Valjean is a graduate of both Kaskaskia College and SIU-Edwardsville. He
remains active playing USTA tournaments, is a USTA umpire and presently working
on ITA collegiate certification. Valjean was also a member of the winning WTT
corporate challenge team who qualified for nationals.
Valjean has been married to Denise Scott Lueking for 26 years and has a daughter
Ellen who is a junior at Greenville College. He is proud that all of his family
members have graduated from Kaskaskia College. The KC area has a long tradition
of tennis and he hopes to see a continued growing interest in tennis and is very
proud of the tennis complex at KC. The courts will be a showcase when hosting
future tournaments and summer camps.