2016 Women's Tennis
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0
 
 
2016 Women's Tennis Coaches
Joel Dendiu
Head Coach- 1st Season
 
John Natali
Director of Tennis- 15th Season

John Natali enters his 15th season as the director of tennis for the Bethel College men's and women's tennis program. His primary duties include recruiting, scheduling of matches, as well as coaching alongside men's and women's first-year head coach, Joel Dendiu.

Natali enjoys working with the young men and women in the tennis program in a very positive and encouraging manner. His goal is to motivate them to work hard in practice daily and then to see that effort translate into success in their matches. To Natali, the most important aspect is their growth academically and spiritually.

Natali’s Pilot Profile:

  • NCCAA National Champions in 2006 (Women’s)
  • Men’s NAIA Scholar Team in 04-05, 05-06, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12 & 12-13
  • Women’s NAIA Scholar Team in 05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11 & 11-12
  • Conference Tournament Champions in 2005 (Men’s)
  • Men’s Record of 108-139
  • Women’s Record of 151-131

Player Accolades under Director Natali:

  • 4 NCCAA Ministry-Athlete Awards (3 – Men, 1 – Women)
  • 3 NAIA All-Americans (1 – Second Team, 2 – Honorable Mention)
  • 41 NCCAA All-Americans (23 – Men, 18 – Women)
  • 57 NAIA Scholar-Athletes (26 – Men, 31 – Women)
  • 58 NCCAA Scholar-Athletes (26 – Men, 32 – Women)
  • 5 NCCAA National Tournament Sportsmanship Awards (3 – Men, 2 – Women)
  • 8 Conference Champions (4 – Men, 4 – Women)
  • 23 All-Conference Selections (13 – Men, 10 – Women)

In addition to his role as director of tennis, Natali works in many areas in the athletic department including concessions, student workers, and game day operations.

 John is a life-long resident of Mishawaka and enjoys spending quality time with his brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. He also enjoys many other sports, particularly basketball, here at Bethel College.