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Tennis Instructor

Mel A.

Highland Park, IL (2 locations)

  • Years Teaching: 39
  • Years Playing: 50
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $108/hr
Schedule Lessons

About Me

Hi my name is Mel. I have thirty three years of competitive tennis experience combined with experience as a Teaching Pro. I have played professional tennis as a world ranked player, and was a member of the Philippine Davis Cup Team. I also played Club Tennis in Freising, Germany, and is am a third generation National Champion of the Philippines. My competitive tennis experience includes: 2006 & 2009: Father-Daughter National Indoor Champion with Daughter Marcela, 2004 Illinois State Men's Doubles Runner-Up with John Karzen, 1989-1991: Club Tennis Team Member Fresing, Germany (#1 Player), February 1989: Philippine Davis Cup Member, 1987-1989, 1979-1985 USTA Satellite Circuit & Summer Grand Prix ATP ranking: # 398(July1985), Played in the US Open Qualifying rds, 1981, 1983, & 1985, Played the US Clay Courts in 1981 Main Draw, 1975-1983: #1 Men"s Singles Player for the state of Indiana, 1974-1978: Qualified for Philipppine Davis Cup Team (#2 Player), Played for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2- time Missouri Valley Conference Champion

Teaching Style

I always start with the basic technique. Once a student develops some consistency, we go on to the next level. Just like everything else, it is a progression. I always try to establish a solid foundation first.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Glenview Tennis Club
  • 1800 Wagner Rd
  • Glenview, IL
  • Northwestern University
  • 2311 N.Campus Dr
  • Evanston, IL 60201