Meet Our Pros

Schroeder Tennis Center: Meet Our Pros!

Bud Schroeder:

Owner & USPTA Head Professional

USPTA P1 Certified
B.A. Flagler College, 1982
4th Place, NAIA Nationals 1980-1981

Tennis Director, Meadowbrook Country Club, 1988-1996
Head Pro, Dayton Center Courts, 1988-1996

USPTA Midwest Division, Coach of the Year, 1993
USPTA Ohio Division, Pro of the Year, 1998
USPTA Midwest Division, Pro of the Year, 1999

Ranked #1, USTA Midwest Section, Men's 35 & Over Singles, 1993
Ranked #3, USPTA National Men's 35 Singles, 1994
Dayton YMCA Men's Open Singles Champion, 1993
Montgomery County Men's 35 Singles Champion, 1992, 1993, and 1996

Passed USTA Sports Science Level Verifier, 1997-Present
USTA High Performance Coaches Workshop, 1998
Montgomery County Mixed Doubles Champion, 2001 and 2002
Montgomery County Men's 45 Singles Champion, 2003
Midwest Men's 45 Clay Court Champion, 2002 and 2003
USPTA 2000 Midwest Facility Manager of the Year, 2000


Brian Dean:

USPTA Head Professional

Men's USPTA Midwest Men's 35 and Over Player of the Year
2008, 2009, 2010

USTA National Ranking
                         #26 in 2009, #33 in 2010, #31 in 2011

Ranked #1 USTA Midwest Men's 35's
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Brian was born and raised in Dayton, OH and is a proud graduate of Chaminade Julienne in 1987. He resides in Tipp City with his two children, Gabe and Savanna.

Brian has been a member of the United States Racquet Stringing Association since 1989 and a lifetime member of the USTA since 1990. He received his United States Professional Tennis Association certification in 1992 and has worked at Schroeder Tennis Center since its opening in 1996.  Brian enjoys his role as an USPTA Tennis Professional and Head Stringer for the Club. As a current member of the Technifibre Pro Team, he is a string play tester through the United States Racquet Stringer's Association.

As a believer of practicing what he preaches to his students, Brian attends USPTA Midwest conventions and other continuing education opportunities to stay up to date on current racquet technology, training drills, and player development.  During his tennis career, Brian has participated in GMVTA and USTA Mens and Mixed Doubles teams.  He has also travelled to and participated in tournaments throughout the USTA Midwest.

The opportunity to coach the area's children and adults while seeing their growth and success at all levels has brought great enjoyment. Brian has coached several players to the high school state level of competition and also through their college success. He has helped several USTA adult teams win local championships and go on to District, State, Midwest and National competition. Brian's passion about teaching tennis to students, adults and families is the result of a dedicated career on and off the court.


Mindy Yoder:

Tennis Professional

University of Kentucky, 1991
B.A. Physical Education Exercise Science
Varsity Tennis - Nationally Ranked Program
Brandenton Academy/Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy

Head Tennis Pro, Jacksonville Country Club,
                                 Jacksonville, IL, 1997-1999
HeadTennis Pro, YMCA, Jacksonville, IL, 1997-1999
Head Coach, Illinois College, 1996-1999
Head Tennis Pro, Pinewood Racquet Club, Pineville, LA, 1992-1996
Women's Head Tennis Coach, Luisiana College, 1993-1996
Tennis Instructor, University of Kentucky Tennis Camps, 1990
Assistant Pro, Danville Country Club, Danville, KY, 1990
Tennis Instructor, Park System, Green Bay, WI, 1988

Montgomery County Open Mixed Doubles Finalist, 2001 and 2002
Montgomery County Open Mixed Doubles Champion, 1999 and 2003
Montgomery County Open Ladies Doubles Champion, 2002 and 2003




Mike Sherer:

USPTA Tennis Professional

Certified USPTA P1

Ball State University - Business Administration.  Varsity team member, played competitively and held ranking in both Junior and Adult Divisions.

Indiana University - Criminal Justice

Tennis is my passion - Mike has 35 years of teaching experience with players of all abilities, including 10 and under.  He has held several tennis positions, including Director of Tennis, Manager, Junior Program Director, USA Tennis Coordinator at various clubs in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.  Mike is the former men's and women's Head Coach for Indiana University East, of Richmond, Indiana Community Tennis Association.  

Mike is the proud father of Helena and Colin.  He has been married to Cathy for over 35 years and resides in Richmond, Indiana.



Jason Williamson:

Tennis Professional

Schroeder Tennis Center Pro - 5 years

Dayton Center Court Head Pro

   Adult and Junior League Coordinator - 3 years

KTC-Quail Tennis Pro - 6 years

Graduated from Trotwood Madison High School

    Played High School Tennis

Passion for tennis includes the interaction with people



Rob Shively:

Tennis Professional

Piqua High School Varsity Tennis 1978-1980

Wright State University Varsity Tennis 1980-1981

Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL Varsity Tennis 1983-1984

Head Professional :  Central Florida Junior Tennis Academy 1984-1987

Middletown Tennis Club:  Managing Partner, Director of Tennis & Head Professional 1988-2002

1993 USTA Midwest Section Organization of the Year Award

USTA Training Center Coach

**Developed numerous State High School Champions

**Developed multiple nationally ranked Junior players & champions

**Traveling Coach ATP & WTA Tours

**Coached youngest player to qualify for Men's US Open Tournament

1988 OVTA Men's Singles Ranking #5

1999 OVTA Men's 35 & over Singles Ranking #2