Rick is the proud founder and owner of Team Witsken, which runs indoor tennis programs in Indianapolis and its surrounding area communities for the past 16 years. In addition to tennis, Team Witsken also offers Pickleball programs for all ages and levels. Rick is the head coach of the Zionsville girls and Carmel boys and girls middle school teams.
He is the seventh of eight children of Bud and Marilyn Witsken, was a two-time Indiana State Champion in singles and was one of four siblings to earn full tennis scholarships to a Division I school. At the University of Alabama, Rick was a two-time All-American, reaching the No. 1 doubles ranking in the country.
Rick was world-ranked on the ATP Tour in both singles and doubles. He began his post-playing career working with his brother, Todd Witsken, at the Indianapolis Tennis Center, serving as Tennis Director and coach of the IUPUI men's tennis team. He was also the Director of Tennis at Woodstock Country Club for seven years.
Rick enjoys competing and is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in 40-and-over singles and doubles and has competed multiple times for Team USA. He's also a Top 10 player in the U.S. in pickleball singles and doubles. He has 15 Gold medals at the Pro level in singles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles, including Gold medals with Dave Weinbach and Simone Jardim. He is a two-time Gold medalist at the US Open. Rick is the proud father to three children Brittany, Peyton, and Colin who all play tennis.