Highland Park, IL, May 13, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Michael J. Friedman of Highland Park, Illinois has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2016 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of sports and recreation.
About Michael J. Friedman
Mike started playing tennis at North Shore Racquet Club, Northbrook, Illinois at the age of 9. His love for the game continued through high school in Highland Park, Illinois through 1984, The University of Wisconsin-Stout where he was an All-American in Doubles in 1986, Chicago District Tennis Association Adult Player of the Year in 1999, USPTA 35's Midwest Player of the Year in 2000, and USPTA Midwest Open Player of the Year in 2003. He has been teaching all age groups and skill levels for over 25 years and had the honor to coach the Deerfield High School Tennis Team to a State Championship in 2005 which earned him the Varsity Coach of the Year by the IHSCA and the Coach of the Year by PTR. He volunteered as coach for the boys and girls varsity tennis teams at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois from 2006 – 2013. Mike is currently the Coach for the boy’s tennis team at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois and is a Tennis Pro at Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was awarded Midwest Illinois Professional of the Year by USPTA in 2014 and has received several other coaching awards.
Mike has the following Certifications:
USPTA – Professional
PTR – Certified (10 and Under, 11-17 Year Olds and Adult)
MTM - Professional
MTI - Professional
PPTA - Professional
USTA – Lifetime
Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Mike obtained a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1988. In his spare time he enjoys music.
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