FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Feb. 27, 2015
Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club welcomes tennis manager Bryan Dirk
East Lansing, Mich. – Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) is pleased to welcome 20--‐year veteran tennis coach Bryan Dirk, who joins the staff as tennis manager.
"I love coming into a club that is so strong," Dirk said. "The tennis facilities and professionals are all top--‐notch. Plus, the added bonus of the MAC’s fitness, aquatics and amenities are amazing.
“What sets the MAC tennis experience apart is the opportunity to utilize the MAC’s Xtreme Performance Academy to improve tennis players by improving their overall athleticism. Other clubs have fitness facilities, but the MAC has equipment, facilities, trainers, and a program that allows a tennis player to train their overall game. We can take a good core tennis player with core athletic skills and bring that out by working off the court."
Dirk said his coaching style is interactive. He believes in listening to and teaming with a player to help a person reach their potential.
"I adjust my style to the player. Different approaches are needed for a junior versus an adult, and then the person’s goals can come into play,” he said.
He previously served as general manager and director of tennis for the Yonahlossee Racquet Club in Boone, N.C., where he was recognized as United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) North Carolina Tennis Professional of the Year. Dirk has a bachelor's degree from Texas A & M and holds a USPTA Elite Instructor certification. He has also earned High Performance Coaching credentials from the United States Tennis Association.
Sparrow, member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Physicians Health Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit sparrow.org.