Englewood Tennis Club
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Bob Zipay - U.S.P.T.A. (P-1)
Director / Owner
Head Professional


Bob is originally from Massachusetts where was ranked in the top 20 in New England as a junior USTA player. He attended Marshfield High School for two years and Sandwich High for two years and was the #1 high school team player all four years. He was league all-star in 1979 & 1980 as well as Cape & Islands League champion. After high school and while attending Southeastern Massachusetts University, Bob played for the varsity team while earning a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. After working in Waltham, MA. for two years in that profession, Bob decided the tennis world provided the lifestyle he preferred. He has been teaching for over 30 years and has taught alongside greats such as teaching legend, Vic Braden. In 1990, Bob received his USPTA (P-1) Certification.  He became a Certified Racquet Stringer in 1987, and in 1994 was recognized as Master Racquet Technician (MRT). Bob was ranked #8 as a Florida adult tournament player and  is currently  a member of the Wilson Gold Advisory Staff. He and his wife Rachel live in Osprey with their son, Benjamin.

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Club Information

Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:30pm
Sat: 8:00am- 4:00pm
Sun [Advanced Reservation only: Call before noon on Saturday]

7 Har-Tru courts (6 lighted), Clubhouse (air conditioned), mens & ladies locker rooms). Lounge (snacks, soda, coffee, beer & wine)

Master Racquet Technician & Certified Stringers
(24 hour stringing available by request).
Racquets and Demo Racquets
Grips, Accessories, shoes and bags.

Court time may be reserved not more than 7 days in advance for adult members and 48 hours in advance for juniors and non-members. For night reservations you must reserve by noon of that day. Club may also close early in the case of bad weather.


Sue Zipay - Owner
Former Nationally Ranked Player
AAGPB Baseball Hall of Fame


In the 1970's, Sue achieved a #22 national 40 & over singles ranking as well as #4 singles & #2 doubles in New England. At that time, she owned and operated her own tennis specialty shop while becoming the first USRSA Certified Racquet Stringer in New England. As a former ladies professional baseball player in the AAGBPL (1951-54), in 1989, Sue was inducted into the Cooperstown, NY Baseball Hall of Fame, and had an on screen appearance in the 1992 Penny Marshall movie, "A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN".

2280 Englewood Road 
Englewood, FL. 34223
Tel: (941) 475-3386