Dellich named PBI’s Pro of the Year

February 28, 2017

MAGNOLIA, TEXAS – Peter Burwash International (PBI) today recognized Katie Dellich as its Professional of the Year for 2016. PBI President Rene Zondag made the announcement in a company email to all PBI professionals worldwide.


The Professional of the Year award is the company’s highest honor recognizing that PBI professional for her achievements and efforts in initiating new programs, contributing to the growth of PBI and offering guidance and assistance to fellow professionals.

An 11-year member of PBI, Katie Dellich is currently the company’s Tennis Director for Silverado Resort in Napa Valley, California. In 2016 she oversaw expansion of weekend camps and increased tennis activities at Silverado and in Napa Valley and organized tennis fundraisers and other charitable events for the local community. Under her leadership Silverado became recognized as a Top 50 tennis resort worldwide. Known for her energetic style and warm personality, Dellich spearheaded the launch of PBI’s popular World Tennis Camps which are offered ten times this year at signature PBI resorts in California, Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands, Austria, Dubai and Thailand.

A native of Pittsburgh, Dellich holds an Elite Level certification with the USPTA. Her previous assignments in PBI were to One&Only Kanuhura in the Maldives, The Homestead (Virginia), Kapalua Resort on Maui, JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California and Lansdowne Resort in Virginia.

Petr Osusky, PBI’s Tennis Director at the American Club Hong Kong was named Runner-up for Professional of the Year.

Other recognitions announced by Zondag were:

Most Improved Professional of the Year

Winner: Jake Gard’ner, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Runner-up: Arturo Navarro, True Arena Hua Hin, Thailand

Rookie of the Year

Winner: Alain Labrecque, Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Runner-up: Luiza Borges, Four Seasons Resort Dubai

Commenting on the awards Zondag said “The contribution last year from these fine professionals have made PBI a stronger and better company and I am excited to see them develop into future leaders. We are fortunate to have their personalities and considerable talents as a part of our team and grateful for their efforts.”

About Peter Burwash International

Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International (PBI) is the world’s premier tennis management company; specializing in tennis instruction, program development, marketing and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels, tennis clubs and residential communities worldwide. PBI CEO & Founder Peter Burwash has been an iconic figure in the tennis industry for over 40 years as a world-renowned coach, author, motivational speaker and member of five different tennis Halls of Fame. Recognized for its innovative Tennis For Life® instruction and exceptional customer service, PBI directs tennis programs for 55 exclusive properties in the United States, Mexico, Hawaii, Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. For more information please visit