Platform Tennis Professional at Skokie Country Club and Co-Director of Kawaga Platform Tennis Camps
Denise is currently ranked #19 with Olga Martinsone nationally. Denise is passionate about teaching and playing platform tennis and tennis. She is the Founder/Director of "For the Love of the Game" Tennis Camp (2005-present), a Tennis Professional at College Park Athletic Club (2009-present), and the Girls Head Varsity Tennis Coach at Lake Forest High School (2005-present). Under Denise’s leadership, Lake Forest High School has won 3 State championship titles (2010, 2012, 2013), and in 2010, she was awarded " Coach of the Year" by the IHSTCA. In 2011, was awarded "Coach of the Year" in Illinois by The National Tennis Coaches Association . Denise grew up in Erie, PA and played tennis at Penn State University. She was captain of the tennis team her senior year. In 2004-2005, she was Asst. tennis coach at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA (division 2). She is also the co-founder/director of the "Play Tennis for Peace" tennis fundraiser; a charity event benefiting the House of Peace domestic violence shelter in North Chicago.