Tennis Staff

John Barr is a certified USPTA tennis professional and has been the director of tennis at Greenmont Racquet Club since 1980. His unique brand of instruction along with a keen ability to match players to game styles has enabled him to help many players obtain high Midwest ratings as well as reach top 10 national rankings. He has also helped the local high schools secure state titles and provided many people a lifetime of enjoyment through tennis.
Rates: $76.00 hr/ $42.00 half hr. Semi Privates $86.00  Small Group of 3 or more $96.00   
plus WV sales tax 6%

Rick Rhoades is a certified USPTA tennis professional. He was a state tennis champion at PSHS and played collegiate tennis at West Liberty University where he was an All-American. He has taught tennis professionally in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Rick currently divides his time between Jackson Park in the summer and Greenmont in the Winter. 
​Rates: $76.00 hr/ $42.00 half hr.  Semi Privates $86.00 Small Group of 3 or more $96.00
plus WV sales tax 6%

Jawn Smith is now our Tennis Program Director. Jawn is a former Parkersburg High and Fairmont State University player, and has been the coach of Marietta middle school and an Instructor at the Marietta Tennis Center. Jawn helped run our highly successful UTR tournaments last season and ran the mixed doubles tournaments. Jawn is highly motivated and will bring a fresh energy to the staff. 
He will also be working with our group lesson programs. 

Staff Instructors
Megan Carney   former PHS player, City park Instructor, managed MOVTA league, and GRC groups for the past two years. Megan works with Beginner and Low Intermediates.
Rates: $56.00 hr/ $28.00 half hr.  Semi Privates $66.00 Small Group of 3 or more $76.00
plus WV sales tax 6%

Nash Morris   former PSHS state champion player, Played collegiate tennis at West Liberty University, works with John as a Tournament Player assistant, provides lessons for various levels and teaches adult and junior clinics.
Rates: $56.00 hr/ $28.00 half hr. Semi Privates $66.00 Small Group of 3 or more $76.00
plus WV sales tax 6%

Greenmont Private Lesson Program
Call 304-295-9621

Thank you for considering private lessons at the Greenmont Racquet Club, the only full service tennis facility in the area. Our experienced professionals have over 70 years combined teaching and coaching experience. Our pros have instructed junior players from  beginner to college level, as well as adults from recreational to competitive levels, may times over. Their goal is to help you enjoy tennis, get involved in the club, and achieve the goals that you set for yourself.Each of our instructors has  had success with their unique personalities and styles. Following is a brief outline of costs, player obligations and lesson concepts at the club.

Lesson concepts
It is our intention to provide each student with the best path to success. Each player's situation is unique, in order to create a customized path,we ask the Player to provide their history of playing, tournament experience, short term and long term goals to the instructor. Parents should explain their objectives, budget requirements and time constraints to the instructor.
Instructors will then develop a path for progression involving: basic thru advanced technique, strategy, and mental toughness. The pro will include teaching, practice, training and scrimmage methods as necessary. To schedule a lesson, contact the club with your name, times available, any instructor preferences and dates you wish to start.

We base our lesson fees on experience and certifications. Our instructors' fees include all taxes, court fees, insurance and supplies. The only additional fee is the non member fee of $3.00 per lesson, charged to players that have not yet joined the club.

Cancellation policy
Players scheduling private lessons accept responsibility for the costs of the court and the lesson fee -- cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance or charges may be incurred.
Players that cancel with less than 24 hours notice or do not show up will be responsible for the court and any fee assigned by the professional not to exceed the cost of the lesson. Non-member fees will not be assessed.
Players that schedule a weekly private lesson time will always be responsible for the entire cost of the court $28/hr (unless the court is sold), since a permanent court reservation is held for the lesson. This obligation ends when the student ends the lessons by written confirmation.

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