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Tenured pro takes over ZCTC

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Dave Nostrant has been announced as the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club's new pro.

Dave Nostrant has been hired as the new Zephyr Cove Tennis Club pro.

Nostrant brings decades of knowledge to the Lake Tahoe and Douglas County area. A welcome party is being thrown for Nostrant on May 27 starting at noon at the Zephyr Cove courts.

The Viva La Tennis doubles mixer and barbecue is the club's season opener for all levels and ages. Match play is free for members, $10 for guests. Memberships are available online (http://www.zctennis.com/about/membership/) or available that day.

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club, with its six lighted courts, is located near George Whittell High School, off Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.

Nostrant took up tennis at age 28 and three years later played at Northern Michigan University, where he completed work on his bachelor's degree. Before that, he played baseball at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

He taught for Vic Braden in West Germany before becoming director of the Vic Braden Tennis College franchise in St. George, Utah.

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In 2004 he co-founded Court Think Tennis and continued to operate the Vic Braden Tennis College Franchise until 2010. Since forming Court Think Tennis — now Dave Nostrant Tennis — he has had camps in Nevada, California, Utah, Hawaii, Michigan, Arizona, Wyoming and Wisconsin.

"I'm very excited to be there and look forward to the opportunity," Nostrant said. "I'll offer a full range of programs."

Nostrant will give individual and group lessons to all ages and levels, and hopes to put on multi-day camps for locals and visitors.

"Twice I have been to Dave's camps in St. George, Utah. Dave has helped to improve my game tremendously," said Carolyn Wright, president of Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation. "When we were forced to bring in a new pro this year after the passing of our longtime pro Rob Wheatley, Dave's name quickly topped the list of choices."

Visit http://www.zctennis.com for more information about Zephyr Cove Tennis Club.