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Fairbanks Tennis Association

Your local community tennis organization, providing Tennis Fun in the Midnight Sun!

Our 2020 Coaches

John McElroy
Emily Huston
Hailey Messick
Ryan Hallsten
Sean Sullivan
Milo Griffin
Matt Wharton

John McElroy: FTA 2020 Summer Pro

FTA welcomes back to Fairbanks Las Vegas tennis professional, John McElroy, July 2019 during which time John will provide instruction for all-level players 5 years through adult, junior academy, adult drills, doubles social, private&group lessons. John will also the Sam Woodke Tournament including Quickstart, junior and adult players.


“Hello Fairbanks,

My name is John McElroy, I’m a certified USPTA teaching pro currently residing and teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

I have been teaching for over 30 years for the greater part of my young adulthood in Northern California. I will be in Fairbanks for the month of July helping the FTA promote tennis and would like to meet you.

I will see you on the tennis courts!”


Emily Huston


Hi Fairbanks Tennis Players,

My name is Emily Huston. I work for TVC Sportsmedicine as an Athletic Trainer and provide coverage to Monroe Catholic High School and the Alaska Goldpanners. I am also a former college tennis player and certified PTR tennis pro. I’m excited to work with FTA and share my love for the game!

See you on the courts, Fairbanks!


Ryan Hallsten

Hello Present and Future Tennis Enthusiasts,

My name is Ryan Hallsten. I am a new instructor with FTA. I am a life long Fairbanks Alaskan. My tennis career began in Alaska at the age of 13. I played as a junior in local, sectional, and national tournaments. I played high school tennis for West Valley High School under the tutelage of John McElroy. I finished my high school days at the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, California, before returning to the cold in St. Peter, Minnesota, where I was recruited to play tennis for Gustavus Adolphus College. The tennis court is one of my favorites places in the world and luckily you can find them just about anywhere :). I look forward to sharing the court and helping you on your own tennis journey.




Hello Fairbanks Tennis Players,

I am a lifelong tennis player both recreationally and competitively! My tennis career began at the age of 8 hanging out at the tennis club my Stepdad was an instructor at. My love for tennis quickly grew and has stayed with me to this day. My dedication to the sport helped me in my time as a player on my high school and college team. Looking forward to meeting you and sharing my love for tennis with you!

Best regards,



High School Coaches

2020 HS Coaches (TBA):
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Fairbanks Tennis Association

PO Box 73993 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

Phone: 907-455-4301
Email: [email protected]

Fairbanks Tennis Association

PO Box 73993 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

Phone: 907-455-4301
Email: [email protected]
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