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Marcin Kozerski
Marcin has been working for Tam since 1998. He has 14 years of teaching experience and some satellite circuit experience.

Marcin earned his Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and his Masters in Sports Science with an emphasis in Tennis Instruction. Both degrees were earned at The Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland.  He teaches all levels of tennis.

 

Mindy Horne
Mindy has been teaching tennis for more than 20 years and has been at Tam since 2003. She grew up in Morton Grove and went to Maine East High School. Mindy was a 2-time Illinois State tennis champion in singles and went on to graduate from the University of Kansas with a degree in Math and Psychology. As a tennis player she was selected as an All-American and obtained a world ranking playing professional tennis. To her credit she has played against Lisa Raymond and Jennifer Capriati and is USPTA certified – P 1 status.

Matt Smucker
Matt is the former Tennis Service Representative for the Chicago District, representing the USTA/Midwest Section.  He specialized in tennis development for kid's ages 4-10 years of age.  Matt has been teaching tennis for more than 10 years and has taught at Tam since 2002.  He is a former Michigan High School Doubles and Singles Finalist and played collegiate tennis at Denison University with the team finishing #9 in the nation in 1994.

  

Toni Todoric
Toni started playing tennis at the age of 9. He trained overseas in Belgrade, Serbia from the age of 14 to 16. He then trained in Longwood Tennis Academy in Sarasota, Florida from the age of 16 to 18. Toni has playing experience in ITF junior tournaments, Satellites- Futures, and USTA tournaments in Europe and North America. Also played Division 1 tennis on an athletic scholarship. Has taught in country clubs in Nantucket Island and the Chicagoland area. He has been at Tam since the fall of 2007.

 

 

Paul Mercury
Paul has been teaching tennis full time since his arrival in the Chicago land area in the summer of 1999.  He is a native of Winnipeg, Canada, and was previously ranked as the #2 Junior in the Province of Manitoba.  With many years of playing competitive tennis, Paul also played college tennis at University of Minnesota, Duluth.  He holds a degree in Sports Administration from Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Paul was the Tennis Director at Lakeshore Athletic Club in Chicago from 2001-2011.  He is USPTA Certified and enjoys teaching all levels of play. 

  Cathy Grace
Cathy grew up in and remains a resident of Chicago.  She has played tennis since the age of 12 right here at Tam.  She played Varsity No 2 singles and No 1 doubles her Sophomore, Junior and Senior year at Regina Dominican High School, finishing top 8 at the IHSA State Championship.  Cathy has participated in Positive Coaching Alliance seminars, which emphasizes a healthy balance of competitiveness and fun for athletes.  PTR Certified, Cathy is now teaching back at her home club where her love for tennis originated.
 

 

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