Team Witsken Tennis
"Creating Champions in
Tennis and Life!"

Home of the
Indy Tennis League!


About Team Witsken Tennis Staff:

Rick Witsken:

Rick is the Director of Team Witsken which he founded in 2001. The idea of Team Witsken was generated by the passing of his brother Todd. Rick wanted to carry on their shared dream of creating winners in the game of life both on and off the court. Rick was back-to-back Indiana State High School Singles Champion for Carmel High School in 1988 and 1989, a 2 time All-American at the University of Alabama, and a world ranked player on the ATP Tour for several years. He then became the Director at the Indianapolis Tennis Center and the Director of Tennis for Woodstock Country Club. He was also the Indiana State Champion in Platform Tennis in both 2003 and 2009. Rick was honored on February 5, 2010 by being inducted into the Indiana High School Tennis Hall of Fame. He reached the finals for both singles and doubles at the 2010 USTA Mens 35 Grass Court Nationals. Currently Rick is #1 in the nation for Mens 35 and has been invited to play for the U.S. in the 2011 ITALIA Cup being held in New Zealand. Rick enjoys spending time with his daughter Brittany, attending Colts games, and telling all students they are his favorite students.

In 2009, Rick formed the Indy Tennis League giving local players an opportunity to compete at a high level in men's and women's doubles.

Rick's private lesson fee is $82/hour. (Indoor season: $15 additional charge for non-members). You can get in touch with Rick to schedule lessons by contacting him at our office (317)848-2023 or you can contact him directly through his e-mail:

Nelson Nguyen:

Nelson is the Assistant Director of Team Witsken. As tennis players go, Nelson started late in tennis; not training formally until age 14. He played 3 years of Varsity Doubles at Arsenal Technical High School. He was a volunteer coach there after graduating. He then went on to coach at Ben Davis High School as the Mens Freshman Tennis Coach, the International School of Indiana as the Assistant Men's Tennis Coach and Middle School Coach, Zionsville Middle School as Boys Tennis Coach, and currently Zionsville West Middle School as the Boys Tennis Coach.

Nelson met Rick Witsken in the year 2000 during a tennis course through IUPUI at the Indinapolis Tennis Center. Rick seeing how Nelson enjoyed the game of tennis, recruited Nelson and he joined Team Witsken in 2001 starting first as an assistant tennis pro at outdoor site River Glen Country Club where he started his coaching career and has since been with Team Witsken Tennis since the beginning. He currently plays competitively at the 4.0 level. He has entered a few tournaments at both the 3.5 and 4.0 levels. Nelson likes watching NFL football and pro tennis, spending time with his wife and daughter, and keeping up with the latest in Technology and tennis.

Nelson's private lesson fee is $62/hour. (Indoor season: $15 additional charge for non-members). You can get in touch with Nelson to schedule lessons by contacting him at our office, (317)848-2023 or you can contact him directly through his e-mail:

Daveed Bubenicek:

Daveed brings some international flair to the Team Witsken Staff! Daveed is from the Czech Republic and brings lots of tennis talent to the Team Witsken Prostaff. Daveed played Division 1 Tennis at Indiana University and was the number one singles player through his college career where he was ranked in the top 50 of all Division 1 Players. Daveed has also recently (along with Coach Witsken) been part of the USTA Rated 5.5 team that won the 2012 National 5.5 Team Championships that was played in Las Vegas, Nevada in the beginning of the fall. Daveed also brings coaching experience to the staff as well as the Brebeuf Men's Tennis Freshman Tennis Coach.

Daveed has been playing tennis since childhood and also trained from an early age in the Czech Republic and earned a full scholarship to play tennis at Indiana University. Daveed has coached at Harbour Trees country club as well as Zionsville Middle School during the summer months. Daveed enjoys working with all of the players to unleash their maximum potential.

Daveed's private lesson rate is $70/hour. (Indoor Season: $15 additional charge for non-members). You can contact Daveed to schedule lessons through the Team Witsken office at (317)848-2023.