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.


  • Bill Simpson
    • Starmount Forest is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Simpson as the club's new Head Tennis Professional and Director of Junior Tennis Programs.

      Bill has served as the head men's and women's tennis coach at his alma mater, Coker College, for the past three years. After his graduation in December 2013, he spent one season as an assistant coach at The Citadel before returning to Hartsville as the interim head coach in January 2015.

      Along with his college experience, Bill has also served as Director of Junior Development at Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, SC.

  • Meredith Phillips

      Meredith Phillips
      Assistant Tennis Professional/Fitness Instructor


  • Lily Tomaic

      Lily Tomaic
      Assistant Tennis Professional