TENNIS AT TERRADYNE
We have three newly resurfaced tennis courts (hard courts), with 2019 being our first season of use. Not only can you play tennis, but we also have resurfaced the courts to where you can transform the space into four pickle ball courts.
Special lines on the new surface as well as additional netting means you can play Tennis or Pickleball with all of your friends and family at Terradyne.
All courts have lights and are great for playing even on a summer evening.
CONDUCT AND ATTIRE
Appropriate and clean tennis attire should be worn at all times on tennis court. Appropriate tennis shoes that leave no marks should be worn while playing on the courts. Only tennis shoes made specifically for the purpose of playing tennis are allowed. T-shirts are allowed as long as they are appropriate. There are no restrictions on colors of the attire.
No food shall be allowed on the tennis court.
No animals shall be allowed on the court.
Good conduct and tennis etiquette shall prevail at all times and shall include a minimum of noise, maximum sportsmanship, and respect for the rights and welfare of others.
DIRECTOR OF TENNIS AND HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
Ilija is a native of Croatia and a former Wichita State University tennis player. While at WSU, Ilija played at the top of the line up in singles and doubles his whole career and was a team captain his senior year. He was a three-time team MVC all-conference player as well as a two-time MVC champion.
Some of his accomplishments as a junior tennis player in Croatia include being a five-time national champion, member of the National team and being ranked TOP100 juniors in the world. While playing for the national team, he won the bronze medal in the European Championship in Villagarcia, Spain. Playing professionally, Ilija competed against several TOP10 players such as Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov, Marin Cilic and Ryan Harrison.
From 2012-2014, he worked as a head tennis professional and director of tennis camps at the prestigious Apawamis Country Club in Rye, New York. While at Apawamis, Ilija was actively involved in all aspects of club operations as well as overseeing the adult tennis program. Ilija earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in marketing. For three years, he was an active member and social council of SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) at WSU.
Favorite quote: “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
SERGIO DE VILCHEZ
ASSISTANT TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
Sergio comes from Spain with a great tennis resume. He played for WSU with great success, standing out in his senior year in 2016 when he clinched the crucial last point in the Missouri Valley Championship match to win the Championship for the Shockers and punch the ticket to NCAA Tournament.
Before he was a Shocker, Sergio spent two years at NCAA Division II Northwest Missouri State where he played No. 1 singles for the Bearcats and held down a Top-20 D-II national ranking for much of his sophomore year.
Sergio was part of a doubles team that ranked sixth nationally. Prior to college, Sergio appeared twice in the semifinals of Spain’s U18 Junior National Tournament, advancing to the championship round in 2010. Sergio is currently serving as the manager/assistant coach of the WSU Men’s Tennis Team.
Terradyne Country Club offers tennis lessons and clinics for every age and ability as well as pickleball lessons and clinics throughout the whole year.
Kids and adults can choose from spring and summer tennis camps for juniors, private lessons, 3 and pro lessons, private clinics, ladies clinics, cardio clinics, social coed clinics etc.
We are here to make your tennis experience fun no matter where you stand with your tennis skills. Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced players are all welcome and will be appropriately fitted into our program.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Director of Tennis Ilija with any questions you may have at 509-994-8427 or email Ilija at firstname.lastname@example.org
“You Only Live Once But You Get To Serve Twice”
Tournaments, as well as pickleball leagues, will be added throughout the year and members will be notified about them via email.