Doubles Clinic – October 6

Tennis Clinic Pic1 Doubles Clinic   October 6Tyson Thomas, the YMCA’s new tennis pro, will be conducting a 90-minute Doubles Strategy Clinic emphasizing serve and return.

When: Sunday, October 6

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Where: YMCA’s Indoor Tennis Courts

Cost: $15 per player (Payable to Tyson). Reservations preferred, but drop-ins also welcome. [Read more →]

Double Strategy Tennis Clinic Sept. 29

Tennis Clinic Pic1 Double Strategy Tennis Clinic Sept. 29A Doubles Strategy Clinic is set for Sunday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. led by the Fremont YMCA’s new tennis pro, Tyson Thomas. The cost is $10.00 per player (payable to Tyson). Reservations preferred, but drop-ins also welcome.

This clinic will give you both a technical and strategic advantage on your future opponents. Improve one of the shots vital to doubles and then learn to utilize a winning strategy within
competitive match play. Participate in a fun and fast paced doubles clinic that will increase your love of the game. [Read more →]

Private, group, and clinic lessons available in Fremont

announcement Private, group, and clinic lessons available in FremontWe are happy to announce the addition of Tyson Thomas as a tennis instructor to our Fremont tennis community. Tyson has a lot of tennis experience. If you attended the free clinic he did last Sunday, you can see he has the knowledge and experience to improve your game.

Among Tyson’s instructional tennis experiences are Assistant Tennis Coach at Columbus High School (2 years), Tennis Professional with Peter Burwash International (4 years), Co-Director: Milian National Tennis Academy (2 years). For a complete bio, go to Tyson Thomas Bio.

Here are the current rates for instruction with Tyson:

Private Lesson – 1 hour – $36.00.
Private Lesson – 1/2 hour – $20.00.

Semi-Private Lesson – 1 hour (2 people) $20/person.
Semi-Private Lesson – 1 hour (3-4 people) – $15/person.
Semi-Private Lesson – 1 hour (5-8 people) – $12/person.

Instructional Clinics – $10/person.

To print out a copy of the above information to pass on to others, go to Tyson Instruction Info.

Tyson is available on Sundays. You may schedule a session by contacting him directly.

Tyson Thomas

Free Introductory Clinic & Lessons

announcement Free Introductory Clinic & LessonsOn Sunday, September 15, 2013, we have a great, unique opportunity for the Fremont Tennis community. Tyson Thomas, a tennis pro, will be giving a free clinic and lessons at the Fremont Family YMCA.

Middle and High School clinic will be held at 1:00 p.m. with an adult clinic to follow at 2:00 p.m.

Free 30 minute private lessons are available with Tyson from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. Space is limited so call, text or email Tysno directly to reserve your spot!

For a resume of Tyson’s qualifications, or for more information on the clinic, you may download a PDF file at Tyson Bio and Clinic

Tyson M. Thomas

Alex Bigsby earns Gold at Cornhusker State Games

tennis tournament results Alex Bigsby earns Gold at Cornhusker State GamesCongratulations to Alex Bigsby on winning the 10-and-under Boys Singles Championship at the 2013 Cornhusker State Games held Thursday, July 25 at Lincoln.

Alex played three matches in round-robin play on his way to the win, dominating in every match. He lost only two games in the three matches.

Round 1 – Alex defeated Michael Endacott of Lincoln 4-0, 4-1.

Round 2 – Alex defeated Caden Haar of Lincoln, 4-0, 4-0.

Round 3 – Alex defeated Seth Stowell 4-0, 4-1.

Way to go Alex!

Leahy/Zoucha win championship at Fremont Open

tennis tournament results Leahy/Zoucha win championship at Fremont OpenCongratulations to Mark Leahy and Jordan Zoucha of Fremont who teamed up in the 4.0 men’s doubles at the Centre Court-KFC-Pinnacle Bank Fremont Adult Open played June 21-23, 2013 at the Fremont Senior High Tennis Complex.

They defeated Mike Gardner (Bellevue) and Ricardo Hernandez (Omaha) in the Quarterfinals 6-3, 6-3. In the semi-finals they defeated Roland Augspurger (Columbus) and Mike Willman (Fremont) 7-5, 7-6(3). In the final, they defeated John Crook and Thomas Huffman of Omaha 6-4, 6-4.

Other Fremont players in action:


Justin Bigsby played in the 4.5 Men’s Singles, losing the first round to No. 1 seed, Jerry Brocky (La Vista) 6-2, 6-2.

Jordan Zoucha played in the 4.0 Men’s Singles, advancing to the Finals with winds over Michael Pivovar of Omaha 6-2, 6-2, Trevor Davis (Omaha) 6-7(8), 6-4, 1-0(7), and Ryan Kellogg who withdrew for illness. He lost a close final match to the No. 1 seed, Christian Cortinas (Omaha) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(5).

Mark Leahy also played in the 4.0 Men’s Singles, defeating Todd Hultman of Omaha, 6-0, 6-0 in the first round, then winning over Rock Hansen of Coucil Bluffs, IA in the Quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-1. Mark withdrew in the Semifinals trailing 2-6, 3-3 due to illness.

Dana Mark played in the 3.5 Men’s Singles losing in round one to Sajid Kalmani (West Des Moines, IA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7. In the consolation bracket, he defeated Jerry Pivivar (Omaha) 6-3, 6-1 before losing to Scott Hagewood (Omaha) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0(1).

Ed Kirkwood won 2nd in the 3.0 men’s singles, losing to Panyot Puapanpattana of West Des Moines, IA in the final of round robin play 2-6, 6-2, 1-0(12). Wyatt Spalding was also entered and would have played Ed in the first round, but had to withdraw due to illness.


Mike Willman teamed up with Roland Augspurger (Columbus) in the 4.0 Men’s Doubles. They defeated Jason Luedtke and Scott Adams of Omaha 6-4, 6-2 before losing to Leahy/Zoucha in the Semifinals 7-5, 7-6(3).

Jim Johnson and Jim Jorgensen (Blair) teamed up in the Men’s 60 Doubles. In round-robin play, they defeated John Crook and Thomas Huffman (Omaha) 6-1, 6-4, and Bob Martin and George Young (Omaha) 6-0, 6-0 to take home first place.

Dana and Renate Mark teamed up for the 8.0 Mixed Doubles. In round-robin format, they lost to Paul and Shannon Brinkman (Lincoln) 6-2, 6-3. They also lost to Dana Caudle (Elkhorn) and Joni Woodruff (Papillion) 6-1, 6-1.

Ed Kirkwood and Dipal Patel teamed up in the 6.0 Mixed Doubles. They had one match which they lost to Jerry and Leslie Pivovar (Omaha) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Thanks to all who played in the Fremont Adult Open. And thank you to Diana Myers, Justin Bigsby and their helpers for a great tournament.