LINDA LIED, FOUNDER
Linda's love for tennis and children is second to none. She began playing tennis at Western Racquet Club at the age of 5 and never looked back. In high school, she played for Pius and went to the state tournament 3 times. Later, she went on to play at UW Eau Claire where she was one match away from going to nationals.
Linda started her coaching career as BEHS's Assistant Woman's Tennis coach back in 2000. After 5 seasons, she was asked to take on both the Head Boy's and Girls Tennis Coach. Over the past 18 seasons, she has never cut a single player and has coached 2 State Championship teams, 3 Individual State Champions. The new tennis facility at Brookfield East is thanks to her fundraising efforts.
In 2002, Linda started Spartan Tennis Camp - a three week camp with 10 kids/week. Unhappy with the turnout and highly motivated to help grow the game, she increased her efforts. Today, Advantage Tennis Camp is now full to capacity week after week and attracting campers from all over. Campers sign up for all different reasons but keep coming back because of Coach Lied!
In the offseasons, Linda works as a substitute teacher and an accountant. She is a mother of 4 and in her free time, she enjoys reading and doing anything outside!
DREW LIED, DIRECTOR
Drew loves all things sports but tennis has always been his favorite. Drew graduated from Brookfield East where he helped lead the team to Team State and had a top of finish of 3rd at individual state. He went on to Michigan State where he captained the team to it's NCAA Tournament Birth, was a 2X All Big Ten nominee, and a 4 time Academic All American.
After his playing days, Drew went on to a career in coaching. He has worked with kids of all ages and skill levels. Drew's most notable coaching achievement came this year when he won a National Championship with Wake Forest Men's Tennis Team.
When Drew's not working, you can find him either trying a new restaurant or out playing a sport. Drew is a big believer that sports should be fun and hard work pays off.
STEVE & LINDSAY MATUSZEWSKI, BAY PORT DIRECTORS
Tennis brought Steve and Lindsay together as they met at UW - Eau Claire where they both played on the collegiate team. They both grew up playing tennis, Lindsay from Eau Claire Memorial and Steve from Antigo High school. They have fond memories of their high school careers and wanted to give positive experiences to upcoming players so they began coaching high school tennis at Bay Port in 2006. Lindsay started as the assistant girl’s coach for 2 years before taking over the head coach position and hired Steve on as her assistant. A few years later they took on the boys team and have been coaching both programs ever since.
In the offseason Lindsay teaches Business & Marketing at the high school and Steve manages Tennis Reporting, an online high school tennis scorebook utilized in five states. They truly have a passion for tennis and share it with their three children who are often seen on the courts as well.
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