Our team

Peg Perez, ​Executive Director

MRussellPeg Perez was a producer for Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency – receiving a Clio for her work on Hallmark Cards, Inc. Since leaving the advertising world she has been involved with non-profit chapters of the USTA. At Norwalk Grassroots Tennis she started as a volunteer in chairing their major fundraiser, was on their Board of Directors and then became their Program Director. Since moving to Florida she has been the Program Director for two USTA chapters in the Palm Beach Area and now is the Manager of a non-profit after-school program in Lake Park. She has been an avid tennis player and has been to Nationals twice with her USTA teams. She brings many years of working with at risk youth through the USTA Foundation in both Connecticut and Florida.

Don Cleveland, Director of Tennis

MRussellDon Cleveland started playing tennis at age 13 with my father and brother-Mom was professional watcher!. Moved to Florida at age 27 and became involved in USTA Florida. My entire family plays tennis and enjoyed success in competition at state and national levels. I was the president of USTA Florida in 2006-07 and we were National Tennis Family of the year in 2007. I was inducted into Florida Tennis Hall Of Fame in 2010. I got involved with Village Academy in Delray through our church where my son and doubles partner is the pastor.

Our program has introduced tennis to 3rd grade students for the past 3 years. As a USPTA pro my hope is that they will develop a love for the game and learn from our instruction the importance of hard work and respect for the sport and fellow players.

Elizabeth Burger, Tennis Instructor

MRussellElizabeth Burger brings both an academic and tennis background to our program. She is a dedicated educator and is currently teaching 4th grade in the Palm Beach County School system. She was formerly a WTA ranked tennis professional player. Her positive attitude and love for the game and as a USPTA pro now is truly an asset to the program.

“I love my participation in the DBYTF. It gives me a chance to introduce and teach students the sport I love to play.”