"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
- Vince Lombardi
Coach Valjean Lueking is a lifelong resident of the Hoffman area. He played 2 years of college tennis at Kaskaskia College under Coach Jim McKee whom he credits with developing his interest in the sport.
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.
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