Chad Ruthig, Tennis Professional at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club in Port St. Lucie

Chad Ruthig - Tennis Professional - Peter Burwash International (PBI)

Chad Ruthig is a tennis professional with Peter Burwash International (PBI) and has certifications from both the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association), as an elite professional, and the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry). 

His current PBI assignment is as Director of Tennis at Creighton Farms, northern Virginia's premier private club and luxury gated community. Over two seasons he has greatly increased membership activity through tennis social events, tournaments, league play and a full instructional program for all ages and levels.

The seasonal nature of the assignment has given Chad the opportunity to gain experience and expertise working at other PBI-staffed tennis facilities. For two seasons he taught private, group lessons and clinics and participated in the PBI tennis show on the 22 clay, grass and hard courts of JW Marriott Desert Springs in California, consistently ranked as one of the world’s top five tennis resorts. He spent a very busy summer as part of the PBI team at Carmel Valley Ranch, a prestigious resort with a very active club, where he was responsible for the junior camp, as well as private and group instruction and programs for members.

Before returning to Virginia this spring, Chad initiated the PBI program at The Abaco Club, a community for members and homeowners on two miles of Bahamian Beach, offering the #1 golf course in the Bahamas as well as tennis.

Loving playing tennis growing up in Michigan, Chad knew that he wanted to pursue a career in the sport and he studied Professional Tennis Management at Ferris State University. The unique four-year degree allowed him to not only become educated in the business and tennis industry, but to also spend his summers at various tennis internships across the country, such as the renowned Philadelphia Cricket Club, the nation’s oldest country club, home to 21 grass courts and 9 clay courts. In PBI, Chad has found a career that gives him the opportunity to share his passion through programs and instructions for tennis enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Aside from tennis, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, fitness and golf.

Sports Memberships (Tennis & Golf) are now available at The St. Lucie Trail!

$1,440 plus tax
Har-Tru Court Tennis & Pool Access
Priority Reservations to Events
6 Annual Golf Rounds at Tee Club Pricing
10% Off Golf Lessons
1 Free Golf Clinic a Month
Driving Range Privileges after 2:00 PM

Call 772-340-1444 x 4 for more information.
Or email

Tennis Events Calendar: 

November Tennis Schedule


Junior Membership Tennis and Golf


Kids Tennis Clinics