Meet Our Staff

Joe Venezia - Director of Tennis - Originally from outside Philadelphia, PA Joe started playing tennis at age 6.  He played local and national tournaments throughout his junior career.  Joe played 4 years on a tennis scholarship at Auburn University and was an assistant coach for a year.  He and his wife moved to Florida in 2006 where Joe began teaching at the Colony Beach Resort.  Joe joined the Landings Racquet Club In June of 2007 as Director of Tennis.   

In a short period of time, Joe has gained recognition as one of the top teaching professionals in the area.  He volunteers his time and talents to local charity tennis benefits.  When he's not on the court, you can find Joe spending time with his family out on the water.

Kevin Lechlitner - General Manager - Born and raised on Florida's southwest coast, he began playing tennis at the age of 3 and reached a top 20 ranking in the state as a junior.  He played 4 years of scholarship tennis at private schools in Georgia and South Carolina.  Upon graduation, Kevin returned home and worked at the Oaks Golf and Country Club from 1995 - 2001.  At that point he transitioned to Serendipity Racquet Club as Membership Director for the next 5 years.  In July of 2006 he accepted the General Manager position at the Landings Racquet Club.

Kevin is very active in the local tennis community participating in local tournaments, league teams and exhibition matches.  He is a former champion for the Boca Grande Pro Exhibition Series as well as player of the year for the USPTA Exhibition Tour.  In his free time, he enjoys cycling, playing beach tennis and spending time with family and friends.

Alice Patel - Pro Shop Manager - Alice was born in Trenton, NJ and raised in Bucks County, PA.  She graduated from Helene Fuld School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.  Alice has lived in Florida since 1978.  She has three children, 2 girls and 1 boy.  Her hobbies include tennis, cycling, reading and hiking.  Alice spends her summers in Madison, WI.

Meet Our Staff