ADVANTAGE TAMPA BAY TENNIS, INC., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Florida corporation which promotes recreational tennis both in the Tampa Bay Area and through the GLTA (Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance) of which we are a member league. We are a gay-friendly league and welcome all levels of players from beginner to open. Facilities that commonly host our events include the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, Tampa Tennis Center at Hillsborough Community College, Harbour Island Athletic Club, Julian B. Lane Riverfront and MacFarlane Parks in Tampa, and Puryear Park in St Petersburg.
Board of Directors
Advantage Tampa Bay's Board of Directors meets once a month to direct the league's administration, events and programs. Board members are elected every February and serve one-year terms. Any currently-registered member who is interested in serving a term is encouraged to apply during the nomination period starting January 1st of each year.
NEAL MOBLEY, Chairperson
A member of the league since 2006, Neal has served on the ATB Board since 2007. He grew up in Atlanta and Winston-Salem, and enjoys biking, hiking, birding, painting (not well), and book clubs (when he gets to pick the books). Neal and his husband, Xavier, live in Seminole Heights.
DANIEL CRIBB, Tournament Director
Daniel hails from Lakeland and is a graduate of the University of Florida. He is an educator with Hillsborough County Public Schools and an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa. Daniel has served on the ATB Board since 2012 and has served as the Tournament Director from 2012-2014 and 2017-present.
DIANA ZARREKE, Women's Director
A physical therapist and mother of two young men, Diana was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a long-time ATB member and has served several terms as the league's Women's Director. She enjoys anything outdoors, including boating, fishing, gardening, and most of all, tennis!
TERRY KELSEY, Treasurer
As a lifetime Florida resident, Terry currently resides in Clearwater,FL. She recently retired after 35 years as an IT professional within the electric utility industry. Terry can be found most days on a tennis court, golf course, or the gym; however, her favorite time is spent in doing anything and everything with her daughter.
SANDRA KOBELIA, Secretary/Scribe
Sandra hails from Illinois, but has lived in multiple locations around the US during her career as a Federal Employee with the Air Force. Finally landing in the Tampa Bay Region, she splits her time between MacDill Air Force Base and her home in Seminole. Besides tennis, she enjoys biking, golfing and St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.
HENRI PICHAL, Team Tennis Director
Henri moved back to his native Tampa, Florida after graduating from the University of Texas. He works locally as an HR Manager for a government defense contractor. When not on the court, Henri enjoys hitting the beach and dining out.
SHERRL FRY, Membership Director
A Colorado Native, Sherrl moved to Florida in 1999 where she picked up her first tennis racquet. After a 14 year hiatus, she joined ATB and tennis quickly became her favorite activity. When not playing or organizing USTA teams, she enjoys spending time with her adult children, her rescue pets Tucker and Daisy Mae, and her friends. As a board member, Sherrl wants to share her enthusiasm for tennis and grow the ATB membership.
JAN MOENNIG, Social Director
Originally from the Midwest, Jan is a Doctor of Optometry whose interests include boating, jogging, fishing and working out at the gym. Her philanthropic work involves treating eye disease and providing low-income children access to eyeglasses.
JON COOLEY, Flex/Ladder Director
Come back soon to find out more information about Jon!