Tennis Team


Tennis Team

Lori Mills, Tennis Manager

Lori oversees the WSC tennis program and fifteen highly qualified tennis professionals. She is PTR certified in Junior and Adult Development. Lori was named PTR Illinois State Member of the Year in 2014. She joined WSC in 2012 after 22 years at Courts Plus in Elmhurst where she spent 9 years as the Racquet Sports Supervisor, responsible for six indoor courts, three, indoor racquetball courts and twenty-two outdoor tennis courts. In addition, Lori managed hiring, training, and supervising thirty racquet sports staff, including the development of programs for tennis and racquetball lessons, leagues, and special events. She enjoys playing competitive tennis in NITTL and USTA leagues as well as USTA tournaments. 

At the club since: 2012


Jenny Woyahn, Jr. Tennis Director, Tennis Professional

Jenny previously spent 7 years at Midtown Palatine as a Tennis Professional/Jr. Tennis Director where she focused on 10 & Under programming but also taught Adult lessons, Cardio Tennis, Adult Travel Teams and a variety of junior classes. She is a PTR Certified Professional in both 10 & Under and Adult Development and also has her Cardio Tennis Level 2 Certification. Here at Wheaton Sport Center, Jenny brings her expertise in 10 & Under Tennis administration, while she also assists with other junior and adult programs. Jenny was a 4-year Varsity college player at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater where she won 2 conference singles titles and the WIAC Conference Sportsmanship Award in 2008. She also helped her team with two conference titles and qualify for the NCAA Division 3 National Tournament in 2007 & 2008. She has represented the United States in the Deaf Olympics in 2009 and 2013, placing 5th in Mixed Doubles in 2009. She competed for the US in the Davis Cup for Deaf in 2014 where she won a silver medal, and she ranked as high a #10 in the world for Deaf Tennis.

At the club since: 2017

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Leandro Martins, Head Tennis Professional, Tennis Professional

Leandro assists in overseeing the High Performance Green program and WSC's men's travel team program. He is PTR certified and teaches all levels of students from juniors to adults. Leandro grew up as a top junior player in his home country of Brazil, and continued to compete as an adult in men's open tournaments in the United States. He has been coaching tennis since 1996 and his expertise in developing junior players. As a coach he is highly proficient in producing results, which is evident in the achievements of his students who are USTA ranked and compete at the college level.

At the club since: 2006
Karl Peterson, High Performance Director, Tennis Professional
Karl is a PTR Certified Tennis Professional and has over 30 years of experience in the Chicagoland area. He has been involved in developing programs for adults, USTA and NITTL teams and Juniors that have produced many local, Midwest and nationally ranked players. Karl played tennis at the College of St. Francis and was an All-Conference, All-District and a National Championship participant. He also achieved All-Academic Honors. Karl earned his highest USTA ranking in 1993 when he was ranked #6 in the Midwest in the Mens 25 & under division. He also captained a USTA 9.0 Mixed Doubles Team to the USTA National Championships in 2006.

At the club since: 2014
Anne Mache, Tennis Professional
Anne joined Wheaton Sport Center as a teaching professional in May 2013. She is PTR certified in both 10&Under and Adult Development. Although she teaches players of all ages and abilities, she specializes in 10& Under and Adult lessons. At Courts Plus in Elmhurst she was part of a groundbreaking team that launched the new 10&Under teaching methods of play based instruction with appropriate sized equipment. The Courts Plus program was showcased at the Masters Championship Series held at the United Center in Chicago in 2011. She is the USTA Junior Team Tennis West Suburban League Coordinator and JV Girls Coach at Glenbard South High School. As a junior, Anne was ranked 6th in the Chicago area and top 16 in the state of Illinois and served at the Virginia Slims as a ball girl. She is a member of the Wilson Tennis Advisory Staff.

At the club since: 2013

Lenno Lasn, Tennis Professional, Master Racquet Technician

Lenno brings a wealth of tennis knowledge, experience and expertise to WSC as well as tremendous enthusiasm for our Junior Academy Program. His tennis philosophy centers around a full approach, "Players must have the skills and mind set, along with consistency, to outplay opponents... to be the player who can put the last ball in the court... in order to call themselves tennis players and not just a person holding a racquet.

Lenno is originally from Estonia, where he started playing tennis at the age of 8. When he was 18, he moved to the Chicago area and played tennis at College of Du Page. Competing for the COD team at the 1998 National Junior College Men's Tennis Championships, Lenno earned the title of National Champion at #4 Singles and was National Runner-Up in Doubles. He then attended Queens College in New York, where he played #1 Singles on their team.

Throughout his college career, Lenno taught tennis to both juniors and adults at all levels, and while in New York, he worked as an assistance coach for the USTA Reebok Program. He was Head Tennis Pro and then Racquet Sports Supervisor at Courts Plus in Elmhurst (since 2004) before joining WSC. Lenno was also Head Women's/Men's Assistant Tennis Coach at Dominican University in River Forest. He has his Professional Tennis Registry Certification, Professional Level.

At the club since: 2013

Joyce Penn, Tennis Professional & Women's Travel Team Asst

Joyce received both her B.S. in Physical Education and Master of Education degrees from the University of Illinois. Her first teaching job was at Proviso East in the P.E. Department. Her love of competition earned her national rankings in several age groups in both singles and doubles. One of her USTA 5.0 Adult Women's Teams won a National Championship. Joyce is certified by the PTR.

At club since: 1983

Hillary Nelson, Tennis Professional

Hillary graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1987. By her senior year, she finished in the top 32. She attended Wheaton College and played in the National Tournament and was inducted into Wheaton College's Hall of Honor in 2007. Hillary played tennis in France after college with the AIA. She taught tennis at Wheaton College's P.E. Department and was the assistant tennis coach at Wheaton College from 1991-1994. Hillary then went on to teach at College Park Athletic Club in Deerfield, IL. She is PTR certificed.

At club since: 2007

Morrie Marino, Tennis Professional

Morrie is a PTR certified Tennis Professional since 2009. Because of his passion for tennis, he has been a student of the game and really enjoys teaching all levels of players. Morrie has been involved in the tennis community for a number of years. He has been a USTA captain and an NITTL coordinator. He has also coordinated in-house leagues and groups at other clubs. Morrie created the online application that is used by the Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League (NITTL), Greater Suburban Indoor Tennis League (GSITL), and the Fox Valley Women's Tennis League (FVWTL).

At the club since: 2011

Jim Nelson, Tennis Professional

Nationally ranked junior from the 12' to 18's. Jim grew up in River Forest, Illinois with 10 brothers and sisters who were all nationally ranked and played collegiate tennis. Jim played college tennis at the University of Iowa and was finalist in the Big Ten Singles Championship his freshman year and was a Big Ten Doubles Champion his sophomore year.

At the club since: 1996

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Mark Exner, Tennis Professional

At the club since: 2014

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Jane Oviatt, Tennis Professional & Administrator

At the club since: 2011

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Caroline Barclay, Tennis Professional & Administrator

At the club since: 2014

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Susan Johnson, Tennis Administrator

At the club since: 2015

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Connie Olson, Tennis Administrator

At the club since: 2016

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