115 Sparta Avenue
Sparta, NJ 07871
Sparta Athletic Club : (973) 729-9141
The Fieldhouse : (973)726-8561
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Tennis Pros

Sparta Athletic Tennis Pro’s

  • Elise Meeker (Tennis Director) is a PTR tennis professional, teaching tennis for 18 years and is currently Tennis Director at Sparta Athletic Club.  In addition to teaching tennis and coaching various teams, Elise played competitively in college for Radford University (Division 1- Big South Conference).  In 1993, Elise was awarded captain of the Radford University team and was elected MVP.  Among many award and accolades amassed over her career, Elise was the East Carolina/Jaguar Invitational Singles and Doubles Champion.  Elise earned her BS in Education from Radford University and lived and attended school in the Sparta area.
  • Bob Tanis has been teaching tennis for 34 years and played competitively for the University of Georgia (Division 1).  In addition to playing for the Bulldogs,  Bob was subsequently an assistant coach for the competitive team.  Among many awards earned, Bob was nominated and awarded into the Georgia Bulldog Sports Hall of Fame and also the Passaic County Hall of Fame Member for Tennis.  Bob earned his BS in Education from the University of Georgia.


  • Ann Bain (League Coordinator)
  • Joe Spano
  • Anne Lyons
  • Kevin Piazza
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