About Fort Bend Tennis in Sugar Land Texas


 Fort Bend Tennis Services was formed in 1979 by Chuck Sanchelli at the Meadowcreek HOA in Missouri City. Our first leagues had 12 players 
 competing.  There were 20 juniors in the tennis program.

 We have continued to see growth in our tennis programs over the years. 
 2023 has been another growth year with over 650 players mid-year, as more players recognize that Tennis is a Safe Sport. In 2022 we had over  600 players/students. In our 30+ year history, we have had over 15,000 participants in our programs helping to grow tennis in the Greater Houston area.

 We offer youth and adult programs in the South West Houston area, primarily in Sugar Land.  We are the Tennis Provider for the City of Sugar Land.  Previously we were a Tennis Provider for programs with the City of Houston at Lee LeClear Tennis Center, First Colony Parks & Rec, City of Meadows Place, City of Pearland, Aliana HOA (Richmond). We work closely with the USTA Texas Section and the Houston Tennis Association on many programs to introduce tennis to area players, including USTA Junior Team Tennis Leagues, USTA/NJTL (USTA National Junior Tennis League) for Novice Junior players and the 10 & Under / Quick Start Program for beginning youth.  We also conduct local adult tennis leagues and adult tournaments.

 Our primary courts are the Sugar Land City Park courts (321 7th Street, Sugar Land), and other Sugar Land/ Richmond area tennis courts. 


Tennis Professionals include:
Chuck Sanchelli, USPTA Elite Pro/ PTR 
Jerry Chiang, PTR
Brian Christensen, USPTA
Terri Perrin, Instructor
Carlos Sanchez, USPTA
Sang Tran, USPTA
Chris Williams, PTR
Cody Williams, Instructor
Tom Zapp, PTR



Chuck Sanchelli, USPTA Elite Pro/ PTR Pro 1, Director of Tennis
Background Check
and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- Over 40 years experience
- USPTA – Elite rating, PTR – P rating
- Certified 10 & Under Tennis Instructor (USTA & USPTA)
- Certified 11-17 Tennis Instructor (PTR)
- Class of 2020: Texas Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee

- USTA Official: Referee & Umpire
- Chairman: USTA Texas Tennis Section Museum & Hall of Fame Committee (2000 - 2012)
-  Chairman of the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame Selection Committee (2000-2012)
- President of Houston Tennis Association  (1988 & 1991)
- Co-Founder of the Houston Professional Tennis Association
- National Committee Member of the USTA – Junior Team Tennis & NJTL (1991-2001)
    Public Parks, 2019-2020, Local Play, 2021-2022
- National USTA Community Service Award, 1994
- USTA Texas Section Community Service Award 1993
- USTA Texas W.T. Caswell Award for contributing to the Growth & Development of tennis, 2000
- Officer with the USTA Texas Section: VP Competitive Tennis, Treasurer, Secretary (1995-2000)
- Manager for various John Newcombe Tennis Centers, in Texas & Vermont 1974-1979
- Founder of the Southwest Houston Junior Team Tennis League, 1981
- Founding Pro for the West Houston Ladies Tennis Association League (WHLTA)
- Co-Founder of the Houston Parks & Rec Dept. National Junor Tennis League (NJTL), now serving over
     6,000 players
- Ranked Adult tennis player in Texas
- Won Houston Coca-Cola Tennis Open, 1979
- Tournament Director for the Houston Coca-Cola Open (largest weekend adult & junior tennis tournament in             the U.S.) 1988-1993 & 2006, 2007
- Played USTA Satellite Pro Tour
- Played Varsity Tennis at Purdue University
- Ranked Junior tennis player in Indiana
- Former High School Coach at Alma Mater HS- Central Catholic HS (Lafayette, IN). School's first Coach
- Started tennis in Lafayette/Indianapolis with Barbara Wynne and Ed Brune, USPTA, as professional mentors            with the North Central Junior Program and the Indianapolis Racquet Club
- Member Sugar Land Exchange Club, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus
- Wife: Delinda

Tennis is a great Lifetime sport to develop the Mind, Body and Spirit. I enjoy seeing players and students achieve the best they can be while they grow as a person and a tennis player.




Brian Christensen, USPTA
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

Coach of WTA Tennis Pros currently on the Women's Professional Tennis Tour
20+ Years of experience
Coach of Adult National Teams
Coach of Junior National Teams
From Minnesota

Jerry Chiang, PTR
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- Former Varsity Tennis player at Dulles HS
- Over 10 years of Tennis Playing & Coaching experience
- Bi-Lingual: English & Mandarin Chinese
- I like sharing knowledge related to tennis and life skills.
    Inspiring creativity and physical fitness.


Terri Perrin, Instructor
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

My name is Terri Perrin....  You can call me Coach Terri

I grew up in a tennis family and have played competitively since I was 8.

I played High School and College Tennis and have played competitively for many years.

I Coached High School Tennis for 30 Years and loved it as a Career.

I currently teach at the Houstonian along with Ft Bend Tennis 
I have 2 Daughters and 5 Grandsons that I love spending time with.  
I recommend Tennis for all ages for a Lifetime of FUN!



Carlos Sanchez, USPTA
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- over 20 years experience playing and teaching tennis
- former top ranked player in Ecquador
- coach of many Texas state ranked players




Sang Tran, USPTA
Background Check
and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- over 20 years experience playing and teaching tennis
- coach of many Texas state ranked players
- former ranked junior player in Texas
- Graduate from Univ. of Houston with a Degree in Kinesiology
- Graduated from Clements HS (Sugar Land) - 1995

Teaching tennis is a true passion of mine. I really enjoy the process of a player's journey through their development of becoming a complete tennis player.
I continue to attended many education tennis classes and conferences to stay updated with the revolutionary changes in the game of tennis.





Chris Williams, PTR
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- Played Competitive USTA Tennis Tournaments
- Graduated from SW Texas State University
- Certified 10 & Under Instructor (USTA)
- Certified 11-17 Tennis Instructor (PTR)
From Sugar Land

Cody Williams, Instructor

Tom Zapp, PTR
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- Played Competitive USTA Tennis Tournaments
- Former U.S. Marine Corp


Former Staff Tennis Professionals who started their career or spent part of their tennis career with Fort Bend Tennis Services, whom we are proud of:

Michael Alcott, USPTA/PTR -- Current (2022):  Head Pro at Briar Club (Houston)- 10+ years, former Staff pro at Westside CC (Houston)

Lisa Brollier -- (Current 2022): Independent Pro. Over 15 years with FBTS. Went on Medical Leave Nov. 2022

Eric Cornejo, USPTA  --  Current (2022):  Assistant Tennis Pro at Sweetwater CC (Sugar Land), Former Director of Tennis at Houstonian CC (Sugar Land), Former Staff Pro at New Territory Tennis Center (Sugar Land)

Eric Erlandsen, PTR  -- (Current 2022): Director of Tennis at a large Summer Camp in upstate New York.
 Sept to May- Director of Tennis at a Private Club in Augusta, GA.

Jack Foster, USPTA/ PTR -- Current (2022) Head Pro with First Colony Parks & Rec (Sugar Land)- 5+ years, National Award Recipient from USPTA, Certification Pro for USPTA, USPTA Master Pro

Brian Lusson, USPTA -- Current (2022): Director of Tennis at Westwood CC (Austin)- 25+ years, former Staff Pro at Sweetwater CC (Sugar Land)

Kelly Marshall, USPTA -- Current (2022): Head Pro at Onion Creek Club (Austin), former Director of Tennis, Cimmaron Hills CC, former Staff Pro at Westwood CC (Austin), USPTA Texas Women's Chair

Mark Mazique  -- Current (2022):  Assistant Pro at the Brair Club (Houston), Former Assistant Pro at Sweetwater CC (Sugar Land)- 15+ years.

Willie Salvador, USPTA -- Current (2022):  Independent Pro, former Head Pro at Missouri City TC (Missouri City), former Head Pro at Houstonian CC (Sugar Land)

Nancy Tielke, USPTA -- Current (2022): Head Pro at Rockin T Tennis Ranch (Needville), former Head Pro at Meadowcreek RC (Missouri City)

Nigel Waithe, USPTA -- Current (2022): Manager at Westside TC (Houston)- 10+ years, former Director of Tennis at Westside CC (Houston)- 5+ years, former Assistant Pro at Sweetwater CC (Sugar Land)