Green Valley Park Tennis Staff
Carlin joined the Green Valley Tennis staff as a part-time assistant in the Spring of 2011. Carlin Hall was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and started playing tennis at the age of seven. She began competing in local, state, regional and national competitions and consistently maintained top rankings in the 12 & under, 14 & under and 16 & under age divisions and ultimately represented the United States in the prestigious International Junior Federation Cup in 1999.
While competing for the USTA in the 18 & under age division, she ranked 3rd in North Carolina and earned a spot in the top 30 for the USTA Southern Sectional region. While attending Wayne Country Day School she won the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) Girls 1A State Tennis Tournament four years in a row. She played top seed and led her tennis team to four statewide championships and received both Player of the Year and All-Conference honors all four years. She also has a passion for basketball and received All-Conference honors for 3 years and was named Player of the Year her senior year, finishing with over 1000 points in her basketball career.
After high school Carlin earned a full tennis scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2000-2004), where she competed at the Number 1 & 2 singles and doubles spots her junior and senior years. Carlin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise & Sports Science with a concentration in Fitness Leadership in 2004.
Upon graduation she completed her USPTA-P1 certification and began working at Starmount Forest Country Club as the Assistant Tennis Professional. She was promoted to Director of Tennis at Starmount in 2007, making her one of the youngest female Directors of Tennis in the state of North Carolina, and she worked in this capacity for three years where her most notable achievement was the development of a $2 million dollar indoor tennis and fitness facility. Carlin and her husband Mark have two little boys, Kannan and Lawson.
David Budler, PTR Director of Junior Programming
David Budler joins the GVP tennis staff in March 2015 as our Director of Junior Programming. Born and raised in Tarkastad, South Africa, David comes from a three-generation family of cattle and sheep farmers. David grew up camping, riding horses, hunting, and swimming in dams and ponds until he experienced tennis! Starting in seventh grade, he decided to drop rugby and cricket to focus exclusively on his tennis game. After finishing in the top 10 in South Africa, he moved to the United States to attend college at Auburn University at Montgomery. His team won a national title in 2005 in Mobile, Alabama, where he has never been so hot in his life! He then transferred to Francis Marion University in South Carolina, where he stumbled across a lovely girl named Deb, whom he would later marry. David and Deb have two children, Emma (6) and Joshua (3). Formerly at Greensboro Country Club, David is excited to begin building his juniors’ program at Green Valley. Greensboro has been a great home for their family and they intend to stay a while!