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Our History

North Dodge Athletic Club is a locally owned and operated private club with four indoor tennis courts, conveniently located just off I-80 on North Dodge Street on the northeast side of Iowa City. 

NDAC has long been recognized as a leader in the tennis community. We had the first indoor tennis courts in Iowa City that were privately owned. As part of a new membership with NDAC, you are entitled to receive a free 30-minute evaluation designed to measure your playing level with one of our tennis professionals

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North Dodge Athletic Club tennis is designed to measure your playing level and then give you access to a variety of programs including; beginning clinics, high-performance clinics, cardio tennis, junior programs, private instruction, ball machine, league play, USTA Team Drills & USTA league play. North Dodge Athletic Club has it all!

NDAC Tennis Rules

Our History

North Dodge Athletic Club is a locally owned and operated private club with four indoor tennis courts, conveniently located just off I-80 on North Dodge Street on the northeast side of Iowa City. 

NDAC has long been recognized as a leader in the tennis community. We had the first indoor tennis courts in Iowa City that were privately owned. As part of a new membership with NDAC, you are entitled to receive a free 30-minute evaluation designed to measure your playing level with one of our tennis professionals

.

North Dodge Athletic Club tennis is designed to measure your playing level and then give you access to a variety of programs including; beginning clinics, high-performance clinics, cardio tennis, junior programs, private instruction, ball machine, league play, USTA Team Drills & USTA league play. North Dodge Athletic Club has it all!

NDAC Tennis Rules

Youth/Junior Tennis Program
FALL SCHEDULE  (Sept 4th-Dec 22nd)

Beginner Classes

    Thursdays

      Red Ball (ages 5-7)

            2:30-3:25pm 

      Orange Ball ( Ages 8-10)

            3:30-4:25pm

    Saturdays

      Red Ball (ages 5-7)

             9-9:55am 

      Orange Ball ( Ages 8-10)

            10-10:55am

      Yellow/Green Ball (ages 10-12)

            11-11:55am

                                  ($12 Member/$15 Non-Member per time)

Intermediate Classes

    Elementary Advanced

        Mondays and Wednesdays

            3:30-5pm

            ($16 Member/ $23 Non-Member per time)

Advanced Classes

    High School

Participants must be pre-approved to join this class by contacting Mike. We want to make sure it is the right fit for your child.

        Tuesdays & Thursdays

            4:30-6pm

                                         ($21 Member, $26 Non-Member)

Please pre-register for ALL classes by contacting;

Mike Shires

tennis@ndacgym.com

205-434-8660

Adult Tennis Drills

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays  @1-2pm   Senior Tennis

  $5 Members & Non-Members

Mondays @6-7:30pm -  4.0 Drill

  $16 Members/$23 Non-Members

Tuesdays @9:30-11am - 4.0+ Singles Drill

  $16 Members/$23 Non-Members

Saturdays @8-9am Cardio Tennis 

  $10 Members/$12 Non-Members

 

Private Drill Groups

If you would like to set up your own private/team drill groups with one of our Tennis Instructors please contact Mike Shires for pricing and availability.

Racquet Repair
We also string and re-grip racquets! Email tennis@ndacgym.com for questions or pricing.

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Mike Shires

Director of Tennis

Private Lesson Rates

Director of Tennis- Mike Shires

30 minutes: $40 Member, $55 Non-Member

60 minutes: $60 Member, $70 Non-Member

Phone: 205-434-8660  

Email: tennis@ndacgym.com

Private Lesson Rates

Staff Pro's

30 minutes: $40 Member, $50 Non-Member

60 minutes: $55 Member, $60 Non-Member

Director of Tennis Michael Shires has gleaned a variety of professional experiences and personal contacts from his tennis teaching career. 
"The best part of my job is the people that I have met through tennis," says Michael. His primary expertise is in the club and resort programs and operations, in resort and club sales, operations, and marketing. One of Michael’s greatest assets is his ability to bring an enthusiasm for the game to work every day. As Director of Tennis, he oversees all aspects of the club’s tennis operations.
Michaels awards and accomplishments: 
*Attended Florida Junior College and University of Illinois Springfield on a tennis scholarship.
*Head Tennis Professional at Huntsville Tennis Center -30 court facility in Huntsville, AL
*Director of Tennis at Pelican Sound Golf & River Club in Estero, FL.
*Active in the United States Tennis Professional (USPTA) and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)
*Served on the USPTA Florida Board of Directors 2003-2008
*SPTA Bonita Springs President and Vice President and as one of the founding members of the USPTA District
*USPTA Florida Division Professional of the Year in 2003
*USPTA Florida District President of the year in 2007
*Awarded the first “Individual Iowa/Missouri Valley USTA “Gold Star”.
*2017 the Iowa USPTA Pro of the Year
*2021 was awarded the Iowa PTR Pro of the Year 
*Served as a member of the USPTA Missouri Valley Section Board of Directors. Member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)
*Serves on the professional advisory staff of Head/Penn Racquet Sports and Adidas

Michael resides in Iowa City, Iowa. He is the proud father of son Noah. In addition to tennis, Michael enjoys golf, running, watching SEC college football, reading and spending time with his family.
Testimonials on The NDAC Tennis Program

"Mike and I met about 3 years ago when I first brought my girls to him for tennis lessons, which led to his continuing work with them, which led to me joining the club and a class of his (at the time), which led to developing a friendship along the way.  He shows more enthusiasm to both honing (& owning) his craft, developing his weaknesses to turn them into strengths, developing his staff, that only the best in the business possess; you will find few professionals with the type of work ethic and enthusiasm he comes at you with every day.  He will always be looking for ways to get his athletes & his staff better. This is certainly true with my girls. He knows what it means to be a leader in the industry.  If I meet people who are interested, and who play, I always suggest turning to Mike and the folks at North Dodge Athletic Club."

"NDAC is more than a tennis club.  It’s a place where I go to see my friends. Quoting from the “Cheers” theme song, it’s nice “…to go where everybody knows your name.”

 

"Mike is a professional in every respect. He is knowledgeable, reliable, hardworking and personable.  His teaching always focuses on your individual needs and his satisfaction comes from helping you reach your goals."


"Our 4.0 USTA team drills with Mike and his staff once a week.  The drills are fast-paced, fun, and target key aspects of the game.  Mike's tips and strategies significantly contributed to our team's successful year: we are going to Nationals!  Thanks, Mike!"

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