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Tennis Lessons

Bittersweet Swimming & Tennis Association was founded in 1977, in the heart of Greeley, Colorado. Since that time many kids have taken drills and played on the Bittersweet tennis courts and gone on to play top level, high school, college, and national tennis. In recent years there has been a decline in youth tennis in Greeley and we wanted to change that. We have gathered up top tennis coaches who have either grown up or played tennis in the Greeley area to keep the youth tennis program in Greeley alive and well. We are all looking forward to getting our kids back on the Bittersweet Tennis Courts in Greeley.

About lessons (levels)

Level 1 - Intro (Ages 5-7)

Intro to tennis is fun and exciting where players will improve hand-eye coordination, mobility, balance racket control and have tons of fun learning the game of tennis. If your young player does not have a racket, not to worry, one will be provided during the session.

Ball: Foam/Red Ball

Racket Sizes: 21" or 23"

Court Size: 36'

 

Level 2 – Beginner (Ages 7-9)

Players will learn the fundamentals of different strokes - forehand, backhand, volleys, and serve. Players will be engaged in drills and games designed to improve hand-eye coordination, mobility, balance and overall tennis skills. If your young player does not have a racket, not to worry, one will be provided during the session.

Ball: Orange Dot

Racket Sizes: 23" or 25"

Court Size: 60'/Full Court

 

Level 3 - Beginner (Ages 9-11)

Players will learn the fundamentals of different strokes - forehand, backhand, volleys, and serve. Players will be engaged in drills and games designed to improve hand-eye coordination, mobility, balance and overall tennis skills. If your young player does not have a racket, not to worry, one will be provided during the session.

Ball: Green Dot

Racket Sizes: 25" or 27"

Court Size: Full Court

 

Level 4 - Intermediate (Ages 11-14)

Players will learn to refine their game and learn playing strategies for overall success. Players will engage in drills, games, and match scenarios. If your young player does not have a racket, not to worry, one will be provided during the session.

Ball: Regular Yellow

Racket Sizes: 27"+

Court Size: Full Court

 

Level 5 - Advanced (Ages 12+ )

Advanced/High Performance Training.

Specialized Training for players looking to play or continue to play Varsity tennis at the highest level.

Ball: Regular Yellow

Racket Sizes: 27"+

Court Size: Full Court

Drop-in fees for each level available upon request and availability.

Meet The Coaches

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Robert Herrera

Robert J. Herrera was born and raised in Greeley and grew up playing baseball and tennis. Robert is a former No. 1 Singles player for University High School and played club tennis at the University of Denver. Robert currently is on the Greeley Tennis Association, ("TAG"), Board of Directors and plays in may local leagues and tennis tournaments. In 2019 Robert won the Work out West Greeley Tennis Championship in Men's Singles and Men's Doubles. Robert is also currently the Assistant Tennis Coach for the Girls Tennis Team at Northridge High School.

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Brenda Gallegos

Brenda Gallegos is a former UNC Tennis Coach. She held several different titles while working for the University of Northern Colorado. She started in 2002 as an assistant coach with the women’s tennis team and was named the head coach for the women in 2004. In 2005, she added head coaching duties of the men’s team, but relinquished that role in 2010 to Tim Bearman. Brenda took the UNC tennis team to new heights in the Big Sky Conference. She is also only the second women's coach in school history, as she replaced longtime coach Rosemary Fri in 2004. The Bears have advanced to the Big Sky Conference Championship five times since joining the league in 2006-07, doing so in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She has also had seven Big Sky All-Conference selections, which are voted on by the league’s coaches.

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Mike Malnati

Michael Malnati has been an active coaching member of the Greeley, and Colorado tennis communities since 1995.  He first began coaching tennis for the city of Greeley.  In 1998 Malnati became an assistant coach at University High School, and helped the Bulldogs to achieve four regional titles.  In 2018 Malnati became an assistant coach for the University of Northern Colorado Men’s tennis team and in 2019 became the assistant coach for the UNC Women’s team. 

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Jan Mossberg

Jan Mossberg is the President of the Greeley Tennis Association ("TAG") and an avid tennis player, putting in 4-6 hours per day for the last 8 years. She also drills 4 to 5 times a week all over the world. Jan is an avid tennis enthusiast that loves the game and wants to bring that energy to others! Loves kids, tennis and being outside so teaching younger ones the game is her dream job! She has been in the area for over 50 years, in fact, her kids learned to play on the Bittersweet courts.