Summer at The Highlands!

Summer at The Highlands!

At the Highlands in Forest Park, Michael and Horacio are all about the doubles. And one court is in the shade! It’s so much cooler to play on clay! Even in the sun, clay courts feel about 20 degrees cooler than hard courts. Plus, we’re planning to start the adults’ groups an hour earlier...

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Stefan Kruger

Stefan Kruger

STEFAN KRUGERGeneral [email protected] Stefan Kruger arrived at FRC in 1998 following a distinguished career on the ATP Tour, reachinga career-high ATP Doubles World Ranking of #39. He began playing tennis as a junior in Cape Town, South Africa, with his junior careerculminating as a Finalist in the 1984 Junior Wimbledon Championships; the following year...

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Chris Ward

Chris Ward

CHRIS WARDDirector of [email protected] Born and raised in St. Louis, Chris started playing tennis at FRC as a five-year old, later joining FRC as astaff member in 2005. He began teaching tennis at the age of 15 at various indoor and outdoor facilitiesincluding Chesterfield Athletic Club, Forest Hills Country Club, and The Country Club o...

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Terry M. Ward

Terry M. Ward

With a name like Terry (M.) Ward, you can bet our Director of Junior Tennis grew up playing tennis. And you’d be right. From early childhood on, Terry M. was on the court, culminating in four years of varsity singles at Marquette High. Beyond his work with the juniors, Terry also runs a popular Drop-in Drills...

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Horacio Callirgos

Horacio Callirgos

A top junior in his native Peru, Horacio came to St. Louis to play for Lindenwood, where he was an ITA Scholar-Athlete and graduated in 2021. You’ll find Horacio teaching at both Frontenac and Woodsmill during the week, and in the summer, he and Michael O’Neill run the program at The Highlands in Forest...

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Michael O’Neill

Michael O’Neill

With more than 20 years of coaching and teaching, Michael has coached successful secondary teams and brought his infectious love of the game to country-club beginners — and done everything in between. He played his college tennis at Ripon College, where he was part of two championship teams. And as a high-school coach, he...

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Milos Vuckovic

Milos Vuckovic

Milos Vuckovic Hailing from Subotica, Serbia, Milos began playing tennis when he was seven-years old and quickly tookto the sport, becoming the Serbian National Champion at 12-years old. During his junior career, heplayed extensively throughout Europe, including in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany,Hungary, Italy, and Romania, remaining in the top 20 of the...

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Joe Hawkes

Joe Hawkes

From Glen Carbon, IL, Joe is a regular at Interclub practices and Drop-in Drills. He played his college tennis at Lewis and Clark and is still an active competitor, ranking high in St. Louis open men’s competition and helping his USTA Men’s 4.5 team reach national prominence several times in the last few years...

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Action from the 2022 Classic!

Action from the 2022 Classic!

If you were there, you know it’s the greatest night of the year in St. Louis tennis. If you weren’t, here’s hoping these action shots will persuade you to come out next year and cheer on your favorite pros, whether they string their racquets at the Frontenac Family of Clubs or somewhere else. And i...

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Michael Lesko

Michael Lesko

Michael LeskoFRC Tennis [email protected] Assistant Manager, Forever Tennis & Pickleball721 Old Frontenac SquareSt. Louis, MO 63131(314) 995-6860 Michael began playing tennis over two decades ago, and has been teaching for the last five years.Growing up in Columbia, IL, Michael played tennis at Gibault Catholic High School; the team MVP all fouryears and a three-star...

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Ethan McCafferty

Ethan McCafferty

ETHAN [email protected] Ethan’s tennis career began when he was eight-years old in Auckland, New Zealand where hebecame a standout junior, rising to the top 20 in the New Zealand Boys’ 18’s and winning theAuckland 18’s tournament. He competed in Junior International Tennis Federation (“ITF”)tournaments in countries across the Southern Hemisphere including Australia, Fiji, and...

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Riley Muren

Riley Muren

RILEY MUREN Hailing from O’Fallon, IL, Riley began playing tennis regularly when he was 11 years old; he took to thesport rapidly, and by the age of 14 was giving his first paid lesson. Making three state appearances andfinishing as the Sectional Champion while playing Boys’ Tennis at O’Fallon Township High School, hematriculated to...

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Travis Bakai

Travis Bakai

TRAVIS BAKAIDirector of Pickleball, FRC & Old Warson Country [email protected] Manager, Forever Tennis & Pickleball721 Old Frontenac SquareSt. Louis, MO 63131(314) 995-6860https://forever-tennis.com/ Travis has been a member of the Frontenac Family since 2014, initially joining as part of thetennis teaching staff; most recently, he has added the role of Director of Pickleball to hisresponsibilities...

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