Diane Selke, Head Tennis Professional, USPTA Master Pro

Diane Selke, Head Tennis Professional, with racquet

Diane, a seasoned tennis instructor with over 40 years of experience, relocated back to her home state of Michigan after serving as the director and head tennis professional at Valley Country Club in Colorado. She is a USPTA Master Professional with numerous accolades throughout her career. Notably, Diane is the only female USPTA Master Pro in Michigan and was also the first female USPTA Master Pro in Colorado and the USPTA Intermountain Division. She received the USPTA Intermountain Pro of the Year award on multiple occasions, including in 1989, 2003, 2006, and 2009. In 2020, Diane received her IPTPA Level 1 certification in pickleball.

Having played for the MSU women's tennis team from 1975-1979, Diane is a former Spartan Big Ten singles and doubles champion. She received the Michigan State University Dr. Nell Jackson Outstanding Alumna Award in 2009 for her exceptional professional accomplishments and outstanding community service. Diane is an active volunteer for various organizations such as the USTA Western Michigan District, Save Our Children Society, and the American Cancer Society. She is also the founder of the "Kids Cure for Cancer Tennis Tournament," which raises over $100,000 annually in Colorado.

Diane has held several positions on the board of directors for the USPTA. She is excited to be back in Spartan country, offering private, semi-private, and group lessons to tennis players of all ages. She is passionate about making a positive impact on her students and the tennis community as a whole. Diane’s teaching philosophy is “have fun, hit many balls, and learn something during every lesson.”