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Junior Tennis

Welcome to The Excellence Tennis Academy. Our philosophy of “get better every day,” is delivered through the latest teaching methods by top-level professional coaches. Whether a beginner or professional, we are committed to offering a full pathway for your tennis development. We are fortunate to be supported by The Excellence Tennis Foundation and Five Seasons Sports Clubs. With their support we are able to offer some of the lowest priced training in the country, as well as scholarships to a majority of our players.

EX- Orange & Green Ball

These are players who are gaining experience, maybe starting tournament play and potentially pursuing the tournament pathway. Typically 12 and under players who take regular private lessons.


Our EX Academy classes are for players who play competitive tournaments and have aspirations of playing college tennis or beyond. Ages range from 8-18 and these players are the most committed with regular private lessons and tournament scheduling. We will use appropriate age-based instruction, balls and equipment based on the players chronological progression.


Our EX School Tennis program is practice for middle school and high school players, trying to prepare themselves for their next school season. This class typically has some of the varsity players at the top schools in the city and will include a lot of strategy, and point play coaching.


Adult Tennis

Programs focus on tennis fundamentals. Learn the game and begin playing immediately in a fun and social environment.

Monthly Drill Options

Our Drill and Play clinics consist of weekly themed practices with emphasis on double tactics, strategy and situational point play.

Clinics: Drill & Play, Men’s Night, Round Robin, Cardio Tennis, Pickleball.

Team Play

Interested in joining a Five Seasons Tennis Team?

Contact Tim Geraci, Adult Tennis Director; Geracit5@gmail.com

Seasonal Court Time

If you are looking for seasonal court time, please contact Mary Ann Reichard, 513-469-1400.

Tennis Professionals

Tennis Director

Matt Dektas

Matt is a leading speaker, author, and coach in the tennis industry. He has been voted the USPTA Midwest Coach of the Year multiple times, featured in national magazines and radio outlets, and is the author of The Perfect Tennis Parent, A Guide for Parents of Competitive Junior Player. The book features commentary from coaches of players such as Roger Federer, the Serena & Venus Williams, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, and others. Matt is the co-founder of the EX Academy (with Craig Boynton, coach of John Isner). EX has produced hundreds of NCAA players and millions of dollars in scholarships. Matt graduated from law school but has continued to teach tennis because that is what he loves to do.

Adult Tennis Director

Tim Geraci

As the Adult Tennis Director Tim has been instrumental in Five Seasons becoming a vibrant member of the G.C.I.T.A. interclub landscape. He has been coaching tennis in Cincinnati for over a decade, producing dozens of interclub champions. Tim has a notable win over professional Sam Querry in National Doubles Tournament play, further adding to his doubles expertise.

Director of Junior Tennis

Brian Schubert

Brian is involved with Junior Tennis at all levels as the GCTA Junior Tennis Director, Lead Coach for 10 & Under Early Development Camps, and a member of the Midwest Coaches Commission. Brian has been invited to speak at numerous conferences throughout the country and has helped bring and direct several USTA National Tournaments held at Five Seasons. He has been a big part of growing the EX Academy Junior Program into one of the most recognized programs in the nation. Brian is a graduate of Xavier University where he captained their first ever NCAA Tournament team.

Tennis Pro

Sonny Kay

Sonny joined Five Seasons in the Spring of 2010 as a 10 and Under Certified Specialist. He has extensive experience throughout the Tri-State area teaching both children and adult tennis. Sonny also brought 10 & Under Tennis to Cambodia (where he was born) and taught tennis to young children in Cambodia orphanages.

Tennis Pro

Brad Seymour

Brad joins us from Chillicothe, Ohio, where he was the Head Professional at the Springfield Racquet Club. He also coaches high school tennis and is the Director of Tennis at Camp Skylemar in Naples, Maine. Brad played number one singles and doubles for EX Alumni Justin Stuckey at Wittenberg University. He is an Ohio native and was a two-time state qualifier in Ohio High School Tennis.

Tennis Pro

Devon Ross

Devon is a Cincinnati native and attended Clark Montessori and Cincinnati State, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing. He began playing tennis at the age of 4 with ICTP (Inner City Tennis Project) under Rachel Fair and Tony Pack. Devon became a tennis
instructor at age16 and gave back to the community and ICTP by teaching for the organization that got him interested in the sport as a young man.

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Tennis Pro

Tory Painter

•Top Ranked USTA Junior Tournament Player (Midwest/National)
•Played High School At Centerville (Centerville,Ohio)
•4x Varsity Letter, 4x GWOC Conference Champion, 4x First Team All-GWOC, 4x First Team All Area, 4x All Greater Western Ohio League, 4x MVTC All Greater Dayton Area Team, Over 100 Career Wins at Centerville in 4 years. State Qualifier. Centerville Top 8 in the State all 4 years.  Centerville 2nd in the State of Ohio 2008 (D1) Awarded Team MVP 2008. Team Captain.
•NJCAA Midwest Singles & Doubles Champion 2011
•Finished 9th Nationally
•Tennis Pro at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston South Carolina 2011, 2014-2020 (7 years)
•Ranked 3rd in the World for Tennis Resorts, Top 10 in Tennis Magazine. Been as high as #2.
•Trained Nationally to International players.
•2020-Presently at Five Seasons Cincinnati, in Cincinnati Ohio.
Tennis Pro & Personal Trainer

Tony Fanning

Tony played college tennis at Briar Cliff College for 3 years in Sioux City Iowa and transferred his senior year to The University of Illinois of Springfield Illinois, all NAIA schools, where his doubles team were undefeated and ranked as number one in the country. He opted not to play NCAA and chose to get certified to teach tennis at Van Dee Meer Tennis University (PTR) and has been teaching since 1979. He has coached over 100 collegiate scholarship players and 6 state champs. Tony held a leadership role at Camargo Racquet Club and has been with Five Seasons since 2017.


Burr Ridge, IL

6901 South Madison
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 570-5200

Dayton, OH

4242 Clyo Road
Dayton, OH 45440
(937) 848-9200

Crestview Hills, KY

345 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
(859) 341-3687


Cincinnati Club Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


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Monday to Thursday:
5:30 am – 9:00 pm

5:30 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday:
7:00 am – 7:00 pm


Nancy Conard




11790 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
(513) 469-1400

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