Lauren Levine – Invitational Tennis Tournament Director
Lauren is from New York, graduated from Tulane University, and had a career in interior design and furniture before her job as Senior Manager at Stadium Tennis Center, then on to USTA Eastern Adult League Coordinator for the Metro area. Lauren has served as a volunteer on the USTA Junior Competition Committee and Eastern College Showcases. She has been honored as USTA Eastern Tournament Director of the Year. Lauren currently works at The Westchester Tennis Center. We are delighted to have Lauren joining us to assist with the Tennis Competitions.
Dereck Prince – Invitational Pickleball Tournament Director
Dereck is from Vero Beach, Florida, and is a former table tennis, badminton, tennis player who turned pickleball player. Dereck is an IPTPA certified teaching professional, data analyst, USA referee, and a USAPA pickleball referee trainer. Dereck runs PB programs in Vero Beach and Port St Lucie, where he coaches beginner and intermediate players. Dereck also does statistical analyses of your game, highlighting areas where players can improve. We are pleased to have Dereck join the Valencia Invitational this year.
Catherine Barton – Chair, Valencia Invitational
Certified as a PPR Pickleball Coach, Catherine studies pickleball with acclaimed pro, Steve Kennedy (South Florida Pickleball Academy). She competes in local tournaments both in Women’s and Mixed Doubles and is always looking to improve her own game.
Catherine runs a robust pickleball program at Valencia Reserve and other facilities in Palm Beach County. She is an advocate for 55+ senior pickleball as well as serving as the Director of the Reserve’s renowned outdoor sports program, including a newly formed Travel Bocce league for Palm Beach County clubs and communities.