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Silver Creek Valley's DeHart wins honor


San Jose, Calif. (March 7, 2019) – Silver Creek Valley Country Club’s Director of Tennis, Ken DeHart was recently inducted to the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Hall of Fame. DeHart was honored at the PTR’s annual Awards Banquet in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

“Ken is as committed to Silver Creek Valley Country Club as he is to the tennis industry,” said Barrett Eiselman, general manager, Silver Creek Valley Country Club. “We are very proud of his accomplishment of being inducted into the PTR Hall of Fame and are very fortunate to have him as part of our team.”

Ken DeHart

Ken DeHart

Silver Creek Valley Country Club’s tennis program is recognized as one of top programs in the Bay Area. The club’s sunken stadium court is a beautiful venue for both recreational and competitive play. Silver Creek Valley offers six tennis courts with lights, a ball machine, and a practice wall. With over 15 USTA teams, drop-in play, clinics, and numerous social mixers there is something for everyone.

A charter member of the PTR, DeHart was certified by Dennis Van der Meer in 1974, making him the third coach in that class to be inducted to the PTR Hall of Fame (Van der Meer and Dr. Louie Cap are the other two.) DeHart is also one of the original eight PTR International Master Professionals and was the first fulltime Executive Director of PTR. Currently DeHart serves on the PTR Board of Directors.

A PTR Clinician for more than 40 years, DeHart is a USA High Performance Coach and has been a string tester for the USRSA - United States Racquet Stringers Association - for 25 years. He serves as the PTR representative for Northern California and was among the first mentors in PTR’s Mentoring Program. He has had countless articles published in ADDvantage, Tennis View, Inside Tennis and TennisPro magazines. He co-wrote the International Book of Drills with Dennis Van der Meer, and he produced eight DVDs to educate other coaches on topics such as drills, mental toughness, strategy and tactics.

An accomplished player, DeHart has medaled at both Nike World Senior Games and Huntsman World Senior Games, and has captured gold four times in the Bay Area Senior Games.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,500 members in 125 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club is professionally managed by Troon Privé. For more information on Silver Creek Valley Country Club, visit

About Silver Creek Valley Country Club
Nestled in San Jose's beautiful Evergreen Valley, Silver Creek Valley Country Club is a welcome private club retreat from nearby Silicon Valley. Silver Creek Valley Country Club opened to members in 1995. Today, with 880-plus members, the clubhouse hosts a variety of club activities as well as outside weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and meetings. The golf experience at Silver Creek Valley Country Club is arguably the best in the area since the 2002 renovation by Mike Strantz. The club’s beautiful Mediterranean-style clubhouse is home to many amenities including a formal dining room, casual family grill room, extensive banquet facilities, outdoor heated patio with dining and seating, men's and women's locker rooms with lounges and a complete golf shop. Members also enjoy a variety of sports and fitness activities at the separate fitness and racquet pavilion featuring six lighted tennis courts, a 10-meter competition pool, an adults-only pool swimming pool, a complete fitness center that is equipped with cardiovascular, weight and Pilates equipment, group fitness classes, as well as personal training and massage therapy.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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