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Meet The Tennis Staff

In addition to their tennis registration duties, and delivering the highest level of customer service, HRCA's Tennis Staff make the Tennis Pavilion at Northridge the friendliest and most fun place to play tennis!

Meet HRCA's Tennis/Pickleball Team Leader

Tim McNerney is the HRCA Tennis/Pickleball Program Team Leader. Tim grew up playing the Western Jr. USTA Sanctioned Intermountain tournaments, played #1 singles (Colorado) during his high school tenure, played collegiately and professionally before becoming a USTA Sanctioned Tennis Teaching Professional during his graduate study years in Greeley and Denver. His initial degree was in Computer Systems Analysis and Design before he moved on to education where he taught for 15 years in Denver Public Schools and then migrated to school leadership/administration. He recently retired as a Superintendent of Schools after 34 years of service and is now beginning his 2nd career in Tennis/Pickleball Leadership with the HRCA.

Tim’s father was a citizen of Ireland and had a brother born on St. Patricks Day while he was living in Boston. Needless to say, he’s very Irish! 

He currently lives in Highlands Ranch and anchors himself in this metaphor, “Live as if you were going to die tomorrow; Learn as if you were going to live forever.” M. Gandi

Meet HRCA's Tennis Monitors

Tess Belindean

Born & Raised in: Portland, Oregon
Personal Background: I am a first generation American. My parents are Romanian immigrants.
Career Background: I am a graduate student studying mental health counseling and training as a therapist.
Future Goals: To be married with children and a self-employed fully licensed therapist.
Motto: Be the light in the darkness because life can be so dark, and we can be going through so much. By being or seeking the light we will be able to persevere through all of life’s trials.

Chuck Clark

Born & Raised in: Denver Colorado and a proud CU Alumni “Go Buffs!” and earned a graduate degree from University of Wisconsin.
Personal Background: Married with 2 children & 3 grandchildren
Career Background: Finance and Lending
Future Goals: “Staying Healthy”
Motto: “Keep on Trying New Things!”

Lucy Covington

Born & Raised in: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Personal Background: Lucy is a graduating High School Senior at Thunder Ridge High School and was part of the International Baccalaureate Program.
Future Goals: Becoming a dermatologist, continue traveling and serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Motto: A boat is safest at shore but that’s not what it was built for.

Jill Holland

Born & Raised in: Auckland, New Zealand
Personal Background: Lived and worked in three countries and have enjoyed many adventures with husband & 3 children.
Career Background: Nurse – New Zealand country manager for an international pharmaceutical company.
Future Goals: Travel; Be living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Motto:  Kia Kaha (Māori) for Stay Strong

Shelly Hommel

Born and Raised in: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Personal Background: Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I met my husband.  Lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for nineteen years before moving to Colorado.  We have two grown sons.  I love to travel and play tennis.
Career Background:  Marketing/Communications
Future Goals: Travel and enjoy adventures with my family & friends.
Motto: “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” Author Unknown

Nancy Hong

Born & Raised in: Montreal, Canada
Personal Background: World Traveler
Career Background: Litigation Barrister & Solicitor
Future Goals: To live in Japan or New Zealand
Motto: “Enjoy life, it has an expiry date”

Luke McKeon

Born & Raised in: Bakersfield, California
Personal Background: I love playing sports.  I am a Thunder Ridge High School Junior.
Future Goals: To be a successful businessman and to have a family.
Dream Goal: To be a basketball broadcaster.
Motto: “You can’t cross a sea just by looking at it.”  

Rachel Kellar

Born & Raised in: Portland, Oregon
Personal Background: Married with two adult children and have lived in Colorado for the past 10 years.   Love sports and participating in various athletic activities.
School/Career Background: My career has been in marketing/research and project management within the healthcare industry.
Future Goals: Travel and Retirement – Enjoy Life.
Dream Goal: To be a basketball broadcaster.
Motto: "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein  

Shannon Porter

Born & Raised in:   Ponce City, Oklahoma
Personal Background: Graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Retired from an advertising/marketing career in 2021.  I was widowed in 2013 and have 5 grandchildren.  I have been playing tennis since I was ten and added pickleball into the mix a few years ago.
Hobbies: Travelling, gardening, and doing home improvement projects.
Career Background: Advertising/Marketing
Future Goals: Travel and play tennis and pickleball as much as possible.
Motto:  “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  My Dad

Grace Reader

Born & Raised in:  Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Personal Background: Thunder Ridge High School Senior
Future Goals: Attend college and study abroad
Motto:  “Dream Big!”  

Dom Salvaggio

Born and Raised in: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Personal Background: Raised in Michigan for nine years before moving to Colorado.
How I Enjoy Spending my Free Time: Playing hockey, lacrosse, and basketball with family and friends.
Future Goals: Computer Analyst
Motto: “One day you will leave this world behind, so live a life you will remember!”  

Judy Sholes

Born & Raised in: Born in Budapest, Hungary and raised in both Hungary and Florida
Personal Background: Love to travel with my husband anywhere and everywhere.
Career Background: Software Engineer
Future Goals: To travel as much as possible and experience the various cultures in the world
Motto:  “Don’t fret, whatever you can’t get done today will still be there tomorrow, breathe & enjoy life."