(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. Dawn's goal is to create a great member and guest experience at The Courts of McKinney. She is very aligned with the goals and the future direction of The Courts and is very active in the community. She resides in McKinney with her husband Layne Fletcher.
(Assistant General Manager and 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.
(Impact Pickleball Director) My name is Melissa Stuart. 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.
(Co-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.
(Co-Director of U10 Program)
(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.
Paul du Toit
(Adult Tennis Director)
(Red Ball Lead)
(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) 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) 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
Ubale Abdullahi Mohammed
(Tennis Professional) Professional Tennis Coach with over 25 years of teaching experience. Junior National Team Coach and Davis Cup Captain for Nigeria. Has produced champions at local and international competitions. Coach Ubale will take to the next level of your game. Expectations is Ubale's goal!
Garrett Christopher Blair
Peter Axel Blair
(Tennis Professional) Over 30 + years of tennis background in the tennis industry. Experience in: Coaching Juniors beginners to ITF Junior Circuits Worldwide (High Performance.) Coaching adults (Clinics and Leagues.) Tennis and fitness evaluations at college and pro-level. Member of USTA, PTR , COSAT (South American Tennis Conference,) and FCT (Federacion Colombiana de tennis.) Advisor to FCT (Colombian Tennis Federation.) Advisor to COSAT (South American Tennis Conference.) Traveling coach (7 years) to ITF and WTA/ATP events worldwide. Tennis and Fitness Academy director and CEO (SGI - Tampa, Florida.) Board of Director Cartagena County Club, Cartagena , Colombia. Director of USTA Junior Tournament in Tampa, Florida Director and host of USTA Professional Tennis Tournaments in Tampa, Florida
(Tennis Professional) Meena started playing tennis at age 6 and fell in love with the sport. She is PTR certified and excited to teach players of all ages learn, develop and love the game of tennis. She enjoys working with young kids and beginner adults getting into the sport. She also plays in competitive tennis leagues across DFW metroplex.
(Pickleball Professional) Don is PPR & IPTPA certified professional and has been playing competitive pickleball in DFW for the last 2 years. Has a huge passion for helping people improve at the game and can't wait to meet you on the pickleball court!
(Pickleball Pro) PPR Certified As a former tennis player, Michelle has playing pickleball recreationally and competitively since 2017. She has been teaching and sharing her passion for pickleball since becoming PPR certified in 2021. She is excited to join the dynamo PB team at Courts of McKinney.
Meet Our Team
3253 Alma Rd, McKinney, TX 75070
Private lesson rates range from $80 - $120 per person/per hour and each additional person on the court is an additional $10 per person/per hour.