USPTA Pro 1 Bob Klyce is the head tennis professional at Sonoma Golf Club and the tennis pro at Villa Montebella in Glen Ellen. Bob has been a member of USPTA since 1984, and has had the privilege of working years at such clubs as Mill Valley Tennis Club, Mount Tam Racquet Club, Rafael Racquet Club, the Airport Club, and Wikiup Tennis & Swim Club.
Bob’s professional highlights include playing in the USTA League 5.0 and 5.5 National Championships, coaching Terra Linda High School to two MCAL championships, and a No. 7 singles ranking in Northern California (now 5.5 categories). He and his brother, Harvey, have won numerous Marin and Sonoma open doubles championships, and he has appeared in six Marin County open singles championships. Bob continues to be an active competitor on many USTA league teams, instructs tennis programs for Scott Borowiak Golf and Tennis Tours, and is a Wilson staff advisory member for racquets and equipment.
A graduate of San Jose State University, where he majored in physical education, Bob has been a 20-year plus tennis director for Lair tennis programs.
Bob will be teaching tennis at Lair Sports and Recreation Camp.
Recently retired as Cal Women’s Tennis Coach of 29 years, Lair favorite Jan is a remarkable fourth on the NCAA’s all time women’s tennis victory list and has a career winning percentage of .707. Among her other significant achievements: Jan amassed 8 Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year awards and one National Coach of the Year award; her Cal team had 19 top-10 national rankings and 26 consecutive NCAA appearances. Jan has started a performance coaching practice, “Conscious Coaching,” which integrates sport psychology and awareness practice into player, parent, and coach development.
Jan will be teaching tennis at Lair Sports and Recreation Camp.
Judith Blum considers herself a practitioner, not a teacher. She has practiced tai-chi for 40 years. She began formally practicing qigong in 2005. In 2007 she traveled to China and Tibet with a qigong program. She continues her practice in Davis where she also is a marriage and family therapist. Judith believes that exercise, breathwork, and practices such as qigong and tai-chi can reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety and promote positive emotional well-being.
Judith will be facilitating qigong programs during Women’s Wellness Weekend.
Laura Burtch Zovickian loves the water. She started her swimming career as an age group swimmer. When she moved to San Francisco she was introduced to open water swimming and now divides her time between land and water. Over the past twenty years Laura has become an accomplished marathon swimmer—she has completed the English Channel, Race around Manhattan, Race around Coronado, and many other marathon swims. Laura has been coaching and teaching swimming for the past twenty years and is passionate about getting people into the water.