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STEVE COOK, USPTA
Tennis Center Executive Director

  • Born and raised in Midland, Michigan

  • Former Executive Director of the Kroc Center in Greenville, South Carolina

  • Joined the US Professional Tennis Association in 1980

  • Holds a marketing degree from The University of West Florida where he played collegiate tennis

  • Served as head coach of a NCAA collegiate team

  • Served as a teaching professional at tennis clubs across Florida and North Carolina


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MIKE ANDREWS, USPTA/PTR
Director of Tennis

  • 25+ years of management and junior development experience

  • USPTA Midwest Professional of the year - 2011

  • USTA/USPTA National Community Service Awards

  • USTA Cap Leighton award winner 2010

  • USTA Midwest Junior Davis Cup coach - 8 years

  • USTA Midwest Baird Cup Coach - 8 years

  • USTA Indiana Professional of the year

  • Director of Tennis - Green Bay, WI

  • USTA 10U National Faculty Trainer

  • USTA Midwest Section Junior Pathway Chairperson


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IEUAN LISTER
Tennis Professional

  • From London England

  • Played in the circuit and ITF Tournaments

  • Trained in Spain

  • Studied at Lake state University where he played collegiate tennis and track and field.

  • Earned degrees in Athletic Training, Kinesiology & Health and Fitness


Tennis Professional

Tennis Professional

EMILY KISSANE, 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


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JANE HEISS, PTR
Tennis Professional

  • NCAA Division 1 Tennis Coach (Big East) Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Wightman Cup Coach - Midland

  • Coach at Arthur Ashe Kids Day - US Open


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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


Arnel Hipolito Coordinator of Cardio Tennis

Arnel Hipolito
Coordinator of Cardio Tennis

 

ARNEL HIPOLITO, USPTA/PTR
Coordinator of Cardio Tennis & Certified Pickleball Instructor  

  • 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


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JORDAN ANDREWS
Tennis Professional / Tournament & League Coordinator

  • Has been playing tennis since he was 3 years old

  • Played varsity tennis throughout high school and played in the Senior All Stars in Indiana

  • Played a year of collegiate tennis until he started pursuing tennis instruction

  • Has lived in Indiana, Wisconsin and the U.P. of Michigan

 


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JOHN TEMPLEMAN
Tennis Professional

  • Former co-captain and played Singles and Doubles for Bryant University, a Division 1 college in Rhode Island

  • Won 5 Northeast Conference Championships in five years and competed in the NCAA Tournament 4 years in row

  • Competed in ITF Juniors and Futures events prior to college, and played varsity tennis for Dow High School

  • Part of a State Champ team all 4 years and trained in Spain

  • Left-handed and enjoys golf when weather allows


Susie Staloch Tennis Professional

Susie Staloch
Tennis Professional

SUSIE STALOCH, USPTA
Tennis Professional

  • 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 Tennis Classic

  • Received the Unsung Hero Award in 1996 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006


Sally Wasserman Assistant Director of TennisWhizz

Sally Wasserman
Assistant Director of TennisWhizz

SALLY WASSERMAN, PTR
Tennis Professional

  • Northern Michigan University Graduate

  • Greater Midland Tennis Center since 2001

  • Professional Tennis Instructor since 2011


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SAM GANNON
Tennis Instructor / Assistant Director of Summer Camps

  • Graduate of Northwood University with a degree in Entertainment and Sport Promotion Management

  • Has been an athlete his whole life, and enjoys playing hockey, lacrosse and tennis

  • Loves teaching and being a positive influence in the youth programs

  • Has a pug named Bubbles.


Karen Skorup Director of Birthday Parties

Karen Skorup
Director of Birthday Parties

KAREN SKORUP, PTR
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

  • Strives to make Tennis Birthday Parties a lifelong memory


Supporting Staff

Talaya Schilb
Director of Programs & Events

TSchilb@greatermidland.org

Ben Doornbus
Director of Business Operations

BDoornbus@greatermidland.org

Kelly Belcher
Director of Member Relations

KBelcher@greatermidland.org

Valerie Dvorak
Pro Shop Manager

VDvorak@greatermidland.org

Al Brandt
Maintenance Technician

ABrandt@greatermidland.org

Cassie Nealis
Marketing & Design Specialist

CNealis@greatermidland.org