Meet Our Staff

Bob Pass
Bob PassExecutive Director
Bob Pass has been a tennis coach and a mentor to more than 600 USTA/MAS ranked junior boys and girls, including 45 players ranked #1 and over 200 ranked in the top ten in their age division in the MAS section. Two of his students have won USTA scholarship awards for the Most Improved player in the Nation. Five of his players have achieved top 10 National rankings from the USTA and many more have achieved top 20 rankings.

The Bob Pass 4 Star Tennis Academy started with just 12 girls in 1973. Today it is the largest and most successful junior tennis program in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Bob has served on, and, or chaired the MAS Junior Competition Committee for 12 years, and also served on the USTA Junior Competition and Training Committee for 2 years as well as serving on the Board of the Washington Tennis Foundation for 4 years. Since 2001 Bob has coached the Bullis High School girls tennis team.

Steve Miguel
Steve MiguelTennis Program Director
A former 4 Star student, Steve graduated from The Ohio State University in 1991. He played in the top 3 positions on the men’s tennis team for all 4 of his years. In 1988, Steve was chosen for the Big Ten All Conference Team, he was also honored as a member of the “All Century Men’s Tennis Team” at The Ohio State University.

Steve is a certified teaching Professional from both the USPTA and USPTR. For over the past 20 years, Steve has worked with many nationally ranked junior and collegiate players.

Steve is the Tennis Director for 4 Star at Bullis and 4 Star’s Supernational Program. He is also the coach of the Bullis School boys high school tennis team.


Gilbert Chen
Gilbert ChenTennis Professional
Gilbert is a certified tennis instructor and racquet stringer with more than 25 years of coaching experience with various tennis clubs and facilities in the Northern Virginia vicinity. Gilbert’s specialty is in offering interactive live ball drills and cardio workout clinics for intermediate and advanced adult tennis players. He is also experienced in teaching junior players the basic fundamentals of tennis in a fun and interactive environment. He has been registered with the Professional Tennis Registry since 2007. Gilbert is also a Master Racquet Technician certified by the United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA).
Kwame Owusu
Kwame OwusuTennis Professional

Kwame is from Accra, Ghana where he started playing tennis as a child. Kwame has been teaching in the Potomac area for many many years and has worked with several hundreds of students who he has all helped become their best.<.p>

Lee White
Lee WhiteAssistant Tennis Director Bullis

Lee got his start playing tennis at Bullis at age 12. While attending Sandy Spring Friends School, he played the first doubles position and all singles positions on his varsity tennis team. He graduated from the University of Colorado a bachelor’s degree in Economics. At Colorado, he was a member of the club tennis team three out of his four years there.

Lee’s coaching career also started at Bullis, where in the summer of 2003 he started working as a summer camp counselor. After graduating from college, he returned to the area to start coaching full time. Lee is a member of the USPTA(P1) and the USTA.


Mike Gee
Mike GeeTennis Director YMCA-BCC

Coach Mike hails from New York City. He began playing tennis at the age of 5. At the junior level, Michael enjoyed a distinguished career as one of the best players on the east coast and in the Nation. He was ranked top 10 nationally in the U12, and U14 singles age groups. He was also ranked top 15 nationally in singles in the U16 age group, and acquired a junior world ranking while playing on the International Junior Circuit.

At the collegiate level Michael received an athletic scholarship to Clemson University where he started both singles and doubles, helping the team reach a top 15 NCAA ranking. After transferring to Howard University, Michael garnered All-MEAC Conference 1st Team honors, and was also named two time MEAC Player of the Week, while playing #1 singles and doubles. Since then, Michael has coached and taught players on every level including professional tour players, as well as college players and nationally ranked juniors.

Nima Golshen
Nima GolshenTennis Director PSTC

Nima has many years of teaching experience in developing players of all ages and skill levels. He has trained and worked at several top tennis clubs including IMG Tennis Academy in Bradenton, FL., 4 Star Tennis Academy at Four Seasons, and Chesterbrook Swim & Tennis Club.

Nima played 4 years of varsity tennis leading his team to district, regional, and state championships. He is currently a USPTA certified instructor.

Nima’s coaching philosophy is to create a fun, positive, high-energy learning environment that encourages the player to develop both on and off the courts. His passion and love for the game is evident in his coaching style.

Raul Iriarte
Raul IriarteTennis Professional

As a junior tennis player growing up in his native Bolivia Raul was the top ranked junior player and junior National Champion. He went on to represent Bolivia in Davis Cup competition and was elected team captain.

Raul first joined 4 Star Tennis Academy’s teaching staff in 1979 to help develop junior tennis players from young tournament players to Nationally ranked players. From 1980-84 he was the Tennis Director at Manor Country Club in Rockville Md. And from 1985-2000 he was the Head Tennis Professional and Tennis Director at Woodmont Country Club also in Rockville. In 2001 He rejoined 4 Star Academy’s and is currently the Director of 4 Star’s Young Tournament Players Development Program working with youngsters from 8-12 years of age.

Raul is proud to have worked with such tennis legends as Arthur Ashe and Andre Agassi. He also was a training partner for Guillermo Vilas, Johan Kriek, Andres Gomez Harold Solomon Mel Purcell and Bjorn Borg.


Scott McIntosh
Scott McIntoshTennis Professional
Scott has been teaching tennis since 2005. He played for Bishop O’Connell high school and at Ohio University. He is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry for coaching Adult Development and 10 & Under programs. He specializes in coordinating and directing junior tennis programs and camps and also enjoys teaching adult clinics and lessons.
Steven Tawia
Steven Tawia Tennis Professional
Coach Steven Tawia is new to 4 Star Tennis Academy and is teaching the Night Live Ball clinics.
Zachary Shane
Zachary ShaneTennis Professional
Coach Zachary Shane is 22 and loves teaching tennis and seeing the improvement of the students he teaches. Zachary played on the tennis team at the University of Lynchburg. In high school he was the MVP on his tennis team his junior and senior years and had the highest win loss ratio. Zachary is a USPTA certified instructor. 703.517.6620


Deb Dager
Deb DagerAdult Program Coordinator & Web Master

  • Adult clinic administration
  • Website development & maintenance
  • Event planner & organizer
  • Marketing & Email campaign development
  • Customer relations
  • Office & facility automation

Email or call Deb (, 301.219.7826) with clinic comments, suggestions, or questions.

Matthew Cousineau
Matthew CousineauOffice Staff