Learn from the best!

Coach Schall enters her first year as the head coach of the Prairie Stars in 2016 and becomes the third head coach in program history. Schall comes to UIS from Metropolitan State in Denver, Colorado where she was an assistant coach for three seasons. Over those three years, Schall helped with day-to-day player development and assisted with special projects and events, including the 2016 NCAA Division II Spring Championship Festival.
Coach Samantha Schall
UIS Men's and Women's Head Coach
Coach Hayden Esker
Teaching Pro at Velasco Tennis Center
Former UIS player and state qualifier. Coach Esker has guided both the girls and the boys team to multiple Conference and Sectionals High School Championships. Hayden has worked with the top players in the area since graduated from college at Velasco Tennis Center.
Coach Sonthana
Glenwood High School Boy's and Girl's Head Coach
The current head tennis coach at Glenwood High School and certified teaching professional with the USPTA who have worked with multiple college players and college prospect in the area. Sonthana is also the Junior Team Tennis Area Coordinator with the USTA and have won multiple Junior Team Tennis District Championships with different teams. Sonthana experience includes; Director of a level 4 Junior Tournament, Director of the Springfield Tennis Academy summer camp, President of a CTA and Start/ Restart Adult Group Lessons.

Enquire about private lessons: Email

Enquire about private lessons: Email

Coach Andy is new to Springfield area, having taught in the St. Louis area for the past 7 years. While in St. Louis, Andy coached many Junior Team Tennis teams of all ages and skill levels to District Championships and beyond. Coaching and teaching is a passion for Coach Andy, having also coached 3 years of High School tennis.
He is looking forward to getting know the area’s kids and parents alike and will be working with the CITA and USTA in Springfield and the surrounding areas to teach and grow the game of tennis. Coach Andy is 1 of only 2 USPTA Elite Certified teaching pros in the area and is looking forward to working with children and adults alike of every skill level
Coach Andrew Coon
USPTA Elite Certified Teaching Professional