Tennis Staff

The tennis staff at FLAC bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to  their craft.  They are passionate about maximizing the potential of every junior and adult who walks through  the door. All of our coaches are extremely accessible, so feel free to contact  them directly with questions and for consultation.

 

Jonathan Teune - Director of Tennis

Jonathan has experience coaching elite juniors through his work at numerous Chicago-area tennis clubs. He has coached players to USTA District, Sectional and National Rankings as well as college play at NCAA DI, DII, DIII and NAIA levels. Jonathan holds a PTR certification and played college tennis at Taylor University (NAIA) and Lewis University (NCAA DII).

(262) 743-2644 | jon@flaconline.com

 

Grant Paisley - Director of Tennis

Grant has trained some of the top juniors in Chicago. His students have won state championships (Illinois) and earned NCAA DI scholarships. Grant’s teaching resume includes Junior Director at Five Seasons – Burr Ridge. Besides teaching, he has extensive experience directing USTA tournaments of all levels.

(262) 743-2647 | grant@flaconline.com

 

Jeff Bernales – Head Pro

Jeff has coached tennis for over 20 years in the greater Chicago
area as a Tennis Professional at Midtown, Bannockburn and an Assistant Coach at Stevenson High School. He has coached several kids to state championships in Illinois, and was named Assistant Coach of the Year in 2003. Jeff is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional, Etcheberry certified in Strength & Conditioning for High Performance, and brings a track record of success to FLAC.

(262) 743-2648 | jeff@flaconline.com

 

Chris Chen - Staff Pro

Chris is both a PTR certified tennis coach as well as a NASM certified personal trainer. Besides coaching at FLAC, he is also the head women’s tennis coach at Elkhorn High School. Chris attended Yale University and played on the club tennis team there.

(262) 743-2648 | chris@flaconline.com

 

Brian Jaaksi - Staff Pro

Brian earned a degree from the prestigious Professional Tennis Management Program at Ferris State University. He has also earned a P2 Certification through the USPTA. Before FLAC, Brian had done most of his teaching in Georgia and Minnesota. He has trained players of all levels— from beginners to those with national rankings.

(262) 743-2648 | brian@flaconline.com

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