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Meet Our Team

Melissa Kelly    Director of Racquet Sports-  Melissa brings 25 years of teaching experience and 35 years of playing experience to FSAC.  Her playing resume includes being a top ten ranked junior in Texas Super Champs, national NJCAA runner-up in individual doubles and team for Tyler Junior College, and playing for top 15 ranked University of Arkansas.  She has taught hundreds of team tennis teams over the years, including local, state, southern, and national championship teams.  Melissa is a three time Arkansas Tennis Professional of the Year, a Victor Sheshunoff Meritorious Education award winner, and has run Arkansas Tournament and Events of the Year.  She has also received  a Southern Tennis Association Special Event of the Year award.

Melissa is a PTR Adult & 10 and Under certified instructor, PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor, Master Racquet Technician, Certified Pickleball Tournament Director, and USTA certified referee, umpire, and tournament director.


Conni Ulmschneider    Membership Director-  Conni began playing over 20 years ago at FSAC and has competed on multiple teams and various leagues throughout her tennis career.  Conni’s love for the game can be seen through her dedication to tennis and our members!  Conni has been married to Phil for over 35 years and has three beautiful and wonderful children.