Wycliffe Golf & Country Club - Tennis Pros
Director of Tennis, Kam Kuchta
Kam Kuchta is a natural athlete. An ace who is regarded as one of the most gifted players to pick up a tennis racquet. A native of Poland and competitive since childhood, Kam was an expert skier and member of the Polish National Youth Ski Team. When his family moved to Chicago, he dropped the skis and served it up on the courts. Kuchta quickly gained momentum and officially joined the United States Tennis Association (USTA) at age 11 and was named the top ranked National Junior player until age 18.
In early 1989, Kuchta reached a career milestone by attaining an ATP World ranking. Ever the competitor, Kuchta became a nine-time USTA National Gold Ball winner and was selected to be a member of the USTA National Team and competed at the ITF World Team Championships. Kuchta played professional World Team tennis for the Hartford Fox Force; one of his opponents was top seed, Maria Sharapova.
Kuchta has been ranked #1 in the United States in both USPTA & USTA Men's 35 through 45 singles and doubles. Skilled on clay, grass or hard courts, and renowned in both public and private clubs, Kuchta has over 25 years of teaching experience throughout the United States, instructing and coaching kids and adults of all ages. "One of the joys of being a tennis professional, is using my talent to help others achieve their maximum potential and to grow their game of tennis," says Kutcha. Since 2007, Kuchta has been holding court at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Over 11 years, he has elevated members' play, increased tennis members, and designed several programs to inspire and attract players. On a daily basis, Kutcha hits the courts and embraces the philosophy "play like a champion today!"