Tennis/Fitness Staff

MARCUS RUTSCHE - ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Marcus hails from Sydney, Australia. Earning a full college scholarship to Austin Peay State University (Divison I), Marcus played #1 singles and was also an esteemed MVP. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness and has been coaching since 1996. In Sydney, Marcus worked alongside the Davis Cup coach with Tennis Australia in their talent identification program. In America, he has worked at esteemed programs such as The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch (Texas), and The New Albany Country Club (Tennis Industry Association’s rated #1 Private facility in the country).

Before his arrival at CCR, Marcus spent 8 years as Adult Director at the Windward Lake Club, where he successfully coached club level players and juniors through to national and professional standards. Most recently, Marcus was appointed the position of the Cadillac Tennis Director for the Southeast: planning and running tennis clinics alongside former greats of the game. In 2011, Marcus won the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Southern seminar contest and has been the presenting speaker for the Georgia Professional Tennis Association. Certified as a USPTA P-1, Marcus also serves as Vice President of the state chapter board. Marcus lives in Alpharetta and is happily married to his lovely wife Paige since 2009.

 

MIKE EARLY-TENNIS  PRO  


Mike Early grew up in Roswell Georgia. A top 20 ranked junior in the South, he played competitive National tennis and trained at Universal Tennis Academy.
Mike started his career at Dunwoody Country Club and Brookfield Country Club. Most recently Mike has been teaching both adults and juniors at Smoke Rise Country Club. Mike joins us here at CCR working with all levels of adults and juniors. He is a USPTA certified professional and particularly likes to focus on grassroots development of players, bringing lots of energy to the ever  growing tennis program.

 

SHANNON GAUDETTE-TEACHING PROFESSIONAL


Shannan Gaudette grew up in Alpharetta, graduating from Marist High School and the University of Georgia. She was the number 1 ranked singles and doubles player for all four years at the University of Georgia. She was a 7 time All-American and an NCAA singles Finalist.  Shannan continues to hold the record at 105 singles wins for the most wins in school history.  After her successful college career, she played on the Women’s Professional tour for 6 years, achieving a world ranking of top 150 in singles and top 60 in doubles.  As a touring pro, Shannan won several Satellite events and competed in all four Grand Slams. In 2013, as recognition of her on court and tennis teaching accomplishments, she was inducted into the Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame.
Since her competitive playing days, Shannan has spent over 15 years coaching adults and juniors of all levels. She worked for 4 years as the Head Professional at the Lexington Tennis Club running the adult and Junior Excellence program. She then moved back to Atlanta where she taught at the Tennis Academy of the South. During this time, she coached adult and Junior ALTA and USTA teams to State and Sectional Championships and a National Final. Shannan most recently coached the 14u National Junior Zonals team representing the Southern section.
Shannan is married to Mike and has 4 children. Her daughter, Karson, is 15 years old and a set of triplets, Brendan, Haley, and Caden are 14.  
 
 

BONNIE WEAVER - PRO SHOP MANAGER


Bonnie Weaver has been the Tennis Shop Manager since January 2002. Bonnie enjoys playing tennis, as well as helping the membership with their tennis needs. Bonnie's background is in Fashion Merchandising. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband, Bill, and two kids, Nikki and Brad.




 

KYLEE ADAMS-FITNESS MANAGER 


I am the Fitness Manager at CCR as well as a NASM certified personal fitness trainer and group exercise instructor. I am from Holland, Michigan. My husband and two children love the south and are now enjoying raising our family here. I came into the fitness industry after my children were born, and I found my passion for encouraging others to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds with different goals. I enjoy outdoor activities, high intensity interval training, weight training, and I love to have fun while getting fit! I believe in finding the area of fitness that fits each individual, and teaching others how to love fitness in their own way. I enjoy one-on-one and small group training, as well as instructing group classes. I also enjoy teaching Metabolic/ Interval Training-style classes, where cardio interval training is merged with strengthening exercises to really challenge you, burn fat, define muscles, and take your fitness to the next level! I love to bring energy and passion, along with a variety of fitness options to The Country Club of Roswell. I look forward to getting to know each member and helping them achieve their personal best!
 

 

 

BRAD SHIPP-PERSONAL TRAINER 



The three key components of a healthy lifestyle are cardiovascular activity, a well-balanced nutrition plan, and strength training. No matter what your fitness goals are, with the right motivation and accountability anyone can succeed. Exercise and nutrition are the cornerstones for a healthier and happier body and mind. 
I  develop sport specific programs for a wide variety of needs – from the 12-year-old who is preparing for football season, to the 60-year-old who is trying to improve his or her golf game. Programs for the person who is beginning exercise to a more experienced exerciser who simply needs more accountability and motivation.
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
* B.S. of Exercise Science, Georgia State University 1998
* National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
* 15+ years of Personal Training
*Sport specific training
* Experience training youth athletes