The Club is proud to introduce new director of tennis, Erwann Le Ridant, the director of athletic facilities and programs, Kyle Ellison and tennis assistant Ryan Olden. The Club hosted a Meet & Greet for the members on Saturday, January 26 that began with on court activities followed by socializing over appetizers and drinks.
Erwann Le Ridant, Tennis Director
Native to France and raised in West Africa, Le Ridant is a USPTA Elite Professional who joins us here at the Maui Country Club by way of Boca Raton, Florida. A former ITF Tour player, Le Ridant has trained some of the world’s top talents over the past couple of decades. In 2010 he coached Vania King to a doubles championship at Wimbledon, and has worked with numerous touring pros including Galina Voskoboeva, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Jessie Levine, Thierry Guardiola, Gael Monfils, and Wimbledon and US Open finalist, Kevin Anderson. He has a passion for tennis, kitesurfing, family, and living a positive life! It’s been a lifelong dream to live here on Maui, and he looks forward to helping on the court with any aspect of the game.
Kyle Ellison, Director of Athletic Facilities & Programs
Raised here in Upcountry, Maui, Kyle is a 2002 graduate of Seabury Hall where he was a 2-time MIL tennis champion and ranked #2 in the state of Hawaii. As a junior he trained at Billy Stearns tennis academy in Sarasota, Florida, and Van Der Meer tennis academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina, before playing collegiately for Claremont Mckenna College, where he achieved a #3 national ranking in doubles and was an NCAA All-American. As a 5-sport varsity athlete in high school, Ellison was state track champion in the 800m and was named Athlete of the Year for the state of Hawaii by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He’s also a competitive paddleboard racer and is excited to help grow the Maui Country Club’s athletic facilities and tennis programs.
Ryan Olden, Pro Shop Attendant and Teaching Assistant
A native of Oahu, Ryan Olden began playing tennis at the age of 10 at Punahou school, where he competed in high school for one of Hawaii’s strongest junior tennis programs. He has trained with the University of Hawaii Junior tennis program and assistant coach, and off the court he enjoys bodyboarding, playing guitar, reading, and spending time with friends.
To view the new schedule of tennis clinics online visit https://mauicountryclub.org/calendar