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Executive Committee


Cam Littlejohn

Cam Littlejohn served as General Counsel to the USTA-SC for 19 years prior to being elected Vice-President in 2010, Executive Vice-President in 2011, and President in 2013. He has served on numerous committees within USTA-SC including Chairman of the By-Laws, Grievance and Adult League committees. He has received the Lucy Garvin Volunteer of the Year Award and the Southern Volunteer Service Award. Cam and his wife Fran ( an accomplished tournament player) live in Irmo and have two children and 4 grandchildren; Cam has practiced law for 38 years as a State and Federal prosecutor and now as a sole practitioner specializing in Federal trial work. 



Bob Peiffer
Executive Vice President

Bob Peiffer, of Charleston, SC, was elected Executive Vice President in 2013 after four year as the Secretary for the USTA SC Board of Directors in and, prior to that, serving as the President and Local League Coordinator of the Lowcountry Tennis Association (LCTA) for 16 years during which time the LCTA has grown to be the 2nd largest league program in the Southern Section, trailing only Atlanta.  During his tenure, he and the LCTA received a variety of awards recognizing the overall strength of their league tennis program, their commitment to diversity, and their efforts to team with the local community to make Charleston, SC, one of the nation’s leading tennis destinations.  Peiffer is a retired Navy captain, having served first in submarines and then as a member of the Navy Supply Corps, the logistics and financial management arm of the Navy.  For the past 15 years, he has served as the Administrative Manager for the Charleston Alcohol Research Center and the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina—two research organizations dedicated to advancing knowledge, through research, of the most effective ways to treat individuals afflicted with addiction of alcohol or other drugs of abuse.  


Ernie James
Vice President

Ernie James, of Florence, has previously served USTA South Carolina as a Vice President, as well as a member of various committees on the state and section level.  Ernie is also active on the local level, previously serving as the President of Florence Tennis Association, as well as being a certified USTA Official and active League player.  Professionally, Ernie has been a human resources professional for over 30 years. 

Jonathan Barth
Vice President

Jonathan is currently on several committees for USTA South Carolina. He is the tournament director for multiple tournaments throughout the year and also a certified referee. Jonathan’s family was USTA Southern Family of the Year Year in 2006 and USTA National Family of the Year in 2006. Full...


Steve Hunter
Vice President

Steve Hunter was elected as Vice President of USTA SC  in 2013. He serves on the CTA Committee and is Board Liaison for the Wheelchair Committee beginning in 2013. In addition to the USTA SC Board of Directors, Steve is the presiding President of Lexington Area Tennis Association (LATA) and has been an active member of the Lexington CTA for more than 10 years. Additionally, he is the Director of the LATA Sunburn Open, a USTA SC Level II adult tournament held at Lexington County Tennis Complex and Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center. Steve has been working in the banking industry for over 20 years and is currently employed by First Palmetto Bank in Lexington, SC as Senior Vice President of commercial lending.

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Gayl Hoel

Gayl Hoel  served as the West Area Director for Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield and surrounding counties from 2008 until 2013.  She has been a member of many USTA SC and USTA Southern committees, was formerly on the Board of Directors for the Aiken Area Tennis League and founded the Aiken Junior Tennis League (2005-2011).  Her husband, David, and three college age children indulge her league tennis habit and often accompany her to tennis events.  Gayl works as the  Staffing Lead for Savannah River Remediation at the Savannah River Site. 

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James McKissick

James McKissick of Greenville was elected treasurer at the annual meeting in December 2011.  James also serves as chairman of the budget and audit committee and serves on the investment committee.  He is the board liaison for the league committee.  James is a graduate of the university of South Carolina and holds a MBA with a concentration in finance.  He is currently an adjunct professor for the masters in real estate program at Clemson University and a real estate broker specializing in investment sales.  Having served on numerous volunteer boards in the Greenville area including past treasurer of Project Host Soup Kitchen and various roles at Christ Episcopal Church where he remains active,  James is vice chairman of the board for FAVOR and chairman of its capital campaign.  James is a lifelong tennis player who is happily married to Elizabeth and they have three wonderful children.

Al Marshall

Al Marshall
Immediate Past President

Al Marshall, of Aiken, SC was elected as President of USTA SC in December 2011. As President, he served on the Executive Committee for USTA SC. Currently, Al serves as the president to the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation.



Area Directors


Cindy Vander Berg
South Area Director

Cindy, a resident of Bluffton, is a lifelong tennis enthusiast. She has been a coach on all levels of tennis, a tournament director, a CTA president, and is currently a USPTA teaching professional for the Sun City Community Association. Cindy is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has a Masters of Sports Science from the University of Richmond and, since relocating to South Carolina from Virginia, has been a tireless advocate for many constituencies in her community. 


Nan Smith
Central Area Director

Nan has helped grow tennis in the Midlands for more than 25 years. She's currently a 4.0 player and captains and plays on many teams in the Columbia Tennis League and Lexington Area Tennis Association. Nan also has helped run the Columbia Tennis League's combo doubles league and has served CTL in myriad other ways. She now looks forward to making an impact across the state.


Richard Walker
East Area Director

Richard has been active in the Florence, SC tennis community since 1996.  He has captained numerous teams, assisted local high school teams and worked as a volunteer with many tournaments.  He currently serves on the Susan G. Komen Florence Open steering committee.  Richard is President of CSP Insurance Services.  He enjoys playing tennis with his wife, Allie, and also participating in half-marathons.


Walter Fournet
North Area Director

Walter is the North Area Director representing Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marlboro, Spartanburg, Union, and York Counties. Walter has been active with USTA for 10 years as a player, League Captain, JTT Coach, President of the Tega Cay Tennis Association and the Mid Carolina Tennis Association. He is a member of the Rock Hill Tennis Center currently serving on the Tennis Advisory Committee. His wife Leslie and two daughters, Brittany and Nicole are also active tennis players.


Roy Lindburg
West Area Director

Roy Lindburg of Aiken, originally from Illinois, began playing tennis in 1999.  he has captained numerous teams, coached a high school team, organized a high school tennis tournament for serveral years, served on the tennis committee at Odell Weeks, and is a current board member of the Aiken Area Community Tennis Association.  His wife Debbie is an active league player, their son Alex played junior, high school, and college tennis and their daughter Kaitlin played league tennis as well.  Roy is a career banker and is currently the CFO of Security Federal Bank.

Northwest Area Director
Craig Wells of Six Mile is the Northwest Area Director serving Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, Laurens, Abbeville, and Greenwood counties.  He also serves as the chairman of the grievance committee, and a member of the by-laws & policies committee.  Craig is certified as a USPTA teaching professional and is an accredited professional coach.  He retired from active duty after 25 years in the Army Corps of Engineers. 

Barbara Jones
Southeast Area Director

Barbara L. Jones is the Southeast Area Director. She served as a presidential appointee to the USTA South Carolina Board of Directors in 2013. She has served on several USTA South Carolina Committees including the Jr. Team Tennis Committee and presently the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is also a board member of the Lowcountry Youth Tennis Association.

Currently she is executive director of the St. George Youth Sports League and under her direction they received the 2012 South Carolina Community Tennis Association Award of the Year. Barbara also received the 2010 USTA SC Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year Award.

Barbara practiced nursing for 32 years as a registered nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner with the New York City Department of Health and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. After retiring in December 2000 she became an adjunct clinical instructor at New York University in their Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program. 

In 2005 she and her husband, Grady, relocated to St. George,South Carolina. They have four children and three grandchildren.

Barbara is passionate about promoting and growing the sport of tennis to our youth, especially those in the under served areas.

Presidential Appointees


Bruce Alexander
Presidential Appointee

Bruce Alexander is a lifelong resident of Spartanburg County. Tennis is Bruce's first love and his passion for the game is stronger than ever. He became President of the Spartanburg Area Tennis Association in 2012 and now chairs the CTA Council for USTA SC. Bruce is committed to growing tennis in Spartanburg and South Carolina at every level.Sam is a student at the University of South Carolina where she is very involved in the Tennis on Campus program.


Lauren Stewart
Presidential Appointee

Lauren Stewart is the Director of Tennis at The Woodlands Golf and Country Club in Columbia, South Carolina and is also an Adjunct Tennis Instructor at the University of South Carolina. Lauren grew up in Columbia and played college tennis at the College of Charleston where she was honored with the Coach's Award, the Most Valuable Player, and First Team Doubles All Conference. Lauren is an avid 5.5 tennis player and also serves as the Vice Chair of the Tennis Coaches Committee. 

Sam is a student at the University of South Carolina where she is very involved in the Tennis on Campus program.


Dr. Carol Alan
Presidential Appointee

Dr. Alan began playing USTA league tennis in 2008 after her family relocated to Sumter. Since then, her love and appreciation for the sport has grown tremendously. She has played in every USTA league offered in the state, and she has captained numerous teams. Dr. Alan has a special interest in fitness and injury prevention for tennis aficionados. A native of Winston-Salem, NC, she is an alumna of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and OB/GYN residency at Duke University.


Bob Masella
Legal Counsel 


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