Michael Lesko

Played at Gibault HS in Waterloo IL, 3 time state qualifier in singles, and 2013 sectional champion in singles. Played at Quincy University, D2, Freshman of year in 2015, and Team captain in 2018. 2 time St. Louis District Men’s Doubles Champion (2017...

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Chris Nasrallah

Chris Nasrallah

Chris was a top Junior, High School and College player out of St. Louis. He was a four time Missouri state champion at Chaminade High School, then went on to play Division I tennis at Bradley University where he earned Missouri Valley Conference freshman player of the year. He has been teaching tennis in the St. Louis area for more than 20 years, 13 of which have been at FRC. He is certified by the USPTA and PPTA. In the summer, he works at Westwood Country Club. He’s involved with the SLDTA and Missouri Valley and donates his time and skills to several charitable organizations around town. All this on top of a full-time job as Managing Principal of Nasrallah Global RE Services, a full-service commercial real estate firm. Chris and his wife, Angela, have two girls. Sophia, born in 2010, and Abigail, born in 2012, have both begun their junior tennis...

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Chris Ward

Chris Ward

The director of our 2019-2020 Juniors programs, Chris has been a familiar face around the club since 2007. He grew up playing tennis, and as one of Terry’s five children, he did most of that playing right here at FRC. In the summer, Chris teaches at Old Warson Country Club. He played his prep tennis for Marquette High School, lettering all four years. If he’s not at the club, Chris spends his time white water kayaking and tearing up the bike...

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Stefan Kruger

Stefan Kruger

Stefan has served as the Director of Tennis and Assistant Manager at Frontenac since1999 and runs the ladies’ Interclub practices. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, he was a Junior Wimbledon Finalist in 1984. He played collegiate tennis for Southern Methodist University from 1985-87 where he was an All-American in singles and doubles. He competed on the ATP Tour for 8 years, primarily specializing in doubles. He reached the doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 1990 and attained a career high of 39 in the ATP Doubles Rankings. In the summer, Stefan is the Director of Tennis at Westwood Country...

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Riley Muren

Riley is a tennis player from O’Fallon Illinois. He played college tennis at two different schools. He played D2 at the university of Illinois Springfield and D3 at Webster university. He started teaching when he was 14 and owns the record for most wins at Webster...

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Travis Bakai

Travis Bakai

College soccer player firmed tennis player turned pickleball player. Owner of Forever Tennis a specialty store in St. Louis. Tennis and pickleball coach for 8 years. PPR and USPTA certified pickleball instructor. Pickleball director at Old Warson Country...

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Ethan McCafferty

He is a certified teaching pro by the USPTA. He is from Auckland, New Zealand and moved to the United States in 2015 to play college tennis where he received a scholarship to play at McKendree University. He graduated with a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports Psychology. As a junior playing tennis he played in many ITF tournaments competing in different countries such as Australia, Fiji, and New...

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Jennifer WIlhelm-Zeuschel

As former Director of Junior Tennis at FRC from 1996 until 2013, Jennifer helped shape the program. She took over the Kick Start program in 2013 as well. As a nationally ranked junior, Jen went on to become one of the youngest teaching pros in the country, with three winters on the staff of the Springs in Palm Springs, CA and a slew of management roles in St. Louis. Today Jen is on the Wilson Advisory staff and has been Director of Tennis at Greenbriar Hills Country Clusince 2001. Jen has an integral role at FRC 2019 Marks Jennifer’s 25th year at Frontenac Racquet...

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Terry Ward

Appointed manager at Frontenac in 2006, Terry has continued his heavy involvement in the area tennis scene by spearheading the management of the Clayton Shaw Park facility, the Highlands Golf and Tennis Club, Forever Tennis retail store and the recent purchase of Woodsmill TennisClub. His oldest son, Corley, is the manager at Woodsmill Tennis Club. His other sons, Chris and Terry Jr. are key pros at...

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Michael O’Neil

Michael is a USPTA Certified Tennis Pro with a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. He played Division Three Tennis for Ripon College Tennis Team where the team collectively won the MWC twice! Michael has a vast amount of experience, with over 20 years of coaching at all levels. He was a Sectional Winning Men’s coach at DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois. Additionally, he was formerly Head Tennis Professional at Boulder Ridge C.C. in Algonquin,Illinois as well as a teaching assistant at Heritage Tennis Club. Michael’s strengths include being able to quickly appraise the game of his students and develop a strong working rapport in order to improve their skills while fostering a love of the...

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Cliff Reuter

Cliff Reuter is a USPTA certified “Pro1” tennis instructor. He teaches all ages and will be happy to appraise your tennis game and then help you to develop a sound foundation to improve. As a player he started at age 4 and was ranked number one in his junior age groups in St. Louis from age 10-18, and nationally was in the top 100 in the Boys I8s’ thanks in large part to Terry Ward and Frontenac Racket Club. He has worked at some of the most prestigious country clubs in St. Louis including Bellerive, St. Louis Country Club, and West Wood and is currently the Head Tennis Professional at The Country Club of St...

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