Tennis Staff

George Husk

Role: Director of Racquet Sports
Serving Since: 2002
Phone Number: 704-564-6501
Email George Husk

  • Head Tennis Professional at River Run since 2002
  • Born in Toronto Canada
  • Teaching professional for over 30 years
  • PTR Certifed in 10U, and High Performance 
  • Human Performance Institute Mental Toughness Coach Certified
  • National Mental Toughness Coach of the Year 2013
  • Played #1 for Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Played Pro Tennis in Sweden and Australia
  • 2014 USA Southern Singles Champion
  • 2017 USTA Doubles Silver Ball Winner, partnered with Mariana Hollman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Yaser Zaatini

Role: Head Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Email Yaser Zaatini

  • Yaser has been with River Run since September 2018
  • He is a former ATP professional achieving a top 400 world ranking.
  • He played college at Eastern Tennessee State, was a two time All-American. Ranked #4 USA D-1 College
  • He played Davis Cup for his home country of Venezuela.
  • Yaser was the Head tennis coach for Eastern Tennessee State with 196-76 win/loss record
  • His team reached the NCAA tournament 10 times
  • Yaser has experience coaching at every level of adult and junior players, including top-ranked national/international and professional players

R J Murray

Role: Director of Junior Tennis Academy

Serving Since: 2019
Email R J Murray

  • RJ has been with River Run since June 2019
  • Over 10 years’ experience in developing juniors at every level
  • Former Director of the Randy Pate Tennis Academy
  • Placed over 20 players into Super National events 
  • RJ played for the University of Alabama, where he had the most SEC wins
  • RJ has developed over 30 players that have gone on to play college tennis He loves overseeing the development of younger players in the 5-12 years age groups

Trey Buchholz

Role: Tennis Professional/Jr. Academy Coach

Serving Since: 2019
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  •  Trey has been with River Run since June 2019
  •  Trey is a 3rd generation tennis teaching professional
  •  Trey was a nationally ranked junior singles and doubles player by the age of 11
  •  Trey founded and ran the Florida Tennis Academy, a junior tennis academy in south Florida, which served nationally ranked juniors, ITF and WTA Tour players from all over the world. 
  •  Harold Solomon, a former top 5 ATP player and coach to several former #1 WTA Tour players joined forces with Trey, making Florida Tennis Academy among the elite tennis academies in the world.
  •  Trey is a USPTA Elite teaching professional who will provide immeasurable experience and expertise to the team.

Kayla Carter

Role: Tennis Professional/Jr. Academy Coach

Serving Since: 2019
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  • Kayla has been with River Run since July 2019
  • Kayla was the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at William Peace University.
  • She was a Senior Tennis Professional at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY for the past 4 years.
  • She specializes in Under 10 tennis where her strengths are technical development, motivating and inspiring young players to bring their best to every practice or competition.
  • Her coaching strengths is complimented with extensive education as Kayla has her master’s degree in Kinesiology and Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee.

Pedro Pinassi

Role: Tennis Professional/Jr. Academy Coach

Serving Since: 2019
Email Pedro Pinassi

  • Pedro has been with River Run since June 2019
  • He is from Sao Paulo, Brazil where he earned a top 10 State ranking and top 20 National ranking as a junior
  • He just graduated from Mars Hill, University – NC in May of 2019.
  • He was the team captain and led all the team practices and drills during senior year.