About Team Witsken Tennis
Team Witsken Tennis was founded by Rick Witsken in 2001. After the passing of his brother, Todd Witsken, in 1998, Rick wanted to continue to represent the students that he and Todd worked with who were, “Winners in the game of life”. The Witskens believed that through the game of tennis, players not only developed strokes and shots, but also created a good work ethic and a positive attitude that could be applied throughout life. It is the goal of Team Witsken to provide a professional atmosphere where players can improve their tennis skills and also become outstanding individuals on and off the court!
Team Witsken offers a wide variety of tennis programs and clinics for juniors and adults. Whether you want 1 on 1 private lessons, or enroll in a tennis clinic with people of a similar skill level, we have fantastic options for all ages and ratings!
Below are a few of our specialized services:
- Private / Semi-Private Tennis Lessons
- Private / Semi-Private Pickleball Lessons
- Junior Tennis Clinics
- Adult Tennis / Pickleball Clinics
- Tennis / Pickleball Court Rental
- And Much More…
Todd would continue to play on the pro tour and in 1989 during Wimbledon, Todd would play one of the longest matches seen at Wimbledon. He and his opponent, Greg Holmes, would play a 5 set match that, while Todd lost, was timed at a record (at the time) 5 hours and 28 minutes. The score of their match was 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 14-12. That match stood as the longest until the Mahut-Isner Match in 2010.
In 1996, it was discovered that Todd had a malignant tumor growing in his brain. After a tremendous battle with the cancer, Todd passed away at the age of 34 in 1998. Todd was a devoted husband, father, son and brother.
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The Retreat Northwest
SPECIAL NOTE: The Retreat Indoor Facility Fee of $75 per person or $150 for a family and good all indoor season (Sept 2017- June 2018). The membership fee is required for private lessons, clinics and court rental. For seasonal court rental, please contact Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.