Director of Tennis &
Zoe joins the HCC staff as the Director of Tennis & Head Professional. Zoe Douglas grew up in Cambridge, England, as a talented tennis player winning multiple tournaments across the U.K. in all age groups, as well as winning the coveted National
Wimbledon Doubles Title (14 & Under) in the National ‘Road to Wimbledon’ tournament.
Coached by the LTA coach of the year, Sue Rich, Zoe progressed to achieve a National high
ranking of #7 in under 18’s and achieved a Junior World Tennis ITF ranking. While living in
England, and throughout many of her summers, Zoe provided additional coaching at local clubs
around Cambridge, within her hometown, and at the High-Performance Tennis Center.
In moving to The United States in January 2015, Zoe Douglas was awarded a full scholarship at
The University of Iowa spending 4 years playing for the Hawkeye’s. Zoe achieved the enviable
position of playing #1 positions in both Singles and Doubles throughout her career within the
Big Ten Conference. Zoe earned the Most Valuable Player award two-years running, was voted
the Team Captain in her Senior Year and awarded the highly prestigious Big Ten Conference
Medal of Honor. Furthermore, throughout Zoe’s career she achieved an ITA national high
ranking of #41 in the doubles and #92 in singles, beating NCAA Singles Champion Brienne Minor
(from Michigan University) and the #3 ranked doubles pair from Ohio State.
While at The University of Iowa, Zoe worked as a volunteer Tournament Director for ITA Central
Regionals, was a member of the Iowa Student Athletic Advisory Committee and completed
internships at Chicago Blackhawks, San Diego Legion and Cedar Rapids Kernels covering
multiple marketing disciplines. During her last semester Zoe aided the team being the Student
Assistant Coach as well as working at the local Iowa City club, North Dodge Athletic Club.
After achieving her Bachelor degree in Sports and Recreation Management, with a business
concentration, Zoe joined McNeese State University as Assistant Tennis Coach in the Fall of
2019. Zoe provided a range of skills in this position including the management of player needs,
planning, team scheduling, recruitment, and instruction of a Division I program. Zoe also
provided coaching at the Lake Charles Country Club and Lake Charles Racquet Club. Having now
achieved her Master of Business Administration at McNeese, Zoe is looking to use her range of
tennis skills and academic achievements to join and enhance the successful development of
tennis clubs and tennis academies.