Salina
(785) 823-3330
1830 S. Ninth Street Salina KS 67401

Salina Tennis Team

Mike Woody

National Director of Tennis


Genesis Tennis Professional since 2015
Degrees and Certifications
• USPTA / PTR Certified
• 10 and Under National Trainer- USTA
• High School Development  National Trainer – PTR
• Cardio Tennis National Trainer – TIA
• Attended over 1,000 Hours of Industry Workshops / Trainings
Accomplishments
• Led Midland, MI to 1st Best Tennis Town Award in the United States by USTA
• Travelled around the world training & US leading tennis workshops- Japan, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Canada, England
• Former Director of 39 Court Facility and team of 40+ employees who deliver high level tennis programs to a community of 40,000
• Former Collegiate stand out – Western Michigan University- Top 10 All Time Career wins for over 30 years.
• USPTA National Facility Manage of the Year
• USPTA Midwest Tennis Pro of the Year,  Nominated to Hall of Fame  in Midwest
• Coached 6 teams to State Championship wins.
• Two Children: Meghan and Austin – played collegiate tennis on scholarship.
Playing Highlights
• High school state champion
• Former Collegiate stand out – Western Michigan University- Top 10 All Time Career wins for over 30 years.
• Winner of over 100 USTA  Tournaments in my career
• Serve and Volley is my preferred game style- my mission is to shorten the point.


Tennis Philosophy / Goal

“Play to Win!!!- no matter what your age or level my goal is for everyone we work with is to “feel success”.   Success can be getting your first tennis ball over the net, maybe making a shot you have never made, it could be finally winning your first match, or beating someone you have never beat.   Tennis is a game with so many surprises and joys.   So our  hope to you is that you catch the tennis fever, savor the emotions it creates, and buckle your seat belt for your “Tennis Adventure”.

 

Thiago Santos

Director of Tennis

 

Genesis Tennis Instructor Since: December 2009
Certification: USPTA Certified
Tennis Philosophy:
"The discipline a player learns on a tennis court, can be applied in many aspects of life. Every shot you take is a decision you have to make."
"Winning is just a consequence; a consequence of everyday hard work. Hard work is a choice."
Personal Tennis Achievement:
3-time Missouri Valley Conference All Conference Team playing for Wichita State.
Top 10 player with most wins in Wichita State school history.
Received the Kansas District Tennis Association (KDTA) Outstanding Contributor to Youth High Performance Program Award in 2011 and 2014.
In 2015, achieved a professional ranking in the ATP doubles ranking.

 

Victor Carvalho de Melo

Genesis Tennis Instructor Since: January 2014
Certification: USPTA Certified
Title: Tennis Head Pro
Tennis Philosophy:
''Form over Power''
''By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail''
''Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing''
Personal Tennis Achievement: 
Reaching number 1 in the Brazilian National Ranking for 18 and under.
Top 20 Doubles Player NCAA Division I
Winning the doubles title at a Professional Tournament in Laguna Niguel, CA.
In 2015, achieved a professional ranking in the ATP doubles rankings.

 

Thiago Lins

Genesis Tennis Instructor Since: January 2016
Certification: USPTA/USPTR Certified
Tennis Philosophy:
"If you don't push yourself, who will?"
"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
"Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart."
Personal Tennis Achievement:
Seward County Community College from 2005-2006
Bethel University Tennessee from 2006-2008
Ranked top 25 in Singles and Doubles during college career.
Transouth All conference in college.
Qualified to Nationals 3 years in the row during college career and team ranked top 5 in the nation.
Coached over 100 junior players that went on to play college tennis.
Organized and ran an International Tennis Camp with 40 junior players from Brazil, USA and Colombia during summer 2012.
Have coached tennis at several clubs in the USA, Brazil, Italy and Colombia.