Fall I 2011 

Fall 2011 eNews  

Promoting the positive health, cultural, physical, mental and social benefits of tennis
Quick Hits
IUTC Hosts 2011 IU Dance Marathon
Tennis Tip of the Month
Fall Programs
Junior Summer Results
Ronnie Schneider's Summer Results
Travel Team Update
Thank You IU Jr. Open Sponsors
Staff News
Tennis Scholarship
Additional Programs/Services
Special Reminders
Join Our Mailing List 
Ask the Pros

 Do you have a question for our tennis pros? 

 Coaches Sam, Justin, Mike, and Chris

Wondering how to fix your backhand?  Or what to do in a difficult scoring situation? Don't be shy; email us!


 We will choose a few questions each month to feature in the upcoming newsletter.  Ask away!


Control Center Staff 

 Have a question about fees or registration? 


CC Staff

The friendly Control Center staff is here to answer all of your questions.  


 What can we do for you?

Business Hours 

April 1-May 31
7:30am-10pm Daily
June 1-August 31


September 1-October 31
7:30am-9pm Daily

November 1-March 31
7:30am-11pm Daily

Join us on Facebook & Twitter
Keep up to date, learn more about the tennis industry, follow local players, and more on our
on Facebook and Twitter.
Click here to
 join us on Facebook.
Click here to
join us on Twitter.
Contact Us



(812) 855-5750


  Mike O'Connell
Head Professional
Assistant Director,
mfoconne@indiana.edu   (812) 855-9164


Chris Chopra

Assistant Professional

Junior Program Coordinator


(812) 856-4321


Justin Overmyer

Staff Professional

Adult Program Coordinator


(812) 855-0805


Rebecca Jones

Assistant Director, Operations


(812) 855-9819


Support IU Varsity Tennis!



 IU Women's Tennis

 Head Coach
Lin Loring
Assistant Coach
Ramiro Azcui
Head Coach
Randy Bloemendaal
Assistant Coach
Patric Hynes 
Go Hoosiers! 
Greetings from the IUTC!

As a current IUTC member, you will automatically receive this
e-newsletter. We hope you find the newsletter easy to navigate and enjoy the new format!  As always, we welcome your feedback and comments. 

Time Saver!  Click on the "Quick Hit" links on the left side bar to go directly to a particular section.

If you are viewing this newsletter through Outlook, it may be necessary to view it in HTML.  Right click on the bar at the top of the message and choose "View in HTML."


Thank you,

IUTC Staff


Due to the fire in HPER's Wildermuth Gym this summer, the IU Tennis Center proudly hosts this year's IU Dance Marathon event November 4-6, 2011.  Set up begins November 3rd. 

The facility is not available November 3 (beginning at noon) through November 6.


IUDM is the nation's 2nd largest student-run philanthropic organization! IUDM works year round to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, culminating the year in a 36 hour dance marathon. Since 1991, IUDM has raised more than $10.1 million for the kids at Riley.  


For more information about the IU Dance Marathon, visit their website


by Chris Chopra 


How quickly do YOU react to how the ball is hit?   


Click here for Chris's Tip.....


We have a lot to offer.  From Cardio Tennis to Turkey Time to Group Instructional Clinics, there is something for everyone!     

Fall Program Information 

 September 2011

 October 2011 


Contact our Program Coordinators with questions and suggestions.


Justin Overmyer

Adult Program Coordinator



Chris Chopra

Junior Program Coordinator



Bloomington juniors had exceptional results this summer. Click here for a recap of all of the juniors who have reached the finals or won their respective division in USTA tournaments throughout the state.  


Keep it up juniors!! 


R. Schneider

Bloomington's Ronnie Schneider, current USTA  

#1 Singles and Doubles 16 and Under Boys


Bloomington's Ronnie Schneider had an amazing summer on the court. He ends the year as the #1 ranked junior in the nation in the Boys 16 and under division in both singles and doubles. Below are his results from the top tournaments he played this summer.



Easter Bowl (Rancho Mirage, CA)


1st PLACE in Doubles

3rd PLACE in Singles

National Clay Court Championships (Delray Beach, FL)


1st PLACE in Singles and Doubles

Midwest Closed Championships (Indianapolis, IN)


1st PLACE in Singles and Doubles

National Championships (Kalamazoo, MI)


Ronnie's biggest wins of the year are the Boys 16 and under singles and doubles titles at the USTA National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan in August. This is the most prestigious junior tournament in the United States. His win solidified his national #1 USTA singles and doubles rankings for the year and also earned him entry into the US Junior Open Singles and Doubles main draw.


Hats off to Ronnie for all of the hard work and dedication he has put in thus far. The entire Bloomington tennis community is proud to support you! Keep up the great work!



The Ladies' Central Indiana Indoor Tennis League (CWITL) 2011/2012 season officially kicked off on Sept 21st. We are happy to announce the Tennis Center sponsors five teams this year (Ladies C-1, C-2, C-3, B-2 and Q-1 teams).


Our ladies will play home matches at the IU Tennis Center beginning at 10am until 1 pm and away matches in and around the Indianapolis area. All of the away matches begin at 11am and end at 2pm.


Stop by the Tennis  Center to help support our ladies. See our programming calendars for home match dates.


Anyone interested in joining a travel team may contact Justin Overmyer at juovermy@indiana.edu. 


The IU Tennis Center would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the 2011 IU Junior Open. You are once again a big factor in why our tournament is so successful.  

Thank You IU Junior Open Sponsors 



USTA High Performance Certification

Chris Chopra was selected to attend the USTA High Performance Certification in Memphis, Tennessee October 20-22nd. This training is considered by many to be one of the highest-quality coach's experiences in the world. Twenty-three top USPTA and PTR coaches were selected by the USTA for this training. Coaches that complete the certification will benefit from on-going training as well as being a part of the USTA High Performance coaches network.


USPTA Mid-Year Forum

Chris Chopra attended the USPTA Mid-Year Forum in Cincinnati August 18th and 19th during the ATP/WTA Masters series event.  Chris attended USPTA Midwest Board Meetings and also presented some of his favorite drills alongside other USPTA State Presidents during the event.

Mike Honored at the Western & Southern Open   

On August 17, Mike O'Connell, Head Tennis Professional, along with six other Tennis Professionals from around the Midwest, including this year's inductee, Mike Lange, were honored for being inducted into the Midwest Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on center court! Congratulations to Mike for his continued success and demonstration of excellence!


Welcome New Instructor

Ekaterina Kapadalova (Katya) was recently hired as a Staff Assistant and Control Center employee. Katya is from Yarolavvi, Russia. She graduated from IU this past summer with a degree in Sports Management.


Katya was a member of the IU Women's Tennis Team from 2007/2011, and named player of the week in the Big Ten Conference. She is also an SAAC representative. SAAC is an NCAA sponsored committee of student-athletes who are committed to serving and providing opportunities for the student-athlete at IU.


Katya is also a member of ALPHA BETA Honorary Reception which recognizes those student athletes who have earned a minimum 3.2 GPA. She recently completed a 16 week internship at the IU Tennis Center where she gained valuable experience in the tennis industry.


Welcome aboard, Katya! We're happy to have you!


The IU Tennis Center offers any junior (18 years or younger) the opportunity to receive a financial scholarship (amount determined by the scholarship committee) which can be applied toward tennis instruction, junior membership, or court time.  Scholarship monies expire one year from the date in which applicants receive them.  

Email iutc@indiana.edu to request an application. 


If you are interested in making a donation to the Mike O'Connell Tennis Scholarship fund, send your check, made payable to the Indiana University Foundation and include a short note explaining that the funds should be placed in the "HPER Dean's unrestricted account for the purpose of supporting the IU Tennis Center."  The account number is 38-H004-23-6.

Send checks to:
Indiana University Foundation
Post Office Box 500
Bloomington, IN 47402




A ball machine pass entitles members to unlimited ball machine usage for an entire year!  This is an incredible deal and a perfect way to keep up your game.  Single user passes are $150.  We now offer a Household Ball Machine Pass, good for 1 year of unlimited usage for guardian(s) and children under 18 within your household.  The cost is $300.  See Control Center for more information.



Come support our Ladies Travel and Varsity teams during their home matches at the IUTC.  Free admission.  See calendar on our Web site for schedule.



Use the ball machine at no cost by scheduling a 30 minute reservation in between two already scheduled programs/reservations.  Regular court fees apply.  Perfect opportunity for a practice session on a particular shot.



Interested in private, semi-private, or group lessons?  Leave your information for the Head Pro and we will try our best to set you up with one of our instructors.  Be aware that we do have a small waiting list.


All private, semi-private and group lessons must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged.  All informal court reservations must be canceled at least 3 hours in advance to avoid being charged.  PCT must be canceled 24 hours in advance in order to bank your time.


If you have photographs, short stories, or points of information that could be included in our next newsletter, feel free to contact the Assistant Director of Operations, Rebecca Jones. 

Buy 10 Cardio Tennis Sessions, Get 1 Free!
Buy a Cardio Tennis Club Card (ten 1-hour Cardio Sessions) and
 receive 1 hour FREE!