Meet the people who make our Tennis Program one of the best in the area. Interested in taking lessons from our senior staff? Learn more here.

Michele Conlon

Tennis Coordinator at the HTRC since 2008

  • Primary responsibilities include administering a comprehensive tennis program and teaching on court in both group and private lesson settings
  • Served as the Head Coach at Iowa State University
  • Former #1 player at the University of Iowa: Big 10 Sportswoman of the Year for Tennis, Tennis Player of the Decade and Academic Tennis Player of Decade, All Big Ten
  • 2 Time State Singles Champion and one time Finalist at Iowa City City High, Mixed Doubles Champion and former student of Don Klotz
  • Holds a BS in Physical Education and Exercise Science and MA in Athletics Administration from Iowa
  • USPTA Elite Certification
  • Member of State of Iowa Tennis Hall of Fame and City High Hall of Fame

Fred Pedersen

Full-time Tennis Professional

  • Has 35 years of extensive teaching and coaching experience including Tennis Director and Head Tennis Professional at North Dodge Athletic Club from 200-16, Tennis Professional at Edmond Racquet Club and Kickingbird Tennis Centers in Oklahoma.
  • City High Girls Tennis Coach since 2006 and has earned 3 conference championships, 1 singles State Champion, 13 State participants. He was also Conference Coach of the Year 2015, 2014, 2013.
  • Honors include: 2015 Iowa USTA Coach of the Year, Missouri Valley High School Coach of the Year and USPTA Missouri Valley High School Coach of the Year and 2014 10U provider for Iowa.
  • Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach The University of Central Oklahoma 1996-99.
  • USTA Area Training Center Coach for 15 years
  • BS University of Central Oklahoma
  • Wilson Advisory Staff member since 1981
  • USPTA Elite Certification

Calvin Song

  • Tennis Professional at Ames Tennis Academy from 2014-1016 where he worked with the Ames Tennis Academy, 10 & under programs and adults as well as Directed the Ames Junior Open
  • Director of General Tennis at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp 2015
  • Former Student Coach and Manger for the Iowa State University’s Women’s Tennis Team 2014-16
  • Participated in the 2016 USTA National Tennis on Campus Tournament in Cary, NC
  • Played singles and doubles for Ames High  Team State Championship Team in 2011
  • 2 Time State Doubles Finalist 2011, 2012
  • Won 6 IAHSAA State Tennis Medals
  • BA from the Iowa State University in Business Marketing

Matt Hagan

Iowa Men's Assistant Tennis Coach

  • Former #1 Singles Player for the University of Iowa
  • Big Ten Champion in Doubles with teammate Dominic Patrick
  • All Big Ten Player
  • Semi Finalist in the ITA Regionals and ranked as high as #79 in singles and #31 in doubles

May only provide private lessons to non-prospect aged individuals per NCAA rules. No private lessons may be provided by this individual to 9th-12th graders or college-enrolled individuals with remaining intercollegiate athletics eligibility.

Warren Lock

Part-time Tennis Professional at HTRC since 2011

  • Warren was the Director of Tennis at the Iowa City Tennis and Fitness Center (now NDAC) 1986-96, as well as the Cedar Rapids Country Club (summers) from 1984-96 and Director of Tennis at the Cedar Rapids Racquet Club.
  • Warren was a Tennis Professional at the renowned Harry Hopman’s International Tennis in Florida for 5 years
  • Has held several teaching certifications over the years
  • He and his wife, Jacki, owned a Bed and Breakfast in the Amanas for 15 years
  • Warren played Division I tennis in Clarksville, TN
  • Currently, Warren is the #1 ranked Men’s 55+ in the State of Iowa

Mili Veselinovic

Part-time Tennis Instructor at HTRC since 2007 

  • Played 4 years for the University of Iowa
  • All Big Ten and Academic All Big Ten
  • Ranked as high as #82 singles in the Intercollege Tennis Association rankings
  • Broke the school record for number of career wins and earned most wins ever by a Freshman
  • USTPA certified
  • Earned a BA in Health and Sports Studies at the University of Iowa
  • Earned a Master’s degree in Sport and Rec Administration
  • Currently working on her PhD in Diversity and Equity in Higher Education

*We also have other Instructional and Student Staff available to you!