(Impact Activities President) Matt is a lifelong tennis player and enthusiast. His passion for tennis has remained strong since spending 7 years as a junior player at the prestigious Bollettieri Tennis Academy. He was a regular practice partner to Venus and Serena Williams, Monica Seles, Michael Chang, Tommy Haas and other professionals. Matt achieved All American status at the University of Washington; along with a degree in Marketing and Advertising. As a touring professional, he travelled to more than 40 countries and became a top 400 ATP singles player. As a USPTA Elite credentialed professional, he has coached, supervised and managed programs (youth and adult) in some of the country’s finest private and public venues. Matt is excited to help build a thriving tennis center that the community will be proud of. Matt oversees the tennis management at The Courts McKinney as a Director.
(General Manager) Dawn joined The Courts of McKinney as Facility Manager in December 2016. Born and raised in Southern California, she spent the majority of her career there in the hospitality and customer service fields. She brings to The Courts a vast knowledge of Marketing from her prior jobs at both Club Corp and Century Golf Partners. She is very active in the community and is an avid tennis player. She resides in McKinney with her husband and mixed doubles partner, Layne Fletcher, along with daughter Nicole and sons Devin and Brandon.
(Director of U10 Program) Nurudeen began working at The Courts in July 2018. He was born and raised in Nigeria and was ranked as high as #1 in Men's Doubles and #5 in Men's Singles. He has represented Nigeria at the World University Games in Italy, Spain and China and has played in several National Leagues in Europe. Nurudeen was also the Davis Cup Coach for Nigeria in 2002/2003. In 2010-2012 he was the Tennis Coach at The University of East London. From there he was the Director of Junior Tennis at Genesis Health Club in Kansas from 2012-2015. Nurudeen is USPTR and ITF qualified and has esperience in teaching both adults and juniors. He resides in Wylie with his wife and three children.
(Director of High Performance) Former Head of Junior Player Development at High Point Tennis Center and former Head Pro of Atkins Tennis Center at the University of Illinois. Mark has developed and coached Collegiate, National and International Champions. He has had juniors go on to top colleges throughout the U.S. In addition, he has worked as a traveling coach for both junior and professional players. He is also a Hall of Fame collegiate tennis player. Mark’s area of expertise is in player development.
(Tennis Professional) Craig Weymer started working for The Courts in 2013. Craig has worked as Tennis Director of a public tennis facility in Cape Coral. FL for several years before moving to Texas and working for Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. He has coached at several facilities around the country and also worked in Corporate America for State Farm Insurance. Craig was a former Super champ junior player and #1 for Plano Sr. High. He brings great energy and attention to detail that makes any adult player feel excited about improving.
James Van Hooker
(Tennis Professional) James is a USPTA Professional and outstanding player. He moved from coaching at a club in Wantage N.J. to join us here in McKinney in October of 2017. He currently works with junior programs and adults. He is passionate about helping anyone willing to learn our great game.
(Tennis Professional) Ondrej started working at The Courts in July 2019. He was born and raised in Czech Republic. As a junior, he was ranked top 10 in his age every single year. He began his collegiate tennis career at Seward County CC and later transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree with a major in Kinesiology/Coaching. During his college career, Ondrej won the ITA National Championships in doubles and was named an ITA All-American twice. Ondrej has 7 years of coaching experience and holds a coaching certificate in his country and is a PTR Professional for ages 11-17. Tennis is everything to him and he aims to bring his passion for the game to everyone who crosses his path.
(Tennis Professional) Born in Tennessee, Matthew moved to Dallas in 2009 and grew up competing in the Texas section as a Super Champ and nationally ranked player. After juniors he has continued to pursue a playing career on the ITF World Tour professional circuit and currently holds a place on the USTA Men's national top 500 list as well as being ranked inside the top 5 in the Men's Open Texas section. He has trained and competed with players on the ATP tour, nationally and internationally ranked juniors, and D1, 2, and 3 collegiate players. In addition, he is a PTR certified coach and has developed juniors from beginner to super champ level. Matthew takes pride in holding his students to a world class standard of discipline and seeks to go beyond the tennis court to have a positive effect on every student's future.
(Tennis Professional) Amanda started tennis lessons at the age of 3 and fell in love with the sport. She started playing competitively when she was 9 years old, competed as a Super Champ after moving to Texas in 2009 and also has experience playing on the ITF world tour. Amanda has always been very focused on her tennis & has a world class mindset towards all the aspects of tennis training. She is a PTR certified professional with 6 years of coaching experience and has worked with players of all levels and ages. Amanda enjoys teaching kids how to play the game and helping them achieve their tennis goals.
(Tennis Professional) Malissa is passionate about playing and coaching tennis. As a player, she competed throughout her junior career in the Texas section and continues to compete in adult sectionals as well as on ITF tour.Growing up on the tennis court by her father/coach’s side, Malissa has gained a lot of insight in how to develop players in many areas from techniques to tactics to movement. In addition she is a PTR certified coach and has been working with young players for 4 years.Malissa is looking forward to this new journey at the COM.
(Tennis Professional) Alessio is a USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor who grew up and recently moved from Naples, Italy. Alessio has played competitive tennis for 16 years in Italy where he won national and state youth championships. During his 5 years of tennis coaching career, Alessio worked at the prestigious Napoli Tennis Club and managed the tennis program at Forte Village, a highly rated resort on the Amalfi Coast. During this time, he developed and supervised training programs for players of all ages from young children to adults. Alessio has provided private tennis lessons in 3 different countries (Italy, Belgium, USA) and 6 cities (Naples, Brussels, New York, Charleston, St. Louis, Dallas). Alessio is excited to get to know and be part of the Courts of Mckinney tennis family.
(Tennis Professional) Chris Hoover joins our team as our newest addition to The Courts of McKinney. Chris began his teaching career at Oakmont Country Club in Pa from 1983 to 1985. After that, Chris coached D1 college tennis the fall of 1994 after leading a USTA 2.5 women’s team to a National Championship. The next 25 years he spent at Creighton and Illinois State University winning 11 Missouri Valley Conference Championships, 5x MVC Coach of the Year awards and USPTA Regional College Coach of the Year in 2001. Chris moved to Addison in 2015 and was most recently coaching at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club before coming to The Courts of McKinney. He resides in Addison with his wife of 35 years and has 2 children, Addison 34 and Kelsey 30.
(Tennis Professional) PTR Certified Born and raised in Nigeria. Highest ATP World Singles Ranking (928 Aug 2007) Highest ATP World Doubles Ranking (724 Nov 2008) Winner Bronze medal singles at the All African Games 2011, Mozambique Winner Silver medal men’s doubles at The All African Games 2011, Mozambique Played Davis Cup Team Nigeria 2007-2011 Number 1 National Ranking Singles Nigeria 2009-2011 Number 1 National Ranking Doubles Nigeria 2012-2015 Winner Nigeria Masters 2006 and 2007
(Pickleball Professional) I have had a passion for many sports throughout my life. Tennis was my focus, spending my early years playing USTA tournaments in California and continued playing competitively through college and beyond. Once I started teaching elementary school and having a family, I put down my racquet for a while and began coaching youth soccer and whatever sports my children were involved in. Seven years ago, my husband’s job brought us to McKinney, Texas. I continued teaching school and was fully involved with our boys’ baseball and hockey schedules. Three and half years ago, I decided to go check out this thing called Pickleball. Within minutes of playing, I was hooked. I went and earned my PPR Instructor Certification. Teaching pickleball has combined my two passions of teaching and playing pickleball. I have been doing lessons for 9 months now. I recently retired from teaching after 36 years and I am now fully dedicated to sharing the fastest growing social, fun sport, Pickleball, with as many people as I can.
Meet Our Team
3253 Alma Rd, McKinney, TX 75070
Private lesson rates range from $75 - $120 per person/per hour and each additional person on the court is an additional $10 per person/per hour.