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Rick Martin, PTR & USPTA

Director of Tennis & Fitness

Rick Martin joined DeBordieu as the Director of Tennis in November 2011. He is a certified PTR Professional and an Elite Professional with USPTA. He was born in Fort Bragg, NC and grew up playing junior tennis in Florida. He has worked as a tennis pro in Hilton Head, SC and Hendersonville, NC. He has worked as a Director of Tennis for more than 25 years in clubs throughout North Carolina, including Kinston Country Club (Kinston, NC), Highland Country Club (Fayetteville, NC) and The Peninsula Club on Lake Norman (North of Charlotte, NC). Rick is also certified as a PTR National Tester to qualify players as Tennis Professionals. He has mentored several tennis pros that moved on to become successful Directors of Tennis in various clubs across the Carolinas. Rick has been happily married for over 25 years and has two wonderful daughters, Linsey and Lauren. Linsey lives in Seattle, WA and Lauren is a recent graduate from USC. Rick is excited to share his passion, expertise and years of experience in the tennis industry with the members and guests of DeBordieu.


Punsisi Dayaratne "Pun", PTR Professional

Assistant Tennis Professional

Punsisi Dayaratne has an extensive tennis background as a player and a teaching professional.  Pun and his wife reside in Myrtle Beach, SC. He goes by the nickname "Pun" (rhymes with moon).  As a player, he was nationally ranked number 5 in boys under 18s in Sri Lanka, ranked number two in northern Indiana and ranked consecutively in the top 15 in NCJAA National tournaments. He played number one in singles and doubles at the University of Illinois-Springfield while earning a BS degree in Computer Science. He was named All-West Division Player of the Year and garnered the Great Lakes Valley Conference Sportsmanship Award. Professionally, Pun is certified with PTR and recently served as Head Tennis Pro at the Riverfront Tennis Center in Conway, SC.  In Springfield, Illinois, he worked as Assistant Tennis Coach for UIS men’s & women’s teams, managed adult and junior leagues and coached juniors to achieve top rankings and college scholarships.  Pun is available for private and group lessons with adult and junior players at DeBordieu. 


Tennis Staff

Shop Manager & Merchandiser: Dody Martin

Court & Facility Maintenance: Ethan Lee

Shop Staff:  Cindy Giamichael, Kristen Richardson, Gloria Lambert, Lauren Martin (Asst. Merchandiser), Annie C., Conner M., Gabby P., Caraline A.,