Who We Are

Meet the people behind the Houston Tennis Association.

Cheryl Hultquist HorvathCheryl Hultquist Horvath

Cheryl Hultquist Horvath

Executive Director

A native Houstonian, Cheryl began her involvement with the HTA as a volunteer Site Director in 1978 when her two sons began playing junior tennis tournaments. She participated in the HTA Tuesday night ladies leagues and played in the HTA mixed leagues with her sons. She also has participated in Senior Sectionals at the 4.5 level. In 1986 Cheryl was elected as the Assistant Executive Director of the HTA, and in July 2007 was elected Executive Director. Cheryl is certified as a tournament director, USTA umpire and referee, and serves on the USTA Texas League Committee and the Community Development Committee.

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cheryl.h @ houstontennis . org


Ann WildeAnn Wilde

Ann Wilde

Junior Tennis Coordinator and Adult League Coordinator

Ann has been an HTA league player since 2007. She has advanced to sectionals as well as earning finalist and champion titles for the HTA Fall Festival and HTA Open Tournaments. In addition, Ann has served as a volunteer for West Houston Ladies Tennis Association for several years, with three years serving on the board and as President. She has also served as the Houston Ladies Tennis Association President at her club.

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ann.w @ houstontennis . org


Melinda HamptonMelinda Hampton

Melinda Hampton

Assistant League Coordinator

A long-time member of the Houston tennis community, Melinda joined the Houston Tennis Association staff in September of 2014. She has played league tennis for many years, captained teams for the Houston Ladies Tennis Association and the West Houston Ladies Tennis Association, and served on the executive board of WHTLA as League Coordinator and President. She continues to volunteer as a team captain and Level Coordinator for WHLTA.

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melinda.h @ houstontennis . org

Daryl HallDaryl Hall

Daryl Hall

Accountant

Daryl is the Houston Tennis Association's Accountant. She has been employed by the HTA since 2007 and has worked not only in the accounting department but also as a Singles League Coordinator. She's volunteered for the HTA for over 20 years as a Level Coordinator, Treasurer, Tournament Site Director, and as a league team captain. Daryl continues to participate in multiple USTA/HTA leagues and tournaments, and represented Texas in the finals of a USTA age-group league in 2014, playing for the national title.

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daryl.h @ houstontennis . org

Nancy ViveroNancy Vivero

Nancy Vivero

Office Assistant

Nancy left Houston to play tennis for Trinity University in San Antonio, then went on to become the varsity tennis coach for high schools in San Antonio. Moving back to Houston, she was the varsity tennis coach for Pearland and Elkins High Schools from 1991 through 1999. Working with the Texas Tennis Coaches Association, Nancy served as the organization's Secretary for 12 of the many years she's been involved. She works as an tennis official for high schools and colleges, and has been a professional linesperson since 1991. Nancy was president of the HTA from 2004 through 2006, secretary of the WHLTA for four years, and board member of the HLTA for two years. She currently serves on the Texas Officials Committee and the Junior Team Tennis Committee for the USTA Texas Section.

(281) 580-8313

nancy.v @ houstontennis . org

imageHarriett Hulbert

Harriett Hulbert

Tournament Coordinator

An icon of the Houston Tennis Association, Harriett has been volunteering with or working for the organization since 1975. She served as HTA President from 1980 through 1981, Assistant Executive Director from 1983 through 1985, and Executive Director from 1985 through 2007. Her involvement with the USTA Texas Section is only two years shorter, beginning in 1977. She has served the Section as Secretary, as multiple-time committee chair and committee member, and is a USTA National Referee. Harriet is a recipient of the USTA Texas Section Caswell Award, and in 2009 she was inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.

harriett.h @ houstontennis . org

 

2017 Officers

Ted ErckTed Erck

Ted Erck

President
Mickey SharmaMickey Sharma

Mickey Sharma

Vice President
Open PositionPeter Farrell

Peter Farrell

Vice President
Claire GooseyClaire Goosey

Claire Goosey

Secretary
Gary LempGary Lemp

Gary Lemp

Treasurer

Executive Committee

Ted Erck • Mickey Sharma • Claire Goosey • Gary Lemp • Jeff Lin • Emily Schaefer • Randy Ortwein • Dr. Terry Rice

Board of Directors

Term 2016 Term 2016-2017 Term 2016-2018
Milton Brown Steve Ash Peter Farrell
Nolan Craven Jeni Dao Raouf Hadad
Parker Dobson Blair Henley Victoria Jaeger
Srimonto Ghosh Louis Lu Tu Tran
Bronwyn Greer Hersh Pise Andrea Villasana
Steven Herzog Charles Solomon Michael Wong
Zina Jackson Jan Sweezey Patricia Gardner Young
Mariaan de Swardt—Pro Advisor    

Advisory Board

Cindy Benzon Raleigh Jenkins Randy Ortwein
Lois Canady Charles LeMaster Dr. Terry Rice
T.C. Chang Jo Lightsey Roy Royston
Paul Christian Jeff Lin Emily Schaefer
Judge Ed Emmett Willam Mao Terry St. John
David Frels Jim Mavity Danny Stephens
Mike Goldberg Shirley Mendoza Sue Syvertson
Harold Graham Kathryn McNiel Peter Talosig
Jean Jablonski Saoud Nassar Bev Taylor
Kendall Jaeger Dave Noble Nancy Vivero

Past Presidents

2014-2015
   Jeff Lin

1987
   Gary Lemp

1970
   James Bayless

2012-2013
   Emily Schaefer

1986
   Kay Burford

1969
   Towson Ellis

2010-2011
   Randy Ortwein

1985
   Don Avera

1968
   Walter B. "Bud" Rae

2009
   Harold Graham

1984
   Ginny James

1966-1967
   William Black, Jr.

2006-2008
   William Mao

1983
   Bill Owen

1965
   Robert Kamrath

2003-2005
   T.C. Chang

1982
   Judy Fletcher

1964
   Robert "Rennie" Baker

2001-2002
   Nancy Vivero

1980-1981
   Harriett Hulbert

1963
   Jack Blanton

1999-2000
   Roy Royston

1979
   Bob Marco

1962
   Tom McCleary

1998
   Rod Hotz

1978
   Leona Schroeder

1961
   Robert Kurtz

1996-1997
   Jean Jablonski

1977
   Lee Hamilton

1960
   Karl Kamrath

1994-1995
   Jeanine Baker

1976
   Jo Ann Padgett

1958-1959
   George P. Mitchell

1992-1993
   Jim Mavity

1975
   Roscoe Clark

1957
   Wilbur Hess

1991
   Chuck Sanchelli

1974
   Paul Pearce

1956
   J.J. Sampson

1990
   Bob Melton

1973
   Chuck LeMaster

1955
   Alfred Knapp

1989
   Bev Taylor

1972
   Richard Schuette

1954
   Louis Fisher

1988
   Chuck Sanchelli

1971
   Tom Gillis

1953
   James Walsh

In Memoriam

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us
 

Edgar Arnold Walter "Tim" Heckler Jerry Padilla
Robert "Rennie" Baker Gladys Heldman Joe Padilla
Franklin Barnett Julius Heldman Mike Ricca
James Bayless Michael Horvath Jack J. Sampson
Lovie Beard Jodi Jablonski Leona Schroeder
William Berryman Lee Johns Richard Earl Schuette
Jack Sawtelle Blanton Scott Kaiser Lou Cille Scoggins
Norma Boyle Karl Kamrath, Sr. Velma Snyder
Kay Burford Robert Kamrath Mike Spoor
Leslie Creekmore Alfred Knapp Howard Startzman
Thomas "Tom" D. Creekmore Lee LeClear Peggy Startzman
June Dickey Bob Marco Hugh Sweeney
Louis Towson Ellis Tom McCleary J Taylor
Louis Fisher George P. Mitchell James Walsh
Lee Hamilton Oluremi "Remi" Ola Osho Patricia Joan Waters
Martha Harvey Dr. William Owen Steve Wolford
William Robert Haynes