LFC RACQUETS PROGRAM
Founded in 1958, the Lake Forest Club, in its 57 years of existence, established itself as one of the North Shore’s preeminent swim, racquet and social clubs. The LFC states its founding mission: "....to offer its members, great recreational activities and it does so first as a sporting club.” The Lake Forest Club is please to present our professional Racquets staff:
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• Director of Racquet Sports: Adam Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) certified USPTA/PPTA Professional. Adam has been with the Lake Forest Club for 8 years. Currently ranked #21 in the nation for Platform Tennis. Adam and his wife Alison won the APTA National Husband/Wife tournament in 2016 & 2017.
• Racquets Associate: Jason Bates
Jason graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Professional Tennis Management and Business Marketing. While in school, he did internships at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook and Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. After graduation he took a job at the Hawthorn Woods Country Club as the Head Racquets Professional for 5 years. While at Hawthorn Woods, he learned to play and teach platform tennis and grew a strong passion for the sport. Jason is currently seasonally employed as the Director of Tennis at the Inverness Golf Club for the last 6 years. In the winter months he has continued to play platform tennis on a travel team in South Barrington.
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Andy has been involved with racquets his entire life, first learning the game of tennis from world renowned coach, Nick Bollettieri. He played collegiate tennis at the Florida Institute of Technology and two years on the European Tennis tour. He has 15 years of paddle experience, both playing and coaching for Midtown and Tennaqua. He is certified by the USPA and brings invaluable experience and passion to the Lake Forest Club Paddle Program.
Drake has been involved in tennis since playing competitively as a junior, and continues to compete in USTA and CITA league tournaments. Before joining the Lake Forest Club, Drake instructed and played Paddle Tennis for the Midtown Athletic Club. Drake is excited to get more involved with the sport of Paddle, and his remarkable racquets skills will undoubtedly help LFC members improve their game.
Teddy began playing Tennis at the age of five and is a certified Tennis Professional by the French Tennis Federation. Before coming to the U.S., he was the head tennis pro for his own tennis facility outside of Paris. He first developed his passion for Paddle five years ago, and currently competes on the national level as a Series 1 Paddle player. He is eager to share his experience of coaching and passion for paddle tennis with the members of the Lake Forest Club.
Alice is a Certified Tennis Professional from the French Federation, and played Division 1 collegiate tennis at Stephen F. Austin University and Northern Arizona University. She began instructing at the Lake Forest Club this spring and has developed a real rapport with the members. She is newer to the sport of paddle tennis, but her experience coaching tennis and her familiarity with the membership will be a major asset to the program.