Established 30 years ago as a stopover for touring professionals, the Potomac Tennis Club has served the Washington DC area with premier clay court facilities and services for players of all levels. With 12 meticulously maintained courts and 7 courts inside of two winter bubbles from October through April, Potomac Tennis is truly a year-round facility.
John McDaniel, Director of Tennis
John has enjoyed teaching at The Potomac Tennis & Fitness Club for the past thirty years. During this
time he has had the opportunity to instruct players at all levels including several nationally ranked
juniors. Prior to coming to PTFC, John trained and taught at the renowned VanderMeer Tennis Center
in Hilton Head Is., South Carolina.'
When not on the court, John enjoys traveling, playing golf both competitively and as a recreational
sport and playing
John is USPTR and USPTA Certified.
Elan Mizrahi, Teaching Professional
Elan has 30 years experience teaching tennis at all levels. He has worked with several top ranked juniors and taught at the Chris Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. He currently provides privates lessons and teaches the Junior and Adult programs at the club.
Elan is USPTR and USPTA Certified.
Caitlin comes to Potomac Tennis & Fitness Club with seven years teaching experience and a lengthy
tennis background. As a junior in high school she played multiple tournaments and was ranked #1 in
the NJ District Girls' 18 Division. She then went on to play Division I tennis at Rider University
where she received first team All-MAAC honors and was the first Rider tennis player ever named to
the All-MAAC team. Caitlin enjoys teaching all levels ranging from young children to adults alike.
She assists with the junior programs and evening adult programs here at the club and is currently
available for private lessons.
Raúl has been teaching professional tennis for more than 20 years. He has been captain
of the National Junior Tennis Team in his home country of El Salvador. Raul was also
captain of the El Salvadorian Fed Cup for four years and represented his country playing
in ITF tournaments. In the United States he has worked at the ITF training center in Fort
Lauderdale, the ClubMed Tennis Academy in Florida and here in the DC area at
Georgetown Prep. While working there for the last nine years, he lead adult clinics,
advanced junior programs and taught private lessons. Raul enjoys helping players of all
levels improve their game.
Raúl is USPTR and ITF level I and II certified.
Paul has been stringing rackets for 32 years, the last three at The Potomac Tennis & Fitness Club. After earning his degree from Howard University, Paul accepted a position in its cancer research program. With six years of experience in the field, he decided to pursue other interests…tennis. Paul is a Certified Racket Technician with U.S. Racket Stringers Association.
Paul is both USRSA-CRT and USPTR Certified