Teaching Staff

Cassie Brand

Cassie is enjoying her 9th year teaching as a USPTA certified cassietennis professional and ACE Personal Trainer. Cassie has experience working with all ages and skill levels and has run numerous junior and adult groups, drill sessions, private lessons and camps. She is also proficient in sign language and has experience working with hearing impaired families on and off court. Through her years as a USTA tournament and college player, Cassie knows what it takes to be a successful tennis player and coach and shares in her students enthusiasm for the love of the game!

Susan Crane


Susan has been playing tennis for almost 50 years, has been teaching for the past 18 years and has over 10,000 hours of tennis lessons to her credit. Susan is a graduate of the Van Der Meer Total Tennis University, and teaches a wide range of students from age 5 to 70. She gets a special kick out of helping women who have been told they can’t play a sport find out that they can learn and enjoy the game of tennis.

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell Mike started playing tennis at age 41, and has become an accomplished player in the 19 years since then. He played tennis for Shepherd University, from age 46 to 50, and used a combination of talent, athleticism and “senior wisdom” to break the school record for number of individual wins. Mike assists with the Junior Academy, and is enjoying learning the art and skill of teaching and focuses on making lessons fun.

Patti Hagemann

Patti-Hagemann Patti has been a “tennis nut” for the past 14 years, and has been with Tuscarora for the last 15 years.  She graduated from the prestigious Van Der Meer Total Tennis University in Hilton Head, SC in 2012 and she is also certified by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).  Patti loves all aspects of the game and enjoys watching her adult and youth students improve (and Win!). Patti is the General Manger of Tuscarora Tennis Club.

David Kamachaitis


David has been playing tennis for 40 years, has a passion for the game and enjoys teaching students of all ages. He approaches tennis as a life sport reinforcing the fitness benefits, having fun and the gratification of learning the game. David’s experience teaching is based on the foundation of tennis skills he learned from Fred Drilling as a young adult, teaching children with disabilities, playing in college and actively competing at a national level. If you have been away from tennis and want to get back in the game join David’s drill clinic to tune your game.

Alex Metzner

Alex took his first tennis lesson when he was 11 years old and fell in love with the sport. He played competitively with the Baltimore Junior Indoor League, and went to play for his high school where he won regionals as a junior. When Alex was a senior, he trained at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Tampa, Florida, competing with some of the top players in the country. He played D-1 college tennis at Radford University. Alex’s enthusiasm and love of the sport enables him to work with people of all ages. His years of training and playing in high school and college have given him the skills to help his students further develop their game technically and physically, and most importantly to develop a strong mental game. 

Ted Meyer


Ted’s tennis experience traverses virtually all aspects of the tennis industry: player, teacher, organizer, director and owner. As a competitor, he was a four year letterman at George Mason University. Upon graduation, he played semi-professional and open USTA tournaments in singles and doubles. Ted joined the US professional Tennis Association (USPTA) in 1979, and has immersed himself in learning how to teach tennis and teach others how to teach. Ted is currently the Head Tester of Certification for the Mid-Atlantic USPTA and has the privilege helping interested individuals become certified tennis teachers. The depth of Ted’s experience qualifies him to work with all and levels of players, and he has as much fun with a 5-year old, an adult or an aspiring competitor. Ted feels strongly that the game of tennis offers everyone a physical and mental activity that they can utilize, be challenged by and benefit from for the duration of their lives. He knows by experience that it is never too late to start!

Roger Reitman


Roger has been playing and teaching tennis in the Frederick community for many years. Because tennis is the perfect lifelong activity, his teaching philosophy emphasizes the development of skills at every age level within a relaxed, fun, but demanding context. When not on the court teaching, Roger can be found playing tennis on the Tuscarora clay courts or teaching sociology at Hood College.

Lynn Sorbello


Lynn has been playing tennis for 40 years, and teaching the game for over 20 years. Lynn took lessons from Aubrey Dixon, at Tuscarora, for several years in his 20’s and went on to collect over 25 trophies from various tennis competitions. Lynn’s tennis experience has given him a deep appreciation of the game, its nature, and how to master specific strokes and shots. His goal is to share his tennis enthusiasm with his students, and to help them take their game to a new level. In addition to his extensive tennis experience, Lynn was a karate instructor for many years … so, you’ll want to be nice to him.

Duc Trieu


Duc has been playing tennis for 21 years, and teaching the game for 16 of those years.  He has experience teaching kids ranging in ages from 5-18, and adults including a number of very successful college players.  Duc was the head coach for the Hagerstown Community College tennis team from 2003-2008.  During his tenure, the team won the regional championships three consecutive years. Whether they go on to play competitively in high school, college, professionally,  or simply choose to play tennis socially,  Duc strives to teach his students a life-long sport  they can master and enjoy.