Meet our Pros

Executive Director- Russell Warner: Russell is Executive Director of Philcrest and has been here 27 years.  Besides being an NCAA Division 1 Conference Champion, Russell has played USTA reaching Nationals at Open, 5.5. and 5.0 level.  Russell has USPTA Master Certification and PTR certification. Russell is a member of the USTA and USPTA Missouri Valley Hall of Fame and was inducted this year into the Oklahoma Tennis Hall of Fame. Russell has also served as President of the USPTA Missouri Valley and the USTA Oklahoma District.  He is a three-time National USPTA Top Ten Winner of Continuing Education.

Francisco da Silva:  Francisco is from Brazil & graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with an MBA in International Business.  Fran was an athletic scholarship player.  Throughout his 4 years, he was Regional Champion and SW Regionals Doubles Finalist.  He has coached at Nike Camps in South Carolina and New Jersey. Francisco is fluent in Portuguese and English. He was OBU's assistant coach before joining us at Philcrest.

Olivia da Silva: Olivia grew up playing tennis at Philcrest and is a two - time state champion. She attended OBU on an academic and tennis scholarship where she graduated with a major in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. Olivia played varsity all 4 years at OBU, is a Scholar Athlete and First Team All American. She was a Regional Champion, part of the undefeated GAC team and captain of the National Championship team.  Olivia has taught at our summer camp for 3years.

Adam Ehrlich:  Adam is our Head Pro and has been at Philcrest since 2005.  He was a top player in college, finishing his career at ORU, where he was captain for 2 years.  Under his leadership, they won the Mid - Con Championship and made it to the NCAA Tournament.  He ran Lake Quivira Country Club's tennis program before coming to Philcrest. He has coached several NAIA and NCAA scholarship players.

Andrew Schmidt:  Andrew is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma, where he was a varsity scholarship tennis player.  He was a Big Eight Conference champion at #4 singles and played #1 singles his senior year at OU.  In doubles, Andrew has been ranked as high as #2 by the USTA and won an USTA National Clay Court Doubles Championship.  Andrew has been Head Pro at The Beach Club in Florida and was General Manager of KC Racquet Club before joining us at Philcrest.