Michael Kociecki 

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(919) 961-5983

Mike Kociecki - Pronounced (ko-chin-ski)

USPTA Elite Professional, PTR Professional, and PPTA Platform Tennis Professional


Mike is excited to serve the membership at Fox Chapel Racquet Club as the Director of Racquet Sports after most recently spending a short time at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Prior to Lancaster, Mike spent over six years serving as Director of Racquet Sports at The Winter Club located in Lake Forest, Illinois in the Northshore Chicago area from 2012-2018.  During his time as director in Lake Forest, he successfully grew the tennis and paddle programs which led to a city approved paddle hut renovation project which included an additional permanent paddle court installation.  Mike also achieved a top 25 APTA men’s paddle ranking back in 2015.  Prior to Lake Forest, Mike completed his three year Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina from 2008-2011.  While completing his M.S, Mike played in his first year at the top singles and doubles positions for the Bulldogs and later served as assistant coach the following two years.  During his time in Charleston, Mike also taught and played exhibitions at both Kiawah Island Golf Resort and Wild Dunes Resort.  Mike completed his undergraduate studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina from 2004-2008 where he battled through injury and played three years for the Paladins.  Mike grew up in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area and was the top NC Boys 18s player in 2004. 

John Kilmer

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(248) 247-9706

Some people are lucky enough to find their passion early in life, John is one of those people. John has been a key part of the FCRC staff since 2013, and loves bringing his energy, passion, and knowledge of the game to the court everyday to help his players improve their game and have fun on the court.

 Over the years, he has helped his students win USTA tournaments, club championships, make their varsity high school teams, beat their friends in weekly grudge matches, and most importantly, love coming out to the courts.

 He is the only person in FCRC history to win both a junior and adult club championship.That first hand experience of being a top club player at both the junior and adult levels has helped him relate to the struggles his players face on a daily basis, and how to best overcome them.

 While he will work closely with Mike to refine his paddle game and teaching style, John is no stranger when it comes to paddle. He has been involved in paddle as both a player and teacher over the winters that he was home from college on break, and is excited for the opportunity to spend more time on the paddle court.

 John graduated from the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2019 where he was a member of the squash team, sales team, and the Carlson School of Management.

2020 Summer Tennis staff

2020 Private Lesson Rate Schedule 

*Schedule all private lessons by contacting the pro directly:

Director Michael Kociecki

919.961.5983 mike@foxchapelracquetclub.com


Assistant John Kilmer

248-247.9706 johnk@foxchapelracquetclub.com