John Wheaton | InnerCity Tennis

John Wheaton

Executive Director
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John Wheaton joined InnerCity Tennis in 2014 as Associate Director, serving mainly as the director of facilities and tennis programming at the tennis center. In 2015, he took over as Executive Director, overseeing all business operations and programming for ICT.

John began his professional career as an Account Executive in the Tennis Division of International Management Group (IMG), where he coached and managed pro tennis players and directed professional tennis events. While at IMG, John also served as Associate Director of the world-renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he worked closely with its founder and ICT Board member, Nick Bollettieri

John formerly owned and directed the Wheaton Tennis Academy, taught as a Professor of Humanities at Crown College, and worked as an independent academic consultant. He earned a BA from the University of Minnesota, where he played on the men's varsity tennis team, and a JD from the Pepperdine University School of Law. He also serves as Director of Tennis at Wayzata Country Club. John lives in Deephaven with his wife and four children.


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"I like that our work is making a significant impact in our community. On a daily basis, I see the tangible results of the work we are doing in shaping young people on and off the court."