Schaumburg Tennis Plus Membership

Schaumburg Tennis Plus Pros

Director of Tennis Paul MacDonald is a graduate of DePaul University where he played collegiate tennis and was coached by Wimbledon Champion and Tennis Hall of Fame member George Lott.
 
He has coached all ages from tots to seniors, and all levels from beginners to NCAA Division I All-Americans.  Paul has been recognized and chosen to be a Zonal coach, a Competitive Training Center head coach, a Midwest Section Training Camp coach and a Regional Training Center coach.  He is currently the USTA/Midwest Boys 18s team coach which competes at the National Boys 18s Team Championship.
 
He is the past president of the Chicago District Tennis Association (CDTA), co-chairman of the CDTA Junior Competition Committee, chairman of the USTA/Midwest Junior and Adult Competition Committee, member of the USTA/Midwest Coaches Commission, and member of the USTA National Junior Competition Committee.   
 

Paul has been a frequent speaker at the Midwest United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and at ten USPTA World Conferences where he spoke on how to be a better tennis professional. He was co-director of the USPTA School of Pro Shop Management.  He is also the co-author with Klaus Hilgers of six tennis management books.

Paul is a USTA High Performance Coach.

Paul MacDonald
Alex Shusis began his professional teaching career at Schaumburg Tennis Plus. Alex coached at multiple junior tennis camps throughout the Midwest during college.

Alex was a member of The University of Leicester men’s tennis team in Leicester, England.  While attending Illinois State, he founded the Illinois State Club Tennis Team.  Alex managed the entire tennis operation and under his leadership the team qualified twice for the national championships.

Alex is a certified QuickStart Tennis instructor and is working on his USPTA certification. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and social science.
Alex Shusis
USPTA Tennis Professional Ritchie Hernandez has been teaching tennis for nine years at several Chicago area facilities.

Ritchie played tennis on scholarship for Lewis University and was an all-conference player who finished with a 103-56 career record in singles and doubles.  He holds two USTA Men’s Open Championship titles and a USTA Illinois State League Championship title.  

Before joining the STP staff, Ritchie was the staff tennis professional for the Oakbrook Park District Racquet Club and the Sports Monster Corporation, assistant varsity coach at Downers Grove North High School and site director for the USTA Midwest Hard-Court Championships.

Ritchie loves that tennis continues to evolve and understands that the best coaches never stop learning about themselves, their student athletes and life off the court.
Ritchie Hernandez
Tanya Ogrodnik Haber played junior tennis in St. Louis competing in tournaments for the Missouri Valley Section.  She took third in doubles at the Missouri High School State Tennis Championships.  Tanya earned a scholarship to DePaul University where she played on the women’s tennis team.  She was captain of her team for two years.  Tanya has coached college for four years as head men’s and women’s coach for Maryville University in St. Louis and interim women’s coach at DePaul.

Tanya graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in management.  She also has a master’s in elementary education from Maryville University.  She has worked as a teaching professional at River Trails Tennis Center and league coordinator at Glenbrook Racquet Club.  Tanya is married and has two children that are involved with 10 and under tennis.
Tanya Haber

Michelle Werkema, a native of Crystal Lake, Illinois, is a USPTA certified teaching professional.  In 2004, she was ranked the number one 4.5 women’s singles player in Texas. 

Michelle taught tennis and coached for over ten years.  She was director of adult tennis programs at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, located on the campus of Texas Christian University, and league coordinator at The Libertyville Club in Libertyville, Illinois. 

Michelle graduated from Michigan State University on a piano performance scholarship and has taught for over ten years.  Michelle is married, enjoys golf, travelling and playing professional piano when not teaching tennis.

 Michelle Werkema

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