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Making a RACQUET



The tennis center, featuring championship clay courts, offers adult and youth leagues, individual instruction, and plenty of time for friendly matches among the old and new friends. Our professional tennis staff is available to meet all of your tennis needs.

Director of Tennis

John Shade


Grosse Ile High School boys & girls Varsity coach, B.S. in Education at Central Michigan University, M.S. in Physical Education at Eastern Michigan University, Retired after 36 years as a Grosse Ile HS physical education teacher & Dept Head. Michigan HS Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame, Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame, National High School Coaches Hall of Fame, Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club Director of Tennis, USPTA P-1 certification, Varsity Tennis Central Michigan University, Wilson Racquet Sports Advisory Staff.

Head Professional

Audrey Shade

Grosse Ile High School Graduate, four year #1 singles, current assistant coach for the Grosse Ile HS Boys & Girls tennis teams. International Relations degree from Cleveland State University.  Four years of Varsity Tennis at CSU including #1 singles, Michigan HS All-State. Teaching experience; Grosse Ile Golf & C.C., River Oaks Racquet Club Lakewood, Ohio.  Altadena Town & CC, Altadena, California. Travis Pointe Country Club, Saline, Michigan. Professional Tennis Registry member & Wilson Racquet Sports Advisory Staff member. Audrey is a certified spinning instructor and involved in personal training. She ran four marathons in 2007 including the Boston Marathon.

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