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Karen Courtney


Joined IRC: 1996


  • PTR Certified

Years Teaching: 25+

Years Playing: 47+

Teaching Style: Provide a variety of drills to motivate players to continue to grow and be excited to return to tennis


Park Tudor Middle School Coach, 2022 – Present. Head Coach, Eastwood Middle School, 2017-2020. Former USTA Women’s 4.5 League player. Tennis Instructor, Washington Township Tennis Program, 1982-1986. Purdue University Tennis, 1983-1984. North Central High School Tennis, 1982-1983. Started playing tennis at 10 years old through high school.

Levels: Emphasis on Beginners, Intermediate, but enjoy teaching all levels

Age Groups: Juniors and Adults


Loves to teach strategy and court awareness and position transition

Other Interests:

Karen enjoys hiking, water and snow skiing, landscaping projects, and anything outdoors. In addition her interests include reading, traveling, and time with her family and friends. She loves watching sports, especially tennis and college softball and is a big Boilermaker fan.

More about Karen :

“I’ve been with Karen since beginning tennis. She provides-great instructions, and tips on racquets and strings – the whole package. She keeps us all moving – no lag time. She always makes us laugh and work really hard. She makes us feel like a big family and wants us all to improve. She is a light, a gift and encouraging. Something I look forward to every year. It all starts with her leadership.”

– Nancy Browne | Intermediate Adult