Meet Your Tennis Staff

Marie Waller

Director of Tennis

Marie grew up in Halmstad on the southwest coast of Sweden. At an early age she began swimming, but once she was given a tennis racket at the age of 9 there was no turning back. Tennis was her passion.

At 12 Marie had gained a ranking of #8 in Sweden in Girls 12 & under. At 16 she had to make a choice between staying in school or playing tennis full-time. She chose to stay in school and was given the opportunity to study and play tennis full time at the Swedish Tennis Academy where she received a degree in Economics and Marketing.

After two years playing at San Jacinto Junior College outside Houston she had a #8 junior college ranking in the USA. This brought her to Jacksonville University where she played #1 singles & doubles and graduated in 1991.

In 2001 Marie was recognized as the USPTA Volunteer of the Year and in 2003 she was awarded Northeast Florida Tennis Professional of The Year. Marie has been at San Jose since 1996.

If she is not on the tennis court she likes to take photographs, play golf, go to the beach, spend time with her husband Glynn and their two boys Alexander and Adam.
 

Dorian Porada 

Head Tennis Professional

Dorian is a native Floridian from Palm Coast who grew up playing tennis and was one of the top ranked juniors in the state. He went on to play collegiate tennis at Brigham Young University in Hawaii and was ranked in the top 25 in the NCAA. He graduated with a business degree from the University of Central Florida and for the past 12 years has been teaching tennis as a high-performance coach. 

 

He has worked with top nationally and internationally ranked juniors such as State Champion Jason Legall and Jr. Wimbledon winner Reilly Opelka. He also represented Florida as the boys/girls 16-and-under Zonals coach.

We are pleased to have Dorian heading up our Junior program at San Jose!

Aaron Brown 

Assistant Tennis Professional

Aaron has played tennis since the age of 4 and grew up around the courts. He was ranked in the top 30 of USTA Florida junior tournament players each year from ages 10-18.


He played varsity tennis at the University of Central Florida and then graduated from Daytona State College with a major in Business. In 2011 his family received the USTA Florida Family of the Year award.


From 2015-2017 Aaron served on the USPTA New England Board as Vice President and as the national liaison for New England’s U30 initiative while he was the Director of Adult Tennis at Longfellow Clubs in Wayland, Massachusetts. He earned the Al Rogers Award from USPTA for his continued professional development and passion to learn.


Aaron and his wife, USPTA Elite Professional Michelle Brown, have a daughter, Penelope, and a son, Finnegan. Aaron still competes in leagues, tournaments and especially enjoys playing with his father, USPTA Master Professional Dave Brown, in USTA Father/Son Nationals.

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