Our Tennis Staff
Patrick O’Keefe – Director of Tennis
Director of Tennis, Returns to Salem after a two and a half year stint with Smith Stearns Tennis Academy on Hilton Head Island developing high performance juniors. A 2015 graduate of Radford University, Patrick’s vast list of accomplishments and accolades include 2015 Big South Players of the Year; Big South All-Conference Singles and Big South Flight Champion in 2014 and 2015; as well as a 21-2 home record, going unbeaten his sophomore, junior and senior season. Patrick attended Salem High School where he was a four-time VHSL State Player of the Year and four-time Virginia Sate Singles Champion.
Chris O’Keefe – Tennis Professional
Chris is a former top ranked junior player in the state of Virginia. She went on to have a stellar collegiate career, playing #1 singles all four years at Radford University. She was the Collegiate State Champion her freshman year and also advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament as a senior and was a College All American. Chris was inducted into the Radford University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.
Before coming to Hidden Valley Country Club, she taught 20 years at Roanoke Country Club. Chris has trained nationally ranked juniors at the Smith/Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina. She is PTR certified with a professional rating. She enjoys working with all levels of junior and adult players from beginner to advanced!
Tom Gibbs – Teaching Professional/Facility Manager
Tom is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He has been with Hidden Valley Country Club for 35 years, serving as the Director of Tennis for many years. He retired in 2009. He is currently the Facility Manager and continues to teach tennis. Tom is certified by the USPTA. Tom has worn many hats in the tennis industry. He was WTA Avon Futures Tournament Director (1986-1990), Men’s ATP Senior Tour Director (1988-1990) and won the 35-and-Over Virginia State Doubles Championship in 1988. Tom continues to have success playing USTA leagues at the 4.5 level.
For more information, please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 540-387-1524.