Hi Players and Parents,
My name is Pat Hamilton, and I am excited to be a part of the West Ottawa coaching staff for the Men’s Junior Varsity Tennis Team. I’m confident we will have a great season together, and I am looking forward to helping all players develop their skills to the best of their abilities.
A bit about myself: I’m a Holland native and a West Ottawa grad. My tennis experience includes having played Varsity Doubles my Freshman year, and Singles my Sophomore through Senior year. I was a student at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida my Junior and Senior years. As a team, we qualified for State my Senior year...what an awesome experience! After high school, I attended Ferris State University’s Professional Tennis Management Program, during which time I also taught tennis lessons to high schoolers.
While life led me down a different career path, and I graduated from Davenport University with a Business Management degree, I have always had a desire to tap back into my love of tennis. This opportunity will allow me to do that, and I’m very excited.
My wife Lisa and I have been married for 19 years, and we have 2 daughters, Adria & Eden. Adria will be a Sophomore at WO, and also played on the Women’s Varsity Tennis Team last year. Eden will be a 6th Grader at Mac Bay this year, and is working hard at developing her tennis game.
I look forward to meeting everyone soon. We will work hard, have fun, and hopefully celebrate many successes along the way!