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. 
 2021 has been a growth year with over 700 players mid-year, as more players recognize that Tennis is a Safe Sport. In 2020 we had over 500 (Pandemic Year) players participating in our programs for youth and adults.  In 2019 we had over 675 and in 2018 we had over 600 participants.  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 and the Aliana HOA (Richmond).  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 and City of Pearland. 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 Clements High School courts (Sugar Land). Programs are also held on the various HOA and school tennis courts in the Sugar Land area.


Tennis Professionals include:
Chuck Sanchelli, USPTA Elite Pro/ PTR 
Lisa Brollier
Carlos Sanchez, USPTA
Sang Tran, USPTA
Chris Williams, PTR
Brian Christensen, USPTA
Tom Zapp, USPTA



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)
- 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
- Wife: Delinda

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




Lisa Brollier, Instructor

- over 20 years experience playing and teaching tennis
- former Varsity High School coach at Terry High School in Rosenberg (20+ years)
- College Tennis Coach at St. Edward's University (Austin) while a full-time student
- 2 Time Texas State 4A High School Tennis Champion
- National Representative for USTA Texas Tennis while playing in the 12's through 18's age groups
- Top Ten Ranked player in Texas Juniors, ages 10-18, along with Zina Garrison & Lori McNeil
- Full Tennis Scholarship at Lousiana State Univ. (LSU)
- Cum Lade Graduate (1989) from St. Edward's Univ (Austin)



Laurie Hougham, PTR
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- over 20 years experience playing and teaching tennis
- played High School & College Tennis
- Certified 11-17 Tennis Instructor (PTR)
- Coached daughters to high tennis ranking - knows about being a "tennis parent"
- "I love teaching tennis to children & adults to play the great game of tennis"


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
- 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

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

- National Coach of 10 & Under Teams
- National Coach of Adult League Teams
- Touring Coach for WTA Professional Players
   Summer 2021: WTA Players currently on Tour were former students of Coach Brian:
   They still call Coach Brian for advice.
    Ingrid Neel (qualified for Wimbledon) - 2021
    Jessie Aney (playing Qualifiers in Europe) - 2021

Tom Zapp, USPTA

Mark Duylunan
Background Check and Safe Sport Certified (USTA)

- Former High School Varsity player and a parent of an aspiring student


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

Michael Alcott, USPTA/PTR -- Current (2021):  Head Pro at Briar Club (Houston)- 10+ years, former Staff pro at Westside CC (Houston)

Eric Cornejo, USPTA  --  Current (2021):  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)

Jack Foster, USPTA/ PTR -- Current (2021) 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 (2021): Director of Tennis at Westwood CC (Austin)- 25+ years, former Staff Pro at Sweetwater CC (Sugar Land)

Kelly Marshall, USPTA -- Current (2021): Head Pro at Onion Creek Club (Austin)- 2+ years , former Director of Tennis, Cimmaron Hills CC, former Staff Pro at Westwood CC (Austin), USPTA Texas Women's Chair

Mark Mazique  -- Current (2021):  Assistant Pro at Sweetwater CC (Sugar Land)- 15+ years.

Willie Salvador, USPTA -- Current (2021):  Independent Pro, former Head Pro at Missouri City TC (Missouri City), former Head Pro at Houstonian CC (Sugar Land)

Nancy Tielke, USPTA -- Current (2021): Head Pro at Rockin T Tennis Ranch (Needville), former Head Pro at Meadowcreek RC (Missouri City)

Nigel Waithe, USPTA -- Current (2021): 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)