SCOTT MITCHELL Executive Director

SCOTT MITCHELL
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

MIKE ROSE, PTR
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

Michael Thompson Director of Junior Competitive Tennis

Michael Thompson
Director of Junior Competitive Tennis

MICHAEL THOMPSON, PTR
Director of Junior Development

  • Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Moved to Boston for tennis at age 16, then spent a year training in London
  • Played College Tennis for University of Alabama where he graduated in Finance and Economics
  • Played in 3 of the 4 Junior Grand Slams
  • Ranked #1 in South Africa as a Junior and #50 in the World

Arnel Hipolito Director of Junior Transition & Leader of Cardio Tennis

Arnel Hipolito
Director of Junior Transition & Leader of Cardio Tennis

Arnel Hipolito, uspta/ptr
Director of Junior Transition, Leader 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
  • Loves long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and birdwatching <3  

Bence Toth Tennis Professional

Bence Toth
Tennis Professional

BENCE TOTH
Tennis Professional

 


Talaya Schilb Director of Tournaments, Events & Summer Camps

Talaya Schilb
Director of Tournaments, Events & Summer Camps

TALAYA SCHILB, USPTA/PTR
Director of Tournaments, Events & Summer Camps

 

  • Born and raised in Midland, Michigan
  • Professional Tennis Management Graduate of Ferris State University
  • Loves teaching players of all ages and has been teaching since 1995
  • Has a beautiful family, husband Bryan, daughter Taylor and son Ian
  • Enjoys playing tennis, competitive softball and volleyball

Jason Walsh Director of Leagues

Jason Walsh
Director of Leagues

JASON WALSH, PTR
Director of Leagues

  • Played College Tennis in singles and doubles for Aquinas College
  • Ranked #10 in the Country, #38 in singles and #25 in doubles in NAIA
  • Graduated with Bachelor's of Science in Geography
  • Professional Tennis Instructor since 2005
  • Formerly worked for Petoskey, Glenn Arbor and Grand Rapids tennis facilities

Austin Woody Tennis Professional

Austin Woody
Tennis Professional

AUSTIN WOODY
Tennis Professional

  • 4-time Team State Champion at Dow High and 2-time Individual State Champion
  • Currently a Student Athlete at Northwood University, studying Business Management and Marketing
  • Played 2 Singles and 1 Doubles for Northwood University this past year
  • Winner of ITA Summer Circuit Doubles Tournament
  • Hobbies include going to concerts, working out, cooking and playing tennis

Terry Hicks Tennis Professional

Terry Hicks
Tennis Professional

TERRY HICKS, USPTA/PTR
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

WENDY FRANZ, USPTA
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

SALLY WASSERMAN, PTR
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

PETE BUIST, USPTA/PTR
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

Karen Skorup Director of Birthday Parties

Karen Skorup
Director of Birthday Parties

KAREN SKORUP, PTR
Director 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

 

KONNOR BRENNAN
Tennis Professional

  • SVSU Graduate of 2010
  • Greater Midland Tennis Center Pro since 2010
  • Pursuing Master's degree in Biology

Leader of Tournament Training Program

Leader of Tournament Training Program

Adam Ford, USPTA/PTR
Leader of Tournament Training Program

 

  • 9 years experience as a tennis coach
  • Four NCAA Division III Tournament wins as coach
  • Certified Human Performance Institute Mental Toughness Specialist
  • Leading the Junior Competitive Program under direction of Mike Thompson

Tennis Professional

Tennis Professional

Emily Spiech
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

Supporting Staff

Pesi Kennett
Director of Business Operations

PKennett@greatermidland.org

Allison Maloney
Director of Member Relations

AMaloney@greatermidland.org

Valerie Dvorak
Pro Shop Manager

VDvorak@greatermidland.org

Al Brandt
Maintenance Technician

ABrandt@greatermidland.org

Theresa Wasinski
Director of Communications
Director of Tennis Whizz

TWasinski@greatermidland.org