John Shade – Director of Tennis
Grosse Ile High School boys & girls Varsity coach, B.S. in Education at Central Michigan University, M.S. in Physical Education at Eastern Michigan University, Retired after 36 years as a Grosse Ile HS physical education teacher & Dept Head. Winningest active high school tennis coach in the state of Michigan. Michigan HS Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame, Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame, National High School Coaches Hall of Fame, Retired Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club Director of Tennis, USPTA Elite Professional certification, Varsity Tennis Central Michigan University, Wilson Racquet Sports Advisory Staff.
Audrey Shade – Head Professional
Grosse Ile High School Graduate, four year #1 singles, current assistant coach for the Grosse Ile HS Boys & Girls tennis teams. International Relations degree from Cleveland State University. Four years of Varsity Tennis at CSU including #1 singles, Michigan HS All-State. Teaching experience; Head Pro Grosse Ile Golf & C.C., River Oaks Racquet Club Lakewood, Ohio. Altadena Town & CC, Altadena, California. Travis Pointe Country Club, Saline, Michigan. Professional Tennis Registry member & Wilson Racquet Sports Advisory Staff member. Audrey was awarded the Assistant Coach of the Year Award for 2013 from the Michigan High School Coaches Assoc. Audrey is a certified spinning instructor and involved in personal training. She ran four marathons in 2007 including the Boston Marathon.
Steve Schweickart – Assistant Professional
Grosse Ile High School Graduate, Varsity Tennis #2 singles; 22-1 Record during Senior year. Michigan State University Graduate in Bio Genetics. MSU club team captain. Teaching experience; Summer Assistant Pro GITC, Coach Lansing Catholic Central & Lansing Eastern. Instructor for MSU Nike Camps. Steve is also a financial planner with Merrill Lynch.
Kurt Kobiljak – Assistant Professional
Coach of the Advanced USTA Teams at GITC. Grosse Ile & Cranbrook HS Tennis, Class B State Singles & Doubles champion. Albion College Varsity Tennis. Former Asst. Pro Downriver Racquet Club. Kurt is a prominent attorney and a well-known local politician.
Joe Franzen – Assistant Professional
Retired DTE executive. Accomplished USTA team player. Professional Tennis Registry certified. Also certified with USPTA 10 & under tennis and USTA “Next Generation” tennis.
Cordaro Sheets – Assistant Professional
Southgate Anderson graduate, former #1singles. A high level player, playing on many USTA teams. Cord has been with GITC since 2015.
Grosse Ile Resident, Book keeping, and Fitness Instructor. Ladies 3.5 USTA team captain
Grosse Ile Resident
Grosse Ile Resident, St Pius School 2nd grade teacher
Grosse Ile Resident, Avid tennis player
Retired Southgate Schools reading specialist