TEAM

meet our accomplished and dedicated team of tennis and fitness professionals

Randy Pate

OWNER & FOUNDER

Originally from Raleigh, NC,  Randy graduated from the Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy as its first two sport athlete. He went on to Atlantic Christian (Barton College) where he played on a basketball and tennis scholarship. In 1987, Randy opened his first tennis academy. In 2016, he was recruited to Charleston to develop a world class junior and collegiate tennis development program. Over his career, his players have won over 300 national, southern, & state level junior level titles, as well as ITF and Junior Grand Slam championships. He regards his greatest accomplishments to be guiding his junior players to achieve & leverage their tennis goals to create outstanding college tennis & academic options for themselves.

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CLAY ALLEN

Clay was a highly ranked junior player in the Southern section before a knee injury ended his playing career. Clay has worked with junior and adult players of all level teaching them the game of tennis over 30 years. After building the largest adult tennis program in Charlotte, NC, Clay founded The North Mecklenburg Tennis Academy, which grew into the second largest tennis program in the state.

NET GENERATION COACH
GEOFFREY ASHLEY
ACADEMY & HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH, FITNESS COACH

From Los Angeles, CA, Geoffrey is a 4th generation tennis player and coach. Geoffrey has extensive experience teaching tennis to juniors and adults, as well as strength and conditioning training. Geoffrey holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and is a graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts.

PETER AYERS

Peter had a highly decorated junior career before becoming an All-American tennis player at Duke University. After college, Peter played professionally on the ATP Futures and Challenger tours. As a tennis coach, Peter teaches and preaches to “be great at the little things” with a focus on athletic preparation and the importance of a player’s first move.

ACADEMY COACH
CHRIS CAGLE

Chris grew up in Greensboro, NC and played his college tennis at UNC-Wilmington (2-time team captain).  After college, Chris played professional tennis in Europe, Mexico and the United States. After playing as a professional, Chris was the Assistant Men’s Coach at Wake Forest and Penn State, and then the Head Woman’s Coach at Penn State, where he set program highs in the Big Ten conference and national rankings.

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DIRECTOR OF TENNIS, ACADEMY & HIGH PERFORMANCE & NET GENERATION COACH
 PATRICK HIEBER

Patrick is the Director of Tennis for the combined facilities under the LTP brand, LTP - Mt. Pleasant and LTP - Daniel Island.  Patrick has over 20 years of experience in tennis, including being the previous Director of Tennis at Pate Academy.  Patrick serves as the Tournament Director for the ITF professional events and USTA Girls 18s Clay Court Championships held at LTP - Mt. Pleasant.

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS FOR LTP
GEORGE JARCK

George played college tennis at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga where he played #1 in singles and doubles before being elected to their Sports Hall of Fame. George also played on the ATP tour where he achieved a career high ranking of 429. George coached numerous junior players as the Director of Tennis at Huntsville Athletic Club, where is worked prior to moving to Charleston.

ADULT COACH
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STEVE LAKE

Originally from Boone, NC, Steve began playing tennis at a young age.  He was a highly ranked junior in both North Carolina and the Southern section. Steve played on the men’s tennis team at Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Chemistry. Steve has lived and taught tennis in Charleston for over a year, most recently teaching at Mount Pleasant Tennis Center.

ADULT COACH
STEVEN MYERS

Steven grew up playing tennis in Indianapolis, IN. Steven left the Midwest and accepted a scholarship to play tennis at the College of Charleston from 2006-2010, where he was first team all-conference in 2007 in doubles. After graduation, Steven joined the coaching staff at LTP in 2011 and then transitioned to Pate Academy in 2016.

ACADEMY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH
CHARLY RASHEED
ACADEMY COACH

Charly played college tennis at Clemson University and the University of Mississippi. Charly served as the Director of Tennis at Wild Dunes Resort for the 14 years prior to joining Pate Academy in 2019.

KIN ROSEBOROUGH

Kin has been a tennis teaching professional and high performance coach for more than 35 years.  In addition, Kin is a professional tour level racquet technician, having strung tennis racquets at numerous ATP, WTA, ITF, and USTA pro circuit events, for such players as Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, and Rod Laver.

NET GENERATION COACH
LENNY SCHLOSS

After an exceptional junior career, Lenny went to the University of Tennessee for his college tennis & left as an All American & member of their Hall of Fame.  Lenny turned professional, where he achieved a Top 10 ranking among American players and played in all of the Grand Slams before before an injury ended his career. He owned & worked at a variety of tennis academies throughout the country, teaching over 20,000 juniors and 1,000 coaches. Lenny is a business partner with Billie Jean King on a revolutionary tennis instructional tool, the Eye Coach.

ACADEMY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH
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BRANDON ARRADAZA

Originally from Northern Michigan, Brandon played college tennis at Ferris State University where he earned his degree in Professional Tennis Management. Prior to joining Pate Academy, Brandon was the Girl's Head Coach at the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy where he had success helping players achieve top national rankings and international wins. 

ACADEMY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH
RISTINE SUTTON

Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Ristine was a nationally ranked junior tennis player before playing her collegiate career at The University of Texas at Austin.  After graduating, Ristine served as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Longhorns for several years before becoming a Co-Director/Junior Program Development at Southlake Tennis Center in Dallas/Ft. Worth.   She later became a Head Pro at Barton Creek Country Club before she made the move out to Charleston, SC.  

ADULT COACH