Hello everyone. My name is Dan Patrick. I am your new Director of Tennis here at The Life Fitness Center. A little background about myself; I am a Certified U.S.P.T.A. teaching tennis professional. I played 4 years varsity tennis at Alleman High School and continued my play at the varsity college level while earning a bachelors degree of Business in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1984.
While working as an Accountant, my love for tennis led me back to the sport. I became a full-time teaching tennis pro in 1997 at South Park Tennis Club in Moline, currently known as the Quad-City Tennis Club. I was also the Augustana College Men's Head Tennis Coach from 1997-2002. I have also been directing summer tennis camps on the Illinois side of the river since 1997.
Since the age of 12 years old, and for the last 42 years of my life, I have dedicated my life to the game of tennis as a student, player, coach, teaching pro, and now I have been given a wonderful opportunity to serve the Bettendorf community as your Director of Tennis here at The Life Fitness Center.
I am looking forward to developing the junior and adult programs by giving the Bettendorf community additional options to play throughout the week. Some of the adult alternatives include new cardio clinics and additional walk-in clinics for different levels of play for members and non-members.
I am very excited also about expanding the junior tennis program during the week and on the weekends by giving those players who want to improve their game additional group lesson times to play with other kids. In addition, I would like to educate both parents and players better as to what the U.S.T.A. (United States Tennis Association) and our local Bi-State Tennis Association have to offer through the use of tournaments, junior carnivals, play days, interclub meets and much more.
On behalf of myself, my wife Marianna, and my two children Nicholas (9 years old) and Lea (5years old), I thank you and look forward to a very bright future here at The Life Fitness Center.