MACS Leadership

MACS Leadership

Steve Lerner

Columbus, OH

Lerner’s career in sports and experiential marketing included a stint as the Marketing Director for racquetball’s National Governing Body.  His work at the highest level in sports led to an introduction to the Military Racquetball Federation where he began as a volunteer.  Lerner serves the launch and development of Military Adaptive Court Sports with his branding and marketing experience as the organizations Marketing Director

Jack Hughes

Las Vegas, NV

Jack’s career spans many years as a recreation and tournament player, instructor, and a member of numerous racquetball committees and boards at the state and national level.  He joined the Military Racquetball Federation board shortly after it’s inception bringing his expertise as a tournament and program director.  He continues to be involved as the Military Racquetball Federation evolves in to the Military Adaptive Court Sports and encompasses a wider variety of court sports for our veterans and active military.

Terry Rogers

Las Vegas, NV

Terry began playing racquetball in 1972 and has been hooked ever since.  She continues to play socially and in tournaments.  She serves on a number of state and national boards as a member and/or officer and is also a member of numerous committees on those boards.  In 2008 she volunteered to assist with the All Military Championships and shortly thereafter joined the Military Racquetball Federation assisting with tournaments, fundraising shootouts, and program/clinic development.  As we transition to Military Adaptive Court Sports, Terry will continue in that role as we expand our reach through more sports and activities.

Steven Harper USN LCDR (RET)

Raleigh/Durham, NC

Steven began learning to play racquetball while on active duty, ironically assigned to a nuclear powered ballistic submarine stationed in Kings Bay, GA back in 2004.  He truly found his calling later when he was stationed in San Diego, practicing racquetball at the gym at Balboa Hospital.  He saw a Marine with an amputated leg walking up the stairs away from the gym, and the Calling came to him - "Go teach that Marine how to play racquetball...."  and the rest is history!  He founded Military Racquetball Federation (MRF) on the crazy notion of actually setting up a portable outdoor racquetball court onboard the aircraft carrier (USS BONHOMME RICHARD) stationed in San Diego.  He has traveled across the country for the past 12 years teaching wounded active duty service members and disabled veterans the sport of racquetball as a form of rehabilitation.  His passion and calling is using adaptive paddle sports (Badminton, Pickleball, and Racquetball) to help veterans and wounded warriors deal with their related PTSD symptoms and other illness as a form of healing.

Peggine Tellez

Colorado Springs, CO

Peggine's background in sport includes leadership positions in various racquetball and pickleball non-profit organizations and a turn as USA Racquetball's National Event & Program Director. Ms. Tellez became a Founder of Military Racquetball Federation when Steven Harper approached her about placing a portable court on the flight deck of the USS BONHOMME RICHARD. Tying that exhibition to the rebirth of the Military National Championships began a long and productive collaboration.  She continues in the vital role of Program Director and CFO as we move into the next phase of our mission to serve service members through Military Adaptive Court Sports.  

Hank Marcus

Lake Oswego, OR

Marcus has spent his entire career in court sports having owned the International Racquetball Tour and forming World Outdoor Racquetball.  Ten years ago he was a co-founder of Military Racquetball Federation and continues with Military Adaptive Court Sports as one of its directors.   Marcus, who was elected to the USA Racquetball Hall of Fame in 2020 continues to lead both Racquetball and Pickleball programs at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland.  Marcus worked with Wendall Pelham and Live Like John to create the SPC John A Pelham Memorial Tournament of Champions, one of the largest events in Racquetball that supports 4 military charities each year.  

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