Fritz Gildemeister –
Director of Tennis / C.E.O.
A former nationally ranked junior with over 15 years of teaching experience, Fritz inspires leadership on the court and beyond. His enthusiasm and love of the game motivates individuals to strive for nothing short of excellence. Coach Fritz is constantly studying and reviewing information necessary to educate his pros, players, and parents to the highest levels of tennis.
Fritz was the head tennis professional at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, and as part of the Gildemeister, holds a long and distinguished history with the game of tennis, both locally and internationally.
Fritz is the son of two tennis pros, Diane and Fritz Sr., who are currently directors of tennis at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Fritz’ two sisters are both tennis pros and Fritz’ uncle Hans at one time was ranked as high as number one in the world in doubles and number eleven in singles. The Gildemeister’s tennis pedigree seems to on and on! The family was named “Tennis Family of the Year” in South Carolina in 2008 and had the same honor in North Carolina in 1994 and 1998.
With Fritz’s experience and knowledge of the game, he brings an infusion of fresh energy and an inspiring level of passion for the game to the club’s culture. In his spare time (although he doesn’t have much), he enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking, paddle boarding, swimming and playing tournaments.
Ross Moyer –
Head Tennis Professional
Ross Moyer is one of the Grande Dunes Tennis Staff Professionals. He has been playing tennis for over 15 years and played Junior USTA tennis from the ages of 8-18. He graduated number 1 in the state of South Carolina in boys 18s and top 10 in the South. While at Myrtle Beach High School, he won 2 state team titles and 3 individual titles. He also played Division 1 tennis for the College of Charleston. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA.
Ross has a great love of life and is full of energy, both of which he puts full heartedly into his coaching, be it for the juniors or the adults. He is constantly smiling, even while he is drilling you, making you believe that all that hard work is easy. When not on the tennis court, Ross can be found hanging out with his friends and enjoying the beach.
Andy Smith –
Head Tennis Professional
Andy Smith comes to Grande Dunes Tennis Club from the Conway area. He has worked at the Riverside Athletic Club and Conway High School.
He’s coached several high school teams, and enjoys working with all ages and levels.
Price Stephens –
Price Stephens has been a Teaching Pro at Grande Dunes Tennis Club for over 20 years. He has a wealth of tennis knowledge and loves getting people into the game of tennis.