Meet Sadie Spahn, a tennis professional at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield with over 20 years of playing experience. Learn more about Sadie and her tennis background!
Meet Sadie Spahn
- What position(s) do you currently hold at Elite and any you have held in the past?
I am a Tennis Professional at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield.
- How long have you been playing tennis?
I’ve been playing tennis for over 20 years.
- What made you want to become a tennis pro?
I love working with people, specifically children, and sharing my love for the sport and the game. It is a privilege to teach a life-long sport to those passionate about it and spread my knowledge of the sport I have gained from Brookfield Elite to the future generations.
- What is your favorite part about your job? About tennis in general?
I love watching students progress in their skill and the relationships I have built throughout my involvement in the tennis community. I also love the competition aspect and the mental strength tennis has brought me through my years of playing competitively.
- What activities do you participate in at the club or outside of the club besides tennis?
I am currently enrolled in graduate school at UW-Whitewater with a desire to gain a master’s degree in special education with emphasis in autism and applied behavioral therapy. When I am not at the club or studying, I work with children with developmental disabilities and autism conducting behavioral therapy. I also enjoy staying active, getting outside, and spending time with friends and family.
- How would you encourage someone who is considering tennis for the first time?
I would encourage them to gather their friends, grab a racquet and a ball, and go have some fun. Tennis is a social sport where fun is just as important as competition, allowing you to meet new people and make new connections!
- What advice do you give people who are just starting out in tennis?
Don’t compare yourself to others or be timid to competition! Tennis is supposed to be fun – everyone just wants to get out there and hit.
Are you an experienced tennis player? Have you had a tennis lesson with Sadie Spahn? Tell us about your experience, or perhaps your own personal tennis story!