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Jim Tressler
Jim Tressler

Director of Atkins Tennis Center

Jim Tressler was named Director of Atkins Tennis Center in April, 2000. Since his graduation from the University of Cincinnati in 1986, Tressler has experienced many facets of college athletics and the tennis industry. After receiving his B.S. in Management and Marketing, he coached women's college tennis as an assistant coach at Indiana and Florida, where his 1992 team went undefeated and won the NCAA Championships. In 1994, he was named the head coach at Alabama and his teams consistently finished among the top 20 in the country.

Tressler then accepted a position at Nike where he worked in the Tennis Sports Marketing Department and signed James Blake to his first professional contract. He currently oversees all aspects of the Atkins Tennis Center, including day-to-day operations, instructional and league programs and serves as Tournament Director of the $50,000 USTA Champaign Challenger professional tennis tournament. The facility will host the 2013 NCAA Championships.

A native of Cincinnati, he and his wife, Julie, have two children (Travis and Delaney) and reside in Champaign.

Updated March 2012

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