At Southern Oaks Athletic Club, we are serious about tennis and helping our members improve their chops on the court. We have three of the top tennis pros in Baton Rouge on staff to make sure you get the best instruction to improve your tennis game. Our pros are enthusiastic about improving your game through teaching students the skills that will take them to the next level.

  • Greg Hearn

    Tennis Director & Junior Development (JD) Coordinator

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 318-548-4307

    Hometown: New Iberia, La

    Greg has been involved in tennis for over 30 years. He has held positions in a wide variety of areas in tennis: everything from Director of Tennis at Squire Creek Country Club In Choudrant, La to Staff Pro in Scottsdale, Az at the Hyatt Recency Gainey Ranch. 

    In addition to working in the private sectors of tennis, he has a combined six years of college coaching experience as an Assistant Coach at LSU and as the Head Coach at Louisiana Tech University. He currently holds dual certification with the USPTA (Elite rating) and USNTA (98%).

    Greg earned a BS degree in Child/Family studies with an emphasis in Child Development from University of Southwestern Louisiana. Greg has also served as the Pro Adviser for Louisiana Tennis Association (USTA) 2008-2010. Greg is married to  Dawn and they have two sons, Chas and Aidan.

  • Natalie Krutova

    Tennis Professional

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 318-228-4234

    Hometown: Sevastopol, Ukraine

    Natalie comes to SOAC following a very successful college career where she played the number 1 position in singles and doubles as a senior. Playing the number one spot, Natalie had a very impressive overall record of 23 and 16.

    As a student of the game, Natalie brings an enthusiasm and passion for tennis that is infectious.

    2015 Season (Junior): Posted a 19-4 overall mark in 26 matches, with all but one match coming at the No. 2 position. She went 12-0 in 13 conference matches and in doubles, posted a 19-3 mark in 24 matches. Nat partnered mostly with Tatiana Larina, going 19-1 in 21 matches, including a perfect mark in conference play.

    2015 Season (Sophomore): Finished the season 17-4 including 9-1 Southland Conference record playing primarily at the No. 3 singles position. Nat went 18-3 in doubles action at the No. 2 spot with teammate Ekaterina Piatakova and finished a perfect 10-0 in SLC doubles action.

    2013 Season (Freshman): As a freshman, Nat finished the season 14-7 at the No. 3 singles position and went 16-5 in doubles action at the No. 2 spot with teammate Polina Kono. The pair went a perfect 9-0 in Southland Conference doubles competition.

    Personal: The daughter of Olga and Oleg Krutovahas, Natalie has two sisters, Masha and Sasha. She is currently majoring in biology with a concentration in biomedical science. After NSU, Nat plans to go to medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon or cardiologist. Her life’s ambition is to enjoy every moment and make everyone around her happy.