Nicole is an Elite Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association whose career has spanned over 20 years in the USA. Prior to arriving in the US on a full scholarship at Columbus State University, in Columbus Georgia, Nicole was one of the youngest certified professionals in South Africa. While there, she taught many of the region’s top juniors, several of whom went on to play College and Professional tennis. Nicole graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She and her doubles partner won the 1995 Rolex Regional DII double title and brought home two NCAA Championships.
After University, she took a position as a Tennis Professional at Cooper Creek Tennis Center, a 30 clay court tennis facility in Columbus, Georgia. From there she was hired as Head Professional at the Atlanta Country Club, one of the oldest clubs in Atlanta. Nicole’s final position in Atlanta was as Head Coach at Four Seasons Racquet Club where she developed and ran the Elite Tennis Academy which consisted of both junior and adult programming.
Nicole and her husband Robert moved to Flagstaff in 2006 where she became the Head Professional at Flagstaff Athletic Club. She started the Flagstaff Junior Tennis Academy which produced the regions first nationally ranked junior. Soon after her arrival in Flagstaff, Nicole helped to form the Flagstaff Tennis Association (current Board Member), High School tennis at Flagstaff High School and Northland Preparatory School, as well as helping to form FACTS after school tennis with the USTA. Along with her current position as Director of Tennis at Forest Highlands Golf Club, she is also the Head Coach at NPA and a volunteer club tennis coach at Basis School.
Her crowning achievement is her five-year-old son Alexander.