Meet The Pros

Lea Sauls, Executive Director

USPTA Certified Elite Professional 

Having taught at Caswell for many years, Lea considers it his second home. His extensive experience, his passion for tennis, and his eagerness for the center to thrive make for a winning combination! As a tennis professional, Lea has been a nationally ranked player, a two time Texas Sectionals champion and has been a University of Texas (UT) women's assistant tennis coach for 5 years, winning the 1993 National Championship and reaching 3 Final Four finishes. 


Andy Swortfiguer

USPTA Certified Elite Professional 

Andy Swortfiguer is a long time Austin resident and has been teaching at Caswell since 2007. With over 24 years experience, Andy is well known as an ambidextrous professional who works with players of all ages & levels. In recent years he’s received CATA's "Tennis Pro of the Year " and "Growing the Game” Awards.  


Andy played for Ferris State University and pioneered their Professional Tennis Management & Marketing Program. He held National & World Rankings from 1996-2003, while playing on The United States Paddle Team.


Using humor and an engaging hands-on style allows Coach Swortfiguer to make tennis easy and fun to learn! 


Mike Clark

USPTA Certified Professional 

Mike was USPTA certified in 1989 and is a career tennis professional.  He has taught extensively with several of the best coaches in the Midwest, Northeast, and Texas, coaching hundreds of juniors and adults of all levels with comprehensive knowledge of the legacy and modern game.  From 2000-2004, Mike served as the Executive Director of the Capital Area Tennis Association (CATA), overseeing an unprecedented surge in the growth of tennis participation in Austin. 


Mike is the director of Caswell's Junior Tennis Program.  He coaches all ages and skill levels with equal passion.   He is also a regular swimmer in Austin's best watering holes and enjoys gardening and music.

Tom Lepisto

USPTA Certified Professional

Tom joined Caswell Tennis Center from Tucson Arizona where he served as Director of Tennis at Omni Tucson National Resort, Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, and Firerock Country Club . Tom’s been teaching tennis for over 35 years, spending seven summers as Director of Tennis at Northland Country Club in Duluth, Minnesota. Tom is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, as well as a tennis team alumnus. He led the team as the #1 singles player for four years.

In 2009, Tom was named the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Member of the Year for the State of Arizona.  He worked closely with several non-profit organizations to promote and grow tennis in the Tucson area and looks forward to continuing to do so in Austin. Tom brings knowledge and enthusiasm to all his adult and Junior lessons and thanks you for welcoming him to the Austin tennis community.








2312 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Tel: 512-478-6268


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