Abdul Idi, USPTA, Interim Director of Racquet Sports

Abdul began teaching at River Strand in June 2011. Prior to River Strand Abdul was a Tennis Pro at Read-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis, MN '98-'11. Prior to Read-Sweatt Abdul was the Head Pro at the Mankato Indoor Tennis Center, MN '96-'98.

Abdul was former Junior champion at the '85 National sports festival in Ilorin and won ITF juniors both singles & doubles in Lagos, Nigeria  '87. Abdul also competed at the '86 North African junior circuit in Casablanca, Morrocco. Competed at the West African ITF juniors in Abidjan, Ivory Coast '87. Training tour of Sotchi, Russia '87. Competed at the '10 USTA 5.0 Nationals, Indian Wells, CA. Played #2 singles & #1 doubles at Livingstone College, NC on a full tennis scholarship. Abdul obtained an MS in Community Health from Minnesota State Uni- Mankato. Abdul is married to Jennifer and has a 10 year old son, Jaden.

Scott Pothul, Assistant Tennis Professional

Scott Pothul joined the River Strand staff in January 2011. He grew up and played junior tennis in Western Massachusetts where he held a ranking as high as 4th in New England in the 16 and under division in 1986. At that time he was coached by a top 100 world ranked player. He played NCAA Div. 1 college tennis at Fairfield University in Southern Connecticut. He was a Managing Partner of Enfield Tennis Club in Connecticut and a member of the Nike Tennis Staff at Amherst College in Massachusetts.  


Gary Coulter, Assistant Tennis Professional


Lisa White, Assistant Tennis Professional


Scott Tingley, Pickleball Pro


 Tennis Pro Shop Phone: 941-932-8680

Restaurant Hours

Tuesday - Friday
lunch - 11am to 3:30pm
bar menu - 3:30pm - 8:00pm

dinner - 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Saturday & Monday
lunch - 11am to 5:00pm

Brunch menu - 10am to 2pm 
Bar menu - 3pm to 5pm

Dinner Take-out Orders
4:30pm to 6pm 


 Tiki Bar Hours
The Tiki Bar is now open till 1/2 hour before sundown
(currently 8:00pm - this may change as we approach the end of Day Light Savings time)


Adults at 10am       $15
Juniors at 12pm      $10

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