South Bend Racquet Club

Private Lessons & Staff

Tennis Professional Staff

Shelly Whitney 

     Head Tennis Professional; USPTR

Phone: (574) 276-657


Shelly has been the Head Tennis Professional at the South Bend Racquet Club since 1998 and has been the Director of Tennis at Knollwood Country Club since 1984. She became a teaching professional in 1980 and a USPTA member in 1984. Shelly was an Indiana High School State Champion in 1975 (South Bend St. Joseph HS) and was voted to the Indiana Tennis Hall of Fame in 1997 and South Bend Community Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 2010. She played college tennis at Western Kentucky University. Shelly currently holds over 30 Metro Championship Tennis Titles.


Arul Amalnathan

Director of Michiana Tennis Academy

Phone: (574) 612-7568




Laura Whitney

Phone: (281) 605-9821


Laura rejoined the SBRC staff in 2010 after spending four years in Texas coaching tennis, and progressing as a professional under the wing of master coaches at the Downtown Club in Houston. She was an accomplished junior player and received a scholarship to play tennis at Indiana State University.

Laura has coached tennis for 20+ years and passion stems at junior and adult development. Laura believes every lesson should be a perfect combination of skills, mental and physical development.