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Wendy Tauscheck of Sheboygan

Wendy Tauscheck

The Wisconsin Tennis Association recognizes and congratulates Wendy Tauscheck, Sheboygan, as Volunteer of the Month. Wendy has devoted time, effort, immense dedication and devotion to the sport of tennis in metro Sheboygan. She has been the driving force in the success and growth of USTA Junior Team Tennis this summer and has been a leader in the Village of Kohler Recreation Department, the Sheboygan County Tennis Association, Kohler High School Coach and 2007 Wisconsin High School Coach of the Year.

The WTA is proud to acknowledge such outstanding service to the sport of tennis. Thank you, Wendy.

Wendy Tauscheck tennis bio

Unlike many other tennis enthusiasts, I did not play tennis in my youth. I began taking lessons in my mid 30’s at the Sports Core with a group of other moms and was immediately hooked! I began playing in club and USTA leagues-singles, doubles and mixed- which I still do today.

When my daughters were tennis players in high school, I volunteered to help with practice. When the Kohler High School boy’s coaching position became available, the district administrator asked me to apply. I was somewhat floored to be asked, as I had no coaching or teaching background, but he felt strongly that a coach with a passion for the sport could be an asset to the program. I have coached the Kohler boys since 2000 and the girls since 2002, and I am proud to say the tennis program has become very successful! Kohler High School has been recognized as a USTA No-Cut High School, and the program attracts an increasing number of participants – this season, I have a record 27 girls. The boys team won both conference and sectional championships in 2006, earning a trip to team state. I have had a number of boys medal at state in the past 5 years.

I received the honor of Coach of the Year from the Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Association in 2007. I have served on the Division 2 WIAA State Seeding Committee for 4 years. I have organized a USTA Recreational Coaches Workshop and earned the certification USPTA Developmental Coach. I am considering taking the next steps to become a USPTA certified pro.

I serve as the tennis coordinator for the Village of Kohler Recreation Department, offering summer youth lessons and adult drill sessions. This program has also seen a steady increase in participants. My role is to format the offerings and coordinate, train and supervise the instructors, most of whom are current and former Kohler High School tennis players.

I have also become highly involved with the Sheboygan County Tennis Association, a Community Tennis Association, whose mission is to provide low-cost tennis opportunities to the youth of Sheboygan County. This year, I worked with other local organizations and tennis enthusiasts as Local League Coordinator to expand Junior Team Tennis on a countywide basis. We had a very successful year, with 82 participants in JTT. We look to build on that and get more youth involved in future years.

In the meantime, I continue to take tennis lessons with Kip Koross, play on a USTA 4.0 ladies team, which has qualified for state a number of times in the past 5 years, as well as other club leagues. Outside of tennis, I love to spend time at our lake cottage in northern Wisconsin. I also have a passion for slalom water-skiing, and am learning to enjoy golf (with my husband’s encouragement).


 

 
 
 
 
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