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Welcome to Fretz

The Fretz Tennis Center is Dallas's finest municipal tennis facility offering award winning programming. With 15 outdoor courts there is plenty to satisfy all tennis enthusiasts' needs. 

It is our goal to enhance the playing experience for all players from the beginner to advanced-level. We offer a multitude of tennis services from classes for adult and juniors from beginners to advanced players. We also offer private lessons, ball machine rentals, drop in play, leagues, tournaments and social events. Our pro shop products include clothing, shoes, racquets, free loaner racquets, snacks, and a racquet technician who will string and repair your equipment. Fretz offers an online court and class reservation system. Our staff are experienced, certified, and excited about helping with your tennis needs.

Regards,

Matt Hanlin

President Lifetime Tennis USA

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Matt Hanlin

Lifetime President &

Regional Manager:

Matt is a lifelong tennis player and enthusiast. His passion for tennis has remained strong since spending 7 years as a junior  player at the prestigious Bollettieri Tennis Academy. He was a regular practice partner to Venus and Serena Williams, Monica Seles, Michael Chang, Tommy Haas and other professionals. Matt achieved All American status at the University of Washington; along with a degree in Marketing and Advertising. As a touring professional, he travelled to more than 40 countries and became a top 400 ATP singles player. As a USPTA Elite credentialed professional, he has coached, supervised and managed programs (youth and adult) in some of the country’s finest private and public venues. Matt is excited to help build a thriving tennis center that the community will be proud of. Matt also oversees the tennis management at The Courts of McKinney and the McLeland Tennis Center.

Arshia Mahdvar

General Manager:

Arshia spent the majority of his career in hospitality and customer service fields. He brings to Fretz TC a vast knowledge of Management and Marketing from his prior jobs managing other LifeTime Tennis Facilities. Arshia is very active in the community and has great knowledge of Junior programs, Tournaments, and leagues. He resides in Frisco and currently attends the University of Dallas in Richardson. Arshia is in charge of all operations at Fretz TC and he also oversees operations at a few other LifeTime Tennis Facilities.

 
 
 

MEET THE TEAM

Tim Barnard

Director of Adult Tennis:

 

Tim is a certified USPTA Elite Professional, USPTR Wheelchair instructor and MTI Certified Mental Toughnes Instructor. Tim currently serves on the board of the Dallas Professional Tennis Association with 25 years of teaching and programming experience. Tim began his career at Fretz and has also been Director of Tennis –Greenhill Tennis Center, Adult Director-Brookhaven C.C.  Tim played college tennis and was ranked in the top 5 in Open Singles, Some of Tim’s accomplishments include winning ClubCorps “SuperStar” award from over 20,000 employees, won 8 SPC Conference Championships and was selected “Coach of the year 2011, 2012, 2013 from the Texas Private High School Association. Tim’s expertise in team tennis has brought countless adult USTA Sectional and National titles and TCD Champions as coach. 

$75 per hr for Private Lessons 

TJ Tisdale

Tennis Director:

T.J. Tisdale is our Director of Player Development. T.J. has traveled the Pro Tour coaching some of the best players in the world and also worked at prestigious tennis academies. We are excited to have T.J. take our players to the next level whether that is High School, College, or pro level tennis. 

He also coached Jarmilla Gajdosova top 25 singles player and world no.1 doubles team

Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond 

$75 per hr for Private Lessons

Oliver Welsh

Tennis Professional:

(Junior Development Coach)

Oliver is a certified USPTA Pro and was a standout Junior player that worked with world renown coaches growing up in San Diego. He was a scholarship NCAA D1 player at Bryant University  where he led his lean to the NEC championships. Oliver enjoys working with all levels from beginners to highly ranked players.

$60 per hr for Private Lessons

James Thompson

Adult Beginner & Under 10 Development Head Coach:

 

James is a certified USPTA, USPTR, Disability coaching certified Pro and certified racquet technician. He has over 30 years of coaching experience from accross the nation with many established clubs. James was also the Director of Tennis at the PGA Superstore overseeing  programming, the customization and stringing of hundreds of racquets per month. He loves working with all levels from beginners to highly ranked players.

$75 per hr for Private Lessons

Sean Leeper

Tennis Professional:

Sean leeper is an accomplished tennis player/coach from El Paso, Texas. As high school freshman and sophomore he won back to back TAPPS state doubles titles. After transferring to Coronado Highschool he was able to qualify for UIL State his junior and senior year. He has several years of coaching experience including assisting The Harker School’s highschool team for several seasons. He is also PTR pro certified.

$60 per hr for Private Lessons

Andrew Dobbs

Tennis Professional:

(Junior Development Coach)

Andrew Dobbs is a certified PTR coach who grew up in Dallas, Texas. Since seven years old he has played tennis all across the U.S. and with incredible support from family and coaches has played through USTA, junior ITF, NCAA, and ITF professional futures level tournaments. His coaching career includes stints at multiple NCAA levels and tennis clubs in New York, Idaho, Texas, and Louisana He looks forward to working with juniors in the junior program and for students to grow into better versions of themselves through tennis. Andrew has experience with beginners to intermediates to high-performance players and enjoys working with all levels of athletes.

$70 per hr for Private Lessons