Former Notre Dame tennis player and current Chicago-based lawyer Chris Kane returned to the Monogram Club board in 2005 as an advisor, after serving his three-year term on the board of directors from 2001-04.
Kane – who is the driving force behind the Notre Dame Adult Tennis Camp that benefits the Monogram Club[apos]s Brennan-Boland-Riehle Scholarship Fund – was a four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame, helping the Irish tennis team win 76 percent of its matches from 1972-75 (69-22) while playing for Hall of Fame coach Tom Fallon. A 15-time state champion and two-time national champion during his junior tennis days, Kane went on to play No. 1 singles and doubles at Notre Dame. He graduated in 1975 with a government degree before receiving his law degree from the University of San Diego, near his hometown of Rancho Santa Fe.
Kane spent eight years during the 1980s as an assistant professor of business administration at Dominican University in River Forest Ill., teaching business law. He also has spent nearly 25 years as an attorney in private practice in Barrington, Ill., with his practice concentrated in real estate, corporate and commercial litigation.
For the past three years, beginning in 2002-03, Kane also has served as the head men[apos]s tennis coach at Lake Forest College.
Kane and his wife, the former Susan Skowron (St. Mary[apos]s [apos]75), were married three weeks following his graduation. The couple resides in Barrington Hills and are the parents of three children: Melissa (a 2003 Notre Dame graduate), Emily (a sophomore at Notre Dame in 2004-05) and sixth-grade son Christopher. Chris and Melissa Kane were ranked No. 16 nationally in the 2001 father/daughter division and he also has played competitively with Emily in father/daughter competitions.