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About the L.S.T.A.

Lyle Schaefer is a hands-on tennis coach and teacher. He brings over 30 years of experience in the tennis business to the Lyle Schaefer Tennis Academy (LSTA).

His teaching and coaching credentials include:

  • Tennis Coach with Peter Burwash International in Toronto, Canada

  • Assistant Director of Rancho Bernardo Tennis College in California

  • Tennis Lecturer at Golden Door Health Spa in Escondido, California

  • Tennis Director/Head Pro at Cherokee Golf and Tennis in Madison, WI

  • College Tennis Coach at the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI

  • High School Tennis Coach at Middleton High School in Middleton, WI

As a player he has earned rankings in the top 3 in the Wisconsin and Mid-west men's divisions and nationally #2 in the men's 35 division doubles and #14 in the men's 35 division singles. In an unprecedented achievement, Lyle has attained state rankings while playing first as a right hander, then as a two hander on both sides, and finally as a left hander. Throughout his career he has reinvented his game to find new ways to compete.

The adaptability and inventiveness that Lyle has brought to his own game instructs his tennis teaching as well. He understands and dissects the mechanics of the tennis strokes of both the classic and modern eras. And he imparts a wealth of knowledge regarding creative and adaptive strategy. The Schaefer method focuses not only on polishing the tools a student already has, but also on adding a variety of new tools to the student's tennis tool kit. A bigger tool kit means more resources with which to compete with players of varying styles under varying conditions, and on bad as well as good days.

When a student steps on the court with Lyle Schaefer, he or she will immediately recognize that Lyle knows and loves tennis and that he hopes his student will too. When a student steps off the court after a session with Lyle Schaefer, he or she will have learned something new and will recognize that there is a lot to learn about tennis and that a little more conditioning might be a good idea.



Please Note

To reserve a spot for STROKE OF THE WEEK clinic, RSVP to Lyle's email Lyle Schaefer or call at 220-7533 by 5 p.m. on the previous Friday.

Charge is $20 per session due upon arrival.

Summer Stroke of the Week drills held at the В Parklawn Tennis Courts in Middleton, Saturdays at 1:00 (Rain day Sunday)