Coaches & Lessons

Woodside offers private instruction with USPTA certified teaching professionals. Whether you play for recreation or competition, our private lessons will help develop your technique, strengthen skills, and improve your overall game. Take your game to the next level and enhance your tennis experience. View Coach profiles and lesson rates below. Contact Tennis Director Dave Gary or call 913.275.5943 to sign up.

For the past seven years, Dave Gary was the Director of Tennis at Midtown Athletic Club. While at Midtown, Dave oversaw a robust tennis program that included a staff of up to 13 tennis professionals, and he was the USTA Tournament Director for the historical USTA Women’s Senior National 65, 75 and 85 Category I event. Previously, Dave was the General Manager at The Peachtree City Tennis Center in Peachtree City, Georgia – a 24 court facility that hosted 60 ALTA and USTA teams. They were invited to be a USTA Quickstart Pilot Program and a USPTA Regional Tennis Coach Certification Testing Center. He received the USPTA Southern Division, a seven state section, and Facility Manager of the Year award.

Lessons
60 Minutes $85
30 Minutes $45
2 Players + Pro 60 Min $45/Player
3 Players + Pro 60 Min $35/Player
4 Players + Pro 60 Min $30/Player

Contact dgary@clubwoodside.com

Paige began her tennis career at William Jewell College where she played #1 singles for four years and was the NAIA conference champion for two years. She is USPTA certified and was the head coach at Shawnee Mission West High School for 8 years with a total of 15 years coaching experience. In her spare time, Paige plays tennis as much as possible on 5 recreational teams and has captained many of them. Paige enjoys working with both adults and juniors at Woodside.

Lessons
60 Minutes $60
30 Minutes $35
2 Players + Pro 60 Min $40/Player
3 Players + Pro 60 Min $25/Player
4 Players + Pro 60 Min $20/Player

Contact psalveter@clubwoodside.com

Ryan is an avid tennis player with 4 years experience in competitive play. He attended Mid-America Nazarene University for Elementary Education while he coached basketball for young adults, grade 6-12,  at Shawnee Mission Christian School. Ryan has been an active tennis player with recreational teams around the KC metro area for the last 2 years and was named a World Team Tennis National Qualifier. He is currently working on his USPTA certification. Ryan will be in charge of all Junior Development clinics and lessons, as well as coaching our Academy players.

Lessons
60 Minutes $60
30 Minutes $35
2 Players + Pro 60 Min $40/Player
3 Players + Pro 60 Min $25/Player
4 Players + Pro 60 Min $20/Player

Contact Ryan

Deon has 20 years teaching and coaching experience as he was Director of Tennis at Rockhill Tennis Club before coming to Woodside. He holds a USPTA Elite certification. He has been an alternate for Kansas City Explorer’s World Team Tennis. He is a Missouri Valley Men’s Singles and Doubles Champion and Kansas City Open Men’s Singles and Doubles Champion. Deon played NCAA Division I Tennis at Oklahoma State University – All-Big 8 Conference Player in Singles and Doubles and competitor at the NCAA Division I Men’s National Championships. Deon also played on the ATP Tour.

Lessons
60 Minutes $80
30 Minutes $45
2 Players + Pro 60 Min $45/Player
3 Players + Pro 60 Min $35/Player
4 Players + Pro 60 Min $30/Player

Contact dbotha@clubwoodside.com

Michael holds a USPTA Elite Certification and was the Director of Junior Tennis at Wheaton Sport Center in Wheaton IL, where he managed 10-Under Tennis through High Performance. Prior to Wheaton Sports Center, Michael was the Director of Junior Development at Midtown Athletic Club in Overland Park, Kansas. While at Midtown, Michael received the USTA Missouri Valley 10-Under Provider of the Year award. We are excited to have Michael back in the Kansas City area! He will be the Adult Tennis Coordinator and he will also be heavily involved with our junior program working with the Junior Academy level players.

Lessons
60 Minutes $70
30 Minutes $40
2 Players + Pro 60 Min $40/Player
3 Players + Pro 60 Min $35/Player
4 Players + Pro 60 Min $30/Player

Contact mvonvogt@clubwoodside.com