Shawn Hedrick | Head of Racquet Sports and Fitness
Mr. Shawn Hedrick is OCC's fourth Head of Racquet Sports and Fitness in our Club’s history. Shawn brings 20 years of industry service and experience to our Club. Shawn was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, where he grew up playing tennis with his identical twin brother. As a junior player, Shawn attained a top 20 ranking in Florida and top 30 Nationally. He went on to play Division 1 college tennis at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee where he earned a full athletic scholarship. Shawn’s previous employment includes serving as the Head Tennis Professional at Fiddlesticks Country Club, as Director of Tennis at The Cascades, The Club at The Strand, and Treviso Bay. Shawn was most recently the Director of Tennis and Fitness at World Tennis Club where he oversaw all operations and programming for a 16-court facility. Shawn was named the USPTA District Professional of the year in 2014, and while serving as USPTA District President in Collier County, the region was voted District of The Year by the USPTA Florida Board of Directors. Shawn is excited to be joining the Orinda Country Club family, and we look forward to his enrichment of our Tennis and Fitness programming, as well as the development of our Pickleball program.
Brent De Groot | Head Tennis Professional
Brent earned his Professional 1 rating with the USPTA in 1991. Brent competed on the Men’s Open Circuit and was coached by current Head Tennis Coach at UC Berkeley, Peter Wright. Brent finished 2010 with a #2 ranking in NorCal Men’s 40 and over and #28 in the country. After spending eight years at MTSC, Brent joined the Orinda Country Club Tennis Staff where he has developed a great Cardio Tennis program and helped all of our programs grow and thrive. Brent has also served as one of the Bay Area Board of Directors for the Joy of Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization bringing tennis to inner-city children through the Boys and Girls Clubs in San Francisco.
Dan Cardiff | Tennis Professional
Dan Cardiff is an exceptional two-sport athlete, having played Tennis and run Track while at Acalanes High School. Dan continued his success at the collegiate level, again playing Tennis and running Track for Cal Poly at the Division 1 level. While attending Cal Poly, he served as President of the Block P, the university’s NCAA student-athlete advisory council, and was an ambassador for prospective students and their families. Dan has worked at OCC part-time for the past year while obtaining his multiple subject teaching credential at Saint Mary’s College. Dan loves working with kids, and you will also find him on the court with adults at the early morning clinic, the “Breakfast Club”. He maintains a positive attitude and love for the sport of tennis at all times on the tennis court. He is excited to continue working with the amazing members at OCC!
Rachel Dittman | Tennis and Fitness Coordinator
Rachel was born and raised in San Mateo County and moved to the east bay to finish college with a full scholarship to Saint Mary’s in Moraga where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication. For the last decade, her career has been in fashion, hospitality, and fitness. Rachel values community and loves to dedicate her time to helping others. Currently, she volunteers on weekends for a non-profit on the east bay. Her favorite outdoor activities are hiking and camping. An athlete at heart, Rachel has played volleyball, tennis, and swim. She also performed for five years in ballroom dancing and ten years in singing.
Rachel began working at Orinda Country Club in April 2017 and it truly has been the perfect fit of community, atmosphere, and the position as Coordinator for Racquet Sports and Fitness.