The Weil Academy is proud to announce the hiring of two new assistant coaches. See more about them below. Welcome to Ojai to both Marjoie Ondeck and Dominique-Chante McLean.
Marjorie is originally from Monroe, Connecticut. She was ranked Top 10 in New England in G16s and 18s and reached as high as #2 in G18s.
She went on to play for the University of Memphis Women’s Tennis Team on a full scholarship in 2006. She played No. 1-3 singles and No. 1 in doubles all 4 years at Memphis, while majoring in Marketing Management.
After graduating from Memphis, she lived and taught tennis there for 1 year before deciding to play professionally. She reached as high as No. 104 on the Top 500 USTA rankings list and won a National Women’s Open. Previous to coaching at Weil, she coached and traveled with junior players to ITF and National tournaments.
Coach Dominique is originally from Nottingham, England. She became a volunteer assistant coach at the age of 15, for numerous tennis clubs in the Nottinghamshire region. She went on to complete both her level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications from the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), at the ages of 16 and 18 respectively. From 2009-2011, Dominique went on to work at the Nottingham Tennis Center, as an assistant coach for ages 2-50+.
She started playing tennis at the age of 14-years old and quickly excelled to a higher level.
Additionally, she joined after school clinics, where she was picked up by high performance coaches, who saw her potential which led to her invitation to train at the Nottingham Tennis Center’s High Performance Academy. Following this, she received a full scholarship to train and study at Morehead State University (D1) in Kentucky, in the Spring of 2012, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Also while at MSU, Dominique worked as a personal trainer for various age groups and abilities.
During the past 2 summers while at MSU, Dominique came to Weil and worked as an assistant tennis coach and residential supervisor.