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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.  Feel free to consult our Head Pro Mark Happel.

Our days start with Adult Morning Drills which is combination of drills and play. Then we progress to lesson groups that are as follows.

The Pee Wee Tennis class is a great way for ages 5 and up with no or little tennis experience to get introduced to the game. Go from Shark Bites to Pee Wee Tennis and your kids are sure to have an afternoon nap.

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 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 Breitbach at [email protected].


Head Pro – Mark Happel

Hello – I’m Mark Happel.  I am currently the Head Varsity Girls and Boys 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 certified through the Professional Tennis Registry and I am looking forward to the upcoming season.

Assistant Pro – Jeff Behringer

Hello – I’m Jeff Behringer.  I have been a teacher at Verona Area High School for the past 14 years where I also used to coach the boy’s team.  Previously, I have worked at Seminole for many years as the Head Pro and I’m very excited to come back as an assistant to help grow the tennis program.  I have also previously taught tennis at Meadowbrook Country Club and the Indoor Club both in Racine, Wisconsin.  I look forward to a fun summer filled with plenty of tennis at Seminole.