Alexandra was born and raised in Sheboygan and began playing tennis at the Sports Core when she was 3 years old. She spent countless hours on the tennis court practicing with the Sports Core tennis professionals as well as her dad and her two older brothers. Alexandra's mom drove her to hundreds of USTA tournaments which she began playing in at just 8 years old. Alexandra played high school tennis at Sheboygan North and qualified for the Division 1 State Tournament in singles all 4 years.
After high school, Alexandra continued her tennis career at UW-Whitewater where she became the most accomplished tennis player in school history. She set the all-time wins record by winning 211 matches in 4 years. Alexandra earned All American honors in singles and doubles and qualified for the Division-III NCAA Tournament 3 times. As a senior, she was the Central Region Player of the Year in singles and was ranked #13 in the nation. Her team qualified for the NCAA Tournament every year and reached the Sweet 16 in 2011 and 2013. Alexandra was elected to be a team captain and was a two-time MVP.
As well as being an experienced player, Alexandra is a USPTR certified tennis instructor. She was also the Sheboygan North Girls' Tennis assistant coach during the 2015 season and she has worked with many of the top players in this area. Furthermore, Alexandra worked as a camp counselor at the Nelson-Feller and UW-Whitewater tennis camps for 5 years. Tennis is Alexandra's passion and she is excited to share her love of the game with Sports Core members.
Kim has taught tennis for over 20 years—during which time he developed teaching methods that stress "fast track results" for individuals looking for immediate improvement in the level of their game. His lessons concentrate on "match play" type drills and a strategic understanding of a player’s strengths/weaknesses and how to best utilize those strengths for better results. Kim has developed numerous players who have achieved great results at the WIAA and USTA levels. Two of his students made it to the finals of the WIAA state high school championships and he also had two Kohler girls, as freshmen quality for the state championships. Kim’s playing background includes two years as the #1 ranked player in the Florida section in the Men’s 45 Division. He also played on the Florida Inter-Sectional Team that competed against other USTA Sections in Tucson, Arizona. Kim was the Men’s Varsity Coach for Fond du Lac High School for seven years as well as the men’s and women’s Head Varsity Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Prior to Sports Core, Michael worked at one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in suburban Detroit, MI - Birmingham Racquet Club. Prior to his time in Michigan, for more than decade, he managed tennis facilities for Minneapolis based Life Time Fitness, serving as National Tennis Manager working with 22 clubs nation-wide. His extensive experience developing national programming in the areas of adult and junior tennis will be a welcomed addition to our team. His certifications include Elite Professional with the USPTA, Certified Teaching Professional with the PTR, Certified Pickleball Professional with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association, Master Racquet Technician through the US Racquet Stringers Association and Sports Science 1, 2 & 3 from the United States Tennis Association.
Influenced and encouraged by her parents and uncle, tennis has been a big part of McKennah's life from the time she was four years old. She began competing in state-level and Midwest tournaments at a young age, was ranked #1 in Wisconsin for five different age brackets and placed first in the State Open and Closed events. In addition, McKennah was invited four times to represent Wisconsin in the Junior David Cup. While at Fond du Lac High School, McKennah finished in sixth place for Division 1 as a sophomore. After high school, she attended Saint Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota, where she set school records for both singles and doubles. McKennah's goal is to instill a level of excitement for tennis in Sports Core members of all ages and skill levels.
Stuart Nett grew up just a few miles west in Fond du Lac, WI. Stuart played four years of number one doubles at Fond du Lac High School He's a multiple time state qualifier, leaving Fondy with the second most wins in school history. He attended NAIA Division 1 Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI on a tennis scholarship. At Stritch, he was a two time team captain and part of a top 10 nationally ranked team. Stuart helped his team to their first Conference Championship and National Tournament berth in school history. After college tennis Stuart began coaching boys and girls tennis at Fond du Lac High School, where he coached multiple state qualifiers. Coaching has come naturally to Stuart. He focuses on developing high performance players. With experience playing against players from junior level to ATP point holders, he feels he can instill in his students a very high level of strategy, technique and mental toughness as well as a love for the game.
Casey Johnson, a senior at Kohler High School, has been playing tennis since he was five years old. Throughout his tennis career, he has been ranked first in the state for 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s and number two for 18s. Johnson, a three-time nationals qualifier, was a two-time state champion his sophomore and junior years. He's considering offers from Division I and II colleges. Johnson is a natural tennis teacher who focuses on developing high performance kids. He is excellent at developing strategy, work ethic and court awareness at a very high level.