Meet The Pros

Erick Collas

General Manager – Lincoln Park Tennis Association & Diversey Tennis Center

Certifications
Memberships USPTA Member 10 years
National Head Advisory Team (2012 – Present)
K Swiss Advisory Team (2 years national pro of the year)
Reebok World Advisory Staff

Erick Collas began his professional journey in tennis during the early 1960’s when his father’s tennis career was winding down and he was teaching tennis for the John Gardner Tennis Ranch in Northern California. Erick’s father, Leoncio Collas, was a tennis champion and Davis Cup player for Peru and Erick has always considered his father one of the premier tennis coaches of all time.

As a junior competitor, Erick was not a natural player but worked hard to achieve his junior ranking. For this reason, he relates well to the average tennis player and is particularly strong at how to prepare for competitions. By the age of 20, Erick began playing satellite tournaments and teaching throughout the United States. Erick had the good fortune of working under Harry Hopman, Australia’s most famous tennis coach. Hopman taught Erick how to best work with accomplished players from many different countries. Erick also had the privilege of working with Rod Laver. Hitting with Rod Laver over 4 years several times a week made Erick a better player and coach.

As an instructor, Erick most enjoys helping people at all levels and from all backgrounds improve their game. As a General Manager, Erick enjoys being part of a team, to make a tennis facility the best it can be.

For information on private, group or team lessons with Erick, please email him at ecollas@lptachicago.com


Robert Owens

Director & Head Coach, Move Your Feet Sports

Robert has been coaching for over twenty years. He has run tennis programs in schools, clubs, & academies in Ireland, Australia, UK & the US. The Move Your Feet Sports high energy tennis program has been developed with this international coaching experience.

Robert is a technical instructor. He welcomes the opportunity to develop or fine tune your strokes. He will give you an understanding of the game so you can practice and play very well.

Robert is the director of Move Your Feet Sports and he welcomes your input for ways in which we can improve our service. Visit his website at www.moveyourfeetsports.com