A Safe and Caring Atmosphere
We take great pride in the commitment and safe care given each child who attends our camp. Adult supervision is provided on and off the courts. Our camp environment cultivates and nurtures each camper’s confidence. CVTC is electronics free (unplugged) to encourage connections between campers/staff and foster the development of lifelong friendships. The warm and loving atmosphere creates memories of tennis, fun and friends that last a lifetime.
Family Owned and Operated (Established 1970)
Susan Reeder, Steve Proulx and Aimee Reeder are the Owners and Directors of Carmel Valley Tennis Camp.
SUSAN: Co-Owner and Director since 1992 • 1998 purchased land and invested in the business for the current CVTC location • Year round CVTC Assistant Director from 1988-92 • Tennis Director for Harbor Bay Club 1984-88 • Manager of Sleepy Hollow Tennis Club 1982-84 • Coach of Eastern Michigan women’s team 1978-80 • Teaching pro in Ann Arbor, Michigan 1977-80 • Graduate of Ohio State University, B.A. in Russian Studies • Ranked junior player
STEVE: Co-Owner and Director since 1992 • Stevenson School 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee • Biology Teacher and Chairman of the Science Department at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California 1975-96 • CVTC Summer work 1984-89 • 2000 Northern California USPTA High School Coach of the past 25 years • Central Coast Section Honor Coach for 1995 • NorCal USPTA High School Coach of the Year for 1993 and 1994 • Boys Tennis Coach from 1975-96, 99-00, consecutive league championships from 1981-2000 • Girls Tennis Coach from 1978-80, 85-92, consecutive league championships from 1988-92 • Played tennis for the University of California at Berkeley • Quarterfinalist in NCAA doubles championships
AIMEE: Co-Owner and Director since 2009 • In the off-season Aimee lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and two children and teaches at Universita Delgli Studi Internationali di Roma • History teacher, experience as Dean of Students, Faculty Advisor to Student Council, Community Service Program, Model UN at St. Stephen’s School in Rome, Italy 2004-2011 • Masters in Diplomacy, Westminster University, London • Graduate of the University of Kansas, B.A. in History • past camper, tennis counselor, Head Counselor at CVTC
Our staff is composed of college aged counselors, some of whom have been campers at CVTC. Our tennis counselors are playing college tennis and bring a wealth of tennis experience to the camp.
Some of our 2023 Staff
Tennis Director – Leslie Tracy – longtime tennis professional at Spanish Bay Tennis Club and Pebble Beach & Tennis Club; Head Coach of Carmel High Girls Tennis team; past Counselor & Head Counselor at CVTC; hometown Carmel, California.
Counselor Justine Azarak – Lewis & Clark graduate, member of the tennis team playing NJCAA nationals; marketing major; hometown Maracay, Venezuela.
Counselor Lolo Orellano Buratti – Junior majoring in Kinesiology at Western New Mexico; member of the tennis team; hometown Buenos Aries, Argentina
Counselor Joao Cardoso – rising Senior at Union College majoring in marketing; member of the tennis team; hometown Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Counselor Camila Ruiz Diaz – recent graduate of Alabama A&M University with a degree in Psychology; 4 year member of the Div 1 tennis team and Team Captain; hometown Asuncion, Paraguay.
Counselor Elizaveta Gnilozubova – rising Sophomore at Lee University majoring in Finance; member of the tennis team; hometown Astana, Kazakhstan.
Counselor Karen Kondo – rising Junior at Union College majoring in Business; member of the tennis team; hometown Tokyo, Japan.
Counselor Dex Mbwinja – rising Sophomore at Principia College majoring in Business Administration and Marketing; member of Div 2 NCAA Champion Rugby team; hometown Harare, Zimbabwe.
Counselor Martin Millos – recent graduate in Biochemistry at McPherson College; member of the tennis team; hometown Vigo, Spain.
Counselor Taimi Nashiku – rising Sophomore majoring in Health Science at McPherson College; member of the tennis team; plays Fed Cup for her country; hometown Windhoek, Namibia.
Counselor Claudia Rose – recent Law School graduate of Bond University; member of the tennis team; hometown Gold Coast, Australia
Registrar Drousile Dzeubou – 4 year Counselor at CVTC; Recent MBA graduate from University of Louisiana Monroe; 4-year member of the Women’s Tennis Team at Radford University; Nashville, Tennessee
Kitchen Staff – Karen, Rosa, Sadit and Alfred; all from Carmel Valley, California.
Camp Nurses Gail Quinnan & Halleh Entekhabi – from Carmel Valley, California