Senior Coaching Staff
Barbara “BB” Wynne, Founder
A legend in the Indianapolis tennis community, Barbara Wynne began teaching neighborhood children’s tennis in 1955. Within a few years she established the Washington Township Schools Community Tennis Program at North Central High School, growing the organization from 6 courts to 27. In 2003, the community tennis center located on the grounds of North Central High School was finished and named in her honor.
Along with Arthur Ashe, Wynne founded the Indianapolis chapter of the National Junior Tennis League program. The International Tennis Federation awarded her the Educational Merit award, and in 2001 Wynne received the International Tennis Federation’s Service Award.
Today, you can visit a bronze statue of Wynne wearing a [bucket hat] and holding a tennis racket at the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
(Biography blurb courtesy of the MSD Washington Township post https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/2020/02/barbara-wynne-honored/ )
Dan grew up playing tennis at what was Formerly called the Washington Township Schools Tennis Program, now the Indianapolis Community Tennis Program, at the age of 9. Mostly a recreational player in middle school, Dan competed at a higher level in high school. He spent four years playing #1 singles at the Lutheran High School of Indianapolis. He studied History and German on a tennis and academic scholarship at Valparaiso University where he was a four year varsity letter winner for the Crusader Tennis Team. His senior year he was voted team captain and most improved player. He was also a four-time member of the Academic All-Conference Team. After graduation, Dan started his post-secondary degree in Education at the University of Indianapolis. Currently Dan teaches history at North Central High School.
Dan started teaching tennis for the Indianapolis Community Tennis Program in 2002. He has taught in all facets of the program and currently serves as the Tennis Program director, a position he has held since 2008. Dan is currently the North Central High School Men’s Tennis Coach (2008-2020) and coached the Women’s Tennis Team from 2009-2018. He has coached numerous state champions, All-Americans, and overall great people. Outside of the ICTP Dan has worked at Five Seasons Sports Club, the Indianapolis Racquet Club, and Smith Tennis. Dan has been actively helping run and host tournaments since 2018 and is currently the tournament director of the Midwest Closed Championships and the CITA Qualifier.
Lucas started playing seriously when he was seven years old. As a high school player, he was a runner-up in Wisconsin High School Ten- nis and the all-time-wins leader at Roncalli High School. Lucas played Di- vision I Tennis at Valparaiso University and was a part of the 2012 Horizon League Championship team. He is ranked in the Top Ten in university career doubles victories and Top Five in win percentage for a single season (singles). In addition to being the Head Tennis Pro of Junior Programming at West Indy, Lucas serves as the Assistant Coach for the Boys North Central High School Tennis Team.
Lucas has been teaching tennis since he was 15 years old, and he loves the game because it is a life- long game that teaches juniors life lessons and provides enjoyment through-out all stages of one’s life.
Steve began his tennis career in 1974 at the Indianapolis Racquet Club under Ed Brune. In 1977 Barbara Wynne hired Steve to teach at the Washington Township Tennis Program and run the Western Closed Tennis Championships for Boys and Girls 16s and 18s. Through opportunities at IRC and the (now) Indianapolis Community Tennis Program he has run over 400 junior tennis tournaments in which most serious high school players in Indiana have competed, learning skills, sportsmanship and life lessons dealing with competitors and teammates. After 45 years he retired from teaching at IRC but continues to referee tournaments and this summer marks his 45th year at the Indianapolis Community Tennis Program.
He is a certified tennis referee and umpire, and a lifelong member of the United States Tennis Association. He has run international, national, sectional, district, and local junior tournaments for 43 years as tournament director and referee. He has received the Cap Leighton Award from the USTA/Midwest Tennis Association, the Stan Malless Award from the Central Indiana Tennis Association and was inducted into the IHSTeCA Hall of Fame in 2014.“Tennis as a lifetime sport” is the mantra (adopted from Barbara Wynne) he has lived by for his 45+ year tennis career.
Kevin has over 35 years of experience within the tennis community. He played collegiately for University off Tennessee-Martin and Bethel College. Kevin has served as a private and group tennis instructor to all age groups. Over the years he has conducted tennis programs for students at Wright State University and served as an assistant tennis coach at the University of Evansville. This is Kevin’s second summer coaching our High Performance Program and our Adults class!
JT is a life long tennis player. He began his career at the age of four under the direction of Barbara Wynne. At North Central JT earned letters in tennis all four years, was a three time Indiana State Champion, and earned All-Academic team honors in 2015. He is a graduate of Skidmore College, with a double major in business and history.
A four year starter at Skidmore, JT is a six time All-American, earned the honor of Liberty League Player of the Year, and is a three time member of the Liberty League’s All-Academic Team.
Reifeis played for the North Central High School tennis team, which was the runner-up for State in 2014. Under head coach Dan Brunette, Reifeis achieved a record of 95-10 and a national recruiting ranking of 53. Reifeis was number one in singles through all four years of high school, and a four-time First Team All-State player. Reifeis also won the Purdue ITA Summer Circuit in July 2016. Additionally, Reifeis was an AP distinguished scholar and a member of the National Honors Society.
Claire is an actuarial science major in the College of Business Administration at Nebraska, She is a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten choice. She is also a 10-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was a five-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
Summer Coaching Staff
Beginner Crash Camp
Kate, Jake, Catherine, Seraj, and Andrew
Rachel, Caroline and Carrie
Junior Summer Wonders
Noah and Barbara Wynne
Evening Teen Tennis
Jake, Catherine, Rachel, Seraj, Claire, Caroline, Kate, and Aidan
Claire, Kevin, Aidan, Eli and JT
The INDY Program
Jake, Carrie, Catherine, Rachel, Seraj, Aiden, Uriah, Gabe, Kate, Caroline, and Maurquis