PTA Staff

Meet the Staff Members of Pennsylvania Tennis Academy!

Kelly Sorbo

Owner/Tennis Director
  • Over 29 combined years of playing and coaching high performance tennis 
  • 2014 Took ownership of PA Tennis Academy
  • 2008-2014 Assistant Tennis Director at PA Tennis Academy
  • Coached many players to top Division I, II, and III schools
  • Assisted in leading the NA Girls tennis team to 4 state team titles
  • 2002-2006 Played for University of Texas Womens Tennis
  • Held a top 10 national junior ranking
  • Won USTA National Gold, Silver and Bronze titles
  • Won PIAA state singles title in 1999 for North Allegheny

Kathy Radick

Adult Coordinator
  • Adult Coordinator/10 & under Specialist/High School Specialist
  • Joined PTA team in January of 2014
  • 2014 Certified in Cardio tennis, Tennis Whizz and PTR/USTA 10 & under program
  • Captained many USTA and PTL teams
  • Attended regional playoffs in Princeton, New Jersey, 5 yrs in a row
  • Attended USTA 4.0, 40 and over National playoffs held in Indian Wells, California

Parija Maloo

Instructor
  • Worked at High Performace Tennis Academy (HPTA), Asim's US Tennis Academy, and P3 Tennis Academy 
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach for Women's Tennis at Nicholls State University (2013) 
  • Played on the WTA Tour (highest ranking 515)
  • Played NCAA D1 Women's Tennis at Nicholls State University 

Barry Nguyen

Instructor
  • 10+ years coaching experience
  • Worked with
    • Bill Bush (worked with Andre Agassi),
    • Tim Pawsat (worked with Jan-Michel Gambil), and
    • Robert Van't Hof (worked with Lindsay Davenport)

Nick Darrow

Instructor
  • 7+ years as a tennis professional
  • Played in Upper St. Clair before playing for Allegheny College for 4 years.
  • Taught in Long Island, NY, as a Senior Tennis Professional and On-Court Director

Tim Robinson

Instructor

Jarad Isaacs

Instructor

Karley Kepler

Office Manager
  • Joined the PTA staff in January of 2015
  • Graduated University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications
  • When not working, enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Barb Dodge

Assistant Manager
  • Has been with PTA & Pure Athletex since it was known as Windwood Racquetball Club.
  • When not at work, enjoys spending time with her children and/or her dog, Reno.