ASSISTANT TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
Melissa was destined to play tennis from an early age, as her dad had a racquet in her hand by age 5. She won a spot on Team Colorado as a youth, competed in many local tournaments, played four years of varsity tennis at Ponderosa High School, and then went on to play and captain four years of collegiate tennis at Fort Hays State University.
She received her B.S. in Health and Human Performance, then went on to receive her Masters Degree in Sports Administration while serving as an assistant coach for the FHSU Tigers. After college she started teaching tennis where she was able to incorporate her passion for the sport while teaching tennis enthusiasts of all ages; including youth, high school and collegiate players as well as adults of all ages and abilities. As an added bonus she found time to compete in Nationals with her women's 4.5 team, as well as win the 2019 CO State Open 4.5 Singles, 4.5 mixed and finalist in the 4.5 doubles draw. Her love of tennis is apparent to all whether she is teaching or competing. She took a hiatus from teaching tennis to experience life in the corporate world but says she was thrilled to return to her true passion of doing what she loves while sharing her love of tennis with players of all ages.