Doug and Leslie
Doug Browne sent us this quick summary:
Doug & Leslie Browne (we've worked together approximately 35 years)
Boathouse Field Club, Edgartown, MA (Martha's Vineyard)
Former number 1 and undefeated husband-wife/mixed doubles team in Florida. 50-0. Quit when we started our family.
Doug is certified by the USPTA. (Elite status) . Never interested in Master Pro status. Leslie had been certified by the USPTA until 5 years ago.
As the director of tennis for the last 40 years, I could never have a better partner in business and in life. She has had and still has a strong member following and is a top coach. Her specialty is coaching kids under age 10. As a mother, she has the passion and teaching kids drives her each day. Leslie was a star well before we met as she was a top junior and had coaching (vacations only) with legendary pro, Jimmy Evert. Leslie had a 4-year full tennis scholarship at the University of New Mexico.
The current job is only 3 months but we've worked together on Marco Island at the Hideaway Beach Club for over 25 years as well as Shore and Country in East Norwalk, CT, Milwaukee Country Club and the Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota.
Finally, it helps to have the same vision for the club and old school values like picking up trash, making sure scorecards are set up perfectly, club signage up to date and aligned correctly, arrive to work early and be prepared to finish late...
Additionally, having your spouse (and a woman on staff) who has their own outstanding qualifications, brings more professionalism to any club. Thankfully, when a member would rather not deal with me, they are happy to engage with my wife.