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. John has served on many boards in both USPTA and USTA.
Rates: $72.00 hr/ $36.00 half hr.

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 All-American. He has taught tennis professionally in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. 
​Rates: $72.00 hr/ $36.00 half hr.

Dave McDowell was a member of the Rio Grande University basketball team and tennis team where he held the #1 position. Dave created and organized the St. Marys High School Tennis team where he coached for 7 years. He has a BS degree from Rio Grande University and a Masters degree from WVU. He has taught at Greenmont Racquet Club and been director/instructor of the Southwood Tennis program for over 20 years.
​Rates: $62.00 hr/ $31.00 half hr.

Mike Carpenter currently serves as the Men's Tennis Coach at Marietta College, where he was a former player. 
Mike has been teaching at Marietta College and the Parkersburg Country Club. 
Rates$62.00 hr/$31.00 half hr. 

Alex Bush comes to us from Edinboro University where she has served as an assistant coach, gaining assistant coach of the year.
 before that she was a member of the Cleveland State University tennis team.  She is from Vienna, and as a junior she was a WV State Player of the year, and before that a top 5 player in the United States 12 and under. She holds a prestigious Gold Ball for winning the national championships in Doubles.  She is currently finishing her Masters and will be with us for the next few months.
Rates$62.00 hr/$31.00 half hr. 

(Rates are based on Private lessons. Semi-Private and Group Private rates will vary. Please call or e-mail us for other rates or questions.)

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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