John Shade - Director of Tennis
Grosse Ile High School boys & girls Varsity coach, B.S. in Education at Central Michigan University, M.S. in Physical Education at Eastern Michigan University, Michigan HS Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame, Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame, National High School Coaches Hall of Fame. Former Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club Director of Tennis, USPTA
Elite Professional, Varsity Tennis Central Michigan University, Wilson Advisory Staff.
Audrey Shade - Head Professional
Grosse Ile High School Graduate and current Co-Varsity coach for the Grosse Ile HS Boys tennis team. International Relations degree from Cleveland State University. Four years of Varsity Tennis at CSU, Michigan HS All-State. Teaching experience; Head Pro Grosse Ile Golf & C.C., River Oaks Racquet Club Lakewood, Ohio. Altadena Town & CC, Altadena, California. Travis Pointe Country Club, Saline, Michigan. Professional Tennis Registry member & Wilson Advisory Staff member. Audrey was awarded the Assistant Coach of the Year for 2013 from the Michigan HS Tennis Coaches Assoc. Audrey is a certified spinning instructor and involved in personal training. She ran four marathons in 2007 including the Boston Marathon.
Steve Schweickart - Assistant Professional
Grosse Ile High School Graduate, Varsity Tennis #2 singles; 22-1 Record during Senior year. Michigan State University Graduate in Bio Genetics. MSU club team captain. Teaching experience; Summer Assistant Pro GITC, Coach Lansing Catholic Central & Lansing Eastern. Instructor for MSU Nike Tennis Camps.
Kurt Kobiljak - Assistant Professional
Coach of the Advanced Teams at GITC. Grosse Ile & Cranbrook HS Tennis, Class B State Singles & Doubles champion. Albion College Varsity Tennis and All MIAA Tennis Player. Former Assistant Pro Downriver Racquet Club. Prominent local attorney.
Matt Smith - Assistant Professional
Grosse Ile High School graduate. Former #1 singles, 4 time letter winner & All State recognition. He was a member of Grosse Ile's 2007 State Championship team. Matt was a ranked junior player in Southeastern Michigan and competed throughout the midwest. He played collegiately at the University of Findlay. Matt has been one of the head instructors for the Southgate Recreation summer tennis camps. He is currently the assistant coach for Riverview Gabriel Richard's boys and girls tennis teams.
Grosse Ile Resident, USTA Team Captain, Book keeping, and Fitness Instructor
Grosse Ile Resident
Grosse Ile Resident, St Pius School 2nd grade teacher
Grosse Ile Resident