The Elk River Club Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Clubhouse. The four Har-Tru courts are conditioned for comfortable play and are ideal for every level of tennis enthusiast. A pro shop and social center provide top-of-the-line equipment and apparel along with comfortable settings for everyone watching the play on the private courts.
Elk River’s tennis pro is Harold "H" Wetzel. He played #1 singles and #1 doubles all four years at Upsala College in East Orange NJ. It was there that his career in teaching tennis also began. H had the privilege of working in Project Jersey, a tennis program for elite tournament players, started and run by three top tennis pros, Dr. Alex Mayer, George Basco, and college coach, Charles Lundgren. H worked at Lundgren’s “Camp Racquet”, a 25 year youth tennis camp where he was Head Counselor. There, he was in charge of organizing and overseeing fifteen counselors and 90 campers for over five years. Among other notable players, H coached 2 young men who went on to become ranked in the world in men's tennis for several years. H’s mentor, George Bacso served as USPTA's Director of Certification. In this capacity, Bacso traveled the world conducting Certification Exams, Tennis Teachers' Courses and Certification Training Courses. He also was instrumental in developing the current USPTA certification process and worked with the USPTA's national tester network. The education, experience and training H received while working with these fine professionals was invaluable.
In his study and practice of the game, H continues to learn not only how the game of tennis is evolving but how teaching the game has changed as well. “The one thing that I don’t change is my attitude that tennis is a great life sport. Learning and playing it should always be as much fun as possible. I try to keep my lessons geared to the success of each individual student so they have a positive experience that will keep them coming back to the courts.” H has a very successful track record of building tennis programs because of his passion for the game, positive attitude, great enthusiasm and genuine interest in the people he is working with. We are very excited to have H join our team of professionals.
Whether you are a weekend player or tournament tough, tennis at Elk River is a top-flight experience.