Racquet Sports

Staff

Patrick Root
Director of Tennis, USPTA1

Tennis Director Patrick Root was born an in Masowa, Japan and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He enjoyed a stellar national junior tennis career that earned him a full scholarship to the University of North Texas, where he played as high as #1 doubles and #2 singles. Prior to joining Arrowhead, Patrick worked as the head tennis pro at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas, where he was responsible for implementing a successful tennis program that included leagues, events, drills, clinics and large-scale tournaments. Patrick was an important part of the club's membership retention and growth. Patrick is a USPTA Elite Professional and is on the Advisory Staff for Wilson.

Paul Heapy

Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, Paul’s junior career earned him his first endorsement contract (with YonexÔ) at the age of nine. He represented his province at the #1 position in every national junior team event from age 10 through 18 and reached the quarterfinals of national junior championship tournaments on multiple occasions. Paul came to the United States on a tennis scholarship to Brigham Young University, where he maintained an undefeated singles record in dual matches. Paul achieved NCAA “scholar-athlete” status in tennis and was also a starting member of the BYU rugby team which reached the finals of the Collegiate Rugby Division One National Championship. Paul resumed his teaching career in 2003 when he became director of tennis at Riverside Country Club in Provo, UT. Along with overseeing the tennis program at the club, Paul coached a Utah 4A High School State Champion for five consecutive years from 2006 to 2010. Paul has a passion for teaching and works with players of all levels. Paul and his wife. Ashley, moved back to the Phoenix area in 2010 to be closer to family.

David Gold