Bill Schillings | Director & Founder
After graduating from Penn State University where he was captain and played #1 singles and doubles, Bill competed on the Professional Tour both in the United States and abroad. He now directs and manages Charlotte Tennis Academy, which he founded in 1989. He coached college tennis, as an assistant, at Temple University where he received his Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. Bill is USTA High Performance Developmental Coach as well as a USPTA P1 Professional. He was recognized as the NCTA 2016 Tennis Professional of the Year. Although his busy teaching schedule does not allow time for tournament competition these days, his previous competitive results include being ranked #1 in the Men’s 25s division in both the STA and NCTA; winner of the 1995 NC State 35s Championship, and 2001 winner of the NC State 30s Championship. Through his love of teaching tennis, his rapport with young people and his competitive experience, Bill has helped many juniors at CTA achieve success on the court and off.
Favorite movies - Cool Hand Luke, Forrest Gump, The Graduate
Favorite music - Fat Freddy’s Drop, James Brown, (and many things found on Spotify)
Favorite food - Cajun Yard Dog, El Valle Mexican, Pita Kabab Grill, everything Liz makes
hobbies - disc golf, skiing, mountain biking, working out
When I grow up …. don’t want to grow up!
Did you know …. Bill lived in Buffalo, NY and didn’t start to play tennis until age 13
Chris Hoshour | Director of Development
As a teaching professional since 1992 Chris has specialized in junior development programs including coaching Team Southern Boy’s 12s to a National title at the 2000 National Zonals. He also acted as Head Coach for South Carolina’s High Performance Competition Training Center and spent the summer of 2001 coaching on the USTA Professional circuit at the Futures and Challengers levels. Chris graduated from Coker College with a BS degree in Exercise Science where he received a full scholarship to play tennis. He also has an interesting history on the baseball field (in his life before tennis) when he signed on as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves Organization and played 3rd base in the minors. We’re very glad that Chris eventually chose tennis over baseball where he brings with him a unique passion for coaching and a gift at developing technique and tactics with our students at Charlotte Tennis Academy. His certifications and recent USTA coaching assignments include; PTR Master of tennis performance, USTA High Performance Coach, NCTA 2014 Pro of the Year, Coach for the USTA Regional and National Player Development Training camps, Head Coach for USTA Southern Section Player Development Training Camps, USTA Southern Section Head Coach for Boy’s 12’s at the USTA National Hard Courts and Clay Courts
Favorite movies - Rocky, The Natural, Tallega Nights
Favorite food - Italian
Favorite music - classic rock (Van Halen), country (K Chesney), sports radio
Hobby - cares for two umbrella cockatoos
Did you know… for a short time Chris was a major league baseball player.
Liz Schillings | CFO & Scheduler
After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Liz worked in Quality Control and Chemical Sales for several years in Charlotte. Then she closed her eyes one day and woke up as Chief Financial Officer of Charlotte Tennis Academy. Although she handles scheduling, invoicing, and other financial related duties, her favorite job at Charlotte Tennis Academy is taking live action shots of our players.
Favorite hobbies - playing Bridge and Words with Friends (she’s addicted to both)
Favorite food -anything ethnic and spicy… and red wine!
Favorite movie - The Princess Bride
When I grow up …. I want to hire a home chef
Did you know…. Liz is one of six children