Paula Scheb, is the Director of Tennis and Fitness at the Bonita Bay Club, which encompasses 18 clay courts and a 10,000 square foot fitness facility. She is a USPTA Master Professional, the highest accreditation given to tennis professionals. Currently, less than 130 professionals in the country (less than 1% of the 14,500 members in the USTPA) have this distinctive title.
She is on the National Advisory Staff for Head/Penn and is also on their National Speaker’s Bureau. Paula presents regularly throughout the country on various tennis and business topics. She most recently presented a doubles seminar “Infinity and Beyond: Progressing your Players form 3.0 to 4.5” at the USPTA Florida Division Conference in West Palm Beach.
Scheb was the Director of Testing and Certification for USPTA for over 12 years, certifying and testing over 1,300 professionals. She was also the USPTA Pro of the Year for the Florida Division.
Paula grew up under the tutelage of Nick Bollettieri, when he first arrived in the States from the Rockefeller Resort in Puerto Rico. As a teenager she taught various clinics with Nick all over the world. And more recently has hosted clinics with some of the biggest names in tennis Evonne Goolagong, Gigi Fernandez, Rick Leach, Billie Jean King, Tom Gorman, Jim Loehr, Tim Mayotte, Rick Macci, Stan Smith, Jack Groppel, Fred Stolle, Mikael Pernfors and Jimmy Arias, to name a few.
Paula has been a regular contributor to “Tennis Magazine”, with various tips and articles that have been featured in the magazine. “Tennis Magazine” also featured Paula and some of her teaching tips, in a special edition periodical titled “Tips from the Masters”, which they promoted at the US Open.
Her You Tube videos, “Paula’s Pointers for Club Players,” have received praise and accolades from recreational and professional players alike. Paula and the Bonita Bay Club members host one of the largest tennis fundraisers in the country, with over 20 former touring professionals, eight former #1’s and 4 Tennis Hall of Famers, the event raised over $300,000 this year for a pediatric cancer pharmacy in the new Tom Golisano Children’s Hospital in Ft. Myers.
Paula graduated from the University of Florida with a BS degree in Business Marketing. She played college tennis for the #2 nationally ranked Lady Gators and was a doubles All-American while attending the UF.