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Matt Dektas
Five Seasons Cincinnati & Crestview Hills Director of Tennis
Matt is a leading speaker, author, and coach in the tennis industry. He has been voted the USPTA Midwest Coach of the Year multiple times, has been featured in national magazines and radio outlets, and is the author of The Perfect Tennis Parent, A Guide for Parents of a Competitive Junior Player. The book features commentary from coaches of players such as Federer, the Williams Sisters, Sampras, Roddich, Djokovic and others.
Matt is the co-founder of the EX Academy (with Craig Boynton, coach of John Isner). EX has produced over 100 NCAA players and 4 million dollars in scholarships. Matt graduated from law school but has continued to teach tennis because that is what he loves to do.

P.A. Nilhagen
Five Seasons Indianapolis Director of Tennis
USPTA Certified P.A.’s coaching highlights include: More than 200 players who have played college tennis; Coaching players at the US Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Clay Courts and Masters Doubles;  Todd Witsken, Stephanie Reese, and Ginny Purdy are just a few notable professionals coached by P.A. over the past 30 years.

Christine Sheldon
Five Seasons Northbrook Director of Tennis
USPTA P1 and PPTA Certified Pro, 2002 ITF Vets World 35’s singles ranking #1, USPTA World Female 35’s Playing Pro of the Year 2002, holds 30 national singles, doubles and mixed doubles tennis titles, 2002 and 2001 USTA National Women’s 35’s singles ranking #1, 2001 USTA National Mixed Doubles 30’s ranking #1, holds 5 consecutive Illinois State Women’s Paddle Titles, 2006-2007 APTA National paddle ranking #2, USPTA Midwest Playing Pro of the Year 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, Chicago District Player of the Year 2000, Collegiate tennis career at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, degree, All Big Ten 1984 - 1988, All Big Ten Academic Teams 1984 - 1988, Team Captain 1988, Most Valuable Player 1988, Big Ten Medal of Honor 1988, #1 ranked USTA National Amateur player 1985 and 1986, Ranked top 25 nationally in every junior age division.

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