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Homestead Country Club

4100 Homestead Court, Prairie Village, KS 66208

  • Office Administration

    •   John Hayes

      General Manager / F&B Director 

      • Oversees all club amenities
      • Oversees and runs all food and beverage operations
      • Books any club events and special occasions
      • Books private catering events including birthdays, pool parties, graduations, baby showers, wedding receptions, pickleball & tennis socials, holiday parties, etc., on or off property

        Becky Ludovissie

      Director of Marketing/Communications
      913-262-4100 Ext. 221

      • BS degree in Mass Communications and a minor in English from Moorhead State University in MN
        Joined Homestead in 2000 as an Administrative Asst
      • Handles communications at Homestead
      • Marketing Manager for Hulsing Enterprises
      • Awarded the 2018 Hulsing Enterprises "Presidential Award"
      • Oversee social media efforts for a variety of corporate properties as well as handles miscellaneous duties at HCC


      Krista Valdez
      Director of Membership Sales

  • Tennis Professionals

        Logan Palenske

      Director of Tennis
      Cell: 785-280-2419

      • Former Kansas High School State Champion and two-time All-American collegiate
      • Has provided over 3,600 hours of private lessons, and over 3,200 hours of group lessons to players of every age and level, all while breaking multiple company-wide records
      • In 2018-2019, 15 of his players qualified for the Kansas State High School State Tournament - of those 15 a remarkable 11 players took top five in the state
        Coached Class 5A State Tournament Team Champions; won by 12 points, all with Freshman and Sophomores
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        Head Collegiate Coach for Kansas Wesleyan University achieving the highest ranking in school history
      • Guided Bethany College to a 15-2 ranking (3rd highest winning percentage in the nation)
      • Awarded the Wilson ITA Central Region Coach of the Year
      • Runner-up for Wilson ITA National Coach of the Year honors
      • Led the Lakewood Middle School team to a national record of 199-0
      • Loves with players of all ages and levels
      • In charge of all tennis operations here at Homestead Country Club

        Mary Spencer

      Tennis Professional
      Cell: 816-244-28941

      • 16 years of coaching experience
      • Certified USPTA Elite professional
      • Certified Cardio tennis instructor
      • Missouri Western State University Alumni playing number 1 singles and doubles on scholarship; Graduated in 2007 with a degree in Elementary Education, with emphasis on Physical Education, Early Childhood & English
      • Taught 2 years of preschool in the St. Joseph School District while continuing to teach tennis in the evenings part-time
      • Former Junior Tennis Director at a summer camp teaching tennis to ages 8-15 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
      • Former Junior Coordinator at Woodside Health and Tennis Club
      • Regularly taught over 100 kids each week ranging from ages 3-16; oversaw the JTL and JTT programs
      • Attended World Tennis Teachers conference in 2014, in New York on scholarship
      • Awarded the 2015 USPTA Assistant Professional of the Year
      • Attended EDC training and went on to help with the EDC camps through out Kansas City
      • Primary tennis instructor for the youngest of our tennis players
      • Experienced with beginner adults, as well as teaching 41 and cardio tennis

        Susan Langford

      Tennis Professional

      • Certified USPTA Elite Certified Professional
      • 2014 Missouri Valley Assistant Pro of the Year
      • Instructing Homestead's members since 2000, teaching those of all ages
      • Started playing tennis at age 7
      • Won 11 North Carolina USTA State Closed Championships
      • A 3-time North Carolina High School State Champion
      • A 4-year scholarship athlete at NC State University
      • Inducted into the Salisbury/Rowan Sports Hall of Fame in 2005


        Drew Surface

      Tennis Professional
      Cell: 913-961-8787

      • Certified USPTA Professional
      • Began playing tennis at age 4 years old and tournaments at age 8
      • Ranked #2 in 12U Missouri Valley, #5 in 14U Missouri Valley, and rank #30 in 16U Missouri Valley
      • Took 3rd at State his senior year of high school
      • Passionate about instructing tennis and also runs multiple programs at HCC
      • Provides private training for Tennis, Platform Tennis and Pickleball
  • Fitness Instructors

    • Dr. Ryan Stevens

      Director of Personal Training
      Cell: 913-991-1906

      • Operates Synergy Performance and Rehabilitation out of HCC
      • Provides chiropractic services, rehabilitation and sports and injury therapy
      • Education of proper form and exercise technique tailored and progressed to each individual, with the ultimate goal of helping live healthy, long and active lifestyles while preventing injuries
      • Oversees all private fitness training needs

        Kris Tucker

      Director of Fitness
      Cell: 816-225-3326

      • Over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, and private/group Pilates instructor
      • Extensive knowledge in how the body moves and why sometimes our muscles don’t cooperate with our heads
      • On the forefront of latest techniques and fitness modalities to keep clients challenged and constantly evolving for the better
      • Trains those of all ages and fitness levels building trust with clients helping to reach their goals quickly
      • Focused on seniors and injury rehabilitation
      • Holds certifications in group exercise from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), personal training from NETA and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist from ACE
      • Oversees all group fitness classes, instructors and scheduling
      • Stott Pilates trained instructor
      • Currently studying forcertification as a PainFree Movement Specialist from ACE
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