. One-on-one personal instruction group programs are available.
Meet our Racquets Pros
Lee Salvino-Nakamura USPTA – Teaching Pro
Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and 30+ years of experience to UPCC. She was a top nationally ranked junior who went onto play D1 Tennis before embarking on her extensive coaching career. Lee is a USPTA and USPTR certified Coach and is a lifetime USTA member. She has taught in a wide array of platforms that include IMG Academy, Lakewood Ranch Country Club, Saddlebrook Resort and Tennis Australia in Melbourne, Australia (The home of the AUstralian Open.) Lee's passion and dedication to the sport grows deeper each day.
Ryan Hamning USPTA – Head Pro
Ryan grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and played Division I college tennis at Cleveland State University. While at Cleveland State, Ryan played 2 and 3 singles and as ranked top 70 in the country in doubles. His team qualified for the Division I National Championship 3 times. Following college Ryan played professional tennis on the USTA Pro circuit achieving a top 200 National ranking. Ryan has been coaching 10 years. At the junior level Ryan has coached multiple future college players and was the hitting partner for Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin. At the adult level Ryan has coached multiple USTA adult teams to district and sectional championships.
Lance Martin – Head Pickleball Professional & Racquets League Coordinator
Lance joined UPCC in August 2023. He is a USPPR coach and an avid picklball player. Lance was an elementary school teacher in Manatee County before becoming the events and programming coordinator for Lakewood Ranch Tenner Center. Prior to UPCC, he worked with the USTA League program as a district and section league coordinator than accepted a position in Northern Virginia as the director of pickleball at Pickelballerz in Chantilly Virginia. in 2022 he traveled back to Florida to become the Assistant General Manager at the Pickleball Club in Sarasota.
Meet our Fitness Pro
Sue Marillier – AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Sue brings her love for fitness and expansive knowledge of the health and fitness industry to members at University Park Country Club. Sue is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Sue is also certified in a vast array of modalities and group classes including Active Isolated Stretch, Silver Sneakers and Parkinson’s specific training and more. Sue spent significant time as a child growing up in South Africa and loves living and teaching in the United States. Sue teaches fitness classes and is available for personal training.