The West Lake Tennis program at its core is fun, fitness and fundamentals, as taught by our tennis professionals who are passionately committed to helping players enjoy life by enjoying the physical, mental and social benefits of tennis and fitness.
West Lake Tennis enables players to grow and learn, particularly at the grass roots level. The grass roots level includes children ages 4 and older and beginner adults. Our professionals use modern instruction methods so players improve skills and decision making during match play. This technique leads to higher rankings for juniors and higher ratings for adults.
West Lake Tennis will help every child reach his or her potential on the court, and is an excellent training facility for those with aspirations of playing in college or beyond.
The Tennis Center at West Lake features seven clay courts, a beach tennis court and four hard courts, all viewable from our wrap-around observation deck which offers an excellent way to catch the action anywhere on the courts.
Our center also has a practice wall and ball machine, available for use while waiting for a practice partner. Players can also examine their technical weaknesses with our video analysis equipment. Using the equipment, which accumulates data and competitive patterns, our tennis professionals will show parents how to chart matches so that tactical issues can be easily identified, rectified and monitored.
Our spacious pro shop includes a great selection of merchandise, including a full line of clothing, shoes, grip tape, socks, racquets, and all of the accessories. We offer a complete selection of today's popular strings and one-day service on restringing. The shop also features private shower areas and a large lounge for taking a break between challenging matches.
Director of Tennis
Mark Rearden, Tennis Professional
Mark Rearden is a career tennis professional with over 40 years in the tennis industry (21 of which were at West Lake). He has a Master Professional certification with the USPTA and a Professional rating with the PTR. He is also a Certified Junior High Performance Coach. He is a USTA certified Referee and an ITA Official. His writings have been published nationally in AddVantage Magazine, the TennisPro, and Tennis Industry Magazine. He has directed 13 USTA professional events as well as the ITA Small College National Championships.