Tennis

I hope many of you are looking forward to playing outdoor tennis again soon – or trying it for the first time! We had a great 2017 season for HHSC tennis and are planning a number of enhancements that will make 2018 even better.

Looking forward to seeing you on the tennis courts soon!
Ed Eshelman, HHSC Board – Tennis Chair

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2018 HHSC Swim and Tennis Teams Campout

Saturday, June 23, 6:00 pm thru Sunday, June 24, 9:00 am
Cost: $7

Sign up by Thursday, June 21, 2018, even if you are not planning on spending the night.

Details and Sign Up

Questions? Contact Keith Jones 248-361-7202

2017 Season Re-Cap

Coach Nick Petrick joined HHSC as the head tennis coach in 2017 after many years of tennis coaching experience at other clubs in the area and Ed Eshelman joined the HHSC Board as the Tennis Chair.

We had a total of 177 people sign-up for tennis activities in 2017:

  • 32 Adult Clinic
  • 9 Women’s Team
  • 60 Youth A & B Teams
  • 73 Youth Clinic
Coach Nick presented the following youth team awards at the end of the season:

  • MVP: Jack Harding & Samantha Souder
  • Most Dedicated: Ryan Loren & Claire Dunselman
  • Sportsmanship: Mark Lauro & Gabby Chamberlin
2017 Survey
Highlights (34 responses):

  • Strongly Recommended coach Nick Petrick be retained for 2018
  • Overall positive feedback on coaching staff
  • TeamSNAP communication tool for youth teams considered effective.
  • Overall communication identified as opportunity for improvement
Proposed Changes:

  • Increase practice time for youth teams
  • Organize youth team practices by age groups instead of by A/B teams
  • Change kids clinics to focused 4 day/week sessions (like swim lessons)
  • Raise price (remaining lowest among peers) and provide more practice

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is my child skilled enough to sign up for the team, or is a clinic more appropriate?
A: Children should be able to get serves in consistently and sustain a ~10 ball rally to be ready for the team.

Q: Are teens too old for the kids’ clinic?
A: Ages 13 and under may sign up for the kids clinic. Ages 14+ should sign up for the adult clinic.

Q: What if my child is not available to attend the pre-season practice?
A: That is fine. The pre-season practices are optional. The first matches are schedule the first week after school ends, so it will be very helpful for team members to attend the optional pre-season practices if they are able to.


 

Tennis Info by Text

Messages will be sent by Coach Nick

Signing up for text messages from the Tennis Group also automatically signs you up for Emergency notifications that are sent to the club as a whole. It doesn’t work in reverse. Even if you have already signed up for Emergency texts, you will still need to sign up for the group if you want to receive the Tennis specific texts.

To receive text messages you’ll need to register your cell phone(s). You can do so by clicking the link below

Join Heart of the Hills Swim Club, Inc. text alerts on RainedOut

OR subscribe directly from your cell phone

Text HHSCTENNIS to 84483 to receive Tennis alerts from Heart of the Hills Swim Club, Inc..

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2017 Tennis Coaches

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Nicholai Petrick
Head Coach

USPTA Certified, Elite Pro
Nick has been the Midwest Orange Ball Early Development Lead coach as well as the 14 and under Midwest Cup coach. During Nick’s 10 years as a teaching pro he has instructed beginners to nationally ranked players. He encourages his players to develop a variety of skills on the tennis court and to be able to think and adapt in match play. His philosophy is to develop the athlete on the tennis court and in life.
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Genevieve LaCrosse
Assistant Coach
Genevieve is a performance level Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) instructor and has youth tennis experience. She has been playing 17 years and worked her way through the USTA’s competitive tennis as a former #1 player. In the past she was on Oakland University’s Division 1 team. Genevieve enjoys teaching all levels of players with an equal balance of fitness, drills, strategy, and games. She emphasizes all of the skills of tennis to build a stronger game and athlete.
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Nicholas Ang
Assistant Coach
Nicholas is currently studying medicine at Wayne State University, with plans on going to medical school in 2019. He played for Rochester High school’s team from 2011-2015 with 3 years at #1 singles and was named an All State player his senior year. Since then, he’s been playing tennis at Wayne State and has been enjoying competitive college tennis while maintaining a heavy academic load.

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Stay Informed!!

Please make sure that the Business Manager has a current email address for you – we save money and time if we can contact you by email if necessary. Updates/corrections can be made by emailing Barbara Geiger at bgeiger@hhscswim.org.