Director of Racquet Sports
Zoe joins the HCC staff as the Director of Racquet Sports. 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.