vernon-gettone-jr-tennis-mizner-delray-beach-certificationMizner Country Club announced that Vernon Gettone, Mizner’s Director of Tennis, has completed and passed all the requirements to be awarded the designation of Certified Racquet Sports Executive (CRSE).

The CRSE Program is a 10-month, intensive study and experiential continuing education program which demonstrates the commitment of each participant to his profession. Upon successful completion of the course work and a 100-point exam, graduates receive the highly respected CRSE designation. The program is limited to (25) professionals to ensure personalized attention.

In making the announcement, Larry S. Savvides, CCM, CCE, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer for Mizner Country Club, “We are extremely delighted and proud of Vernon’s accomplishment. His hard work and dedication to the rigorous requirements needed in achieving the CRSE designation are truly exemplary.  On behalf of Mizner’s board of directors, the staff and the membership we heartedly congratulate Vernon.”

“I want to thank everyone at Mizner Country Club for supporting me in my quest to achieve this most prestigious status,” said Vernon. The CRSE program was an intense learning experience.  I walked away more confident than ever that the career path I have chosen was the right one.  I believe this whole experience will enable me to better serve the Mizner County Club community.”

The CRSE program includes a variety of learning and professional development opportunities including:

  • Live, virtual classroom sessions
  • Private, personalized coaching
  • Case studies & best practice sharing
  • Strategic-thinking assignments


Savvides was notified of Vernon Gettone’s CRSE designation by Mark McMahon, McMahon |10s, Administrator of CRSE program, and responsible for the one-to-one coaching. “The disciplines covered in the program are those most critical for today’s private club racquet sports professional to master. Module topics address a variety of relevant and important operating disciplines including:

  • Hiring Practices & Employee Performance Management
  • Strategic Planning & Capital Budgeting
  • Building A Total Racquet Sports Program
  • Practicing Comprehensive Communications
  • A Plan for Personal & Professional Growth


For more information on membership, reach out to our Director of Membership, Marie Mitchalk at [email protected] or by calling 561-288-3300.

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