West Central
854 N. Socora Wichita KS 67212
(316) 721-6600

West Central 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”.

 

Lloyd Bruce-Burgess
Tennis Professional
Qualification – USPTA



Playing Career
•    Ranked top 10 in Britain aged 10-16.
•    Ranked as high as #39 in British men’s open division.
•    Competed in many national/international tournaments as a junior.
•    Competed in many national and professional level tournaments as an adult.
•    Wins against players ranked top 50 in the world as a junior.
•    Beaten numerous players ranked  top 1000 in the world (ATP)
•    Jayhawk Open Runner up singles, 2012, Semi finalist 2013, 2014, and 2015.
•    Jayhawk Open Semi finalist, doubles – 2013,2014, and 2015.
•    Still playing at a good enough level to beat division one level players for the last 4 years.
•    ITA Summer Circuit Singles and Doubles Champion @Wichita State 2014
College Career
•    Accepted a scholarship to Virginia Tech University (Top 25 NCAA Division 1) only to be ruled ineligible for NCAA play.
•    Played #1 at Cowley College for two years ranked as high as #3 Singles and #2 in doubles nationally.
•    Regional winner on three occasions singles and twice in doubles.
•    Captained Cowley to what was there highest ever finished at the time.
•    1 National final in doubles and 2 national semi finals in singles.
•    Region 3 Player of the year.
•    National rookie of the year.
•    National Champion with Fresno Pacific
•    National Runner up with Fresno Pacific
•    Member of what was widely regarded as one of the best teams to ever play NAIA tennis.
•    GSAC Champions 2011 and 2012

Tennis Philosophy-
Your opponent is a puzzle; find a way to solve the puzzle.

Personal
•    Born in England. Moved to the USA aged 20 after accepting a tennis scholarship.
•    Graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a degree in Communication Studies.


Brent E. Fields – Head Pro
 With Genesis since 2010 – Coaching Certification-PTR/P1

Coaching Accomplishments:
•    30 years of experience teaching/coaching tennis
•    Coached many players who have gone on to play college tennis.
•    Coached Tara Snyder to a career high 33 on the WTA professional tour
•    Traveled the world as a WTA coach.
•    Coached a player who went on to win the junior U.S Open
•    Coached a national junior clinic at the Nick Bollettieri Academy
•    Invited to be a Junior National Team coach
•    Owned and operated a tennis facility for fifteen years

Playing Accomplishments:
•    One of the top players in the Missouri Valley my whole career
•     Winner of the Sweet 16 tournament as any 18 year old
•    Ranked #1 Missouri Valley as an 18 year old.
•    Played national level tennis as a junior.
•    6A State Champion.
•    Played at Wichita State University.

Personal Life:
•    Married with two children.
•    Both of my kids play tennis.

Tennis Philosophy:
Tennis is a sport for life, metaphorically and literally. Metaphorically it teaches you various important life lessons such as emotion management, learning to deal with success/failure, dedication, hard work, and so on. Literally – you can play this sport forever you often see people 75+ out on the court.


Dave Chera
Tennis Professional
With Genesis since April 2015 - Coaching Certification - LTA Level 3 Club Coach Award

 



Playing career
•    Played in European Tennis Association tournaments
•    Ranked top 10 in Britain as a junior
•    Ranked No.2 in the region from under16's to under18's
•    Represented Derbyshire as a junior in team events playing in the top divisions of Great Britain
•    Nationals semi finalist under16's
•    Winner of several grade 3 men's tournaments
•    Conference and regional winner both as an individual and with team at Cowley College
•    Nationals quarter finalist as a freshman with the team finishing #8 in the nation
•    Nationals semi finalist as a sophomore
•    Tennis Philosophy - Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard

Personal
•    Born in Derby, England. Moved to the USA aged 20 after accepting a tennis Scholarship

 

Abe Krum
Tennis Professional



Coaching Experience
9 years experience teaching tennis to my two sons, beginning at an early age
Introduced the game of tennis to new players of all skill levels, from age 3 to 80
6 years of coaching experience as a championship-winning youth soccer coach
3 years experience as a collegiate football coach; coached position players to all-conference honors

Playing Experience
Began playing tennis at age 6
Played circuit Kansas summer youth events beginning at age 10
Winner of USTA and high school tournaments
Won 16-year-old summer tournaments as a 14-year-old
As a high school senior, earned deciding points at the state meet to move the team onto the podium
Earned collegiate tennis scholarship to pay for education
USTA level 5.0 player
 
Tennis Philosophy/Goal
"Anyone can see success and fulfillment on the tennis court.  You learn more about yourself while playing competitive tennis than you do in any other aspect of life, and what you learn will make you a better person."
 
Personal Life
Married with two boys, all of whom play tennis

 

Regis Fox

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Communication from Newman University
  • Coaching Certification - USPTA 

Coaching Experience:

  • Been coaching professionally since 2011
  • Was an assistant with Lake Quivira Junior Tennis Academy in Kansas City
  • Aided in Charles "Goose" Doughty summer tennis camps
  • Assistant Coach at Wichita Collegiate High School
  • Attended USTA 10 and Under coaching workshops
  • Attended USPTA coaches conferences
  • Working with state qualifying juniors across Kansas

Playing Highlights:

  • Been playing tennis since the age of 3
  • Played at Wichita Collegiate High School where team won state 3 out of 4 years.
  • Accepted tennis scholarship to Newman University (NCAA Division ll)
  • Team Captain at NU Junior and Senior years
  • Won many local tournaments as a junior player

Tennis Philosophy:

"It never gets easier, you just get better. Skills do grow. However, being excellent is not a skill, it's an attitude."

 

 

Personal Trainers

 

Ben Heithoff

CSCS, CPT, TRX, NASFN

Ben has been working with a multitude of athletes for over 9 years at varying levels and age. Started off as a collegiate soccer player himself to later go on to be a strength coach at his alma mater Central College. He worked extensively with the women’s soccer, Football, and Men’s/Women’s Tennis programs. He made his transition to Genesis Health Clubs in 2009 where he worked extensively with the Genesis High Performance Juniors along with several athletes at the Athletic Development Center. He has coached several Division 1 Tennis and football athletes along with having high school state champions for Track, football, tennis singles/doubles, and soccer. In 2013 Ben was promoted to Personal Training Coordinator for the RockRoad location and he is now the acting Fitness Manager for Genesis Health Clubs Rock Road location.

 

Roger Downing

CPT, OLY Level 1, TRX

Roger went to Ohio State University on a soccer scholarship then transferred to Wright State where he finished his career. He went on to play soccer in Europe for the Newcastle United Development team, however his career was sidelined due to concussions. He came back to Ohio where he started working with athletes 10 plus years ago at his personally owned gym. He eventually built his program into one of the most sought after strength and conditioning in the state of Ohio. He was able to work with the top high school athletes in the area along with working with the Ohio State Football and Basketball players in the area during their off season. Roger moved to Wichita, Kansas in January of 2016, where has since worked with the Genesis High Performance Juniors Summer strength and conditioning program.

 

Mason Coons

CPT, NASFN   

Mason played baseball and football collegiately for Ottawa University.  Mason’s passion comes from his father who is a high school strength and conditioning coach where he has helped with athlete’s programs for several years.  Mason recently finished his degree and has been working for Genesis for a short ammount of time but his passion and results for his younger athletes are hard to ignore.  He is currently in the process of completing his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist along with being the lead trainer for youth athletics for Genesis Health Clubs Rock Road location.

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