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Beginner Tennis

Junior Tennis Programs

Junior Tennis

Adult Tennis

Tennis Trainers

Meet the Pros

Beginner Tennis


AGES 3-5 yrs
Learn the fundamentals of tennis, while having fun.

Class Times

  • Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am


AGES 5-12 + yrs

Learn to rally, serve, and keep score to prepare for tournaments and competitive play.

Class Times:

  • Tuesday/Thursday: 6-7pm
  • Saturdays: 9:30am-11:30am



Start mastering how to hit and play organized doubles. Our Tennis Pros will introduce you to strategies and positioning while helping you refine your hitting skills.

Class Times:

  • Tuesdays: 6pm-7pm
  • Thursday: 12pm-1pm
  • Saturday: 11am-12pm

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.


Our ignition program is designed to create lifetime tennis players, whether they become tournament players, play for their school team, or go to play recreationally. We want to provide sounds fundamentals and teach the class within the parameters created by USTA.

E "Earn your X"

These are players who are starting tournament play or who are interested in pursing the tournament pathway. Typically players who take regular private lessons.

Young EX

14 & Under-Players who are USTA tournament players and moving along the high performance tournament player pathway. This group follows a very similar pathway to EX.


Tournament & Varsity High School- Players who are ranked USTA tournament players or top Varsity High School players. This program focuses on situational play and tactics, pattern development, specific drills designed to improve overall game and on-court awareness, and has helped produce numerous collegiate players.


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

Team Play

Interested in joining a Five Seasons Tennis Team?

Contact Eric Maclin;

Seasonal Court Time

If you are looking for seasonal court time, please contact


Tues., 1 -3 pm and Sun., 4 – 7 pm, $5 Open Play,

Tennis Professionals

Director of Junior Tennis

Dan Kronauge

Dan was a Division I All American tennis player and played on the ATP tour where he reached 175th in doubles on the tour. He has coached over 15 state champions, 1 national champion and 4 All-Americans. His expertise has produced over 50 college level student athletes earning over $2.5 million in scholarships. Dan was named to the Tennis Magazines Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team.

Director of Adult Tennis

Eric Maclin

Eric has taught tennis for over 10 years in the Cincinnati area and has coached several high school teams. Eric graduated from The Ohio State University. Prior to that, he was a Midwest ranked junior player and finished fourth at the state finals and his team was runner up twice

Director of Junior Development

Rob Lehner

Rob joins Five Seasons after 8 years experience at Wickertree Tennis & Fitness Club in Columbus Ohio. Rob was formerly the Jr Program Director at Medallion Country Club and Pickleball Director at Worthington Hills Country Club. He has 8 years of high school coaching experience working with 7 state qualifiers, including two as state runner ups. At Wickertree, Rob was the USTA Jr Tournament Director running over 150 local tournaments along with 5 elevated Midwest tournaments. He also ran Jr Team Tennis with over 60 players yearly. In 2019, his 18 and under advanced team placed 4th in the nation.

Tennis Professional

Al Pico

Al is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, the United States Racquet Stringers Association, and an active member of the United States Tennis Association. While in high school and junior college, Al won numerous awards and was ranked nationally. He is certified in High Performance with Sanchez/Casal Spanish Training System and Etcheberry certified in performance training for tennis. Al is on Babolat’s advisory staff.

Tennis Professional

Erica Echko

Erica is a former coach, a former scholarship player at Miami (Ohio), and a Centerville native. She was an assistant coach at the University of Akron in 2004, and the head women’s tennis coach at the University of Dayton from 2005-2007. She returned to the Flyers coaching staff for the 2014-15 season to be the assistant coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Both teams made great improvements from a season ago. As a player, Erica won the Women’s Open Doubles at The Met in 2009, was the USPTA/Midwest Open female Player of the Year in 2007, and had one of the best all-time winning percentages at MU from 1999-2002. She is motivated to work with and educate any player she comes into contact with.

Tennis Professional

Bob Downey

Bob has over 13 years of teaching experience working with both juniors and adults. He played tennis and coached at Sinclair Community College. He was also the assistant coach at Wright State University. Bob coached and instructed at the Cincinnati Five Seasons when it opened in 2001 and then went to Springhurst Tennis Center in Louisville as junior director. He has worked with nationally ranked juniors that received scholarships at top Division 1 schools including Notre Dame, University of Kentucky and Xavier. Bob enjoys working with young junior players and helping them develop into better players and teaching them how to enjoy tennis as a life long sport.


Burridge, IL

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

Northbrook, IL

1300 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 897-5030

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

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


Dayton Club Hours

Monday – Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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


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Saturday & Sunday:
7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Chief Club Officer

Nancy Conard

Club Membership Inquiries

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

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