Plaza Tennis Center
4747 Mill Creek Pkwy. Kansas City MO 64112
Today's Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tennis Team




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 / Training

• 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.”





  • From Sydney, Australia
  • Came to the USA on a college scholarship
  • Married for 28 years with 2 boys.
  • Grandfather


  • USPTA Elite Professional for 25 years
  • USTA High-Performance Coach for 20 years
  • USPTA Missouri Valley President
  • USTA HOA Junior Team Tennis Coordinator
  • Tennis Director for 30 years

Playing Experience

  • Played Collegiately at Division I Missouri State University
  • #3 all-time most singles wins at Missouri State University
  • 4-time singles and doubles Conference Champion
  • Played on the ITF and ATP Tour
  • Won Men’s Singles Championships in HOA Open, Kansas City Open, and Missouri Valley Open


  • USPTA Missouri Valley Professional of the Year
  • USTA HOA High-Performance Coach of the Year
  • USTA HOA Distinguished Service Award
  • USPTA Kansas Pro of the Year
  • USPTA Missouri Valley Facility of the Year
  • Racquet Sports Industry Facility of the Year





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Secondary coaching at Emporia State University
  • PTR Certified
  • Net Generation Certified


  • 2014 USTA Jr. Team Tennis organizer award for HOA
  • 2016 & 2017 Kansas 5A coach of the year
  • 2017 was honored at the WIN for KC banquet with the Kissick construction Teamwork award.


  • Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach at St. James Academy since 2014
  • Coaching/teaching tennis for 10yrs


I want to create a safe, positive environment to learn the great sport of tennis. I want to build high esteem in each of my players by accepting each player for who they are.  I want to teach my athletes sportsmanship and how to have fun and to love the game. I want them to know winning is not the reason to play, it is to have fun and enjoy the experience of tennis.  I believe playing with character and Integrity, making the right choices during and after each point, and playing with heart and no excuses is what determines a successful tennis player.

“Play as a Kid, Play for Life”






  • From Far Rockway, Queens, New York
  • Attended Fairleigh Dickerson University, Computer Science Major


  • PTR Certified
  • PTR Adult Development Instructor
  • PTR 10 & Under


  • 18 years of playing experience
  • 10 years of coaching experience
  • Site Director for New York Tennis and Learning
  • Instructor at Aces after School program, Averne, New York
  • Instructor at Bumblebee Tennis, Brooklyn, New York
  • Scholars Academy Assistant Coach
  • Beach Channel Educational Campus, New York, Assistant Varsity Coach

Coaching Philosophy

Using problem-solving and self-discovery allows one to express themselves through the art form that is tennis all while building a family of other characters.

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