Will Herbert, Tennis Pro

Adam Lucero, Tennis Professional

Adam Lucero is a USPTA and PTR Certified Tennis Professional with 15 years of coaching experience. He has worked with players of all levels and ages, including beginners, junior ITF players, competitive adults, and collegiate players.

Adam was most recently Head Tennis Professional at Belvedere Tennis Club in Tiburon, Ca, where he ran a robust schedule of clinics for members for the past 2+ years. Before that, Adam was Director of Junior Development at Florin Marica Tennis Academy, and served as Director of Tennis at Bay Club Santa Clara. In all positions, Adam aimed to offer high quality tennis instruction while fostering the love of tennis for all.

Adam also held a position as a Team NorCal coach in Orange and Green Ball Early Development Camps, annually traveling to Arizona for the Zonals tournament. He has been a National Team Coach with USTA NorCal since 2016. In 2017, Adam was honored with the Under 30 Pro of the Year award from USPTA NorCal.

While not on court, Adam and his wife Amy, along with their dog and two cats, can be found on their budding farm in Poulsbo. With his experience both on and off the court, Adam hopes to make an immediate impact at Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Club supporting members in their tennis development.

Will Herbert, Tennis Pro

Katia Hudson, Tennis Professional

Katia Hudson is a Tennis Professional with 14 years teaching experience and 25 years playing tennis. She has 14 years of tournament experience playing opens and invitationals across the United States. Katia was a University Scholarship Recipient from Illinois State University graduating with honors and received a Bachelor of Arts in French.

Originally from Chicago, she has lived in St. Louis MO, Caen Normandy France, San Diego CA, and now Gig Harbor, WA. She founded her own tennis teaching academy in San Diego, CA prior to moving to Washington with her fiancé, who is stationed at the Bremerton Navy Base.

Katia approaches teaching tennis with heavy emphasis on game strategy, physical fitness, and mental endurance. After working with thousands of students, she has come to realize the mental challenges of tennis are usually the most difficult yet receive the least amount of focus. Therefore, this has become the cornerstone of her teaching.

Outside of tennis, Katia loves to travel and has visited over a dozen different countries and the entire continental United States. (She still needs to make it to Hawaii and Alaska to complete the 50.) She loves a good adrenaline rush and has gone skydiving and paragliding. Katia also enjoys rock climbing, rope climbing courses, kayaking, snowboarding, surfing, and ocean swimming. She loves to bake and eat baked goods! Katia eventually wants to attend UCLA to pursue a career in environmental law, “probably when her knees can no longer stand another day of tennis.”

Katia also has her Pilates Mat Certifications. She uses Pilates as a way to incorporate low-impact cross training specifically focusing on building core strength to reduce risk of on-court injuries. Look for Katia teaching Pilates in the KTAC fitness room as well as on the court.

Will Herbert, Tennis Pro

Nolan Myers, Tennis Instructor

Nolan found his passion for teaching tennis in one of KTAC’s very own tennis Summer Camps. He has seen that passion grow as he helps build KTAC’s junior and adult programming.

Nolan grew up playing tennis under the tutelage of KTAC’s junior programming starting at age 9. He played four years high school varsity and is a 4.0 NTRP player. Nolan enjoys working with all levels of players and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge, positive energy, sportsmanship, and love of the game with the KTAC community!

Will Herbert, Tennis Pro

William Herbert, Tennis Professional

William Herbert began his teaching career in one of KTAC’s very own tennis Summer Camps more than 10 years ago. He has also taught at Matrix Tennis Academy and Paseo Racquet Center in Arizona. With an extensive background in teaching all levels and ages, he has a specific passion to develop junior tennis players by training them to be champions on and off the court, and to instruct adult players on improving their game and develop strong doubles strategies.

William grew up playing tennis at KTAC under the tutelage of Erik Jacobsen starting at age 12 up until early adulthood. After graduating high school, William played college tennis for 1 year at Green River Community College then was recruited to play at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ where he helped his team achieve a high ranking of 8th in the nation for Division 2. He continued to play Future and Open tournaments around the United States and Pacific Northwest. William continues to play for USTA teams out of the Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Center. Will’s passion for being active and helping others, has led him to become a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) where he helps improve the quality of life of others.