ABOUT USOwned by the Dermody family, The Tennis Shop grew out of a simple problem: Where can someone try on and buy a good pair of tennis shoes? We opened because Madison deserves a tennis store that offers a wide selection of all things tennis: racquets, shoes, apparel, accessories, and strings. We are also here to support tennis in the community – sponsor youth programs, support adult teams of all levels, and provide equipment and services to strengthen the individual player. And we want to be a place where one can stop in to simply talk tennis.
Peter Dermody - Owner
A local product, Peter played tennis at Madison West High School. He has been teaching tennis in Madison since 2004, working at local summer clubs and with various GMTA programs. He coached the boys' varsity tennis team at Monona Grove in 2006 and 2007, and was the girls' varsity coach at Madison West from 2006-2013.
Bill Dermody - Owner
A long-time Madison resident, Bill discovered tennis in his twenties, but really took up the game later in life. His game may be average, but passion is high. Tennis is a great thing that father-and-son have been able to share over the years, playing against one another, attending tournaments, and heading out to tennis camp (see photos from the US Open and the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch on the right).
Sarah Dermody - Supporter of Owners
Sarah grew up playing tennis but gave it up in her late twenties due to general lack of skill. She is, however, a help around the store - stocking the racks with clothes and accessories and willing to talk to anyone about anything... including tennis.