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
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