Racquet Sports Director
Josh Heller
Josh Heller has been in the Tennis Industry for over 15 years, serving as the Racquet Sports Director at Kenwood Country Club since 2012. After graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, he went on to earn a certification from the IU Tennis Career Professional Program under the direction of Master Professional Mike O’Connell. He holds the "Elite Professional" certification through the United States Professional Tennis Association and in 2013 was named the Ohio Tennis Professional of the Year through the USPTA. Currently, he is involved with many other local Cincinnati organizations including his role as Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association and the Fundraising and Community Outreach Chairman for the F.A.S.T (Fun at School Tennis) Program. He has also served as the Head Varsity Tennis Coach for Saint Ursula Academy since 2013. Josh and his wife Lindsay live in Mason with their four children, Maya, Laney, Finley and Hayes.
Assistant Racquet Sports Director
Jeff Soffa
Jeff is a Wisconsin native who graduated from Ferris State University with a Marketing degree in the Professional Tennis Management Program. He began teaching tennis as a teenager and followed his passion through his college years. His internships included summers in Boston, Key Biscayne and Grosse Pointe, MI. Upon graduation Jeff received his introduction to platform tennis, squash and the country club environment when he joined the staff at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, IL. Platform tennis and squash quickly became favorites and broadened the scope of his teaching. He also quickly learned what it takes to provide first class customer service at an elite country club. Jeff went on to become the Director of Racquet Sports at the Winter Club of Lake Forest, IL and Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, IL. He quickly expanded both programs by offering creative events and programs for tennis and platform tennis players of all ages and abilities.
Head Tennis Professional
Jim Schutty
In addition to being the Head Tennis Professional at KCC, Jim works with many of our members at The Camargo Indoor Racquet Club where he has served as an instrumental pro in both the junior program and with ladies teams over the years. Jim has been a United States Professional Tennis Association "Elite Professional" for 17 years. He was the original developer of the Blue Ash Recreation Center Tennis Program acting as the Director of Tennis for 12 years. He also served as the Head Tennis Professional at Five Seasons Sports Club for 5 years. Jim played college tennis at the University of New Orleans, in addition to the University of Cincinnati. In his free time, he is a master barbecuer winning several awards in the past. He is also the former Owner/Operator of Paxton's grill located in Loveland. Jim lives at his home in Blue Ash with his wife Linda and their two daughters, Lucy and Emma.
Staff Professional
Ken Burns
Ken is a certified USPTA Elite Professional. He is currently the Men's Tennis Director at The Club at Harper's Point with over 31 years of teaching experience. In his career, he has also served as Racquet Sports Director at Ivy Hills Country Club, Four Bridges Country Club, Beckett Ridge Country Club, and Brown's Run Country Club. Ken is a USTA Certified Umpire, Referee, and ITA official who works tournaments regularly in the Cincinnati area. He is the defending Cincinnati Met Tournament 45 and over Doubles Champion in addition to being the Tournament Director/Referee for the tournament. Ken lives in Blue Ash with his wife and daughter.