Meet Tennis Staff

  • Johan Gedlitschka

      Johan Gedlitschka
      Director of Tennis

      Johan Gedlitschka (pronounced GEHD-lit-shkuh) was named Starmount Forest's Director of Tennis in 2014. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he had previously served as Director of Tennis at Riverchase Country Club in Birmingham, Ala.

      He is a USPTA Elite Certified Professional, having earned that in 1996. He was a certified coach in Sweden by the Swedish Tennis Federation from 1984-89. Johan has won eight USTA National Championships, including the 2016 USPTA National Indoor Singles title.

      In college, he was a two-time All-American at McLennan Community College in Texas before transferring to Boise State, where he earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention honors.


  • Bret Williams

    • Bret Williams
      Director of Junior Tennis

      Bret Williams became Starmount Forest's new Head Tennis Professional / Director of Junior Tennis in September 2018. 

      A native of Mocksville, NC, Bret comes to Starmount Forest after serving on the staff at Bermuda Run Country Club since 2014. He held the title of Head Tennis Professional at Bermuda Run, programming junior clinics and running various club and USTA events. He earned his USPTA Certification in 2017. 

      Bret is a graduate of Pfeiffer University where he was a member of the Men's Tennis program for four years and was captain of the team in his senior year. Along with his teaching duties, he also currently serves as the head coach of the men's and women's club-level tennis teams at High Point University.

  • Meredith Phillips

      Meredith Phillips
      Assistant Tennis Professional/Fitness Instructor