Meadow Creek Tennis and Fitness Club is pleased to introduce you to our incredibly talented and diverse staff. We are pleased to have such an experienced group of tennis instructors as part of our team. All of our instructors are USPTA or USPTR certified and have much to offer students of all ability levels. Below is an overview of our staff.
Adam Kahn & Debra Kahn Freeman, Club Owners
Adam and Debra are active club owners, managers, and tennis players. They make their home "up the hill" in nearby Evergreen, Colorado. Adam, a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional, has captained and participated on numerous 5.0 men's sectional and national competitive teams. Debra and Adam co-captained the Sectional championship 8.0 mixed double team in 1997, and continue to play mixed doubles together regularly. Both of their children played high school tennis at Evergreen High School. Outside of the club, Debra and Adam both love animals, skiing & hiking in the high country, golfing, and traveling.
Alden Bock – Director of Tennis. Alden is a dedicated professional and our most experienced teaching pro on staff. His teaching style is balanced and works well for students of all ages and ability levels. Alden has proven to be a great organizer and leader which earned him the position of Director of Tennis. He also runs the racquet and stringing portion of the pro shop at Meadow Creek. Outside of the club, Alden and his wife Heather have 2 children, Avalon and August, and enjoy skiing, collecting wines, hiking & camping. Alden’s qualifications include: 30+ years of teaching experience; USPTA Certified Level I; lead USPTA Divisional Tester; USTA National Verifier; CTA adult programs and DNTRP committee member; active player & member of past 5.0 Nationals Team; USSRA Certified stringer.
Ashley Tindle – USPTA Certified Teaching Professional. Ashley joined the Meadow Creek family to pursue his love of teaching tennis. He brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our staff. He is involved in both adult and junior programs, specializing in junior development with an emphasis on tournament training and the mental aspect of competitive play. Ashley’s qualifications include: USPTA Certified Teaching Professional; played #2 singles and #1 doubles at University of Northern Colorado and was two-time Conference Champion; goals are to facilitate a passion and enjoyment for the great sport of tennis; Denver Post "Dick Conner" ACE award winner in 1993 for Adversity Conquered through Excellence and nominated for ESPN ARETE Award for courage in sports.
Doug Rees- USPTA Certified Teaching Professional. Doug came to Meadow Creek from the Chicago area and is happy to have made the move to Colorado with his wife Sharon and their daughters Clara and Hazel. After playing Division 3 collegiate tennis, Doug has been teaching tennis for the past 25 years and enjoys teaching all levels. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding and fly fishing.
Radka Lacjak - USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
Radka Lacjak started playing organized tennis at the age of 5 in Czech Republic. As she became more passionate about the sport she obtained high state and regional junior rankings in her home country. She became certified (by the Czech Tennis Association) at the age of 16 when she started gaining her first valuable tennis teaching experience. She continued to teach tennis when she moved to Colorado in 1999, earning her USPTA certification shortly after. Since then, Radka has been working as a tennis teaching professional in the Evergreen community, sharing her love for tennis with players in Evergreen, Mount Vernon Country Club and Genesee. She has also coached both the boys and girls varsity teams at Evergreen High school.
Radka is a dedicated 5.0 player herself, participating in many USTA tournaments and leagues throughout the years, including being a part of a 5.0 women’s USTA team advancing to the National Championship at Indian Wells. When not on the court, Radka enjoys skiing, biking and long distance running. Radka lives in Evergreen with her family, including her 2 children - Kevin & Anna.
Aaron Johnson joined the Meadow Creek staff in 2016. Aaron is originally from White Bear Minnesota and has been teaching tennis at a large club in Minneapolis for the past few years since graduating with a degree in Tennis Management from Tyler Junior College. Aaron also played college tennis at Tyler Jr College where he and his teammates were the 2013 national champions. Outside of tennis, Aaron loves snow sports, golfing, and playing the guitar.
Ted Nilsson - Ted comes to MC by way of the John McEnroe academy where he coached top junior players. Ted earned his Masters Degree in Sports and Performance Psychology at DU last Spring. He is originally from Sweden, and a former NCAA Division 1 player from Coastal Carolina University. Ted enjoys skiing and playing guitar in his free time. Ted coaches our Sport Psychology program at Meadow Creek and enjoys working with players of all ages and levels on and off the court.
Jaime Stokes -Program Coordinator Jaime joined the Meadow Creek family in November of 2013.
Susie Nelson - Marketing Manager Susie has been a part of the Meadow Creek family since 2000. She started at Meadow Creek in our QuickStart program and enjoyed tennis and her new friends so much, she became an employee. Susie is the Marketing Director and the Senior Advisor for our SilverSneakers program. Susie has a degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Fitness, Nutrition and Health. She also practiced as a Physical Therapist before starting to balance a healthy lifestyle with a young family. After years as a gymnast and marathon runner turned triathlete, Susie turned to tennis for some "social" exercise and was hooked! She also does personal training, teaches yoga and runs the SilverSneakers program. Susie draws on her physical therapy and yoga background to create fun and functional exercises and workouts for her students. Susie's husband, Greg, is a 4.5 player and their 2 children, Megan and Dylan can be found on the tennis court in their "spare" time. Megan is an EMT and Dylan plays baseball for Metro State University.
Margaret Nuccio - Front Desk Manager Margaret has been part of the Meadow Creek family since 1990. She is the friendly Australian voice you may have heard on the phone. Margaret is also our Permanent Court Time (PCT) coordinator and membership sales manager. Margaret has two grown children. Her daughter played tennis at the University of Northern Colorado and graduated in 2007. Her son graduated from Colorado State University.
Billy Bob - Club Mascot
Billy Bob is the owner’s Boston Terrier and is usually at the club whenever both Adam and Debra are here. He is a sweet boy once you get to know him, but can also still be a bit of a rambunctious puppy. Billy Bob was a rescue dog and only has one eye. If you want to meet him, he is best approached calmly and gently.