Mike Woody, USPTA & PTR certified is the National Director of Tennis for Genesis Health Clubs. Recently named Tennis Industry’s Person of the Year (2015), this award recognizes Mike’s commitment and dedication to the tennis industry. He oversees tennis operations for a total of 13 clubs. In 2017, he was selected as Executive of the Year for Genesis Health Clubs (amongst 3,000 employees) He is based out of Genesis Health Club-Overland Park. Mike’s role is to inspire, lead, and train a team of 90+ tennis professionals who lead programming on a total of 138 indoor/outdoor tennis courts. He started this new position in August of 2015. During the past 5 years Mike has led tennis court renovations at 9 of the clubs and has increased total revenues through effective programming, hiring, and acquisitions by 347%. Before Genesis Health Clubs Mike was the Executive Director of the Greater Midland Tennis Center for over 22 years and Vice President of Operations for Greater Midland, INC. As the Executive Director, Mike led a cast of 40 team members who delivered creative tennis programs through innovative marketing and communication tactics. His managing of a 39-court tennis complex (16 indoor/ 23 outdoor) involved directing the longest standing USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Event, overseer of 20 National, Sectional, Collegiate, and local events. Mike is an expert in the development of tennis and grass roots programming, he has developed and administered 4 additional park and recreation programs congruent with the Center’s operations. In today’s changing times his philosophy of moving fast and smart attributed to the Greater Midland Tennis Center’s success. Mike is highly involved in the tennis industry, he is a USTA Master Trainer, Professional Tennis Registry Workshop Leader, and speaker at tennis conventions nationally. In 2017, Mike received PTR Tennis Professional for Kansas. He was awarded in 2005 the National USPTA Facility Manager of the Year, he also received the USPTA/USTA National Community Service Award for excellence in grassroots and tennis growth in 2004. In 2009 received the TIA/ PTR Industry Involvement Award for commitment and excellence in the tennis industry. The Greater Midland Tennis Center was acknowledged by Tennis Industry as the Municipal Facility of the Year in 2003 and 2009. In 2011, he was awarded the USPTA Midwest Pro of the Year and PTR State Pro of the Year. In 2012 Mike was inducted into the Midwest USPTA – Hall of Fame. Mike is a member of the Wilson’s Speaker’s Bureau and a Wilson Team Member.
The culmination of his passion and success was reached as Midland, Michigan being named the “BEST TENNIS TOWN” in the United States as the first of this prestigious award given by the USTA in 2009. His work in the community has been acknowledged by the following awards: Business Hall of Fame “Rising Star” Award by Junior Achievement, Leadership Midland and Michigan Participant, Excellence in Business- Enterprise Award. Tennis is an important part of the Woody Family, his daughter- Meghan and son – Austin played on State High School Championship Teams and played collegiate tennis on scholarship.