Tennis Staff

Scott Meixl Contact

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 Green Bay.

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 ContactPatti 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 Niemi ContactScott 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.

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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 Appleton.