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Tennis Lessons

Tennis lesson fees are charged in addition to your annual Seminole dues.

We encourage you to pick a class that is within reach of your child’s abilities, so he or she feels a sense of achievement when the session ends. Then it’s OK to advance to the next skill level.

The Beginner class covers the basic techniques for the forehand and backhand, volley and courtesy serve. Games are played with balls fed to the child.

The Advanced Beginner class emphasizes technique and placement.

The Intermediate class is for students who are able to sustain a rally for at least three hits in a row over the net. Drills and games include playing out points.

The Advanced Intermediate class covers mastering proper techniques for ground strokes, volleys, overheads and serves. Placements, direction, depth, spin and power is emphasized as well as mental preparation and strategy.

The Advanced Intensive Drill class is primarily geared for high school students and players wanting to play competitive tennis. Drills and match play will improve skills in pressure tennis, consistency and strategy.

The Late Night Extreme Tennis class makes you stretch your tennis skills to the extreme under the starry night and the lights. Advanced level.

The Men’s and Women’s Night Out is a drill night with play as well on a singles and doubles basis.

If you have any questions, please email Jeff Behringer at


Head Pro – Jeff Behringer

Hi – I’m Jeff Behringer. I’m currently a teacher and former tennis coach at Verona Area High School. Previously, I coached at Racine St. Catherine’s and taught tennis at Meadowbrook Country Club and the Indoor Club in Racine, Wisconsin.

I have worked at Seminole for several years and am very much looking forward to the upcoming season. Please don’t hesitate to contact me about anything.

Head Pro – Mark Happel

 Hello – I’m Mark Happel.  I am currently the Head Girls tennis coach at Verona Area High School and a physical education teacher in the VASD.  I was honored a few years ago as the Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Association Coach of the Year.  Previously, I taught tennis at the Valley View Fitness & Racquet Club in La Crosse, WI.  I played collegiately at UW La Crosse where I was a national qualifier in singles and doubles.  I am looking forward to the upcoming season.

Assistant Head Pro – Matt Blessing

 Hi – I am Matt Blessing. I just finished my freshman year of college at UW Lacrosse and will be transferring to UW Madison in the fall. I played tennis at Verona Area High School where I played doubles all four years and have worked at Seminole the past three summers. I am looking forward a great summer of teaching.