RTA Community Spotlight: Kaitlin Bisplingoff, Director of Tennis, Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club
Kaitlin Bisplingoff grew up in Texas, which is where she first picked up a racquet and played junior tennis. It was there that she fell in love with the sport. Her love for tennis then took her to Methodist University, in Fayetteville, NC. She played on the Women's Tennis Team and majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management.
Kaitlin’s tennis achievements while attending Methodist University are vast. Kaitlin was named the USA South Rookie of the Year, a two-time Player of the Year, a four-time First Team All-Conference Player, and a four-time Conference All-Tournament Player, and Conference Tournament MVP. She was also named Methodist University Senior Female Athlete of the Year. Wow, Kaitlin! We’re impressed!
In addition to her achievements at Methodist, Kaitlin has achieved USPTA Elite Professional Teaching Certification status. USPTA Elite Professionals have demonstrated expertise in all aspects of tennis teaching and management.
Kaitlin is currently Director of Tennis at Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club, a beautiful 20 court facility in Raleigh boasting 12 clay courts and 8 hard courts. In addition to their tennis facility, the club also has three pools.
Seven Oak’s “passion is to share our love of the sport with others,” Kaitlin says. RTA’s mission aligns with Seven Oaks in that regard. “RTA does a wonderful job with their Try Tennis Program and allows for new players to experience the sport and allows us to share our passion for tennis with new players.”
Kaitlin’s tennis philosophy is one that we can all relate to: “On the courts, in the classroom, and in life, tennis brings you many life lessons on how to win graciously, lose with pride, and work hard towards your goals.”
Her tennis philosophy lines up perfectly with her favorite quote: "There is no way around hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there is always something which you can improve." - Roger Federer