RTC Professional Profile

RTC is fortunate and prides itself on having one of the best teaching staffs in Minnesota. Most of our tennis professional have not only excellent teaching backgrouds, but extensive experience and success playing tennis at a national level. Our staff can provide excellent instruction and coaching to players ranging from novice to players with nationally rankings.

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Tim Butorac

Birthplace: Crosby Ironton, MN
Resides: Rochester, MN
Education: Gustavus Adolphus 1975

Favorite Saying: It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice!

followed by: John Newcombe to serve…

Playing Experience
  • 1970 MN State High School
  • 3 time NAIA All-American
  • 1972 – NAIA Doubles Champion
  • 1973 – Runner-up NAIA Doubles
  • 1071-75 – MIAC Champion at Gustavus
  • Twice National Grass Court Father/Son Champion
  • Nationally Ranked Singles/Doubles: 35’s,40’s,45’s,50’s and 55’s
  • National 50’s USTA Team Champion
Teaching Background
  • Two summers – National Tennis School
  • 24 years Head Tennis Coach John Marshall High School
  • Five years – Northbrook Racquet Club
  • Thirty years – Director of Tennis, Rochester Tennis Connection (formerly Rochester Indoor/Outdoor)
Most Memorable Tennis Moment

Winning the National Father/Son Grass Court Tournament, winning gold balls in 2001-2002 and watching Eric in his first Wimbledon in 2007.

Favorite Sports Team(s)
  • Sacramento Capitals (Team Tennis)
  • Vikings (and anyone who’s playing the Packers)
  • Minnesota T-wolves
  • Minnesota Wild

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