Winter Classes

Nathan Welden

Nathan
Nathan Welden has been a certified USPTA teaching pro since 1999.  Over the years, Nathan has taught thousands of kids, juniors, and adults of all ages and abilities in San Diego.  Nathan was a successful high school coach for 15 years at Grossmont and West Hills High Schools.  In addition, Nathan was the director of Youth League Tennis for many years.  Currently, Nathan runs Junior-Adult programs at Lake Murray Tennis Club with Teaching pro Stephen Thom. Nathan and partners Megan Haber (Women's Grossmont College Coach) and Stephen Thom run Fletcher Hills Tennis Camp every summer at Grossmont College.  Nathan's a huge advocate of 10 and under tennis.  Contact Nathan to reach your tennis goals; whether it's improving a specific stroke or finding you a class that you can look forward to each week.

 (619) 920-9052
email: fletcherhillstennis@yahoo.com

Stephen Thom

Stephen
Steve has been a USPTA certified teaching professional since 2006. He received a Bachelor’s of science degree from Sonoma State University in kinesiology and continued his education to receive a Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Exercise Science. Steve has been teaching at Lake Murray Tennis Club since 2013 and runs a variety of junior and adult programs with fellow teaching professional Nathan Welden. Session-based clinics consist of 10 and under tennis, competitive junior levels, and 2.5-4.0 level adult clinics. He is the co-owner of Fletcher Hills Tennis and is actively involved with growing tennis in the greater San Diego area though summer camps and school-based tennis programs. Steve is on the HEAD/PENN tennis advisory staff. Steve lives in San Carlos with his wife Sydney and son Gavin. He is also a part-time adapted physical education teacher for the Santee School District. Call him today to improve your game.

 (619) 402-8133.
email: stephencthom@gmail.com

Danielle Dutton

Danielle
Danielle is USPTA certified with specialty in health and nutritional sciences.  Offering Cardio Tennis classes and private/group lessons.  She was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from Patrick Henry High School, where she won three league championships.  After playing softball at San Diego State University, she decided that tennis was better suited for her.  Danielle played for the Lady Griffins at Grossmont College, where she led her team to a state championship and was awarded female athlete of the year.  Danielle later went on to graduate from SDSU with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  With her background in fitness, and wealth of tennis knowledge, she will help you achieve that competitive edge you‘ve been looking for! 

(619) 876-1530

email: dlbcardiotennis@gmail.com

Elden Whisman

Elden Whisman
Elden has coached at LMTC for 3 years, assisting teaching both youth and adult tennis classes with Nathan Welden and Steve Thom and is a member of the club. He graduated from Simpson University with a bachelor’s degree in communication on a baseball scholarship.. Nathan Welden was his youth tennis coach and as a summer job during college, he would hire Elden to work his summer tennis camp. After college he began teaching classes with Nathan and Steve as a transitional job at the time, and ended up falling in love with coaching and working with kids. From there he decided to get his teaching credential in physical education as well as become a certified tennis pro. Along with teaching classes at LMTC,He ran a tennis enrichment program at Green Elementary in 2017, where he taught every student at the school grades 1 through 5. He is looking forward to meeting and getting to know the LMTC community.

(619) 873-6076
email: whismanelden@gmail.com
 

Ages 6-11

Rallying Rattlers w/ Nathan & Steve
RedBall6-10 years (Red Ball)
Wednesdays 3:00-3:50 PM
Starts January 9th, 8 classes

Ideal for young beginners, this clinic is designed for players interested in learning the basics. The class will focus on ball control, footwork, and rallying on the small (36 foot) court.

Instructors: Nathan Welden & Steve Thom 619.920.9052
email: fletcherhillstennis@yahoo.com
8 Weeks $140
Student/Coach: 7 to 1
Rising Stars w/ Nathan
RedBall8-10 years
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30 PM
Starts January 8th, 16 classes

Ideal for advanced players looking to get involved in competitive tennis. Class focuses on fitness, competitive drills, and singles and doubles strategy.

Instructors: Nathan Welden 619.920.9052
email:fletcherhillstennis@yahoo.com
8 Weeks $325
Student/Coach: 7 to 1
Rising Stars Red/Orange Ball w/ Nathan and Steve
RedBall611 years (Red Ball)(Orange Ball)
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM
Starts January 9th, 8 classes

This clinic is ideal for young athletes with basic strokes whom are able to rally on the 36- foot court (red ball) and 60-foot court (orange ball). Class focuses on ground strokes, volleys, serves, score keeping, and singles and doubles strategy.

Instructors: Nathan Welden & Steve Thom 619.402.8133
email:stephencthom@gmail.com
8 Weeks $140
Student/Coach: 7 to 1
 

Ages 10-14

Tweener/JR. High w/ Nathan and Steve XX
GreenBallYellow Ball9-13 years
Monday and/or Friday 4:00-5:30 PM
Starts January 7th, 8 classes and 16 classes


Class focuses on fundamentals with the green ball and yellow ball. This clinic is designed to prepare players for high school tennis with an emphasis on doubles play and serving.

Instructor: Steve Thom 619.402.8133
email:stephencthom@gmail.com
8 Classes $180
16 Classes $325

Student/Coach: 7 to 1
Rising Stars Yellow Ball w/ Steve XX
9-13 years (Yellow Ball)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:30 PM
Starts January 8th, 16 classes

Ideal for advanced players looking to get involved in competitive tennis. Class focuses on fitness, competitive drills, and singles and doubles strategy.

Instructors: Steve Thom 619.402.8133
email:stephencthom@gmail.com
8 Weeks $325
Student/Coach: 7 to 1
Entry Level Middle School ClassGreenBall
11-14 years
Saturdays 1:00-2:30 PM
Starts January 12th, 8 classes

Class is intended for students ages 11-14 that are newcomers to tennis. Students will learn all the fundamental strokes as well as learn how to properly keep score and play doubles. Regardless of experience all students are welcome, with the overall goal of the class to create a lasting love and enjoyment for the sport.

Instructor: Elden Whisman 619.873.6076
email:whismanelden@gmail.com
8 Weeks $180
Student/Coach: 7 to 1
 

Ages 12-18

Competitive Junior w/ Steve & Nathan
GreenBall12-18 years
Sundays 2:00-3:30 PM
Starts January 13th, 8 classes

This clinic is offered to competitive high school players and will focus on competitive games and drills preparing athletes for singles and doubles play.

Instructor: Steve Thom 619.402.8133
email:stephencthom@gmail.com
8 Weeks $180
Student/Coach: 7 to 1
 

Adults

Adult 3.0-4.5 w/ Nathan and Steve

GreenBallSundays 2:00-3:30 PM
Starts January 13th, 8 classes


This clinic is offered to adult 3.0-4.5 level players. With 4 courts of drills, competition, strategy, and game play, we will find the group to fit your playing level. Come out to the club to meet fellow players and further grow our local tennis community.

Instructors: Nathan Welden & Steve Thom 619.920.9052
email:fletcherhillstennis@yahoo.com
8 Weeks $180
Adult 3.0-3.5 w/ Nathan & Steve

GreenBallTuesdays 6:00-7:30 PM
Starts January 8th, 8 classes

Looking to get back into tennis? This is the clinic for you! We will focus on stroke production, movement, drills, and fun social games. Come out and meet your local tennis community.

Instructors: Nathan Welden & Steve Thom
619.402.8133
email:stephencthom@gmail.com
8 Weeks $180
Student/Coach: 7 to 1
Adult 3.5+ w/ Nathan and Steve

GreenBallMonday or Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM
Starts January 7th (Monday), and 9th (Wednesday), 8 classes


Ideal for competitive players looking to improve their doubles and singles play. Come out and meet other players from the club and in the community.

Instructors: Nathan Welden & Steve Thom 619.920.9052
email:fletcherhillstennis@yahoo.com
8 Weeks $180
Happy Hour Class (Young Adults)

GreenBallSaturdays 3:00-4:30 PM
Starts January 12th 8 classes

This class is designed to get more young adults interested in and playing tennis. With the class being intended for adults with little to no experience playing tennis, the atmosphere is meant to be easy going and low pressure to allow people in the class to feel free to make mistakes and have fun. Players who enroll will learn all the fundamental strokes as well as how to properly play doubles by the end of the class. 

Instructor: Elden Whisman 619.873.6076
email:whismanelden@gmail.com
8 Weeks $180