Warner Offord


Warner Offord III is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he studied organizational communications with a minor in physical education. He played his collegiate tennis at Kalamazoo Valley Community College where his teams were top 15 in the nation both years.  In 2001, while at KVCC he was awarded as the team's most dependable player. 

Warner was the varsity girls tennis coach at Paw Paw for 9 years; his 2003 girls team was regional championship and finished 10th in the state. He is USPTA as well as MTM certified and has been teaching tennis for 15 years in various locations including the West Hills Athletic Club, Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation, Kalamazoo and Portage YMCA, Kalamazoo Country Club and the Pembroke Pines Tennis Resort in Florida.

Warner is a dedicated and passionate coach and is enthusiastic about the development of tennis players. He has worked with several players who were all-conference, regional champions, all-state or USTA ranked. Currently he is at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Indiana.  

Warner explains how he came to learn Modern Tennis Methodology this way, "Well, I had always been an athlete growing up playing baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis and track, and I excelled at all of them. There came a point in college where I couldn’t improve in my tennis game and it wasn’t making any sense to me since I knew I was very athletic. So I started  researching and exploring other teaching methods for my own game. It was around the same time I started coaching and teaching tennis that I came across Oscar Wegner's method. I saw instant improvement in my own game and more importantly in all my players. His techniques make your strokes more fluid and are easier for the kids to pick up on. Though it was different from what I was always taught as a kid I could tell that this is the method I would go about teaching my players."


Warner Offord

MTM Tennis Teacher


Kalamazoo, MI



[email protected]