bullet

Home

bullet

About the Bubble

bullet

Membership

bullet

Adult Programs

bullet

Junior Programs

bullet

Court Rental

bullet

About Special Events

bullet

Lessons and Pros

bullet

Fees Summary

bullet

Calendar of Events

bullet

Area Tennis Clubs

bullet

Contact Us

   

 

Mike Reynolds

Head Pro
 

 

  Availability:   Daytime, Sundays through Fridays
 
Specializes  in: Pre-Teens, Teens, Adults, all ages, all levels
  Teaching  experience:  
22 years
 
     

                                                          


Mike has taught and coached  nearly one hundred young people who have received college scholarships at the NJCAA (junior college), NAIA (small college), and NCAA Division I, II, and III levels.  Outstanding students include:

C. J. Weber who was named 2003-04 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and is now assistant tennis coach at University of Miami. 

 

Aaron Phillips who reached the Elite Eight in 2001-02 and 2002-03, and the Final Four at the 2003-04 Illinois State High School Championships.  He went on to play as a top player for the Indiana State University Sycamores and the   Ball State Cardinals. 

 

Cy Cystila reached the Elite Eight round of the Illinois State High School Championships in 1996 and is now head pro at the Peoria Racquet Club. 

Mike's personal competition successes include winning regional tournaments in St. Louis and Indianapolis as a youngster.  While majoring in secondary education at Lakeland Junior College and Eastern Illinois University, Mike played #1 singles and #1 doubles reaching the semifinals in doubles and the quarterfinals in singles at the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) championships.

As a six-year-old in Effingham watching his older brother take tennis lessons, Mike broke out the tears and a few "emotional outbursts" (ie. tantrums) until Mom gave him lessons at the local courts.  When his skills began to develop his father took over the training also finding some older kids to play matches and practice with Mike.  At age eight Mike began to play in tournaments.  The entire family continued to play together and the brothers began to play and watch each other play in area tournaments as they went through high school and college. 

Named as the 1989 USTA Midwest Family of the Year, the Reynolds family continues to be devoted to this game and the character it builds.  Mike's inspiration for tennis, older brother Yale , played #1 singles and doubles  in college.  Yale now coaches a small high school girls tennis team in Effingham winning the 2008 small schools championships.  With 158 straight dual match wins in the coaching gig, Yale also runs a private one-court indoor tennis teaching facility in Effingham.

In addition to the Family of the Year award, Mike's mother, Diane, has won numerous awards for her service to tennis.  In fact, if you  receive the USTA Midwest Tennis News magazine you'll notice the Junior Tennis section in the Winter 2008 issue features Mrs. Reynolds and her introduction of the USTA QuickStart program to young learners in the Effingham area. Mike's father Joe played high school tennis (1952-56) for Vandalia, Illinois High School and played in adult and senior tournaments until 2000.  He now coaches the St. Anthony's boys tennis team.  For this family, tennis is  truly a passion.

Copyright 2013,
all rights reserved
Mod: 08/15/2013

Wabash Valley Tennis Club, PO Box 6044, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802  812.238.9888