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6501 E. Frontage Rd Merriam KS 66202
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Tennis Pros

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

• 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”.


Branden Joost

Tennis Director

  • USPTA Certified
  • 14 years Tennis coaching experience
  • Played tennis for University of Arkansas for 3 years and Washburn University for 2 years

Coaching Achievements

  • Davis Cup member for team Canada
  • Division 2 national champion
  • 6A state champion
  • Multiple high school regional champions
  • USTA 4.0 Ladies Kansas District Champions 2018

Playing Achievements

  • 2007 Thunderbird Invitational doubles champion with John Peers (multiple grandslam winner and current top 5 ATP in doubles)
  • Lon Farrell Academic Award at Arkansas 2005-2006
  • Washburn team MVP both years, All MIAA first team singles and doubles
  • Top 30 nationally singles in juniors
  • Top 5 nationally doubles in juniors
  • 2003 5A Kansas State Champion singles


Chance Joost

Head Pro / Junior Director

Playing Achievements

  • Missouri Valley Champion 16u
  • State Champion 34-1, 2010
  • Washburn University 15th all time singles wins
  • 6 time All-MIAA selection
  • Trained at IMG, Trent Tucker Academy, and Heath Turpin

Coaching Achievements

  • 8 years coaching experience; 3 years College Coaching Experience
  • Coached 4 All-Americans, 2 Regional Champions, 14 All-MIAA Selections WU, 24 All-Conference Academic
  • Youngest Head College Coach in US at 24 years old
  • Hesston College Head Coach, Coached Athlete of the Year, Highest GPA for men's and women's sports
  • Coached players that moved on to John Brown University, Kansas Wesleyan, Baker University, William Jewell College and Washburn University


Dustin Kane

Director of Tennis Growth

  • College Tennis—Middle Tennessee State University
  • College Tennis– University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Ranked as high as # 7 in the Nation USTA Father/Son division

Coaching and Experience:

  • Teaching professional at Manker Patten Tennis Club, Chattanooga, TN
  • Director of Tennis/Head Tennis Professional Fairyland Club , Lookout Mountain, GA
  • Head Coach at Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN.
  • Lead Team to 7 Consecutive  High School  State   Championships.
  • Chattanooga Times Coach of the Year 3 times

Fun Fact

2 things you will be hearing him say a lot:“Hit it through the window” and if you are playing doubles: “You are not close enough to the net.”


Chris Grossi

Tennis Professional


  • Hometown—Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • BS Sports Management Niagara University
  • Named Senior Male Athlete of the Year for tennis by the Ontario Federation of School Athletics Association (OFSAA)

 Coaching Experience

  • Tennis Canada Certified
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Played Division 1 tennis at Niagara University, 4 years
  • Competed on OTA Circuit

Favorite Quote: "Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay Humber" Niagara Tennis Motto


David Cavalcanti

Tennis Professional 

Hometown: Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Education: Wichita State University 
Certifications: USPTA Certified Tennis Professional

  • Started playing at the age of 6 years old - during his junior career was top 10 in the entire country of Brazil
  • Best Junior Tennis Player in Brazil   Ranked #1 Junior’s  in the 16-18 year old division
  • Played #1 Singles and Doubles for Nationally Ranked Wichita State
  • Ranked #20 in doubles for entire NCAA D1, out of 750 teams
  • 5 years of programming and teaching experience with other 5,000 hours of instruction
  • Voted Team Captain for Wichita State
  • All-Conference 4 years at WSU
  • Director of Tennis at Genesis St Joe
  • Plays on the Tour
  • MVC champion


Amy Fangman

Part Time Tennis Professional


Kathy Tearney

Part Time Tennis Professional


Terry Miller

Part Time Tennis Professional


Tim Overhelman

Part Time Tennis Professional

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