Tennis Pros

Ashley Rhoney, Director of Tennis

  • Born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina . He was the North Carolina junior state champion for five consecutive years 1980-1984. In 1984 won the national Interscholastic Championship and was voted an All American at South Caldwell High School in Hudson , NC . Also in 1984 was invited to the 1984 United States Olympic tryouts. 1987-1988 was a two time All American at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette . Held the No.1 national ranking in doubles during the 1988 season. Won the Surfmarc national singles title in 1986. Played professionally and held both singles and doubles world rankings during that time.
  • Became the Head Professional at Red Lerelle's Health Club from 1990-1997. Ashley's focus at that time was junior development and has coached over 25 state champions and has helped many get scholarships to some of the best schools in the nation.
  • Ashley coached Chanda Rubin for seven years and toured with her for two and a half years.
  • Coached Jordan Daigle who's highest ranking was no. 3 in the Nation as a junior. Jordan became a two-time All-American at LSU.
  • Ashley is one of the few professionals who has played, coached and ran events on the professional level.
  • Certified by the United States Professional Tennis Registry
  • Has served on the Board of Directors for 3 years of the Louisiana Tennis Association.
  • He has been at the City Club at River Ranch since its inception in the summer of 2001.

Elliot Minvielle

  • Certifications/Recognitions: B.S. Finance - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • He was a two-time Louisiana state doubles runner up for Lafayette High School.
  • Also played four years for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where they claimed the Sunbelt Conference championship, and received a top 50 national ranking NCAA Division I.
  • Since college, he has played professional level events in Europe, Asia, Central America, and the United States, where he has picked up wins over multiple guys inside the top 1500 ATP.
  • He is available to teach adults and children at any level

Dominique Laporte

Dominique Laporte is a Guatemalan native and currently seeking a business major at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette . He is available to teach adults and youth.

  • USPTA Certified
  • Competed at CONTECA (Central America Tennis Conference) for Guatemala
  • Competed in all of the Guatemala National Ranking Tournaments; finishing in the top 10

Chase Rhoney

  • Chase Rhoney was born and raised in Lafayette Louisiana.
  • Formerly ranked number 1 in the state in singles and doubles as a junior coached by Ashley Rhoney.
  • Experienced Teaching Pro at City Park New Orleans working with the New Orleans Youth Tennis Association.
  • Has received USPTA training.
  • Does all stringing for City Club and is available to advise players on how to equip their racquets.
  • Official Rep for Solinco.
  • Chase has been a teaching pro since 2015 and is available to teach at all ages and skill levels.



Chad Hebert

  • Louisiana Tennis Pro of the Year (2 times)
  • National College Coach of the Year with Troy State University
  • State Champion High School Coach with Saint Thomas More 2014
  • Past Head Tennis Coach for UL Lafayette
  • Head Tennis Pro for the City Club at River Ranch for 14 years
  • Chad works with all levels and abilities and provides the value of fun while at the same time learning and improving your game.


Kirk Harrison

  • Kirk Harrison is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional who has been playing tennis for over thirty years.
  • Kirk grew up playing racquetball where he later won a college championship at the Citadel.
  • While in the military he continued to play, advancing to the third round of the Zurich Open.
  • After switching to tennis, his career included fifteen years as a Tennis Umpire, peaking with three US Opens and being selected for the Men's Doubles Final.
  • He is an innovative and dedicated teaching professional able to instruct at all levels.