RC Tennis Instructors - 2024

Private and Semi-Private lessons can be scheduled with one of Racquet Club’s tennis pros. If you have a pro you’d like to request, you can email them directly; otherwise you can sign up for lessons here

Dean Boodakian

Dean enters his 3rd season as the Racquet Club Head Tennis Pro. His playing career includes 4 years of collegiate varsity tennis, 4 straight DIII NCAA tournament appearances, multiple first team all-conference singles & doubles awards, and numerous other individual accolades. Dean is currently in his 7th year as a Head Tennis Professional with the Liberty Athletic Club where he trains many of Ann Arbor’s top junior competitive players. Dean just completed his 5th season as Concordia University Ann Arbor’s head men’s tennis coach and is excited to be bringing in several of the University players to join the Racquet Club staff. His goal is to foster a positive learning environment and develop players in the Racquet Club tennis program for years to come. When not on the tennis courts, you can find Dean fishing alongside his 2 dogs.

Kaylee Tucker

Kaylee just completed her 5th season as the head women’s tennis coach at Concordia University Ann Arbor. She was a 4 year varsity player at the University where she holds the school’s career doubles win record, was captain her junior and senior year, and earned the MVP award her senior year. Kaylee also serves as a part-time instructor at Liberty Athletic Club. In addition to coaching, Kaylee is an English Professor at Concordia, after having earned a Bachelors in Secondary Education and a Masters in English. Kaylee is entering her third summer here at Racquet Club and runs many of the junior classes.

Adam DiMaggio

Assistant Pro

Adam is a graduate of Concordia University of Ann Arbor where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Adam played at the varsity level all 4 of his years at the University, primarily at the #1 doubles position. Adam is also a full time tennis pro at the Chippewa Tennis & Swim Club where he works with many Racquet Club juniors in the winter months. He is an avid runner who also enjoys spending his free time biking (mostly because he does not yet own a car). Adam is entering his third season at Racquet Club Ann Arbor.

Jack Harris

Assistant Pro

Jack is returning for a third summer at Racquet Club. He is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan. Jack was a four year varsity tennis player at Greenhills where he won multiple state titles. Jack is a talented musician and you can catch him playing the drums for multiple bands at venues across Ann Arbor and all over Michigan.

Gary Kade

Gary has been playing and teaching tennis for over 60 years. He served as the executive director of the Billie Jean King Tennis Centers of America. Gary recently won a gold medal in tennis at the Michigan Senior Olympics, and he will be competing in tennis, 5k, and 10k events at the National Senior Olympics this summer. Gary is an enthusiastic coach and an advocate of tennis being a lifelong sport. Gary is returning for his third summer at Racquet Club after wrapping up his second season as an assistant tennis coach at Concordia University Ann Arbor.

Sophia Fornaris

Sophia has just finished up her third year pursuing a Movement Science degree in the school of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. She was the top ranked girl in the under 18 division in the state of Florida. Sophia joined U of M as a 5 star recruit. She loves working with talented junior players and helping to develop their game. Sophia is returning for her second year at Racquet Club.

Andrew Dobbs

Andrew has just completed his freshman year of collegiate tennis at Concordia University Ann Arbor. Andrew is a doubles specialist having played primarily at the #1 doubles position. Andrew has years of teaching experience back home in South Dakota and here in Ann Arbor at the Chippewa tennis club.

Emmett Shaw

Emmett is a recent graduate of Huron High School where he played varsity tennis. Emmett grew up playing in the Racquet Club program and is excited to be helping out with the program for a third year. Emmett is a talented player on several of the Racquet Club USTA teams. He is currently studying Computer Science at Washtenaw.

Isaac Herrenkohl

Isaac will be entering his junior year of college at the University of Michigan. He spent his first year of college playing highly competitive D3 tennis for Occidental College in LA. Isaac was a 4 year high school varsity starter, playing as high as number one singles for Pioneer High School. Isaac is excited to be joining the staff for the second year in a row and continuing to spread his knowledge of competitive tennis to the members here at Racquet Club.

Arya Joshi

Arya has played tennis for ten years including four on Skyline High School’s Varsity Team. In his free time, he loves playing tennis, basketball, skiing, and traveling. He is excited to be coming back for his second summer in a row.

Montana Crawford

Montana is newer to the Ann Arbor area but not new to tennis. She competed at the division 1 level for the University of Iowa while also completing her teaching degree in music education and violin performance. Montana is now the grade 6-12 Orchestra Director for the Monroe Public School District and coaches the jv girls tennis team She is excited to be helping out for a second summer at Racquet Club and looks forward to working with the clubs top junior players.

Arjun Bharadwaj

Arjun is returning for a second season at Racquet Club. Arjun was a varsity tennis player for Skyline and is currently a student at the University of Michigan.

David Loh

Jr Pro

David is a rising senior at Pioneer High school. He has been a starting varsity member on the team since his freshman year. David has been working on his tennis game with coach Dean for the past 5 years and David has been a racquet club member for the past decade.

Aarith Veerabhadran

Jr Pro

Aarith is a rising senior and varsity member of the Pioneer High School team. Aarith is a long time member at Racquet Club and looks forward to helping out with the junior programs he was recently a part of.

Julia Caird

Jr Pro

Julia will be an senior at Huron High School in the fall. She has played on the varsity high school tennis team since freshman year. She has been playing tennis at Racquet Club since she was 5 years old. She also plays flute and piccolo in the Huron band and marching band.

Ana Wilkins

Jr Pro

Ana is also a rising senior at Huron High School where she’s been on the varsity tennis team since freshmen year. She started playing at the age of 9 where Dean was her tennis coach. She has also participated in many programs at the Chippewa tennis club. Ana enjoys playing in the Huron High School symphony band along with marching band too.