Scott has been a USPTR teaching professional for over 16 years.
He was the manager at Four Seasons Tennis and Health Club in
Sherman, Texas before coming to Wisconsin in 1998 and eventually
becoming Director of Tennis at Club West in Neenah. He was most
recently the Junior Director at Western Racquet and Fitness Club in
Scott has played collegiately at Navarro Junior College where he
was national champion in singles and second in the nation in
doubles and then transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State
University in Durant Oklahoma. There, he majored in Marketing and
got his Masters in Business Administration. He currently is playing
5.0 USTA league tennis where his team won state in 2011.
Scott is married to Kari who is also a tennis player and has two
boys named Aiden and Colin. They currently live in Appleton.
Patti played tennis,
basketball, & softball at Oshkosh West High School. She
continued her tennis career in college and played all four years at
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. There she graduated with
her Bachelor's degree in Health/Physical Education. She currently
plays in a 4.5 USTA women's league.
Patti started teaching tennis in high school when she taught for
the Oshkosh Recreation Department. She went on to coach the girls
& boys tennis teams at Lourdes High School in Oshkosh. She
continues to teach tennis at the Nike Tennis Camp at Wayland
Academy in Beaver Dam with John & Jason Powless.
Patti is married to Mark, and they have two boys, Jacob &
Matthew, who also actively play tennis. They live in Oshkosh.
Patti is also Valley Athletics Tot's Turf Director.
Scott played tennis
at Appleton East High School before playing four years at the
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. There, he graduated with a
Bachelor's degree in Radio TV and minored in Journalism History.
His teaching career started as an assistant coach for Oshkosh
Lourdes high school. He helped teach at Club West and ran the
Greenville park and rec tennis program. Scott currently plays
in 4.5 and 5.0 USTA Leagues.
CAROL STEINERT, TENNIS STAFF
Carol grew up in Oshkosh and has played tennis throughout her
life. She started teaching tennis for the Oshkosh
Recreational Department during high school. She played tennis
for Oshkosh West High School and continued playing 4 more years at
UW-Oshkosh. She currently holds a 4.5 USTA rating, plays on
leagues, and on several women's and mixed doubles USTA teams in the
Carol earned her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from
UW-Oshkosh, majoring in math and science. She went on to earn
a Master's degree in Educational Administration at
UW-Madison. She taught for 4 years at Plymouth High School
then came to Neenah, where she taught at the high school and middle
school for the next 27 years. Throughout her career, Carol
coached girls' and boys' high school tennis teams in Plymouth,
girls' tennis teams in Neenah and Oshkosh, and also assisted in
coaching various USTA Junior Team Tennis teams out of Oshkosh.
In addition to tennis, Carol enjoys playing golf, hiking,
biking, and most anything active in nature. She is married to
Bill and they have 3 children, Steven, Nathan, and Kimberly.
Carol and Bill live in Oshkosh and enjoy spending time with
family and friends both on the off the courts.
Adam Martin played tennis at La Follette high school
before playing for UW Oshkosh during college, where he got a degree
in Radio-TV-Film with a minor in Journalism. Adam has taught tennis
at several different recreational facilities and clubs starting in
2011, and hasnt stopped since. He also assisted in creating the UW
Oshkosh Club Tennis team after the collegiate team was cut back in
2016. Adam currently plays in 4.5 and 5.0 USTA leagues.
DENNIS NIEMI, TENNIS STAFF
Valley Athletics is fortunate to have added Dennis Niemi to our
Tennis Staff. Dennis comes to us with over 26 years of
teaching experience, having coached for Lawrence University and
Appleton North High School. He played tennis for Cowley
County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Dennis has a wife, Marianne, a daughter, Sara, and two sons, Scott
and Joe who also play tennis. They currently live in
BOB BROST, TENNIS STAFF
Valley Bob has over 25 years of experience coaching basketball,
soccer and tennis. He played tennis at Menasha High
Bob is married to his wife Kathy. They have a daugher named
Allyse and a son named Trevor. Bob and his wife live in