Senior Staff Bios | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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 2000-16, 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.

Mili Veselinovic

Full-time Tennis Professional

  • Played 4 years for the University of Iowa.
  • All Big Ten and Academic All Big Ten.
  • Ranked as high as #82 singles in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.
  • Broke the school record for number of career wins and earned most wins ever by a Freshman.
  • USPTA 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.

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.

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