Matt Gleason - Executive Director

Matt Gleason has been in tennis his entire life.  Started playing at the age of 4 and managed to turn his passion for the game into a career.  Matt has been involved in every aspect of the sport from teaching to coaching high school and college tennis teams to directing large public and private facilities and has been actively involved with the USTA for over 20 years. 

Kelly Ferris - Adult Program and League Coordinator

Kelly has been playing tennis in Phoenix for the past 17 years. She has successfully grown the USTA Phoenix league program significantly over the past 3 years.  She served on the Board of Women's Interclub Tennis League for more than seven seven years and has decided to be a part of the USTA Leagues and Social Tennis Programs. She is excited to continue her passion for tennis to help grow all USTA leagues and adult programs and events throughout the valley.

Ellen Pfister - Junior Competitive Coordinator

Ellen grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her parents and three sisters.  She played in USTA tournaments throughout the United States starting at age 12, led her high school tennis team to a state championship, and was a highly-ranked junior player.  She went to college at the University of Iowa where she was a member of the Hawkeye tennis team all four years and graduated with a degree in Sports Business. Prior to joining the USTA, Ellen worked for the Arizona Diamondbacks doing sales and marketing work.  Ellen's sister currently plays Division I college tennis, and her husband was the captain of the Michigan State University men's tennis team.  


Ellen has always been passionate about tennis and feels extremely fortunate to be able to work for the USTA.  She is excited to help provide play opportunities for junior players and is looking forward to promoting tennis throughout the valley.  

Kelsey Lawson - Junior Development Coordinator

Kelsey graduated from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media. She was an integral part of the tennis team during her four years as a Blue Demon, and she was a part of the first DePaul women's tennis team to win the Big East Championship and receive an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.


Kelsey is a native Arizonan and grew up competing in USTA Phoenix events and programs. She has a strong passion for tennis and she looks forward to working with PHX juniors and giving them a fun and supportive environment to grow as people and tennis players.

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Scottsdale, AZ 85254


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