The Clarkston Campus is part of Georgia State University. This site has 10 lighted hard tennis courts where UTA runs classes and programs throughout the year for all ages and abilities. This facility is located across the street from Clarkston High School, just north of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and is a short drive from Stone Mountain. UTA uses the Clarkston facilities to host a variety of junior and adult tennis programs for beginner and advanced players.
Kenyon is originally from Atlanta and helps lead the team at Piedmont Tennis Center, Briarlake Church, and Clarkston. 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, he even plays while on vacation.
Work in the Community: – Volunteered wheelchair tennis tournament at Dunwoody Country Club – Volunteer coach for Druid Hill High School girls and boys team – Volunteer for Serve and Connect at Washington Park – Volunteer for wheelchair tennis programming at Blackburn Tennis Center – Board Member of AYTEF – Volunteer coach for CHOA yearly tournament – Volunteer for teach-a-thons to raise funds for AYTEF – Volunteer coach at the Ron Clark Academy – Dreammakers
Kyle competed collegiately at Erskine College in South Carolina where he earned a degree in Sports Medicine. He has coached at UTA for over 15 years and he specializes in developing fundamentals in younger players. He coaches players of all ages and abilities from adults to tiny tots. He has coached numerous adult teams as well.
Melanie is originally from Cambridge, England and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a tennis scholarship. She played # 1 singles her senior year and the team won the Southern Conference in 1987. Melanie received numerous collegiate awards including Outstanding Senior award and Academic All-American Collegiate Award. She earned a Bachelors’ degree in Education and Recreation. She is USPTA certified and has 30 years of teaching and administrative experience.
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