Liberty's nationally acclaimed tennis staff helps each individual player enjoy tennis as a lifelong sport, whatever his or her athletic ability. Tennis is the cornerstone of Liberty Athletic Club, providing exercise, competition, and plenty of enjoyment. Our well-deserved reputation as one of the nation's top tennis clubs is founded on a state-of-the-art teaching facility and a customized approach to instruction, one that allows players to learn and advance at their own pace. Our coaches are dedicated athletes and experienced professionals who have developed many nationally ranked players and adult USTA champions.

We believe you're never too young—or too old—for tennis. Whatever your age, whatever your level of expertise, you'll find that Liberty offers classes, clinics, and organized activities just for you. That includes youth tennis for children as young as 4, and adult tennis instruction for all skills levels.

Private and semi-private lessons are available to members and non-members. Also available, at a reduced rate, are lessons from our part-time tennis professionals. We also offer a complimentary half-hour evaluation with one of our tennis professionals, who will recommend the right tennis group or league for your level of play. We invite you to learn more about our many instructional and competitive programs, including Youth Instruction, Junior Competitive, Adult Tennis, and Adult Teams & Leagues.

Our Staff

Teaching Pros

Brian Eisner, Club Owner ext. 20
Head Tennis Coach, University of Michigan 1970-2000
Eighteen Big Ten Team Championships (16 in a row)
Coached one NCAA singles champion, 12 All-American players, and five Big Ten players of the year
Ranked number five, nationally, in total matches won in college tennis
Inducted into College Hall of Fame for coaching

Marty Maehr, Tennis Coordinator ext. 25
USTA, B1, B2, B3 Travel Team Coordinator, Director of Junior Clinics
Southeastern Michigan Junior Davis Cup Coach, 1996
Division III All-American, St. Olaf College, 1984
Nationally ranked player in Men's 35's and 40's

Dan Goldberg ext. 41
Big Ten Player of the Year, 1988
NCAA All-American, University of Michigan, 1987-88
Big Ten Sportsman of the Year, 1989
NCAA singles finalist, 1987
Member of the US National Team, 1987-88

Peter Pusztai ext. 48
Big Ten singles champion and Player of the Year - University of Michigan, 1996
Second in all time wins at University of Michigan
Team Captain, University of Michigan, 1995-96
Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, 1996
Regional Player of the Year, 1996

Paul Ripley, Junior Competitive Tennis Program Coordinator ext. 16
Member of Ball State University Tennis Team, 1992-95
Mid-American Conference Champions, 1992-95
Mid-American Conference Singles Champion #6, 1994

Part-time Teaching Pros

Eric Gajar
Steve Hanselman
Eric Hubbard
Emily Kelley
Elizabeth Vlachakis

Tennis Administration

Mary Beth Putnam ext. 43
Adult Tennis Programming

Christie Dickinson ext. 26
Junior Team Tennis Coordinator

Lichee St. Pierre ext. 21
Permanent Court Time (PCT) Coordinator

Racquet Stringing

Our stringing and gripping service guarantees a 48-hour turn-around throughout the week. Drop off your racquet at the front desk for repairs.

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