The BTC staff is comprised of a group of tennis enthusiasts with a range of coaching and playing experiences that serve the tennis community because they love the game and want to share its benefits. The staff and volunteers are led by Director of Tennis, Randy Scott, who has extensive experience in many aspects of the tennis industry and offers the community world class coaching for a range of levels. He is assisted by a part-time staff who goes through on-going coaches training program so to better assist in coaching the clinics and camps while also helping maintain the facility, organize events, and assist with other services.
Randy Scott, Director of Tennis
Director of Tennis, Randy Scott, is a Burlington native currently living in Graham. Randy has recently returned to NC after working overseas for two decades in the tennis industry. In a career spanning 25 years and 20 countries, he has directed programs at renowned tennis clubs, hotels, and resorts; conducted clinics and camps for national associations; founded and directed three tennis academies; and worked with two international schools to build thriving after-school tennis programs.
Randy has taught over twenty-five thousand hours, developing a wholistic coaching philosophy and a simple yet effective development process that has developed more than eight thousand adult and junior players from club and resort level to internationally ranked, junior, collegiate, and senior players. Scott’s students have included top-50 ITF juniors; college scholarship players; top-200 WTA/ATP circuit professionals; Olympians; and Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and Asian Games competitors.
Todd Palmer - Senior Assistant
Todd comes to BTC with a sincere passion for playing and sharing tennis with the community. He has played tennis since he was 12 years of age and instilled his love of the game into his family who regularly enjoy the sport together. His son Karsten works with BTC as a part time staff and is himself a talented, junior player. Prior to coaching at BTC Todd served as Blessed Sacrament’s tennis coach for three years. In addition, he is currently serving as an active member on the board of the Alamance Junior Tennis Foundation. We are fortunate to have Todd, who is certified as an United States Tennis Professional (USPTA), join BTC as the Head Assistant and look forward to him using his playing and coaching experiences to contribute to the develop of tennis in Burlington and Alamance County, so others can develop their own love of the game.
Andrew Gillete - Head Assistant
Andrew has been playing and participating in BTC tennis programs for 14 years. As a junior he began taking lessons at BTC while competing in many junior events, and says attending clinics, matchups and playing on the summer team were his favorite parts of the week. He has been working at BTC for over two years and enjoys now coaching and developing the juniors and adults participating in the BTC programs. Andrew says, “I always look forward to playing tennis whether it’s just hitting around or in USTA leagues and tournaments.” Andrew also serves at BTC's racket stringer.
Charly currently attends Burlington Christian Academy where she has played for her high school team receiving All-Conference honors every year. She began playing tennis at 10 and fell in love with the sport after attending BTC Saturday clinics. She played for her middle school team during which time she competed in four, Huck Finn Jr. tournaments and one USTA L5 tournament held at BTC. Charly also plays on the BTC summer, tennis team every year and has worked at BTC for almost a year.
Karsten started playing tennis competitively in the 5th grade. He has played USTA Junior Team Tennis as a member of Olde Forest Racquet Club and played on the Blessed Sacrament Middle School Tennis Team. He participates in many local tournaments playing both singles and doubles. Karsten is a freshman at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School where he hopes to join the tennis team.
Madison started playing tennis in the summer of 2020. She played basketball for two years, but after discovering tennis at BTC, she took to it and loved it immediately. "The atmosphere around BTC is so friendly and inviting, and tennis itself is such a character-building sport." She played on the summer league tennis team and has been taking clinics and Saturday mixers ever since. Though she has only been seriously playing tennis for a little under 2 years, she is always striving to be better at the sport. As a member of the BTC staff, she hopes to take what she's learned and give it back to the tennis community. Outside of tennis, Madison is currently learning to be an animator and enjoys playing piano and drawing.
Andrew is an 11th grader who homeschools and takes classes at Alamance Community College. He has been playing tennis since he was 6 and loves the sport. He played middle school tennis for Blessed Sacrament School from 4th grade to 8th grade. He has also competed in the AJTF summer league for seven years and loves the local competition. During high school, Andrew has enjoyed playing in the GRETA and Gate City leagues. He has played USTA and UTR tournaments and especially loves to play doubles. When he isn’t at tennis, you’ll find him on a basketball court.
Austin is a junior at Burlington Christian Academy. He has been involved with tennis for most of his life, having gone to BTC clinics and mixers since third grade. He played middle school tennis in six grade and began playing on the high school team in seventh grade. Since then, he has participated in various tennis tournaments. Austin’s coaching experiences began early, mentoring students in camps and as the coach of BCA’s middle school, tennis team. Off the courts, he runs both cross country and track for the BCA team.