ABOUT THE OWNERS
Two brothers Richie and Monty have been owners of the Monterey Tennis Center since the pandemic of 2020 operating under the business name Monterey Waves LLC. Monterey Wave was the show name for their dog AJ growing up. Named after the Pro American Tennis Players Andre Agassi and James Blake.
Monty has been at the Monterey Tennis Center since he was 6 years old. Now he is running the camps that he used to attended as a kid. He took tennis as far as he could and like many athletes injures have put some setbacks. With those setbacks his resiliency allowed him to become the Northern State College Champion at the end of his career. After college Monty began coaching at the Monterey Tennis Center full time under Alan Telfer a Carmel local and former owner of the Monterey Tennis Center.
In the Community Monty has been the head boys tennis coach of Pacific Grove High School along with Monterey High School. Once in the same season because of the lack of coaches in the area.
Monty has earned Certificate of Recognition from the local Kiwanis Club of Monterey along with the achievement of being a Professional Tennis Coach from the United States Professional Tennis Association.
In his personal life he enjoys playing tennis in the USTA league along with the card game Metazoo. In September of this year him and his wife are expecting a baby girl.
RICHIE SNELLING IV
Richie the eldest brother has been at the Monterey Tennis Center since he was 10 years old. Richie has worked for two previous owners of MTC. Including Vince La Roca and Alan Telfer. From stringing racquets, teaching lessons and cleaning courts. Richie has done all of the jobs in tennis. Richie and Monty work side by side in the operations. He as well took tennis as far as he could and like many athletes injures created setbacks. Richie has competed at the collegiate level at Grand Canyon University.
During College Richie also worked at Tennis Cabana in Arizona where he learned most of his stringing and racquet knowledge. He also worked at Matrix Tennis Academy at the Biltmore Estate in Scottsdale Arizona under Jeff Williams. On the pro tour Jeff Williams had a career singles ranking of 337 and career ATP doubles ranking of 180 along with winning 2 ITF singles titles. After college Richie took an adventure to Quebec, Canada where he learned the language and culture. Then returning back to Monterey in 2017.
In the Community Richie volunteered with Kiwanis Club of Monterey by cleaning community parks, working golf events and the community thanksgiving feeding.
In his personal life he enjoys playing tennis in the USTA league, pickleball, surfing, cycling, running, swimming, kite boarding and learning anything new.