Tennis Staff

Bruce Reed

Director of Tennis and Head Professional         

          Bruce Reed is a Walla Walla native!  He grew up on the Whitman College tennis courts and on any basketball court he could find in town.  Bruce was the Wa-Hi Blue Devils number one tennis player from 1984-1986, all three years!  He was selected First Team all Big 9 and State Qualifier.
          On the Basketball court Bruce was the Blue Devils MVP and most inspirational player!  In 1986 his team was all Big 9 Champions and District Champions.  Bruce averaged 19 points per game in the State tournament where the team finished 6th!  Bruce was selected for the Big 9 League team. 
          Bruce then attended Walla Walla Community College, Western Washington University and North Adams State in Boston where he was a scholarship athlete in both basketball and tennis.  Bruce graduated with a bachelors degree in communications.
          After college Bruce played and coached at the semi-professional basketball level in Scottsdale Arizona and Seattle Washington for seven years.  Then at age 30 became a United States Professional Tennis Association Certified Tennis Pro and has been coaching and teaching tennis every since.  Bruce has over 20 years of professional tennis coaching experience, including 13 years as a director of tennis. Currently is a full time Tennis Proffesional with the Stafford Hills Club in Tualatin, Oregon.  He is thrilled to be back in his hometown for the summers to create and maintain a long lasting tennis program!









 


Richard McKee

          Born into a tennis family, Richard began playing tennis at the tender age of 8 under the tutelage from his Hall of Fame father and coach. He was also blessed to have a high school and college coach who both were inducted into the Collegiate Coaches Hall of Fame.
          Prior to entering college at UNC-Chapel Hill, he was ranked as the fifth best high  school player in the country, and while at UNC was named to the All-American team three times.  After receiving his B.A. degree in History, Richard started his professional teaching career at Sea Pines Racquet Club on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. In between seasonal employment there, he played on the pro tour. His best performance was reaching the fifth round of qualifying for the US Open only to lose that match and be denied a spot in the main draw.
          He has taught at various clubs throughout the northeast over the past twenty five years, and this will be his first trip to the northwest. He has had coaching assignments at Winthrop University, Presbyterian College, and Florida State. Teaching people of all ages and abilities and watching them improve gives him  a great deal of satisfaction. He is looking forward to meeting the Walla Walla Country Club membership and helping them with their tennis development.  Richard and his wife, Mary Kate, recently celebrated forty years of marriage. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.