Rahman grew up in New
Jersey and began playing tennis at the age of 3. He began playing junior
tournaments by the age of 8 and went on to reach as high as #20 in the national
rankings at one point, while maintaining a top 10 sectional ranking throughout
his junior career in the Eastern Section. While playing high school
tennis for Newark Academy, in Livingston, NJ, Rahman was a member of 4
undefeated, state title winning teams. While at Newark Academy, Rahman
won the state singles title one year and was a singles finalist as well.
Rahman then played tennis at Indiana University, playing first doubles
all 4 years and playing singles all 4 years. While at IU, he was the team
captain his senior year and also was a recipient of the Ed Balfour award for
the team MVP. After leaving IU, Rahman played professionally achieving a
singles ranking as high as #1286. Rahman began teaching tennis full time
in 2006 and has worked with players of all ages and abilities, with some
players making it to the national junior level and collegiate level as well.
Rahman is a certified professional by the Professional Tennis Registry.
Kendal attended and played tennis at Anderson University. He began his teachign career at Southwood Racquet Club in Anderson Indiana and then moved to Bloomington where he taught at the Indiana University Tennis Pavilion. After teaching there for three years, Kendal started working at TLAC where he has worked since 1990. Throughout the years, Kendal has worked with many USTA CITA/Midwest/National ranked junior players. He coaches the USTA ladies team league players as well as the Columbus North High School boys and girls teams since 1995. During that time, he has had 2 boys teams and 1 girls team reach the state finals. He has also coached team individuals to state finals 10 different years with 1 state champion and 3 state runner-ups. In 2006, Kendal was selected Indiana boys state coach of the year and Indiana girls state coach of the year in 2010. Kendal is a certified professional through the United States Professional Tennis Association. Kendal enjoys watching movies with his family and spending time with his grand kids.
MB started playing
tennis when she was 6 years old in El Paso , Texas. She moved to California when she was 14, then back to Texas when she was 16. MB got 2nd in the State final in Texas
as a senior. Her highest USTA ranking was 16th in the nation in the
juniors. She then went on to play at Purdue University for 4 years. MB played professional for 6 months after college. She started teaching tennis
after college in Indianapolis at Racquets Four for one year. When that club went
under, she moved up to Indianapolis Racquet CLub and taught there for 3 years.
Then, MB got a position at Southside Tennis Club (now known as UINDY) as the
head pro. She taught there for 5 years until her husband got a new job in
Ohio. They lived there for 2 years before coming to Columbus, Indiana. MB has been at Tipton Lakes Athletc Club for 4 years.
Susan attended Columbus East High School and Ball State University. She has been teaching tennis at Tipton Lakes Athletic Club for 8 years and have been
working in the child care for 20 years. Her hobbies are tennis, riding my bike,
doing 5Ks, shopping, and hanging out with my family. Susan is married with two
beautiful daughters. She is also blessed with two wonderful grand kids.
Matt Malinsky is originally from Baltimore, Maryland but
graduated from Columbus East High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in
Education from Indiana University. Matt
has been involved with tennis for nearly 20 years and received many accolades
in high school tennis culminating in reaching the IHSAA state finals. Matt is a USPTR certified professional
instructor and uses his certification and teaching experience combined to help
improve the personal games of his students of all ages.
Brad was born and
raised in Minnesota, started playing tennis at age 10. He was an all star in
baseball in high school as they had no tennis team. Brad is married with two grown children. His
son Chase played for him at Seymour High School and went on to play tennis at
IUPUI. He started teaching tennis in Arizona where he got his USPTR professional
rating certification. Brad taught at the Water'n Hole Racquet club in Phoenix
as well as Tempe Parks and Rec, and Gilbert Parks and Rec. He started teaching
at Tipton Lakes Athletic Club in 1996. He has coached at Brownstown High School
(1998-2001) and Seymour High School (2001-present). Brad enjoys teaching both
juniors and adults.