Tennis Coaching Staff

Joel Reckewey

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Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska

Joel Reckewey completed his first season as Concordia University’s head men’s and women’s tennis coach in 2014-15. He also fills a game management role for men’s and women’s soccer.

Most recently, Reckewey served as head girl’s tennis coach at Lincoln Christian High School, while also fulfilling a multitude of additional duties. The Lincoln native began Reckewey Tennis inside the Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln in August of 2013, providing a venue for him to give professional instruction to players of all ability and experience levels. Reckewey will continue to operate his full service tennis LLC alongside his duties at Concordia.

A USPTA certified teaching professional since 2008, Reckewey has also served positions as Nebraska Tennis Academy Coach at the Nebraska Tennis Center (2010-present) and Director of Tennis at Prairie Life Fitness (June 2010-present). He was a professional coach at the Mike Wolf Tennis Academy for more than a year (2006-07).

During his collegiate playing career, Reckewey lettered four times at the University of Nebraska Lincoln from 2001-05. As a prep, he won a Kansas State High School tennis championship in 2000 while competing for Shawnee Mission High School, located in Overland Park, Kan. Before moving to Kansas, Reckewey earned a Class A state tournament runner up finish for Lincoln Southeast High School in 1996.

Post college graduation, Reckewey won the Lincoln Open Tennis Tournament championship in 2011 and the Omaha Holiday Tennis Tournament championship in 2010.

Reckewey, who was born in Omaha, graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (emphasis in marketing) and minors in psychology and English.

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Maria Mota

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Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Alma Mater: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Maria Mota started as the assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Concordia University in the 2015-16 year. The NWU graduate is a certified United States Professional Tennis Association teaching instructor.

Mota played No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Prairie Wolves and helped the team win the GPAC title in 2012 and 2013. The Lincoln native was the recipient of the Nebraska Tennis Association Sportsmanship Award in 2013. She also represented Women's Tennis on the Student Athletic Advisory Council in 2015. Mota has been coaching at Reckewey Tennis for six years and enjoys pushing athletes to reach their highest potential.

Mota received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness Studies in 2015. The NWU almna also enjoys competing in triathlons and is currently ranked No. 1 in the state of Nebraska and No. 15 in the Midwest for USAT Women's Age Group 20-24.