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  • Kenyon K. Generette-Oliver
  • Chris Palmer
  • Kyle Bowers
  • Melanie Burrows
  • Wendell Troy


Kenyon K. Generette-Oliver

Kenyon is the only managing partner at Universal Tennis Academy original from Atlanta. Kenyon help leads the team at Chastain Park and Piedmont Park Tennis Center. Kenyon is a graduate of Mars Hill College where he earned a Bachelors degree in Communications and English with a minor in Economics, while playing tennis and soccer. Kenyon has been the head teaching pro with some of the top tennis clubs in the Atlanta metro, including Dunwoody Country Club and the Atlanta Country Club.

Prior to those stents he was a staff pro at the Capital Country Club. He is USPTA certified and has been teaching juniors for over 15 years. In his spare time Kenyon loves hanging out with his friends and family. He loves tennis so much even while on vacation he plays tennis along with some golf. Kenyon is one of the most dedicated members of the team when it comes to helping students at both Chastain and Piedmont Park Tennis Centers.


Chris Palmer

Chris is from Newburgh, NY and attend Pacific University in Oregon. He earned a BA there and played 4 years on their varsity team. As for his coaching experience, he was the director of tennis at the Grand Hyatt Seoul and Eastside Athletic Club, a head pro at Carmel Valley Ranch and at Stone Mountain Tennis Center, and a teaching pro at Hobson Performance Tennis Academy, Hit Atlanta, Clarkston Tennis Center, and Dekalb Tennis center. He is USPTR P1 certified and was named the 2005 Peter Burwash Most Improved Professional. Chris is also a USTA 18U advanced national champion’s coach.

He is married to his wife, Amanda, since 2009 and has three beautiful children: Penelope (7), Henry (5), and Elinor (2). Chris enjoys running, watching movies, and spending time with his family.


Kyle Bowers


Melanie Burrows


Wendell Troy

Wendell is originally from Atlanta and has been a member of USPTA for 30 years. Coach Troy has been a USTA Tournament Director for 25 years. He graduated from Georgia State University. He is married and has a daughter who is now attending Georgia State University. Coach Troy works primarily with Junior excellence and Green Dot Groups.


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