Jeff Witmer

Jeff brings to LTYC over 34 years of USTPA certified teaching pro experience; 13 of those years as the pro at this tennis club. Jeff is currently a 4.5 USTA\NTRP tennis player.

In 1974 Jeff graduated from Ephrata High School as an All County basketball and baseball play. He went on to earn a degree in Health & Physical Education from West Chester University.


After college, Jeff went on to open up Indian Springs Racquet Club which is now known as East Hempfield Sports Complex. While there, he was lucky enough to play an exhibition match with tennis great Billie Jean King.


Jeff went on to be the Head Coach for the Franklin & Marshall men’s tennis team for one year before moving to California. While out west, he was the Head Pro at John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. After returning home to PA, he became a teaching professional at Lancaster Host Resort and Racquet Club West.


From 2001 to 2006 he as the Varsity Head Coach for the men’s and women’s Hempfield tennis teams. While at Hempfield, Jeff earned a 135/30 record, 2 Section Titles, 2 LL League Titles, 2 District III Championships and 2 State Semi-Final Finishes.


In 1988 Jeff married his wife Adair. He has two daughters, Ashley & Christine. Recently Jeff and Adair became first time grandparents to twins Harper and Hudson. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, antiquing with his wife, and being a wild and crazy New England Patriots fan with his daughter Christine.

Ken Birkett

A coach/tennis professional for more than 45 years, Ken took over as the head coach of the Delaware Valley men’s and women’s tennis programs midway through the 2014-15 campaign. The women won two matches in their inaugural season while the men returned to action for the first time since the 1960s.

Ken was the head men’s varisty tennis coach at Division III Franklin & Marshall College from 1984 to 1991 and again in 2003. He posted a 71-60 record in those eight-plus years for the third-highest victory total in Diplomat men’s tennis history.

Ken began as a head professional at four New England Clubs from 1968 to 1975. He was the head tennis pro at Olde Hickory Racquet Club (now University Athletic Club) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1976 to 2001. Ken then moved to the Lancaster Country Club in 2001 and was the head tennis professional until 2014.

Ken, who as inducted into the Lancaster County Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, was the captain and top player at the College of William and Mary. He graduated with a degree in anthropology in 1970.

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