Lessons
Looking for expert instruction? The Varsity Tennis Center contracts with a select number of professionals for teaching lessons. Contact one of our approved instructors below to set up a lesson!
Approved instructors are not directly employed by the Varsity Tennis Center. Lesson fees vary by instructor and are paid directly to your instructor. Group lessons are limited to a maximum of five [5] people. Normal court fees and membership rules apply for all lessons.
Only our approved instructors are authorized to teach lessons. All other lessons are prohibited.
**COVID Disclosure: Lessons are limited to individual lessons for the time being.**
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Our Instructors
Fode Camara

Playing and/or Coaching Experience: PTR certified with 25 years of coaching experience

Playing/Coaching Highlight: Mali National Tennis Team Member Coaching Specialty: Works with students of all ages and level ranges, including USTA Adult and Junior Leagues

Lessons/Rates: Coaches both private and group lessons with private lessons at $60/hour and $30/half-hour

Phone: (734) 657-4569
Email: keitainmichigan@yahoo.com

Our Instructors
Daryl Fisher

Playing and/or Coaching Experience: USPTA Certified Elite Professional. Certified Mental Toughness Specialist through the Human Performance Institute. Formerly ranked as a player
in the top ten in singles in the USTA Midwest Men’s Open Division.

Playing/Coaching Highlight: Published over 20 tennis instruction articles. Mentioned in the book, Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody, and the book, Tennis and Philosophy.

Coaching Speciality: Daryl's coaching specialty is tailoring all instruction to individual goals and needs.

Lessons/Rates: Coaches private and semi-private lessons at $70/hour; inquire for groups

Phone: (734) 730-3094
Email: fisherd@umich.edu
Website: darylfisher.com

Our Instructors
Marek Michalička

Playing and/or Coaching Experience: Two years of college coaching at Oklahoma State University...five years of playing professionally on ATP Tour...four years of playing college tennis for the Badgers.

Playing/Coaching Highlight: Coached the OSU Cowboys to finish the season in top 20 in the country...coached two All-American players in singles and doubles. Ranked as high as No. 235 ATP in singles and No. 261 ATP in doubles...11 singles titles from professional tournaments Futures...US Open and Wimbledon qualification appearance...three NCAA singles appearances...national singles and doubles champion of Czech Republic.

Coaching Speciality: Individual approach with focus on the right technique, tennis strategy, and positive coaching.

Lessons/Rates: Can help players of all ages and levels to improve their tennis game. Group and/or clinic lessons available upon request. Non-prime time: Private: $100 person/hour Semi-private: $60 person/hour Prime time: Private: $130 person/hour Semi-private: $75 person/hour

Phone: (608) 616-2178
Email: michalicka13@gmail.com

Our Instructors
Vanda Shadigian

Playing and/or Coaching Experience: SPTA Certified Elite Professional and PTR Professional with over 15 years of teaching experience; USTA Early Development, Junior Team Tennis, and Adult League coach; Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Tennis Director and Lead Instructor.

Playing/Coaching Highlight: SPTA Coach of the Year 2020 (Michigan).

Coaching Speciality: Enjoys working with youth and adult players at all levels, including new and inexperienced players, helping them develop a strong foundation and passion for the game.

Lessons/Rates: Coaches both private and group lessons, with private lessons at $75/hour, semi-private and larger groups $80/hour and up.

Phone: (734) 260-3188
Email: vshadigian@hotmail.com

Our Instructors
Robert Smothers

Playing and/or Coaching Experience: Over 18 years of coaching experience including 17 seasons as a high school coach. Head Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis Coach, Dexter High School. PTR Performance Certified.

Playing/Coaching Highlight: 9 MHSAA State Finals appearances (1 individual championship 2005). 2003 MHSAA Regional Coach of the Year.

Coaching Speciality: I work with people of all ages and skill levels.

Lessons/Rates: Please contact me to inquire about rates and availability.

Phone: (313) 395-6050
Email: thirdcoasttennis@gmail.com

Our Instructors
Dominika Wozniak

Playing and/or Coaching Experience: Over 28 years of playing and coaching

Playing/Coaching Highlight: Played number 1 singles and doubles for the University of Oregon reaching a high singles ranking of #26 and a high doubles ranking of #12 in the nation

Coaching Speciality: Can take a player of any age to the next level to reach their personal goals. Can work on anything from strategy (singles or doubles) to technique to mental toughness to help a player reach their potential.

Phone: (541) 221-9652
Email: ddieskova@gmail.com

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