Meet our Pros
Our professional tennis coaches have two goals; Assist you in your journey to becoming a better player and making sure you have fun while at the club. Experienced, professional and eager to make your time with us a fantastic time, our pros are committed to the game and our members.
Jeff is the Director of Tennis at Buttonwood.
Jeff has been directing tennis programs, leagues, and coaching tennis in the Tri-County area for more than 20 years. He joined Buttonwood to integrate his knowledge and expertise to offer our members and non-members the best tennis experience from Tiny Tots to Advanced players. Jeff’s dedication and commitment is demonstrated in his enthusiasm and energy he displays every day. His great sense of humor and ongoing smile is a bonus to your experience. His vision is your ongoing success and pleasure for our sport of tennis.
Jeff is a native of Miami, Florida, a USPTA certified professional, and played collegiate tennis at East Tennessee State University. He was previously ranked #3 in USPTA 35 Division of FL.
Jeff is a die-hard Miami Dolphin and Heat fan and loves to play horseshoes.
Raul is a professional coach at Buttonwood.
Raul Cedeno was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador and began playing tennis at the young age of 6. After graduating from college, Raul began his tennis teaching career at the Doral Country Club in Miami, FL. His love of tennis had brought him to teach at some of the most prestigious tennis clubs in South Miami, Courts at the Falls, Royal Palm, and Coco Plum, to name a few. However, the thrill of competition had never left him and it was this passion which inspired Raul to start a traveling team of top junior players from the US, Central America, and South America, known as the ITF.
For 9 years he traveled all over the world with his team, organizing ITF Tournaments in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. For the past three years, Raul has worked as a private coach in the Stuart area. Still enchanted with the sport of tennis, he continues to practice and participate in local events and is currently very happy and appreciative to be part of the tennis staff at Buttonwood Tennis Club.