Get to know our hometown Tennis Pro
Heather Nobler, resident and Tennis Pro at the Coral Springs Tennis Center, recently competed in – and won – first place in singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the National’s indoors over 35 division held in in Lexington, KY. This was not Heather’s first big win, she also ranked #1 nationally as a player in the over 30 division in both singles and doubles. Prior to competing National’s indoors, Heather played National’s on clay, earning 2nd place in both singles and doubles. She is currently ranked #1 in 35’s. UPDATE: Heather placed first in Women's 35 National Grass Courts in held in Philadelphia July 20-22, 2018.
Heather, who relocated to Coral Springs three years ago from Nebraska, has been playing tennis since the age of four. Encouraged by her dad, Sam, who Heather credits for instilling in her a competitive, goal-oriented drive – she went on to earn a full-scholarship to the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in Communications and minored in Coaching. After graduation, Heather served as the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach for Marquette University.
Heather’s love of physical fitness goes beyond tennis, she has completed two-full and six half-marathons. An avid runner, she is a member of the NW Broward Road Runners, getting her exercise in at 5 a.m. daily. Heather credits running with helping her with tennis, endurance and staying mentally strong.
Of choosing Coral Springs as the community where she and her husband, Mike, would raise their children, Heather said it was the right choice. “The parks are so great here, they are always well-maintained and one on almost every corner. Its proximity to work is also ideal for Mike, who serves at the Head Video Director for the Miami Dolphins.” She added, “There are so many children in our community and countless sporting activities for kids.” Her daughter participates in the City-run swimming program, and of course, tennis. While her son, who is only two, is already attending soccer and baseball programs at the Coral Springs gymnasium.
The recent win, while impressive, is not Heather’s only competition this year. Heather is playing in the Individual Event of the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Tournament, which will be held in Miami, FL from October 28 – November 3. She is awaiting confirmation on her participation in the World’s Team for the USTA Tournament from October 21-27.
You can find Heather at the Coral Springs tennis center weekdays, teaching all ages and levels. Of her career, Heather says, “It is very rewarding to teach players how to improve and reach their goals.” We are proud of Heather’s many professional accomplishments and are pleased to have her work and live right here in Coral Springs.
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