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Misha Jurkovic

Tennis Pro

-USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
-TIA Cardio Tennis Certified
Misha is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, where he taught tennis for several years. He played 4 years of high school tennis and then went on to play singles and doubles for Newberry College in South Carolina for 2 years. Most notably, Misha competed in the 2008 NCAA Division II championships. After college tennis, he continued to play competitively while he was teaching tennis in the Atlanta area. Misha moved to Colorado in the winter of 2011, as he began working as a ski instructor in Breckenridge. He joined the Breckenridge Recreation Center in the summer of 2012. He taught players of all ages and abilities for a few years and then was promoted to be the Assistant Tennis Professional in 2015. He worked for 2 years as the Assistant Pro, where he was able to contribute to the ongoing success of the tennis department in Breckenridge. Misha's teaching style has an emphasis on team coaching and working with juniors. With over 8 years of teaching experience, Misha has the ability to help a wide range of players improve their game!
If you would like additional information or would like to schedule a lesson, please call Misha directly at 678.231.3852 or email him at misha.jurkovic1@gmail.com

Dan MacDonald

Tennis Pro

Dan MacDonald, a graduate of Mesa State College, played for the Mavericks in 1991 and 1992.  He has been teaching tennis for 17 years in the Grand Valley and has served as the Assistant Director of Tennis at the tennis center since 2005.  Dan is currently the head coach for Mesa State College Men's and Women's tennis teams.  Dan also served as a United States Tennis Association USTA team coach, junior tennis academy traveling tennis coach and director of the grand valley junior tennis academy.  Prior to being named head teaching professional at the grand valley racquet club, a post he held for six years, he was the assistant coach at Grand Junction High School and head coach at Fruita Monument.  He served as director of tennis for the city of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation department from 1992-1995.  As a player for Mesa State in 1991, the team qualified for the NAIA National Championship.  In 1992, he was runner-up at the Colorado Division II Championship.  His collegiate career began at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS in 1989 as a member of the Junior College Division II National Championship Team.  In 1990, the team finished third.  He was a two time All-American in singles and doubles.  He has won numerous 5.0/Open singles and doubles titles since.  Dan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Mesa State College.  He is also a USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor.

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Craig Smith
Hoss Poudrier
Jim Paregien
Lisa Sharp
Rod Sharp
Tammy Hopkins
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