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Our academy brings together 100 plus kids daily for all levels of tennis in Grand Rapids.

Our goal is to create a fun and learning environment for players to improve while enjoying tennis at the same time


Our qualified coaches are always on hand to inspire, encourage and share their passion for the beautiful game.

EGR Varsity Assistant CoachMark Henderson

A current 4.5 USTA player in our area and 2017 #1 West Michigan Men’s Open Singles Ranking. Holds several teaching certifications.

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EGR Varsity Head CoachMorry Mikesell

USPTA certified and Grand Rapids Tennis Academy Director 


Grand Rapids Christian Boys Head CoachTim Morey

Grand Rapids Christian High School Boys Varisity Coach and Assistant Coach @ Calvin University Men’s and Women’s Tennis. 

Tim has a passion for coaching players of all ages and ability levels. He specializes in small group drills focusing on situational strategies, tactics, and fundamentals. 


FHC Varsity Head CoachDan Bolhouse

I’ve coached Fhc for 7 yrs. 

I’ve won 2 state championships in my time.  

Multiple conf and regional championships.

Coached over 20 players who were all state.

I coach the Mary free bed wheelchair tennis team.


FHN Varsity Head CoachDave Sukup


Tennis Professional Tony Tran

Been coaching in Grand Rapids for last 14 years.

Volunteer coach at Davenport University.


Chris Nelson

Chris has been a local tennis player who played junior level USTA tournaments, high school varsity tennis at East Kentwood High School and college tennis at Grand Rapids Community College and Aquinas College.
He has coached tennis at a few different local high schools and had previously taught lessons for almost 20 years at MVP Sportsplex and Ramblewood Tennis And Health Club.
He has maintained an Elite Level Tennis Instructor Certification from the United States Professional Tennis Association for about 15 years.


Gunnar Perry

Gunnar is an Oakland County native who attended Brother Rice High School before moving to Grand Rapids in 2013 to study and play at Aquinas College. He competed at a high level in high school, winning the Division 1 State Championship at 2 singles as a junior. While at Aquinas he was a four-year starter on a team that qualified for the NAIA National Tournament twice, including years ranked #10, #13 and #17 in the nation. After graduating in 2018, he served as an assistant coach for the Saints and in 2022 earned the head coach position for both the men’s and women’s programs. He also serves as the head coach for boys varsity tennis at Grand Rapids Christian.


Aidan Burkley

7 years of tennis experience.

3-year varsity player at forest hills eastern.

Finished high school playing 3 singles. Currently on the club tennis team at MSU.


The Club provides children the opportunity to learn and develop tennis skills.

Some of the areas most experienced and successful high school coaches came together to create the biggest tennis academy in Grand Rapids.  While competing against each other during the season, the head coaches from 5 of the top high school tennis program in Grand Rapids join forces during the summer!

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