Michael O’Neil

Part of the leadership trio at the Highlands for summer 2022, Michael has the unusual ability to adapt almost any clinic you can think of — on the spot — to the level and number of people on the court at that very minute.

A mixed-level group of 18 men, women and teens on three courts, on a Sunday afternoon? (That’s six to a court, btw.) Michael had the drills, and players left thinking it was the most fun they’d ever had in a clinic. Two intermediate-advanced players over 60, and a beginning player who’s a triathlete, on a 100-degree summer morning? Again, Michael had the plan. His current private-lesson clients range from young teens to a 98-year-old man!

A USPTA Certified Tennis Pro, Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. But michael’s not just a gifted instructional designer and coach. He can play, too! At D3 school Ripon College, Michael contributed to important regional championships for his team in two seasons.