Athletics

Tennis Programs

Adult Tennis Programs

Our professional staff offer a variety of lessons, clinics and events designed to accommodate everyone from beginners to championship level players.

Staff

 

Kelly Marshall, Director of Athletics knows what it takes to succeed on the court. With over three decades of playing and coaching experience on multiple levels, Kelly brings a high level of skill and expertise to our program. Her extensive knowledge provides an atmosphere that is positive and enables athletes to work through the struggles and on to success.

Kelly’s tennis background began at 11 years old and progressed to a NCAA Division 1 University. She held a National ranking of #3 in doubles and # 10 in Singles and was named a Sun Belt All Conference Player. She also led her team as Captain all four years. Following college, she competed in several professional tournaments before becoming a USPTA Elite Professional. Kelly currently serves as a Vice President of the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Texas Board and is a conference speaker.

 

Fanie Reinach, Associate Teaching Professional is a certified USPTA teaching pro and former ATP tour player, has over thirty years of coaching experience, teaching at all levels of the game. In addition to playing singles and doubles on the ATP tour, Fanie played tennis for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he received full scholarship and completed his B.A. in Business and Finance.

At the professional level, he has trained Lori McNeil, Lindsey Davenport, Laura Gildemeister, and Elna Reinach on the WTA tour—and captained and coached the South African and Peru Federation Cup tennis teams. He also spent a number of years training and preparing juniors for competition as Associate Director at the John Newcomb Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas.

After retiring from professional and competitive coaching, Fanie spent the last two decades serving as a teaching pro at various tennis club facilities in Texas, including Barton Creek Country Club and Resort, Bentwood Country Club and Resort, Lakecliff Racquet Club, and the South Austin Tennis Center. In this capacity, he has organized and run clinics, lessons, and programs to help a variety of recreational players—ranging from beginners to the more advanced—progress in their league/tournament rankings and achieve their personal goals.

 

John Hospod, Associate Tennis Professional started his professional tennis career in 1996 as a tennis pro at Balcones Country Club in Austin after playing tennis at Vassar College in New York. During his tenure at Balcones, John rose to level of Head Professional. In 2000, John left for a position as Director of Tennis at the Georgetown Tennis Center. After several years splitting time between professional photography and tennis, John has returned to full time coaching.

John specializes in a mastery of the mechanics of the modern game and keeping up to date with current cutting edge changes in stroke production. His unique approach allows for the beginning student to quickly obtain advanced techniques that may be refined over time. Returning students benefit greatly from learning the contemporary game. This method allows for the experienced players to work toward the production of more effective strokes while keeping the focus on injury prevention. The advanced student benefits from John’s meticulous attention to the subtleties of the modern stroke production. This more flowing and relaxed style of play enhances performance.

 

Jo Atherton, Associate Tennis Professional, has over thirty years of coaching experience ranging from beginners to players competing internationally. She has a diverse background having held positions as Head Pro at Tennis und Badminton Centrum Einfeld in Germany, Academy Head Pro and the Director of Tournament Play at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy, Assistant Pro at Barton Creek Resort and Country Club, and Head Coach at NC Wesleyan College. These varied experiences taught her that there is no one size fits all to coaching tennis. Finding out what motivates someone, how someone learns, and working around limitations or injuries are the things that challenge but also excite Jo.

Jo grew up in a family where tennis was the central theme. Her mother was a tennis pro and her coach while her father, a former professional soccer player, made sure that proper fitness levels were met. While it was a great way to grow up, Jo’s true passion for tennis came during her college years where she played Division 1 for the University on North Carolina at Wilmington. The first few seasons were difficult but after several tough losses she started to relax and find joy in playing. This led to improved results and a passion for playing. She continued to play after college in Challenger tournaments and in the German Leagues.

 

Brad Harris, Associate Tennis Professional, is a High-energy tennis coach with a comprehensive background in developing and overseeing Junior and Adult Programs, sports psychology, fitness and injury prevention and motivational techniques.

Brad played collegiate tennis at Sierra College and then went on t0 eventually coach both the Men’s and Women’s teams. Under his direction, the teams won a combined seven Conference Championships! Brad has been certified with both the USPTR and the USPTA and has worked with countless juniors in the Austin area, most recently at South Austin Tennis Center and the Polo Tennis Club.

 

Danon Teeters, Associate Professional, has been playing tennis for over 28 years and has been coaching for over 10 years. She has experience working with children and adults of all ages and she has taught at tennis clubs in California and Texas. While a junior player, her highest ranking was #1 in the nation. She won the girl’s Super National Hard Court Championships at age 15 in singles. She has won several other gold, silver and bronze national championship balls including 2 gold balls with her father for winning the Father-Daughter Nationals. One of her fondest tennis memories is playing in the Jr. U.S. Open in New York City. Following her junior career, she attended Fresno State University and played singles and doubles for their division 1 team.

Danon comes from a tennis playing family. Her father coaches at their hometown club in Bakersfield, California. Her brother, who played at the University of Texas is now coaching for the University of Memphis and her grandfather was blessed to play tennis until he was 85 years old. She loves to see players of all levels show improvement in their technique, fitness and mental toughness.

 

Marija Mastilovic, Associate Professional, grew up playing tennis in Belgrade , Serbia.  An impressive junior player, Marija was No. 1 in Serbia’s U18 National Rankings and captured the Serbian National title in 2014. She went on to play for Wichita State University her freshman year before transferring to McNeese State University in Louisianna. While at McNeese, Marija completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology.  She led the both teams in the number one position in Singles and Doubles to win their Conference tournaments. Marija has already made a huge impact on our coaching staff!

 

 

 

Clinic Schedule

 

Doubles League

The Onion Creek In-House League is a great opportunity to meet some new friendly faces. Our league is quite unique and extremely fun! Each Tuesday is different, as one week you might play doubles while the next you might play mixed. All leagues run for six weeks and are open to all players within 2.5- 4.5 levels of play.

Call the Pro-Shop or email Kelly to learn more about our adult program and reasonable non-member rates for lessons and clinics.
Phone: (512) 291- 8846
Email: kmarshall@onioncreekclub.com

Junior Tennis Programs

Juniors are an important part of Onion Creek Tennis and we boast the fastest growing program for young players in the South Austin- Buda- Kyle area. 

Our impressive range of junior clinics and top-rated professionals help children to learn the game or improve their skills in a nurturing setting that emphasizes fun!

Lessons

Private lesson rates are $75 per hour.

Note: Private lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to scheduled appointment. No-shows and late cancellations will be charged in ful