Personnel


Tennis Professionals

Andy Volkert

Director of Tennis
Andy is a native of Northfield, Illinois and was formerly the #1 ranked player in Chicago. He played intercollegiate tennis at San Diego State University and played the USTA Pro Circuit. Andy came to FRCC in 1995. He was recognized as the 2007 USTA San Diego District Pro of the Year.

Vilmarie Castellvi

Head Teaching Professional
Vilmarie began as a FRCC teaching pro in 2009. She played college tennis at the University of Tennessee and was honored as the 2003 NCAA Female Player of the Year. She was recently inducted into the UT Hall of Fame. After her intercollegiate career, Vilmarie competed on the WTA Tour. She also represented her country, Puerto Rico, during Fed Cup Play.

Nick Philippoussis

Teaching Professional
Nick has been coaching at Fairbanks since 2012. His coaching career began with his son, Mark Philippoussis. During their travels on the ATP Tour, Nick helped Mark achieve great wins over players such as Roger Federer and Pete Sampras and to play in the final of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Xavier Smith

Teaching Professional
Xavier came to Fairbanks in March 2013. He has a great playing background and is making his mark as an coach as he works with some of the top juniors in the country. He has played professionally and has acted as a hitting coach for players such as Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Sabine Lisiki.

Robert Yim

Teaching Professional
Robert joined the staff in 2014. As a junior, he was the Kalamazoo National Champion and earned a wildcard into the U.S. Open. Robert was ranked as high as #23 in the world during his junior career and competed in Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open and the Australian Open. He was ranked as high as #444 in his pro career and playeded at the Australian Open and the U.S. Open.

Mark Davis

USRSA Master Racquet Technician
Mark became a Certified Tennis Instructor in 2001 and has been certified as a Master Racquet Technician by the U.S. Professional Racquet Stringers Association since 2000. Before coming to FRCC, Mark was the Head Tennis Pro at the Sheraton Hotel in Marina Del Rey and a Tennis Pro at Rancho Valencia Tennis Resort.