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Indianapolis Racquet Club on Dean Road


Thursday, February 6 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

Friday, February 7 (All Day)
Saturday, February 8  (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
    (Clinic Registration at top right)
  Price: $130 for full clinic; $100 for Thursday-Friday only; $70 for Saturday only; $85 for assistant coach; $75 for retired coach)

(Hotel Registration to the right)
Price: $89 per room per night

Tom Gullikson,
former US Davis Cup coach and Olympic coach (Tom Gullikson will present at the coaching clinic and Keynote Speaker @ Hall of Fame Dinner)


.Tom Gullickson

Appearance courtesy of Wilson

During his career as a player, Tom won 16 top-level doubles titles – ten of them partnering with his now-deceased identical twin brother, Tim Gullikson. The brothers were runners-up in the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon in 1983. Tom also won the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 1984, with his teammate Manuela Maleeva.  Tom won one top-level singles. His career-high rankings were World No. 34 in singles and World No. 4 in. He retired from the professional tour in 1987.  After retiring as a player, Tom became one of the original members of the United States Tennis Association Player Development Program, coaching players such as Todd Martin, Jennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick. He served as Director of Coaching for the program from 1997 to 2001.  Tom was the United States Davis Cup Captain from 1994 to 1999. He captained the teams that won the Davis Cup in 1995 and were runners-up in 1997.  In 1996, Tom was coach of the US men's Olympic tennis team, and guided Andre Agassi to winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta.


Kyle Macy, former Indiana Mr. Basketball and veteran NBA player who coaches high school tennis in Kentucky

Kyle Macy was raised in Peru, Indiana, played college basketball and college tennis at Purdue University and then transferred to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, where he helped the Wildcats to the 1978 NCAA Championship.   He spent seven years in the NBA.  He is now the tennis coach at Lexington (Ky.) Christian Academy.  He played tennis and basketball at Peru High School and was the 1975 winner of the Indiana “Mr. Basketball” award.  Macy had a very successful college career, as a three-time All America and three-time All-SEC player.  Macy was selected with the 22nd pick of the 1979 NBA draft.   He was head men's basketball coach of Morehead State University for nine years. In 2003, Macy coached the Eagles to 20 wins, its most in 19 years, and a share of the Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship. He now coaches high school tennis and is a club pro in Kentucky as well as the television commentator for University of Kentucky basketball.


Retired college coaches Bobby Bayliss (Notre Dame) and Dennis Emery (Kentucky), two of the seven inductees into the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Bobby Bayliss, head men’s coach at the University of Notre Dame, retired recently after 26 seasons as Irish coach.  In 44 seasons overall as a Division I head coach, Bayliss won more than 750 career matches, the most by any active tennis coach in the nation at the time of his retirement.   He is a three-time ITA Midwest Region Coach of the Year and was honored in 1992 as the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year after guiding the Fighting Irish to the NCAA finals. Bayliss also helped the United States win a gold medal at the World University Games in Sheffield, England in 1991.  


Dennis Emery was a men’s head coach at two institutions during his 35-year career, spending 30 of those years at the University of Kentucky.  He finished his coaching career with 655 wins, 568 of those during his time with the Wildcats.  Emery guided Kentucky to two SEC championships (1992, 2012), finished in the Top 25 of the final ITA National Men’s Rankings 23 times, and led the Wildcats to 11 Sweet 16

and four Elite Eight appearances. He also coached the NCAA

Singles Finalists in 2000, 2002, and 2012.  He was also honored as the SEC Coach of the Year on three occasions, the last coming in 2012. At the time of his retirement, Emery was the second winningest coach in  SEC history.


Wisconsin mental toughness expert Wendy Whitlinger

Wendy Whitlinger, retired Director of Tennis at Fox Cities Racquet Club in Appleton, Wis.  She is the sister of

current Stanford University Men’s Tennis Coach John

Whitlinger and is part of a legendary tennis family in

Wisconsin that has yielded many club pros, touring pros,

and college coaches. 


Florida pro and ball machine expert Stan Oley


Stan Oley, product marketing specialist for Playmate Ball Machines, has been a top pro in the Southern states for three decades.  Based in Viera, Florida, Stan has developed a new nutrition and fitness program called Fit By Tennis in 60 Days (FBT60). He is a frequent presenter at state and national conventions.


Coaches Corner: Drills and Tips from a Variety of HS Coaches

Many More Relevant Sessions for All Skill Levels

IHSAA Rules Proposal Ideas

Announcement of New Team Academic All-State Opportunity

Learn More About #SmashCancer (About $35,000 raised at 20 Indiana tennis matches in 2013)

Indiana Tennis Hall of Fame Banquet

Chances to Play Fun Doubles With Coaches on both Thursday and Friday Evenings

Coaches Awards Luncheon

Exhibits and Vendors

Coaches Gifts and Coupons


Thursday evening’s schedule looks fantastic!

6:00 to 7:15 p.m. – Kyle Macy and Dennis Emery

7:15 to 8:30 p.m. – Coaches Corner: Drills by variety of HS coaches

8:30 to 10:00 p.m. – Play fun doubles with other coaches

More to come....


Friday’s schedule (still developing)

Full day of sessions planned, including:

Bobby Bayliss, Univ. of Notre Dame

Wendy Whitlinger, Wisconsin mental toughness expert
Eric Mueller, Univ. of Evansville women’s coach

Stan Oley, Viera, Florida

More Coaches Corner drills from variety of hs coaches

Lee Lonzo- information w/ Special Olympics tie-in with IHSAA

Coaches Awards luncheon

Hall of Fame dinner

   (TOM GULLIKSON Keynote Speaker!)

Another chance to play Fun Doubles

More to come...


Additional for Friday and Saturday (still being arranged)

Tim Cleland, Delta HS

Wes Kirk & Bill Blankenbaker (Terre Haute)

Many more speakers and sessions





Carmel Courtyard Marriott (Same as last year)

10290 N Meridian St

Indianapolis, IN 46290

(317) 571-1110

$89 per night
(includes free breakfast for four in each room)


Make Hotel Reservations either by

Calling: 1-800-321-2211

Click on this link: 

          Group Rate: Indiana Tennis Convention


2013 IHSTeCA Convention Big Success:


The 2013 IHSTeCA Convention was a huge success thanks to great weather, more then 175 coaches in attendance, and a large number of speakers sharing on many topics.  

Another outstanding Indiana Tennis Convention to benefit tennis coaches and club pros with a wide range of speakers and session topics last for three great days at the Indiana Racket Club in Indianapolis.   We have sessions on nutrition, strength and agility, Teaching the Serve from Scratch, 10 Ways to Play Better Doubles, How to String Racquets, Singles Strategies to Use Against Different Types of Opponents, How to Run Challenge Systems and Challenge Ladders, and QuickStart Tennis, plus several more topics. Indiana University’s Lin Loring, the winningest coach in NCAA Division I women’s tennis history, was on hand to share practice tips and advice to help players improve. In addition, many high school coaches shared their favorites drills, a top skill that they feel is important and how they teach it to their teams, and a frill that makes their program special to their players. Also, Bloomington’s three-time state singles champion Ronnie Schneider, currently ranked No. 3 in the United States in 18-under singles, shared what he gained from playing high school tennis.


The convention kicked off Thursday w/ its new format.   With one of the largest group of coaches in the past several years coming to the IRC a day early, nine of the IHSTeCA officers shared their favorite drills, frills, and skills in the two hour period.  Drills were designed for all levels of player with emphasis on how to adapt them from beginners to advanced players.  We got ready for an exciting Friday w/ a huge number of vendors how were willing to come support the IHSTECA Convention. 




The main day of the convention was designed to allow sessions for Beginners, Intermediate, and/or Advanced players.  It was kicked off bright and early at 8:00 am with IHSAA Tennis Representative Chris Kaufman.  Two rounds of sessions followed w/ 2-3 sessions going every hour until lunch.  During lunch at the Crab Shack across the street from the IRC, awards were presented to career win record holders & milestones on years coached.   After more IHSTeCA business, the afternoon continued with more great speakers.  President Tim Cleland (Delta) & Jini Morgan (Yorktown) presented their idea of "SmashCancer".  They used their normal duel tennis match and honored all those lost to Cancer and survivors of Cancer.   The day was finished up with District Meetings.   A proposal for reorganizing of Districts from 5 to 8 was presented to show the outline of how the state would look and to find District Sites and Chairs.  This will start in the Fall of 2013. 





FRIDAY (Night):

The 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet took place at the Five Seasons Family Sports Center.   A new format was introduced as we also honored the Indiana State Coach of the Year and Ed Yarbrough Service Winners. This year Bryan Smith, Ron Mencias, Kevin Gregory, & June Wernke Rigney were inducted into the Hall of Fame.   Mike Bostic (Head Coach at Carmel High School) was named the Boy's Coach of the Year and Matt DeVault (Head Coach at Alexandria High School) was named the Girl's State Coach of the Year.    Gary Hayes (Portage) received the Ed Yarbrough career Service Award for his 30+ years to the game of tennis.  The award was presented by Scott Yarbrough in honor of his father who passed away in 2011.






A full morning started off with the doubles for anyone interested.   A quick trip back to the IRC as four more great sessions took place into the early afternoon.  Again a great convention with many of the speakers.  Thanks to all that were able to attend this year!



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