As a teaching professional for 35 years, Brett Hall began his tennis career as a top ranked junior in Texas and has held sectional USTA and national USPTA rankings as an adult.
In 1977, Brett graduated with a bachelor of business administration in marketing from West Texas A&M University where he played division one varsity tennis on a scholarship. He was a four time individual singles and doubles Missouri Valley Conference champion and helped lead his team to three straight conference titles.
Brett has been a Professional 1 member of the United States Tennis Association for 34 years and served as the president of the Southwest Professional Tennis Association in 1987. He has also been a National Academy Of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer for the past five years.
The USPTA pro was the director of tennis at the Courthouse Athletic Club in Salem, Oregon from 1993 to 2002. He took over as tennis center manager from 2002 through 2011. He is currently the director of tennis at the Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico.
His varied tennis experience includes directing programs at country, private, and corporate clubs, resorts and public tennis facilities in Texas, Arizona, and Oregon. His tennis industry expertise includes facility management, sales, budgeting, marketing, and community service. He specializes in innovative programming and fitness training for tennis players.
Brett was actively involved in the Pacific Northwest Tennis Association, where he taught assembly tennis programs in the Salem area schools and served on the PNWTA scholarship committee.
Over a 10-year period, Brett has organized charity tennis events that have raised thousands of dollars for cancer research, the American Heart Association, and Special Olympics. He also instituted and administered community-service tennis programs, including Special Olympics, programs for veterans, seniors and most recently taught a Quick Start program for the kids of veterans at the Salem Boy’s and Girl’s club.
In December 1996, Brett organized a professional exhibition, clinic and fund-raiser for Character Counts with then touring professional Linda Wild. His innovative club programs include a Golf and Tennis Biathalon and the popular Texas Shootout team tournament, which drew 150 players from all over the state of Oregon.
In November 1996, Brett became the first person to bring major college tennis to the Salem area by administering the Capital Intercollegiate Classic with the Universities of Oregon, Washington, Portland, and Minnesota.
Since 1994, Brett has assisted Steve Vaughan at his Wild West Tennis Camps in Bend, Oregon, and has also run junior and adult tennis camps with Gundars Tulmanis, an internationally known Pacific Northwest professional.
Brett’s teaching philosophy comes from his philosophy of life: “A successful journey is the destination. Enjoy the fun, fitness and friendship benefits tennis has to offer for a lifeteme.”
He firmly believes, teaches and lives by the principle that a healthy lifestyle adds enjoyment to every aspect of life.