SCOTT MITCHELL  Executive Director

Executive Director

Scott Mitchell, uspta/ptr 
Executive Director

  • Born in Texas, raised in the Midwest
  • Certified at the highest level for USPTA (Elite) and PTR as National Tester/Clinician
  • Master of Tennis - PTR Junior Development
  • National Champion College Assistant Coach - Georgia Perimeter College
  • USTA Zonal Coach
  • Former Tournament Director of St. Joseph's/Candler Savannah Challenger - Men's Pro Circuit event
  • Coached more than 50 League Champion Teams
  • Coach Youth Tennis - Faculty member
  • Held Positions at USPTA President and Regional Vice President
  • Former #1 Mixed Doubles Player in U.S. with wife, Ashley
  • Three children Brady, Brooklyn and Cason

  Mike Rose  Director of Adult Tennis

Mike Rose
Director of Adult Tennis

Director of Adult Tennis

  • Began Teaching in 2002
  • Two-time All American at Aquinas College and NAIA Senior Player of the Year
  • Former Coach for East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Northern and Davenport University
  • Former Head Pro at MVP Sportsplex
  • Continues to grow Adult Tennis with new programs and ways to engage members


Grant hill, PTR
Tennis Professional

  Arnel Hipolito  Coordinator of Cardio Tennis

Arnel Hipolito
Coordinator of Cardio Tennis

Arnel Hipolito, uspta/ptr
Coordinator of Cardio Tennis  

  • Born and raised in Washington
  • Former Tennis Pro for The Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center
  • Ranked Top 20 in the Pacific Northwest Open Division
  • Loves to be active, hike, travel, watch sports and play music

  Karen Skorup  Director of Birthday Parties

Karen Skorup
Director of Birthday Parties

Coordinator of Birthday Parties

  • New Jersey Native
  • Grove City College Graduate with degrees in Elementary and Childhood Education
  • Resides in Midland with husband and two young children
  • Love when all the pieces of a player's serve click
  • Strives to make Tennis Birthday Parties a lifelong memory

 Tennis Professional

Tennis Professional

Emily Spiech, ptr
Tennis Professional

  • Kalamazoo, MI native
  • Graduate of Davenport University, where she played one through five singles and one through three doubles
  • Two national titles, one singles and one doubles back to back championship and has played in ITA Championships

 Terry Hicks Tennis Professional

Terry Hicks
Tennis Professional

Tennis Professional

  • Certified by both USPTA and PTR
  • Made live ball hitting instruction popular with members looking for steady improvement
  • Actively helping to host Racquet Demo Days
  • Available for Adult Lessons and Groups

  Wendy Franz  Tennis Professional

Wendy Franz
Tennis Professional

Tennis Professional

  • Lifetime Michigander, born in Detroit and raised in the Upper Peninsula
  • Graduated from Ferris State University with Bachelor's in Marketing/Professional Tennis Management
  • Greater Midland Tennis Center employee since 2002
  • Former Director of Tournaments and Membership for Greater Midland Tennis Center
  • Enjoys introducing beginner adults to the game of Tennis

  Sally Wasserman  Assistant Director of TennisWhizz

Sally Wasserman
Assistant Director of TennisWhizz

Tennis Professional

  • Grew up in a big tennis family
  • Has lived in Midland longer than anywhere else
  • Northern Michigan University Graduate
  • Greater Midland Tennis Center since 2001
  • Professional Tennis Instructor since 2011

  Jane Heiss  Tennis Professional

Jane Heiss
Tennis Professional

Jane Heiss, ptr
Tennis Professional

  • Michigan Native
  • NCAA Division 1 Tennis Coach (Big East) Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Wightman Cup Coach - Midland
  • Coach at Arthur Ashe Kids Day - US Open

  Susie Staloch  Tennis Professional

Susie Staloch
Tennis Professional

Susie Staloch, USPTA
Tennis Professional

  • Greater Midland Tennis Center employee since 1985
  • Developed the Greater Midland Tennis Center Elementary and Preschool Programs
  • Created Summer Camps, Birthday Parties and the Membership Director Position for the Greater Midland Tennis Center
  • Oversees the Ball Runner Program for the Dow Corning Tennis Classic
  • Received the Unsung Hero Award in 1996 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006

  Pete Buist  Tennis Professional

Pete Buist
Tennis Professional

Tennis Professional

  • From Big Rapids, Michigan
  • B.S. Plastics Engineering Technology Graduate of Ferris State University
  • Tennis Professional since 2010
  • Received Certification in 2011 and 2013
  • Married to wife Jill with three sons Noah, Eli and Jeremiah

Supporting Staff

Talaya Schilb
Director of Tournaments
and Events

Valerie Dvorak
Pro Shop Manager

Al Brandt
Maintenance Technician