Craig Capelli
Director of Tennis/Manager

  • Played Varsity Tennis at Eastern Michigan University, 1987–1991
  • USPTA Certified
  • SEMTA Self-Rate Appeals Committee Member and Medical Appeal Review Committee Member
  • Represented Midwest Men’s Open Team at Nationals in 2000, 2001
  • Nationally ranked junior
  • 25-years teaching experience

Dave Bishop
Head Tennis Pro

Dave has been teaching and sharing his knowledge of tennis for over 20 years. He instructs children and adults of all ages, but Dave’s favorite lessons are those with the Pee-Wee Program. These 3–8 year olds have more determination and willpower than most lessons, but “Coach Dave” has learned how to corral that energy and use it to establish a solid base for these young kids to enjoy and have fun while learning the game of tennis.
Dave has been teaching and sharing his knowledge of tennis for over 20 years. He instructs children and adults of all ages, but Dave’s favorite lessons are those with the Pee-Wee Program.

Stefan Welch
Head Tennis Pro

  • 12 years of experience teaching players from beginner level to advanced
  • 7 years as the Huron boys varsity coach: State Champions in 2008, runners-up three times
  • City Champion in 9.0 Mixed Doubles
  • Member of Chippewa’s 10.0 Mixed national team and 9.0 Mixed team
  • USPTA certified
  • Highly ranked junior and member of State Champion team in high school

Andy Kim
Tennis Pro

  • Over 18-years coaching experience, teaching players from 5-year-olds to seasoned seniors, from beginners to nationally ranked players who earned tennis scholarships to NCAA Division I schools
  • Member of the Indonesia Davis Cup team
  • Played on the ATP tour 1980–1983 and was ranked in the top 300 in the world
  • Played European Club tennis and for the University of Tennessee
  • His philosophy is to simplify the game of tennis through correct mechanics and strategy, whether it’s physically or mentally, so the students achieve their goals.

Kendra Clark
Jr. Team Coordinator

  • Played Varsity Tennis at Eastern Michigan University, 2000–2004
  • Head Varsity Coach for Ann Arbor Huron High School
  • Participates on Chippewa’s 5.0 Women’s USTA Team and 9.0 Mixed USTA Team
  • Played Varsity Tennis at Eastern Michigan University, 2000–2004
  • Head Varsity Coach for Ann Arbor Huron High School
  • Participates on Chippewa’s 5.0 Women’s USTA Team and 9.0 Mixed USTA Team

Scott Davies
Tennis Pro

  • Played for nationally ranked Kalamazoo Valley Community College 1994–1996
  • USPTR certified
  • 14-years teaching experience with adults, tournament-level juniors, and Pee Wees
  • Favorite shot: swinging volley


Head Varsity Coach for Ann Arbor Huron High School
Participates on Chippewa’s 5.0 Women’s USTA Team and 9.0 Mixed USTA Team

Kathy VandeWege
Tennis Pro

  • Nationally Ranked Junior
  • University of Michigan—4-year Varsity Player, #1 Singles & #1 Doubles all four years
  • Winner of Ann Arbor City Tournament—Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles
  • Member of Chippewa’s 5.0 Women’s USTA Team— Nationals 2000 & 2002
  • Member of Chippewa’s 4.5 Women’s National Champions Team 2008
  • Instructor for Washtenaw Community College’s tennis classes
  • 20-years teaching experience

Rick LaVere
Tennis Pro

  • Graduated from and played Varsity Tennis at Ferris State University, 1991
  • 25-years teaching experience first at the Port Huron Tennis House and later at Huron Valley Tennis Club
  • Varsity coach for Port Huron Northern’s men’s tennis team, 1989


Head Varsity Coach for Ann Arbor Huron High School
Participates on Chippewa’s 5.0 Women’s USTA Team and 9.0 Mixed USTA Team

Greg Lambert
Tennis Pro

  • USPTR/USPTA Certified
  • 15-years teaching experience with beginner/intermediate level adults and juniors
  • Serving Specialist and USTA Clinician
  • Board Member of the Midwest SEMTA
  • Member of Wilson Team Sports Advisory Staff
  • Founder and Director of the Visionary Tennis Association (VTA)
  • Community health advocate, motivator, fundraiser, and awareness builder for healthy living

Amy Shepherd
Tennis Pro

  • Northwestern University Tennis Team—3 Academic All Big Ten Recognitions and Captain Senior Year
  • President of the Northwestern Student Athlete Board
  • Colorado District USPTA Board of Directors
  • USTA Novice Team Tennis Regional Coordinator
  • Member 5.0 Women’s USTA Team—Nationals 1999 & 2002
  • Member of Chippewa’s 4.5 Women’s National Champions Team 2008
  • USPTA Certified with 15-years teaching experience

Jim Henderson
Facilities Manager

  • 30 years of experience in fitness/recreational sports industry
  • August 2010 will mark Jim’s 20th year at Chippewa working in fitness and facility/maintenance supervision
  • Part-time faculty at Washtenaw Community College, teaching cardiovascular and weight training classes at Chippewa
  • Certified Police Wellness Instructor
  • Supervisor for the WCC Police Academy physical training program

Stephen Symonette
Personal Trainer

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Specializes in customized training programs, individual and group programs, older adult, lifestyle and weight management counseling, and sports-specific training
  • His goal is to inspire and motivate you to reach YOUR fitness goals and to make exercise a lifelong habit. Contact him today to get started on an exciting program to help you meet and conquer your fitness challenges and become the best you can be! (734) 277-7713 or ssymonette@gmail.com