Jack Schore, Chief Executive Officer
Jack Schore’s influence on the tennis landscape in the DC metropolitan area is legendary. He has coached and mentored thousands of young people in the Mid-Atlantic region over the last 30 years. Also a successful entrepreneur, Jack was the first person to build an indoor tennis center on the grounds of a private school in the U.S. And while hundreds of his students have gone on to receive college scholarships for athletic and academic performance, some have said “you never graduate from Jack Schore Tennis, you just keep progressing through life!”
Jack has coached five players ranked in the top fifty in the world, including Grand Slam champions in doubles, and he was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000. Jack won nine conference titles and a national championship as a high school varsity tennis coach and he holds the all-time best win-loss percentage at the University of Maryland. He is a three-time winner of the Montgomery County Tennis Association “Tennis Coach of the Year”, he has been named both Washington Post “Coach of the Year” and Washingtonian Magazine “Pro of the Year.”
Jack launched the Urban Leadership Development Group (ULDG) at the suggestion of Arthur Ashe and, as a result, has provided full scholarships totaling more than $400,000 for students who would have not otherwise had the opportunity to attend the renowned Bullis School in Potomac, MD. Many of Jack’s most cherished accomplishments relate to the graduates of the ULDG program. His students would be the first to tell you that Jack teaches so much more than tennis. Jack has taught more than 40,000 students from Montgomery County – he is well known, trusted and one of the most successful tennis coaches in the United States. Jack has dedicated his life to the futures of student-athletes. In fact, his passion for coaching and mentoring youth is so strong; he plans to do it until he is 120!
Jack resides in Amissville, VA with his wife, Anne Pallie, and Jack and Anne have several horses, two dogs and a cat.
“Jack is probably one of the two or three best coaches in the country” Dick Gould, All-time
best coach at Stanford University.
“Jack has a magical feel for the game” Richey Reneberg, Two-time grand slam doubles
champion and former #1 ranked doubles player in the world.
“Jack was my coach in the juniors and in the pros. He knows how to get the best from his
players” Dan Goldie, Former NCAA Champion and Wimbledon quarter finalist.
Kevin Dowdell, General Manager
Kevin Dowdell joined Jack Schore to launch Montgomery TennisPlex after Dowdell and Schore had great success creating and running A-Team Tennis + Learning in Washington DC. Prior to this, Kevin was CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. And before that, he was an executive in the entertainment industry for eight years as Vice President of Business Development for Home Box Office (HBO), a division of Time Warner, and then CEO for Volume Media, LLC, an HBO subsidiary.
Kevin was hand-picked by Arthur Ashe to co-found and lead Ashe’s Safe Passage Foundation (SPF). SPF operated the Ashe-Bollettieri Cities Tennis Program, which taught the game of life through tennis in several U.S. cities and impacted thousands of youth. SPF also operated the Athlete-Career Connection, which provided college athletes with the necessary skills to develop successful careers after athletics.
Kevin has supported and volunteered extensively for the U.S. Tennis Association and he has held a variety of volunteer leadership roles at the Sectional and National level over the last two decades. Kevin is Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member of 15-LOVE, a youth tennis and educational program in Albany, NY. He is also a former long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Harlem Junior Tennis Program.
Some of Kevin’s most treasured achievements are the successes of the many teens and young men he has mentored to become successful adults over the years.
Kevin graduated from Princeton University, with a B.S.E. in Systems Engineering, where he co-captained the Varsity Tennis team. He received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of Business.
Kevin resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife, Tia, and their daughter, London.
Vicki Datlow, Program Director
Vicki Datlow has been recognized by the USTA, the USPTA and the PTR with numerous awards for her outstanding efforts to grow the game she loves. Vicki Datlow has helped launch extraordinarily successful tennis camps and programs for some of the greatest coaches in the game, including Nick Bollettieri, Harry Hopman, Dennis Ralston and Jack Schore. She has also helped launch and direct highly successful programs in Maryland; at Forest Hills Swim and Tennis Club, Columbia Tennis Club and Aspen Hill Club.
Vicki is the recipient of the USTA/MD Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to MD Tennis and Junior Development and was named USPTA MD Pro of the year and 2011 USPTR MD Pro of the year. She truly embodies the spirit of growing the game.
Vicki resides in Olney, MD with her beloved dog, Flash.