Meet Shellaberger's Tennis Center Staff 
Eric Rose, Co-Owner, Director of Tennis
Eric grew up in the Northern Virginia and fell in love with tennis at about the age of 12. From that age through high school he could most often be found at the neighborhood swim and tennis club.  The miles on the court paid off as he went on to play four years of varsity tennis in High School and played for George Mason University in college. Upon graduating with an economics degree and a passion for tennis Eric had a big decision to make, he chose to follow his passion. Eric’s first full-time job in tennis was with Club Med. After enduring a year on three beautiful islands, Eric decided it was time to return to the mainland and go skiing, so he moved to Colorado. While in Colorado, Eric worked at a variety of clubs and held various positions including tennis pro, head tennis pro, tennis director, co-owner of a tennis management company, and most recently in New Mexico as the co-owner of the fabulous Shellaberger Tennis Center, which he is also the hands-on manager. The other co-owner in of the tennis center is his good friend Sam Hitman. On a personal note, Eric is married to a beautiful Cherokee woman named Wahlesah and has an adorable child named Macy, both of whom are tennis players and will often be found on court at Shellaberger with Eric. Who knows, one day they may find the time to do some serious damage in a family division tournament, if Macy can carry the load.
Sam Hitman, Co-Owner, Consultant
Sam is originally from south Jersey, where he developed his tennis game on his family's tennis court as a kid.  After a very successful high school career, he went on to play tennis and basketball at Rutgers University.  After graduating, he grabbed his bike, and, like Forrest Gump, put together a group to ride across the country. One of the states he crossed that caught his eye was Colorado, so he decided to move to Denver. Once there, he quickly became the co-head tennis professional at Gates Tennis Center and soon thereafter took a position as the tennis director at the JCC Tennis Center. Sam orchestrated an amazing turnaround of the JCC Tennis Center. In May 2006, Sam and Eric Rose were chosen as the management team of the at Gates Tennis Center. In 2011 Eric and Sam bought the beautiful Shellaberger Tennis Center. At home, Sam is a dedicated father to three wonderful boys and one beautiful daughter, and husband to his better half, Sara. Sam manages four tennis center in Colorado.

Warren Fulgenzi, Tennis Pro 
Warren brings to the Shellaberger Tennis Center the credentials of being one of the best players to come out of New Mexico. At the collegiate level he was the first player in University of New Mexico history to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships in singles, doubles and with the team in the same year. On the pro tour, in the early ‘90s, he won enough points to place among the top 600 in singles and the top 800 in doubles. He is an outstanding motivator, teacher, strategist and coach, known for individualizing his approach to every level of player. Popular with many tennis players throughout New Mexico his 4 kids are probably the best testament to his coaching ability as they are now also some of the best players to come out of New Mexico. 
Klaus Dlabik, Tennis Pro
Originally from Graz, Austria, where he received a professional tennis teaching degree from the Federal Institute of Physical Education. Klaus assisted the Regional Junior Program, including the young Thomas Muster (French Open Champion) in Austria and later worked for Sport Scheck, a German company as a Head Tennis Professional for adults and juniors in Germany, Spain and Croatia. Klaus moved to the US in 1984 and managed and directed various tennis clubs in the Atlanta area and produced successful programs for players of all ages. Klaus was Director of Tennis at Summit Chase C.C., Snellville, Ga, and Rivermist, Lilburn, Ga. In 2003 I was the owner and promotor of Atlanta Tennis Classics, Atlanta, Ga. a professional event featuring tennis greats Jim Courier, Mats Wilander, Thomas Muster and others. Klaus has been ranked in the top 10 nationally with his son Fritz in father/son doubles, was ranked #2 in the south in men’s 50’s. Recently he won back to back titles 2012 and 2013 as the southern champion in 50’s doubles.​
General Information
Pro Shop
Adult Programs
Junior Programs
1600 1/2 St. Michael's Dr.      -     Santa Fe, NM  87505     -     (505) 473-6144
Andy Maunders, Tennis Pro
Andy is a native Michigander who played on a scholarship at a small school in South Michigan. His degree in Social work brought him to New Mexico in 1989 where he has been ever since. While his profession was in social work Andy’s passion for tennis never waivered and so during this time he also became USPTR certified and continued to teach tennis. A matter of fact this is Andy’s second go around at the Shellaberger Tennis Center having been one of the pros when Shellaberger was an 8 outdoor court tennis facility. Andy also loves to hike, fish and backpack.

Tom Wallis, Tennis Pro
Tom grew up in Michigan, beginning tennis at the age of 7. He continued to play and compete in tournaments in the Midwest region throughout his junior and high school careers. Eventually foregoing a college tennis career in order to join the US Marines. Once out of the military, Tom moved to Colorado and picked up his racquet again. He began teaching at Rocky Mountain Tennis Academy, before moving on to The Point Athletic club. He also managed a retail location of Game-Set-Match. Tom earned his PTR professional certification as well as a Master Racquet Technician from the USRSA. Since 2018 Tom has been in Santa Fe, focusing on construction remodels and flipping houses, while intermittently helping out at Shellaberger. Tom enjoys running fast paced drills that focus on developing an all court game.

Victor Avila, Tennis Pro
Victor Avila is originally from Mexico and can teach tennis in both English and Spanish, which he has been doing now for 17 years. Victor has taught at many excellent tennis facilities over the years and brings a great deal of knowledge and enthusiasm to all of his lessons. He is a proud father of two, and in his free time in addition to playing tennis he loves to get on the Pickleball court and play music.