River City Tennis Pro Bios

 

Scott Radecki Tennis Director

Scott Radecki grew up and played tennis in Hinsdale, IL where he played at perennial tennis powerhouse Hinsdale Central High School. After playing 4 years on a tennis scholarship at Quincy University, Scott went on to teach tennis full time at his local home town club Oak Brook Racquet and Fitness club. While also being a full time tennis instructor, Scott was also the varsity tennis coach for men’s and women’s tennis at Hinsdale Central High School. In 7 seasons of coaching at Hinsdale Central High School, Scott and his teams won 4 Boys IHSA State Championships and 5 Girls IHSA State championships. Within his 12 years of teaching tennis, Scott has trained 14 individual state champion tennis players in the state of Illinois. Scott has been our tennis director at River City since the fall 2017.

 

Derek Rineberg Assistant Tennis Professional

Derek Rineberg is 22 years old with years of tennis experience. He played at the collegiate level at Monmouth College and has taught a various clubs. Derek is PTR certified and is experienced teaching members of all ages. 

 

Bob Davis Assistant Tennis Professional

Bob is a 17 year tennis professional, certified rater and coach at Peoria High School. Bob specializes in tennis beginners and high school level players and focuses on proper stroke, form and strategy. As well as an accomplished tennis instructor, Bob is also a professional musician who has toured the country with several different musical groups. Bob loves to have fun on the tennis court and is dedicated to make e lessons enjoyable for all.

 

Brad Douglas Assistant Tennis Professional

Brad Douglas started playing tennis in Brazil before coming back to America for 3years of High school. He attended Ferris State making their team as a walk on before leaving for Hilton Head Island and VanDeerMer tennis academy. He is a certified PTR pro with a professional ranking. He enjoys teaching doubles and the technical part of tennis. He has coached many top juniors as well as USTA women’s players who have won sectional titles as well as his team going to Nationals in 2016.He also coached Derick Reinberg to his greatest win ever after one practice. He has one son who is 10.

 

Mimi Latronico Assistant Tennis Professional

Hi my name is Mimi Latronico, and I’m 23 years old. I started to play and take tennis serious at the age of 15. I went to pekin high school and played varsity for three years. Went to state for 2 years in singles. I’m currently a 4.5 player, and I play in  USTA leagues. In 2014 I was part of the the 6.5 and 7.5 USTA teams that went to ft Wayne and won sectionals. Tennis has always been a big part of my life and I love spreading knowledge of the game as much as possible.

 

Josh Kiefer Assistant Tennis Professional

I began playing tennis at age 8 in the driveway with my brother.  I played 4 years in high school and even though my last match ended in a loss I finished with a 79-4 record; which was good enough to put me #1 all time.  I figured I would be done with competitive tennis, but only a few months later I was playing tennis at Bethel College (IN).  While at Bethel I met my wife since 2011, Lindsay, made several lifelong friends, and won the same number of matches as high school! My awards have long since been stored away in boxes, but I hope I can instill a desire to win at tennis and life with all my students.  One area I focus on teaching the most is mental toughness and strategy.  I have been at River city since October 2016 and have a dog named Roddick.

 

Tim Johnston Assistant Tennis Professional

Tim Johnston is a certified PTR professional for over 20 years. Works with all skill levels from beginner to collegiate players. Has been instructing at the club since 1991.