“Denny is well respected and well connected in the tennis community, both regionally and nationally. When we needed to find a Director of Racquet Sports, Denny provided us with 5 very solid candidates. That is a great situation to be in when hiring. And, he followed up on a regular basis during and after the hire to make sure things were well.”

— Dave Olesczuk

Cherokee Park Inc.

“Denny Schackter has always had his ear to the ground with finding new young tennis professionals!  In these tougher times finding tennis pros I’m so thankful for the ones I have that Denny helped me find!!”

— Jerry Morse-Karzen

North Shore Racquet Club

“Denny was most accommodating, responsive, and helpful. Denny is resourceful and does a thorough job researching the needs of a facility.”  

— Sheila Counts

Oshkosh, WI YMCA

” I have known Denny for a couple of years before choosing him to help me find my current Directors position. Within a short amount of time, he had 3-4 great options. He helped me through the process of finding the right fit. If you are looking to further your career in the tennis business, Denny is my go-to guy. He has my highest recommendation.”

— Jim Scott

“I am one of the owners of the Green Bay Tennis Center.  We were looking for a Tennis Professional and finding one in today’s world is not an easy task.  Contacting Denny Schackter was the first thing on my list.  Involvement in the tennis industry for many years has provided Denny with what seems to be unlimited resources or people to reach out to.  On the flip side, if I was a Teaching Pro starting my career or looking to change locations, Denny would be the first person I would contact for assistance.”

— Kim Perna

Green Bay (WI) Tennis Center

“We waited weeks for the right candidates to respond to our several job postings with little to show.  Then I asked Tennis Priorities for help and Denny Schackter quickly delivered a top-notch prospect who we ended up hiring!”

— Rob Laue


The Racket Club, Crystal Lake, IL

“Denny was instrumental in helping the Lincoln Park Tennis Association assess finalists for our Club Manager position. His extensive network and tennis experience, coupled with his insightful assistance evaluating our candidates, helped provide confirmation we were on the right track. His endorsement of our process and decision-making was the validation we needed to move forward. We are grateful for his assistance with our search!”

– Alyson Ryan

Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL) Tennis Club

“I want to thank Denny and his Company, Tennis Priorities, for helping me find the opportunity that I was looking for.  When I met Denny, we sat down and I told him what kind of job I was looking for and within a week, I had an interview.  He was very diligent and proactive helping me with my job search.  I highly recommend his services to anyone who is searching for the right job.”

-Maribeth Rivera

“I have known Denny as a business colleague, fellow Professional, and as a friend for over 30 years.  I have always appreciated his honesty and passion for the growth of tennis.  Over the years, I have greatly benefited from his advice.  As our Club continues to grow, we are utilizing him to recruit teaching professionals.  He has listened to our needs and matched Pros perfectly.  Denny continues to stay in touch to ensure the success of both parties.  We will not hesitate to use his services in the future.”

-Paul Lauterbach


Lake Geneva Tennis Club

“Denny is truly one of the most passionate individuals I know in the tennis industry. Throughout his career, tennis has provided Denny many great opportunities and now he is taking his experience and passion and using it to assist people in the industry. With guys like Denny paying it forward, the tennis industry is better off.”

-Mark S. Faber 

USPTA National VP

“Denny contacted and guided me through the interview process at the Sterling, IL Park District.  Am so glad he did, because I began working there on November 1, 2017 as Director of Tennis.  I trust him completely.”

-Jake Lipka

Director of Tennis

Sterling Park District

Sterling, IL

“The Sterling Park District had spent about 18 months looking for a full-time Tennis Director with no success.  On August 1, 2017 we engaged the services of Denny Schackter, Tennis Priorities to assist us in this endeavor.  On November 1, 2017 Jake Lipka started his first day at the Sterling Park District, as our Racquet Sports Director/Head Tennis Professional.  Enough said!!!”

-Larry Schuldt

Executive Director

Sterling Park District

Sterling, IL

“Denny and Tennis Priorities were wonderful to work with. After leaving a high school teaching job to return to tennis, Denny was able to sift through multiple opportunities and find the right one for me! I could not be happier with his assistance in returning to the racquets profession.”

-Rob LeBuhn,

Director of Tennis

Green Bay Country Club

“Due to Denny’s services, we were able to hire the perfect tennis professional for our Jr. Director position. He was able to refer multiple candidates within days, when we were unsuccessful after a 6 month search. Denny’s professionalism and expertise are second to none.”

 -Lori Mills,

Tennis Manager

PTR Certified Professional

Wheaton Sports Center

“Working with Denny was a highly professional experience. He was able to look for the win-win for all involved and make it happen! I would highly recommend Denny.”

-Michael Von Vogt,

USPTA Elite Professional

USTA Level 1 Sports Science

PTR Professional Junior Development

Wilson Advisory Staff

“Denny’s service is invaluable to any club or manager. Good people are what makes an organization and Denny is the one to help you hire just the right person. I recommend him highly…”

— Doug Cash

Owner, CashFlowTennis

“Denny provided a fresh perspective and expert insights as we prepared to interview for Tennis Director candidates for our 100+ year old club. His knowledge of both the role and the market put us on solid ground as we made a crucial decision for our club. We highly recommend him!”

— Tennis Committee

The Town Club

Milwaukee, WI

“Denny’s enthusiasm and genuine love for our sport is contagious. Simply stated, our sport needs more Denny Schackters.”

— Ajay Pant

Director of Tennis

Lifetime Fitness

“Denny Schackter is a man of integrity and many talents. His energy, passion and commitment to the tennis industry are contagious. He is well respected and connected throughout the tennis industry. Under Denny’s leadership, Tennis Priorities is in a unique position to recognize and recruit top talent.”

— Rick Vetter

USPTA Master Professional

Elite Clubs, Milwaukee, WI

“I have known Denny for 40 years as a coach, industry rep, and now with Tennis Priorities. He is always looking out for my needs at Lake Shore Country Club and delivers good candidates for my program.”

— Roger Junge

Head Tennis Professional 

Ivahoe Club, Mundelein, IL

“I have known Denny my entire life and there is no one that knows the racquet industry in private and public clubs. Denny has helped myself as well as hundreds of other professionals. Over the years, Denny has served the industry along with myself and other tennis teaching professionals as both a friend and mentor.”

— Jason Love

Director of Racquet Sports

Lake Forest (IL) Club 

“Denny is one of the most hospitable people I’ve ever met! He really took the time to get to know me and what I was wanting in a job, then set up interviews at multiple clubs in the area where he felt I’d be a good fit. Denny truly made my cross country move easy and enjoyable and I’m so happy with my new job.”

— Miranda Rodriguez

North Shore Racquet Club,

 Northbrook, IL