Lost Forest Pros

Todd whitley
Director of tennis

I was born in Houston, Texas and grew up playing top level junior tennis in Texas. I currently reside in Houston with my wife and sons who all play and enjoy tennis greatly. I began teaching tennis over 17 years ago. I've traveled and worked in many clubs and gained a great appreciation for the club environment and the value of its members. Apart from teaching tennis and all its multiple strokes and strategies, I will help a player, of any level and age range, through a system of intense repetition and mental toughness techniques, develop a core set of skills necessary to overcome adversity both in the game as well as in life. So be prepared to have fun and hit a ton of balls!! Todd.Whitley@LostForestTennisClub.com

Jason Gatling
Teaching Professional

Jason Gatling is a Texas native, that played junior tennis in the state. He made it into 16's supers before switching to play basketball. In 2014, he had a small role in coaching/hitting partner role in college, At Lamar University. In 2016, he got his Stroke Production Certification. In 2017, he took on the role as head coach at a private school, leading then to a undefeated season. He's been coaching players on the Challenger, Futures, and ITF circuits, and now has settled in Houston at Lost Forest Tennis Club where he develops kids and adults of all ages and abilities to excel.


jason.gatling@lostforesttennisclub.com


GUY Cowen
Teaching professional

Guy Cowan is a results oriented coach with a humorous but professional attitude. Guy moved here from Ireland via Germany in 1992. He has 30 years experience coaching squash and tennis. ( RESUME ) played, badminton, squash, tennis for Ireland ( under 16 ). Played pro squash for 10 years, ( highest rank 47 in the world he has won over 50 tournaments worldwide ) played over 30 times for Irish senior team. TENNIS- has coached tennis for 20 years, expertise, jrs, beginner players, and intermediate players currently based at Lost Forest Tennis Club in Houston, Texas.

guy.cowen@lostforesttennisclub.com

( Tee ) Thep Philavong
Assistant professional

I currently live in Houston, Texas where I am committed to teaching and developing young players and adults at Lost Forest Tennis Club. I am a new graduate in business management from Texas A&M University Kingsville. I attended Grambling States University In 2016, and played no. 1 singles and no. 1 doubles. After two seasons at GSU, I received the Most Valuable Player award, and joined Texas A&M Kingsville in the fall of 2017. I maintained a no.1-2 singles, no.2 doubles of my last two seasons. In the 2017-2018 season I received the All-LSC honorable mention singles. I was also a team captain in my final year. Besides sport activity, I was also a member of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and received the NCAA Degree Completion award in the last two semesters of school.