TGA of Mercer County
Stuart & Winnie Woody (609) 558-7342 swoody@playtga.com

Meet the Team

Winnie Woody
Chapter Director/Owner

Winnie jumps for joy each day that she gets to play tennis and golf with children from all over Mercer County after school and during camps.  Enjoying these sports for much of her life, she enjoys seeing the students’ joy as they learn these life-long sports:)

Stuart M. Woody
Chapter Director/Owner

Stuart has a passion for both golf and tennis that began just about when he learned to walk!  Growing up in the South, he was able to enjoy these sports almost year-round.  As a teaching professional and Coach since 1999, Stuart’s mission is to get as many golf clubs and tennis racquets in children’s hands as possible.  “We want children to fall in like with these sports so that they will play with family, friends, and business associates for the rest of their lives.”

Erika Ungar
Head Coach

As an Education major from The College of New Jersey, Erika enjoys working with children, and says that they are always coming up with a different way to think about life.  As a TGA of Mercer Coach, Erika gets to join her enjoyment of golf and tennis with her knowledge of children.

Adam Frankel
Head Coach

Adam enjoys many sports, but would pick tennis as his favorite.  As a varsity tennis player at Council Rock North High School, he attends the University of Maryland (College Park) still loving the game.  In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball in between tennis matches.

Gavin Bonas
Head Coach

Gavin grew up in a “tennis family” but rebelled a bit as a four-year varsity soccer player, enjoying soccer in addition to tennis. As a student at Wake Forest, he enjoys a climate where he can grab a game any time he wants in between coaching and studying.

Danielle DeGraw
Head Coach

Danielle has a passion for getting kids moving!  As an Education major at The College of New Jersey (with her specialty in Physical Education) she feels strongly about the life-long benefits of physical activity, fresh air and team work.  She enjoys coaching tennis and golf as she says that these sports are “sports for a lifetime” where children can enjoy some quiet time by themselves or fun with friends and team mates!

Hanna Bettner
Camp Director/Head Coach

Hanna is an athlete for life–and believes all humans can enjoy sports in a way that brings them joy.  Hanna enjoys almost all sports, including golf and tennis.  As a high school athlete, she was co-captain of both Girl’s Field Hockey and Girl’s Lacrosse teams at the Hun School.  At the University of Tampa, she plays club field hockey, as well.  She is a fourth degree Black Belt (a Master) in Tae Kwon Do, and enjoys doing races in her spare time, such as the Warrior Dash and the Spartan races.  She believes that any activities you can do for life, such as golf and tennis, raise the quality of life for children who then become active adults.

Ed Speidel
Head Coach

Ed has been a coach in every aspect of his life.  Not only is he a life-long tennis player, he is top-level baseball coach who has coached athletes to make contact with the ball for the first time–all the way to the NCAA.  When he is not coaching, riding his bike or spending time with his family, Ed can be found on the tennis court.

Rebecca Cummings
Head Coach

Rebecca enjoys coaching with TGA because she gets to teach and move–enjoying her students’ energy.  As a runner recruited for college, Rebecca has a passion for exercise and movement.  As an Education major at the College of New Jersey, she enjoys learning more about children and how they learn, and then applying those ideas to her TGA coaching.  Rebecca is an athlete, an artist and a teacher, who brings great energy to every TGA class she teaches.

Kelsey Schuster
Enrichment Director/Head Coach

Kelsey believes that movement is the best gift you can give a child–whether it be a team sport, an individual sport–or both.  As an Education major at The College of New Jersey (with a specialty in Health and Physical Education) she sees first-hand the importance of children’s adopting a healthy life-style filled with friends, learning, and physical activity.  As club volley ball team Captain, she lives her philosophy each and every day.  Her favorite part about coaching and teaching is seeing her students work together and build relationships.

John DeGenova
Head Coach

John DeGenova is an athlete, coach and teacher now and for the long term.  As an avid golfer, John has a passion for this life-long sport.  He enjoys tennis as well, enjoying both the physical and social aspects of the game.  John is an Education Major at the College of New Jersey, with a specialty in Physical Education.  John teaches and inspires his students to move for health, fun and spirit.  He believes strongly that a lifetime of sport and movement is for everyone!

Company History

2003

TGA launched its first Golf Enrichment Programs at six Los Angeles schools. TGA’s focus was to provide PK – 8th grade students with an opportunity to learn golf through an innovate 5 level after-school program. This program made golf affordable and accessible for children, and received an overwhelmingly positive response from schools, parents and students. TGA expanded its programs within Los Angeles area schools to accommodate the demands from students and parents who wanted a golf program within the safe, convenient environment of their schools. The curriculum also provided transition for students to go from their schools to programs at the golf course.

2004

TGA’s first camps and clinics were offered at golf courses. TGA also incorporated the expansion of physical fitness and education components as well as adding a character development initiative within its school programs.

2006

Golf professionals along with entrepreneurs began expressing their interest in the unique sustainable and scalable model of TGA. By the end of 2006, after three years of honing and improving the TGA business model and curriculums, TGA began offering geographically exclusive franchisees which became the TGA Premier Junior Golf Program now running throughout the United States.

2008

The USGA approved TGA’s curriculum under the rules of amateur status and TGA became National Partners with the After School Alliance and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

2009

TGA achieved its first ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, and won two industry awards for Business Achievement and Player Development.

2010

Golf Magazine named TGA’s CEO, Joshua Jacobs to Golf’s 40 Under 40 list. TGA was named as one of 10 Best Franchise Deals around the world by Entrepreneur, along with jumping 131 spots in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking from #450 to #319. TGA was also termed the 4th best youth fitness franchise. TGA also formed the 501c3 TGA Sports Foundation, to be able to apply for grants and funding to serve under-resourced areas as well as mentally and physically disabled youth.

2011

TGA gained its 50th franchise along with having seven multiple franchise owners across the country. TGA also branched out into the sport of tennis, signing a National Partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). TGA’s model is now being offered in both the golf and tennis industries and is known as a leading initiative to grow both sports while providing small business ownership and job opportunities. The TGA / USTA proprietary Enrichment Curriculum is solely used by TGA Franchises within schools. TGA works with USTA National along with USTA Sections, Districts and CTA’s to complete the Player Pathway and help feed the USTA’s adult and junior initiatives to grow the sport.

2012

TGA signs its first tennis franchise. TGA’s Youth Sports Franchise model is now one of the fastest at growing junior golf and youth tennis participation amongst 3-13 year olds. TGA’s motto is to Keep Swinging!® and we strive to provide all American youth with the opportunity to learn golf and tennis in a fun and educational environment.

2017

TGA launches a third franchise opportunity that includes 6 team-based sports: cheerleading, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate, and volleyball.

2018

TGA celebrates its 15th anniversary and impacting over 775,000 children through sports programs across the U.S. and Canada.

2019

TGA debuts enhanced franchise structure to stay in line with the latest market trends and industry standards.

2020

TGA launches a virtual sports program to help our youth to Keep Playing!® at home.

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