Director of Tennis
USPTA 1 Professional
Simon brings a wealth of experience to Genesis Health Clubs both as a player and as a teaching professional.
As a player, Simon, originally from New Zealand, came to Wichita in 1981 to play for four years for the nationally ranked Wichita State University Men's team. As a junior in New Zealand, Simon won two national titles as well as representing New Zealand in international competition. Simon played in the qualifying rounds of Wimbledon in 1979 and played professional tournaments throughout Europe. At Wichita State, Simon participated in the NCAA tournament three times as well as earning several Missouri Valley Conference titles in singles and doubles.
Simon has been teaching full time at Genesis Racquet Club for seventeen years. Simon has coached numerous district, sectional and national junior champions and has worked with several professional players. He has been USPTA certified at the P1 level for more than 10 years. In 1999 Simon was awarded the Outstanding Contributor to USTA Youth Tennis for the Kansas District. In 2002 he coached high school tennis for the first time and his #1 boys player won the 3A state title. In August 2002, Simon was accepted into the USTA High Performance Coaching Program in Maryland, an elite opportunity for top coaches from around the country. Simon is also the head coach of the Wichita Competition Training Center and oversees the Maureen - Connolly summer lesson program which reaches over 600 juniors each summer.
Simon is married to Laura and they have two children, Ryan, and Jake, who are both playing tournament tennis.