CWTA Tennis Staff


CWTA Director of Tennis: Ryan J. Knarr 
USPTA Certified Tennis Professional / PTR Certified Tennis Professional / Etcheberry Certified Professional
Coach Ryan Knarr is the Director of the Conrad Weiser Tennis Association in addition to his responsibilities as President of the CWTA, Tournament Director for the CW Open Hits for Hope Tournament and Head coach Conrad Weiser Tennis Team. Additionally, Knarr is the President of the Berks County Tennis Association and also serves on the Middle States Board of Directors and as a co-chair on the USTA Middle States Adult Competition Committee starting in 2013. In 2016 Knarr was named to the USTA National Adult Competition Committee and the USTA National Sub Committee for the USTA National College Alumni Championships. Knarr is a both a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and United States Professionally Certified Tennis (USPTA) Tennis Professional and is a very accomplished tennis player and instructor.  He has been named USTA-EPD Tournament Director of the Year in 2011,2013 and 2015 as Director of the CW Open Hits for Hope Tournament.

Knarr, a very accomplished High School and College Athlete was a 2006 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School where he was a 2-time Berks County HS Doubles Champion, 1st Team All Berks Selection and Academic All-American finishing his high school career with a 52-14 overall record including an undefeated 33-0 regular season in singles and #1 doubles as a senior. Knarr was featured in the August 2006 edition of Sports Illustrated 'Faces in the Crowd' for winning a record
5 medals at the 2006 USTA Keystone State Games. He also qualified to play with professionals Anna Kournakova, Andres Gomez, and Tim Mayotte at the 2006 American Red Cross Legends of Tennis event at Alvernia University. Following his graduation from high school, Knarr trained at the world-renowned Bollettiari Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida in the summer of 2006.

Knarr currently holds 31 USTA sanctioned titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Knarr has been the ranked #1 in the USTA Middle States Mixed Open Doubles rankings 4 times (2011 w/ Victoria Foanio, 2013 w/ Julie Seidel, 2014 w/ Alyssa Gleason, 2015 w/ Alyssa Gleason). He has been ranked #1 in the USTA Middle States rankings in Men's Doubles 3 times (2012,2013, 2014 with Preetham Moras). He has competed at the sectional, regional and national level and currently holds the record for most medals ever won at the USTA Keystone State Games winning a total of 23 gold, silver or bronze medals in 13 years of competition. Additionally he won the USTA State Games of America National Tournament Gold Medal in Men's Doubles (w/ Preetham Moras) and Silver Medal (w/ Madison Pipkin) in 2013 at State Games of America in Hershey/Harrisburg.

As a college athlete, Knarr is a member of an elite group of players that have competed at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels. In 2007, Knarr earned All-Conference Honors as a freshmen at division III Elizabethtown College. After one year, Knarr took his game to the next level playing at Division I La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pa. After transferring and graduating from Bloomsburg University, Knarr finished his collegiate tennis career at Millersville University as a graduate student, leading the Marauders to a Division II NCAA National Tournament appearance in 2011 and finishing his career as an Academic All-American.

Knarr is the 2017 USPTA NATIONAL Under-30 Tennis Professional of the Year. 

Knarr taught as a  professional tennis instructor at Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center in Philadelphia, Pa in 2008 as a junior clinic instructor and has taught private and group lessons as a USPTA certified tennis professional throughout the area.

Outside of the tennis courts, Knarr also is an assistant coach with the Conrad Weiser High School Football program as a special teams coach. He is the host of BCTV's Just Say Sports weekly sports talk show. Knarr resides in his hometown of Robesonia, Pa. 

DR. KEITH RODGERS- CWTA DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT-
GERMAN TENNIS FEDERATION CERTIFIED TENNIS PROFESSIONAL 

A lifelong teaching professional of the game of tennis, Dr. Rodgers is the Director of Player Develop for the entire CWTA. He is committed to improving tennis players of all ages and ability levels in all facets of the game. Coach Rodgers focuses on players technical/mechanical and psychological development within the game, providing a foundation for the players to learn, grow and develop into skilled player and champions on the tennis court. 

Coach Rodgers who, recently retired from Wernersville State Hospital, has spend most of his life in the field of education, starting in the late 1960s, and has been a student/teacher of the game of tennis for over 40 years. He emphasizes the teaching of the fundamentals of the game, having taught and coaches tennis at all levels throughout the world. 

Coach Rodgers has professional experience as a player on the pro tour in Europe in the 1970s and later as a tennis official for various tour events in Europe. He gained his professional tennis certification from the German Hessen Tennis Federation in Germany. Coach Rodgers also has experience as college head coach, guiding Cheyney State University in the 1970s and later Albright College from 2008-2012. While at Albright, he coaches the record setting Victoria Foanio to a sweep of the 2011 MAAC Conference Singles and Doubles Championships. She was also named a First-Team All-Conference selection and became the first player in the history of the program to be named conference player of the year. 

Coach Rodgers also served as Head Coach for the Conrad Weiser Scouts High School Tennis program for two seasons in 2005 and 2006. During his tenure as head coach, he guided players to a plethora of awards including 3 County Champions (Singles and Doubles), a District 3-AA Doubles Championship and  PIAA-AA-State Doubles Finalists in 2005, as well as 3 All-Berks players (Tommy Meyer, Dusty Speicher, Ryan Knarr. For his efforts, he was named Berks County Coach of the Year in 2005. 

He began his educational journey in 1968 as a student at the University of Maryland. After just one year at Maryland, he then transferred to Cheyney State University until 1975. In 1976, Rodgers moved across the Atlantic to attend school at the University of Frankfurt Medical School in Frankfurt, West Germany. From 1984-1989, he lived in Romania where he studied at the University of Bucharest Dental School, earning his Dental Degree in 1989. He then returned to the US to begin his career at Wernersville State Hospital in 1993. He rekindled his pursuit of education in 2000, attending the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis for four years as a senior candidate. 

Coach Rodgers resides in Shillington, Pennsylvania.


KAUHSIK DAS- CWTA TENNIS PROFESSIONAL


Das is a USPTA / PTR Certified Tennis Professional. Hailing from India, Das specializes in teaching players from all ability levels from 10U tennis all the way through Adult Play. A PSAC Singles and Doubles Champion at Kutztown University, Das resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania.







JOHN DAVIS- CWTA TENNIS PROFESSIONAL 



A true local tennis Legend, John brings over 40 years of tennis playing and coaching experience to the court year round as a instructor and coach for CWTA. The New Jersey Native is a former pro at the Hillcrest Racket Club and is a prominent figure in tennis in the Berks County and surrounding areas. Davis is a member of the Berks County Tennis Association Hall of Fame. Coach Davis resides in Wernersville, PA 











Val Miller - CWTA DIRECTOR OF 10U TENNIS

Val "V-Dub" Miller joins the CWTA Summer Tennis Staff in the summer of 2015 after a standout career for the Scouts. In 2014, she became one of the select few players in CW Tennis history to make it to the Berks County Championship Flt 2 match, where she finished runner-up. She also qualified her senior year for the District 3 doubles tournament with Yasmeen Malik. Val was a team captain her senior year and garnered team MVP honors in 2014 as well. Val is also a standout softball player, an all-berks pitcher and leading the Scouts to the county final, a 3rd place finish in districts and qualifying for the state tournament as senior. "V-Dub" is a USTA 10 and under certified instructor and resides in Sinking Spring, Pa. 














 

        
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