HCCTA Instructors

Our tennis lessons are taught by tennis professionals. For more information about tennis lessons, contact Maggie at hcctatennis@gmail.com or (317) 501-9145.

Maggie Petersen
HCCTA Executive Director
USPTA Certified

 

Teaching Experience

Teaching since 1997, Maggie was the head tennis pro at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club throughout high school and college. She continued teaching part-time after college and law school, and became the HCCTA Tennis Director in 2012 and the HCCTA Executive Director in 2016. Maggie is USPTA certified, the Fall Creek Junior High Head Tennis Coach, and a part-time pro at Carmel Racquet Club. She teaches all ages and abilities. Maggie played competitive tennis from age 8 to 18 with injuries preventing her from playing all through college. She still loves to play and competes regularly in USTA leagues and plays for fun with friends and family. In her free time you will find her on the tennis court or with her family.

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Education

– Hamilton Southeastern High School, 1999

– Indiana University – Kelley School of Business, 2003

– Stetson University College of Law, 2008

Maggie:“I love teaching tennis, because it provides kids with a sport and life lessons that last a life time.”

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Shelly Wild
HCCTA Carmel Site Director
USPTA Certified

Teaching Experience

Shelly has been involved in tennis since her youth competing in the Chicago area. First coming to Indiana to play tennis at Purdue University, where she was a scholarship recipient. Shelly has a diverse tennis background in not only instruction and coaching but also in sales and management. She has taught and been a part of the management at several local Indianapolis clubs/programs. Shelly has worked with many top junior players both in the Midwest section and nationally (National Open finalists and winners, a National Doubles Champion, Midwest Closed Champions, and several players who went on to be highly recognized by their universities in both athletics and academics) including her own children who were state champions in both Indiana and Texas. She has traveled with these players to sectional, national, and pro satellite events.

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She has coached the CITA G18s Cup Team and been a Midwest section Zonals coach. In addition, she currently is an assistant high school coach. Shelly enjoys teaching both adults and juniors of all levels. She was credited by the USPTA with a P1 certification in 1989 and is an Elite professional. She is also a certified USTA umpire. Tennis is a family affair in Shelly’s household. She has three daughters who all have played college tennis (her oldest daughter is the graduate assistant coach at University of Toledo) and her husband Andy works for Babolat as a territory sales manager.

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Jackie Russo
PTR Certified
Instructor

Jackie has played tennis most of her life including high school (1981-1985) and Div III college in the from (1985-1989)

PTR certified since 2009
Adult Development
10 & Under

Former Junior instructor Petersburg Racquet Club in Martinez, GA 2009 -2010

Volunteer Coaching
2009 Greenbrier Middle School, Evans, GA
2011 American School of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

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Avid adult league player since 2005

Jackie currently teaches all ages (but mainly kids ages 3-15) at Indianapolis Racquet Club and coaches the Fall Creek Junior High Tennis Team with Maggie Petersen.

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Grace Rich
Instructor

Education

-Hamilton Southeastern Class of 2019

Tennis Experience

Started playing tennis at age eight. Grace plays #1 varsity doubles at Hamilton Southeastern High School.

Teaching Experience

Fifth year teaching for HCCTA

Grace: “I love teaching the kids, because I enjoy watching their talent develop. My favorite part is seeing the smile on their face when they know they have improved greatly.”

Kathleen Brinegar
Instructor

Education

– Noblesville High School Class of 2010
– Hanover College Class of 2014

Tennis Experience

Kathleen played three years varsity tennis at Noblesville High School. She also played four years of women’s team tennis at Hanover College (team captain).

Teaching Experience

– Noblesville High School Tennis Clinics (2008-2014)
– HCCTA Instructor (2011-2018)

Kathleen: “I love teaching tennis, because teaching the kids reminds me of why I play.”

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