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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


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

Tennis/Pickleball Court Rental

Members- $20/ hour

Non-Members - $20/ hour  + $7.50 Guest fee

Pickleball Social Event

Friday, June 14th


1-2 Courts Reserved for Beginners- we will have staff on hand to help teach those new to the sport

1-2 Courts Reserved for Advanced

You must be a current member of NDAC in order to attend this event.

to register, please email

Pickleball Open Play Times

Please see our Open Play times/prices listed on the PlayTime Scheduler website:

Please signup on playtime scheduler if you wish to play

Cost is $5 per person

Outdoor balls are recommended and please provide your own

You many  not create your own Private Groups on Playtime scheduler unless you rent a court and follow our court rental procedures and pricing.

Youth/Junior Tennis Program
 June 10th-August 16th

Beginner Classes

      Red Ball (ages 5-7)

           Mondays 11am-12pm 

      Orange Ball ( Ages 8-10)

            Mondays 12-1pm

      Yellow/Green Ball (ages 10-12)

            Mondays 5-6pm

                        ($12 Member/$18 Non-Member per time)

Advanced Classes

    High School/Middle 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   12-1:30pm


           Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30-11am

                       ($16 Member, $23 Non-Member)

Please pre-register for ALL classes by contacting;

Mike Shires


Adult Tennis

Drills & Groups

Senior Tennis Match Play

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays  @1-2pm   

  $5 Members & Non-Members


4.0 Drill

Mondays @6-7:30pm

  $16 Members/$23 Non-Members

Beginner Tennis Class *NEW- Starts June 3rd*

Mondays @7-8pm

  $10 Members/$12 Non-Members

4.0+ Singles Drill * ON HOLD*

Tuesdays @9:30-11am

  $16 Members/$23 Non-Members

Cardio Tennis *NEW- Starts June 4th*

Tuesdays @5:30-6:30pm 

  $12 Members ONLY

Cardio Tennis 

Saturdays @8-9am

  $12 Members/$18 Non-Members *new pricing starts June 1*


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


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


Private Lesson Rates

Director of Tennis- Mike Shires

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

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

Mike Shires

Director of Tennis


Private Lesson Rates

Staff Pro's;

Jon Wolfe

Penny Raia

Chirayu Shukla

Wahyu Boentoro

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
*USPTA 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 
*PTR Pro of the Year– Iowa 2022
*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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