Larry is an Atlanta native and played his junior tennis in Atlanta and played his collegiate tennis at South Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. Upon graduation he became the Assistant Men's coach for 5 years at his alma mater before heading over to coaching at the Norman Wilkerson Tennis Academy.
Coach Thompson played on or coached five Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Men's teams.Following his years at Norman Wilkerson he became the assistant coach for Clark Atlanta University women's tennis.
When he isn’t playing tennis he is into his music; coach Thompson plays the trumpet and keyboards.
Coach Thompson works with adults and children of all ages and skill levels at both McGhee and Washington Park Tennis Centers.
Jerome worked for 15 years for Metropolitan Regional Educational Service Agency as a P.E. Instructor for special needs student ages 8 to 16 years old. As tennis player, was ranked as high as #25 in the USTA GA Open. Also played in every age group of USTA up to age 55 with a ranking as high as #5 across each group. Additionally, was an ATA National Champion in age 50 and 55 Championships.
Jerome has 15 years of experience as an Atlanta Youth Games coach and has been a teaching pro for over 35 years across Atlanta. He has a NTA certification in 1988 and is a Member of USPTR and USPTA. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.