Aloha & Welcome to the Wailea Tennis Club!

As one of Maui’s premier tennis facilities, the award-winning Wailea Tennis Club is proud to serve up a guest experience that’s energizing, healthful and above all, fun for all.

In addition to 11 beautiful Sportsmaster courts, the Wailea Tennis Club offers a full-service pro shop and wide range of amenities and services to suit just about every tennis player’s needs, from match arranging and racquet stringing to equipment rental and excellent instructional programs led by our staff of USPTA certified pros. Our club provides friendly service and an idyllic “home away from home” country club setting for Maui residents and resort visitors alike.

The club also hosts numerous competitive and social events throughout the year, including the stellar Wailea Fantasy Camp featuring some of tennis’ top coaches and former tour players, and fun round robin socials where guests can meet and play with other tennis enthusiasts.

The Wailea Tennis Club has been honored as one of the country’s most outstanding facilities by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and rated among the country’s best resorts by Tennis Magazine for more than a decade.

Information & Tennis Reservations

808-879-1958


Wailea Tennis Club Professionals

Patrik Ekstrand

Director of Tennis & Teaching Professional USPTA

Patrik grew up in Sweden and started playing tennis at the age of 8. He was continually ranked in the top 10 as a junior, with his highest ranking at number 2. He won the National Singles Title twice as a junior in Sweden as well as the European Championships twice.

At age 19, Patrik relocated to El Paso, Texas, where he played four years at the University of Texas at El Paso as their #1 singles player. Following college and the completion of two degrees, Patrik spent the next 15 years as the Head Pro at Tennis West Sports and Racquet Club in El Paso. During his time in El Paso, he worked with juniors, adults, USTA teams, and developed three players who reached a top 10 national ranking in juniors, with various titles in both singles and doubles.

In 2008, Patrik moved back to his native Sweden and continued in the coaching field. He divided his time between the Head Pro/Coach at his native club in Lund, and the Head Coach of EuroElite Junior Tennis Concepts, where he organized camps and ITF tours for competitive juniors. He has coached players to top ten national junior rankings in both Sweden and the U.S.

Patrik is a strong believer in teaching juniors the game correctly from the very beginning. Whereas it is important for the kids to have fun on the court while practicing, nothing is more fun than winning and continued improvement. Hence, Patrik always emphasizes the need to learn the correct grips, swings and movement at an early age. He approaches adult and recreational tennis slightly differently since it is decidedly more difficult to mold a mature person into learning a grip or stroke that has never been taught before. There are always avenues to take to improve a player’s game, even if it is just a subtle change!

Following a season as a teaching professional at the Wailea Tennis Club from October 2012 to April 2013, Patrik returned as the Director of Tennis in September 2013.


Scott LechugaDisalvo

Head Teaching Professional USPTA

Scott has thirty-five years of playing experience . Growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, He participated in Jr. lessons and many tournaments. Moving to the Coachella Valley in southern California, he attended The College of the Desert in Palm Desert.  After a seven-year hiatus from the game, Scott found himself living on the beautiful island of Maui. In 1997, he received a P1 Elite rating from the United States Professional Tennis Association and began coaching tennis at the Wailea Tennis Club.  After a brief stint at the Makena Tennis club as the Head Teaching Professional, he returned to The  Wailea Club as the Head Teaching Professional. Scott teaches juniors, adults, beginners and advanced players. He continually attends teaching conventions, always looking to improve his teaching abilities and stay on top of the game. He also enjoys playing tournaments in Hawaii and at the national level.

Coaching at Wailea Tennis has given Scott a chance to be a part of the annual Fantasy Camp. He has coached along side Mats Wilander, Taylor Dent, Lindsey Davenport, Tom Gullikson, Hose Hegiras and many other top coaches and players.

Having studied martial arts for years, Scott enjoys blending the mental and physical aspects of both art forms.Just like in life… You have to be in alignment on the court as well as off the court. Tennis is not just a game; it is an avenue to help develop every player’s inner warrior!


Chan Ly

Teaching Professional USPTA

Chan started playing junior tennis at age 14 in Southern California. He attended LB Wilson High School where he shared co-MVP varsity honors his senior year. At Long Beach City College, Chan won The South Coast Conference Singles titles twice. Later, he played college tennis at Chapman University and made NCAA Singles All-American Team his junior year. Chan’s highest national ranking was #7. Chan has since gone on to compete in many Open tournaments and has won numerous championships in singles and doubles.

He began teaching at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at the age of 21 where he taught private, group, junior and adult camps along with special events. His achievements with juniors include several top ten nationally ranked students. Chan went on to coach at Long Beach Wilson High School and California State University Long Beach prior to moving to Maui in 2005.

Chan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education at California State University Dominguez Hills. He believes in promoting tennis to all players at any level and teaching the sport in a safe manner while promoting exercise and having fun.

Prior to joining the Wailea Tennis Club, Chan taught at the Maui Country Club, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, and Four Seasons Resort. He enjoys international foods, cooking, road and mountain biking, camping, gym workouts and music.


Crafton Dicus

Teaching Professional USPTR

Crafton has 25 years of playing experience including 10 years as a full-time coach. He has successfully taught all levels from beginners to top state, national, and world-ranked players. Formerly a hitting partner for numerous top 100 ranked players on the WTA circuit, as well as to a top 500 ATP player, he was a member of the 2009 Charleston Pro League Championship Team, and is currently on the Murphy Jensen Tennis Academy Elite Pro Staff.

His credentials include being a USPTR Professional since 2004, a Certified Etcheberry Tennis Trainer (www.etcheberryexperience.com), and a CHEK Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach for Optimal Performance (www.chekinstitute.com)

Crafton’s coaching philosophy is based on creating well rounded athletes with a holistic approach in mind. Combining state of the art video analysis, with methods from the “Inner Game of Tennis” by Dr. Timothy Gallwey, he helps students increase their level of mind-body awareness, thereby accelerating the learning process. Regardless of your current skill set, Crafton can help you get to the next level with world class coaching methods.


Barbara Wallace

Teaching Professional USPTA

Barbara has extensive experience coaching youth players and is an integral part of Wailea Tennis Club’s junior tennis program. She previously served as a coach at St. Anthony High School, and for 10 years worked with the County of Maui’s Parks & Recreation Department to provide tennis programs for juniors and adults.

Barbara also helps lead Wailea Tennis Club’s heart-healthy Cardio Tennis workouts. It’s a great way to boost your fitness!


Tricia Wilstead

Teaching Professional USPTA

Tricia graduated from Westminster College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. During college time, she was a volleyball and softball player. After working as a nurse for fifteen years, she moved to Maui, became addicted to playing the game of tennis and took up a second career…yes, TENNIS INSTRUCTOR!

Tricia is a certified USPTA teaching professional who has been teaching on Maui since 2009. She is currently the owner of Maui Family Tennis, which provides teaching tennis to juniors and adults through group or individual lessons. She is co-director for the adult and junior tennis programs offered at Kalama Park through the Park and Recreation Department. She has also served as the high school tennis coach for St. Anthony’s High School, Maui, from 2012 – 2015.

Tricia received “New Coach of the Year” award for Hawaii division in 2013 from USPTA. She is a Licensed Cardio Tennis Provider and provides these classes weekly. Tricia LOVES the game of tennis and thoroughly enjoys working with all ages, all levels, and coaching league teams. She firmly believes, “Tennis is a lifelong sport that can be played at any age, enjoyed at all levels, and starts with LOVE!”

 

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