Instructor Bios

Kathleen Collins-Bell (Director)

Kathleen directs the racquet sports program at Yates Field House. She holds a B.A. from George Washington University, where she was a four-year tennis scholarship recipient, playing number one and two singles. As a junior player, she held a top five ranking in the New England region and a national ranking. She was the assistant Womens’ Tennis coach at Georgetown University from 1987-1993, and served as the Head Tennis Professional at Sutton Racquet Club from 1991-1999.  She provides instruction to many children and adults ranging in skill level from novice to expert.

Starr Foster (Tennis)

Starr Foster has taught at Yates since 2010 and is a Certified PTR instructor.  She played Division 1 Varsity Tennis at Lehigh University from 2003 to 2006, serving as Team Captain for her junior and senior years.  In Connecticut, Starr worked as the Outreach Director for the Norwalk Grassrooots Tennis Program and developed and created United States Tennis Association Quick Start Leagues in Fairfield County, serving as a coach and a mentor.  She also coordinated juniors’ tennis tournaments for the USTA New England Winter League and the George Washington Team Tennis League.

Ronnie Goodall (Tennis)

Ronnie Goodall has over 34 years of tennis experience at all levels. He was a top ten nationally ranked player, and then went on to continue his tennis career at Georgetown University from 1980-1984. During his career at Georgetown University he was named NCAAP Athlete of the Year and was also a top ten Mid-Atlantic ranked men’s player. He began his tennis instruction career working to improve the game of young children at the Shiloh Baptist Church. He has also worked with the United State Tennis Association as the Community Tennis and Diversity Manager, where he worked with communities to improve high school tennis programs, junior team tennis, and USTA/NJTL Programs. Currently he works with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as the Executive Director for Washington, DC, overseeing the implementation and growth of tennis in the area. He is also a level P2 certified member of the USPTA and a professional PTR 10 & under certified member. These certificates required extensive examination of tennis operations, skill, and teaching techniques.

Adam Kossak (Tennis)

Adam Kossak played Division I Tennis at the University of Delaware. Certified by the United States Tennis Professional Association, he has provided private tennis and personal training in the San Diego and D.C. metro areas since 2002. From 2002 to 2007, he coached at the Barnes Junior Tennis Academy, providing instruction at the largest tennis center in San Diego. In the spring of 2008, he provided private and group instruction in addition to organizing leagues and clinics at the Kenwood Country Club in Bethesda, MD.

Nadeem Qureshi (Squash & Racquetball)

Nadeem has been playing several racquet sports since he was seven years old. He is a former five-time National Capital squash champion, Mid-Atlantic racquetball doubles champion, #2 ranked singles player, and an avid tennis player. He has taught individual and group lessons to both adults and juniors in private clubs in the Washington, DC area; Seattle, Washington; and Houston, Texas. He has also competed nationally in squash all over the country and regionally in racquetball, winning many championships.

Jeff Mays (Tennis)

Jeff Mays has devoted his life to teaching tennis to children and adults of all levels. With the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, he helped organize a city-wide tennis program for youth and adult players. From 2008 to 2011, Jeff was the Manager of the Adult Sports and Tennis Programs for the DC Parks and Recreation-Athletic Programs Administration. Jeff is currently the Director of Tennis at the Sutton Racquet Club, where he has been since 2011. Over the course of his career, Jeff has coached youth and adult players, and in 2014 he was named Tennis Professional of the Year by the United States Tennis Association.

Daniel Kreyman (Tennis)

In 2009, Daniel was the New York State High School Singles Champion. At the college level, he was nationally ranked in both singles and doubles in Division 1 at Wake Forest University, where he was selected for the All-ACC team. Daniel went on to be the head coach at Division 1 Wagner College for two seasons. He helped the program rebound from a 2-13 season to a 14 win season, which is the most in school history. Outside of playing and coaching, Daniel has taught lessons and worked summer camps at Point Set Racket Club in Oceanside, New York.

A.J. Yamin (Tennis)

AJ Yamin is one of our Head Pros at Yates Recreation Center. A.J. is also a full-time staff member at Georgetown working as a Business Functional Analyst at the McDonough School of Business. AJ played #1 at North Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh, PA, he then went on to play college on a tennis scholarship at Graceland University a NAIA division school from 1997 – 2001. A.J. played #1 and #2 singles and led the Yellow Jackets to its highest team ranking of top #7 in the nation, and top 4 in the nation in doubles. After graduating from college, A.J. moved to New York City to work in his field of Information Technology, but also kept close to the game he loves. He taught tennis at Sutton East Tennis Club in Manhattan, and Total Tennis upstate New York, where he worked with players of all levels. In 2002 AJ called the DMV metro area home, where he has worked with many reputable facilities both public and private. Since 2003 – present, AJ has been a certified USTA Tournament Director, hosting hundreds of junior events, averaging 2000 players a year. He has worked with sites such as Potomac Tennis Club – Potomac, MD, 4 Star Tennis Academy/The Bullis School – Potomac, MD, Regency Sport and Health – McLean, VA, The Potomac School – McLean, VA, and Arlington County Government – Arlington, VA. As a coach in the DMV, AJ has generated players that have gone to play Division I college tennis at top universities around the country as well as professionally. With his intensive tennis background and valuable experience, AJ’s addition to our tennis staff will contribute to Yates tennis program, and to continue to grow and retain our tennis base. AJ holds a dual degree in Business Administration and Information Technology, with a Master of Science in Management of Information Systems.