Meet the Pros
Director of Tennis
Eric Anderson has been directing the tennis program at
Desert Highlands since 2004. With 150
active tennis participants, he has established a program for all levels that
includes nine weekly games, interclub teams, and a calendar of over 20 special
events annually. Included in the special
events are Club Championships (Doubles, Mixed, and Singles), various
Fundraisers, Men’s Pro/Am, Ladies Member/Guest, and exchanges with other local
Eric is a USPTA Elite rated professional and spends time
weekly giving lessons and clinics as well as playing alongside the members at
Desert Highlands. Eric currently is the
tournament director of the Desert Highlands SW USTA Grass Court Classic, and
past director of the USPTA Grass Court Surface Championships and the USTA 30’s
National Men’s and Ladies Grass Court Championship. In 2018, Eric was recognized for his efforts as the
Tournament Director of the popular Desert Highlands SW USTA Grass Court
Championships as well as his his efforts within the tennis teaching
professional ranks. He was given the USTA Phoenix Section 'Outstanding
Tournament Enrichment' Award, the USTA Southwest Section 'Outstanding
Tournament Enrichment' Award, and the USPTA Southwest Section 'Industry
Prior to joining Desert Highlands, Eric spent 16 years as
the Director of Tennis at Tucson Country Club.
Playing collegiately at Idaho State University, he held the school
record for career doubles wins for 20 years.
Tennis is also a family affair for Eric, as two of his sons both played
Head Tennis Professional
A native of South Africa and PTR certified, Stuart brings 20 years of teaching experience and a passion for the game of tennis as the Head Tennis Professional at Desert Highlands. Prior to his arrival, he was the Head Tennis Professional at the DC Ranch Village instructing all levels of men, ladies, and juniors, as well as handling all of the ladies team clinics. An accomplished player, he has won two USTA national team titles at the 4.5 level. In his spare time, he likes to whip up new recipes and spend time with his wife and daughter. Stuart is excited about being a part of the Desert Highlands community.
Josh Brown is a native of Tucson, Arizona and was a highly
ranked junior player in the Southwest Section.
Josh played his collegiate tennis at Northern Arizona University and
prior to that won two Arizona state high school state doubles titles while
attending Salpointe Catholic High School.
Josh works mainly on the weekends at Desert Highlands and leads the
popular ‘Hitting to the Hits’ clinic and also teaches private lessons. He has an MBA and is currently seeking his
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