Your Game, Your Way! At Lakes Area Tennis, we believe in a player centered approach to coaching that allows us to tailor our programming more to each individual's needs. We encourage transparency in our teaching which means we are big on not only parent involvement/communication, but also making sure our players know exactly what we are teaching, when and why.
Our MISSION is to unite and elevate tennis communities in the central lakes area to establish a new hot bed for tennis in the region. We strongly believe that inclusion is the best way to meet the goals of the community and we actively work with and promote ALL tennis organizations in the area like local school programs and the Alexandria Area Tennis Association. Lakes Area Tennis also believes in having a strong connection with regional and national groups like the USTA and PTR.
Owner/PTR Master Of Tennis
Brad has been teaching tennis for over 20 years with experience coaching high school tennis, traveling performance players and coordinating programs for private clubs and businesses. He currently is one of only 33 teaching professionals worldwide to hold a "Master Of Tennis" certification through the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) specializing in Junior Development. To see a list of MOT graduates click HERE or for more information about the PTR click HERE. Brad moved to the Alexandria area in the fall of 2018 to be closer to family and is very excited to start adding to and growing the tennis community here. Along with building up Lakes Area Tennis, he is also coaching the Discovery Middle School boys program.
Nick Jansen is currently an assistant coach for both the boys and girls tennis teams at Alexandria Area High School. This is his second year helping out the Cardinal tennis teams. Prior to coaching at Alexandria, Nick played high school tennis at Foley High School. Tennis has been a part of Nick's life from a young age and he enjoys passing on his love of the sport to young athletes in the Alexandria Area Community. He also teaches ninth grade social studies at Alexandria Area High School.