Meet Our Staff
Steve SquireGeneral Manager and Director of Tennis
Steve Squire is at Chabot Mon.-Fri. from 10am-5pm; his office hours are 10am-3pm.
What I love about Chabot: The diverse membership
My bio in one sentence: Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Happily married in Walnut Creek with three great boys and our dog Coco.
Things I love that are not tennis: All sports, music, and playing with my family at the beach.
Val SwanMembership Director
What I love about Chabot: The interesting, caring, worldly, and talented members and spirited community ethos.
My bio in one sentence: It takes both the sun & the rain to make a rainbow. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver
Things I love that are not tennis: Empowering leaders to show up for their brightest, most authentic selves, travel, writing, color, music, water, my people.
Beverly StricklandUSTA Liaison
What I love about Chabot: The opportunity to meet & play with a huge number of the human race, with the occasional goat as a distraction.
My bio in one sentence: American female thinking about the next overhead I'm smashing for a winner.
Things I love that are not tennis: I like cooking, plants & sharing what makes me happy & hoping it puts a smile on your face.
What I love about Chabot: It's a peaceful place to spend time.
My bio in one sentence: I’m a New Englander, but have lived in a variety of locations. I retired from teaching English as a Second Language at City College of SF and a few months later rejoined the club as a staff member.
Things I love that are not tennis: Working with yarn, reading both fiction and non-fiction, hiking with beautiful views and other sports.
What I love about Chabot: Charming neighborhood setting as well as a membership that participates in all levels of tennis.
My bio in one sentence: Grew up in Jericho, Long Island (NYC area), learned to play tennis, received a degree in Architecture, and came west to SF/East Bay where I continue my passions to play tennis, and advocate for green building and energy efficiency best practices for our built environment.
Things I love that are not tennis: Always looking forward to the next thing I discover and sharing experiences! Sculpture, especially Louise Nevelson, my Fisher Price Little People collection and spring skiing.
What I love about Chabot: Sitting on the terrace at sunset with the Hot Court crowd, enjoying the conversation and a beverage.
My bio in one sentence: After more than 25 years on four different continents, it's really nice to be home in the Bay Area.
Things I love that are not tennis: Traveling, waterskiing, reading, swimming
What I love about Chabot: It feels more like my family than my biological family
My bio in one sentence: Grew up poor in SoCal; came to UC Berkeley at 17 and lived in Bay Area since; worked as a creative director/copywriter in advertising, owned/managed an Italian restaurant, started a vineyard & winery, now supposedly retired.
Things I love that are not tennis: Food and wine, my faithful cat, music and the arts.
What I love about Chabot: Playing tennis with the scent of eucalyptus in the air and spotting the soaring Red-tailed hawks that live nearby.
My bio in one sentence: West Coast, East Coast, and back again has left me better for all the learning in between.
Things I love that are not tennis: My Spotify playlists, cooking, the arts, See’s chocolate, my critters, and certain very special humans.
What I love about Chabot: Its physical location, with well maintained courts, great lights, and ample parking. I also enjoy the diversity of its members, friendly staff, experienced pros and the overall relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It’s a very unique club and community.
My bio in one sentence: Now retired, I was a Biotech/Biopharmaceutical R&D & Manufacturing Scientist/Manager/Director.
Things I love that are not tennis: My wife, family and friends, traveling, and spending time with our grand-kids.
Victor IngrassiaConsultant & Friend of
What I love about Chabot: It's a secret, hidden jewel.
My bio in one sentence: Born to Sicilian/Neapolitan parents, grew up under pressure, learned to count at an early age, have never stopped counting.
Things I love that are not tennis: Weather, time, art, greyhounds.