Tennis - Instructors

USTPA Miracle Hill Head Professional 

Mike Saniuk

Mike became the Head Tennis Professional at Miracle Hill in 2014 brining with him a great love of the game and a desire to teach the sport to all skill levels.

A 2006 graduate of Nebraska-Kearney, he was a four-year letterwinner for the Lopers where he earned all-conference honorable mention honors and helped UNK to two NCAA II Sweet 16 appearances.

Saniuk has several years of teaching and coaching experience as he conducted and worked at numerous clinics and camps throughout Nebraska and Minnesota. He also is experienced in teaching private and group lessons in Omaha.

A Bellevue, Neb. native, Saniuk graduated from Omaha Gross Catholic High School where he helped lead the Cougars to the 2000 Nebraska state Class B title.

Saniuk is married to Marcy Pennel and they have one son, Dex.

 

Tyson Thomas-Assistant Professional

Tyson joined the Miracle Hill teaching staff in 2014 along with being named head coach of the Omaha Mavericks Men's tennis program.

Thomas served as an assistant coach under Mike Saniuk during the 2013-14 season.  That season, the Mavericks had a 6-18 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the Summit League.
After graduating from UNK in 2005, Thomas coached at the Stanford Nike Summer Camp. He then began working for Peter Burwash International Tennis Management Company, where he earned the coveted “Rookie of the Year” award. While a member of PBI, Thomas coached at and managed programs in Palm Springs and Carmel, Calif.; St. John, USVI; Seoul, South Korea; Beijing, China; Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica and Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE. In 2008 Thomas coached a student to win the Girls U18 Abu Dhabi ITF Junior Championship.

As a member of the Peace Corps, Thomas then moved to Mali, West Africa from 2009 to 2011, where he co-directed the creation of the Malian National Junior Tennis Center. While there he trained Mali’s top male and female junior athletes and accompanied them to International tournaments in Accra, Ghana and in Dakar and Winneba, Senegal. In his second year Thomas coached Malian Seydou Diallo to win the boys U18 category at the ITF West African Junior Championships.

 

Erik Anderson-Assistant Professional

A 2015 graduate from University of Nebraska at Omaha. Completed senior season of tennis as an MBA student in 2016. 

As a senior helped UNO Men's Tennis Team reach first appearance at the Summit League Championships. 

Coaching experience for several years all over the Omaha area.  Currently helps volunteer assistant coach for the UNO Men's Tennis Team. 

Before UNO

From Bellevue, NE and graduated from Bellevue West High School playing all four years at number 1 singles. Best result placing fourth at state his senior year.