MEET OUR TENNIS STAFF

Tennis Director

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Justin Beckstrom is a certified tennis professional with over 20 years of club and on court expertise. His professional certifications include the USPTA P-1 and PTR Adult, High Performance, and Junior Development at professional levels.

 

Justin played tennis competitively at the collegiate level and was awarded all conference honors in both singles and doubles at Grand Valley State University. As a coach, he has helped develop countless collegiate players and has seen many adult players rate up through the USTA league system under his guidance.

 

Justin is passionate about his role as Director of Tennis at Premier Athletic & Tennis and strives to develop a first rate tennis program with the highest level of customer service.

 

He is a life-long Michigan native and Grand Valley State University graduate. He and his wife Jaime live in Jenison with their twins, Nikolas and Natalia. In his free time he enjoys watching sports, boating with his family, and playing golf.

Tennis Pro

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I started working at Ramblewood/Premier in the fall of 1987 (yikes that is a long time)… for me it has always been about the people and building relationships.  Getting to know the individuals taking my classes.
When on the court I want my people to  have fun, try hard, work hard and be willing to be pushed.
Off the court, I enjoy lifting weights, hanging with my family and  my dogs.  In the fall I also enjoy watching Michigan football!
Junior Academy Director

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Adam Sandusky played #1 singles and doubles at GVSU. He graduated as the Winningest Men’s Tennis Player in GVSU history. Adam has coached top-level junior tournament players for the past five years. He is Great Lakes ITA ranked top 7 in singles and top 5 in doubles; ITA Academic All-American; and the 2012 Great Lakes ITA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.  He is PTR Certified in Adult and High Performance categories.

Tennis Pro

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Andrew Darrell is from Kalamazoo, Michigan and grew up playing USTA junior tennis. He achieved all-state selection in high school and became one of the top juniors in the Midwest.

Andrew earned a scholarship at Grand Valley State University and set a GVSU record for number of wins playing primarily at #1 and #2 singles and doubles.

His previous teaching experience includes stints at Malibu Summer Tennis Camp hosted by Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and Camp Walt Whitman in New Hampshire.

Andrew hopes he can help players of all ages improve their game and enjoy tennis as much as he does!

Tennis Pro

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Jason Smith has worked in the West Michigan tennis community for 15 years. He has taught all ages and ability levels from are Parks and Rec, to East Hills/ Orchard Hills Tennis facilities. He has also worked with Egypt Valley Country Club and is currently on the Blyfield Country Club team. Jason has also had the opportunity to teach tennis over seas. He enjoyed time teaching in Milan and Italy.

Tennis Pro

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  • USPTA certified, USPTR/USPTA wheelchair tennis certified
  • USTA West Michigan committee member
  • USTA Midwest chair of the wheelchair tennis committee
  • USTA National wheelchair tennis committee member
  • 2011 recipient of the Tennis Educational Merit Award given by the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the National level for USTA.
  • 2012 RSI Tennis Champions of the year (racquet sports industry magazine) – Lynn and Curt Bender
  • 2013 USTA Midwest Wheelchair Performance Award– Lynn and Curt Bender
  • 2014 USTA Western Michigan Family of the Year award Bender Family
  • ITF junior camp wheelchair tennis instructor

 

Lynn currently enjoys traveling around the Midwest speaking about wheelchair tennis and conducting clinics and events to various clubs, universities, and organizations within the Midwest that want to start programs. She also aids in either training the trainers or helping make their events more successful by giving them the tools and means to get off the ground running.

Lynn and her husband Curt and son Jaden live in Zeeland MI.