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Established in 2019, the Wiregrass Tennis Academy in Enterprise, Alabama is a division of the Enterprise Tennis Association, a 501-c3 nonprofit corporation working within the City of Enterprise Parks and Recreation Department. The primary recreational purpose is tennis, for which there are six lighted courts. A new practice court with rebound board is currently under construction and should be available by June.
Enterprise Tennis Association is the umbrella organization and hosts our Adult clinics and tournaments. We have two additional sub-organizations:
- Wiregrass Academy which encapsulates our junior and homeschool tennis clinics, and
- Advantage Enterprise, our adaptive tennis curriculum.
Purposes of the Enterprise Tennis Association include: Provide amateur tennis competition and educational opportunities for residents of the Enterprise, Alabama area. Create, develop, maintain, and promote tennis within the areas served. Cooperate with and assist other organizations and activities in developing and promoting tennis.
The Enterprise Tennis Association or ETA serves the Enterprise, Alabama, and Wiregrass area as a Community Tennis Association, and is in consistent with the rules and policies of the Alabama Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Other programs within ETA are the Wiregrass Tennis Academy and Advantage Enterprise, the program specifically targeting special needs populations.
All of our coaches are USTA certified, and co-coach our Wiregrass Tennis Academy and adult tennis sessions.
(*Coaches that offer private and semi-private lessons)
Frank (John) Zerbinos
Enterprise Tennis Association president and head coach for adult and junior clinics.
Casey Kelley is an Enterprise native who began playing tennis with her family as a child. Her interest in tennis continued, she played for Enterprise High School, graduating in 2003, and received tennis scholarships to Wallace in Hanceville, Alabama her first year and then to Central Alabama for her Sophmore year.
She attended The University of Alabama for the next 2 years, continuing to play tennis recreationally. She continued to play in women’s clinics in her spare time while also becoming a certified yoga and meditation teacher. Her trainings ignited an interest in player mindset and how an athlete’s mindset and emotional state has a profound impact on their athletic performance. She is currently enrolled in The Wim Hof Method training and will complete the training soon!
Casey teaches yoga, trauma release Breathwork, Wim Hof Method guided cold immersion, and tennis! She is a mother of three and married to a fellow coach, Zach, an Enterprise High School basketball coach. She offers private tennis lessons and also coaches clinics with WTA. Casey loves to motivate and inspire others to overcome challenges and to develop grit and resilience. She especially enjoys working with athletes on gaining confidence and overcoming mental/emotional battles on the court.
Contact: Text Casey at (334) 447-4247 for more information about Private/Semi-Private Lessons and scheduling.
Kimberly Griger didn’t start playing tennis until she was an adult, though she has been an athlete since a young age. She attended the University of Southern Maine where she competed at the National level in the heptathlon in Track and Field. She is honored to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame at her University as well as her Conference. At University she studied and became a Certified Athletic Trainer as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She moved onto graduate school, earning her MS in Exercise and Sports Studies at Smith College.
She began her coaching career at age 15, coaching group figure skating lessons in Vermont, later coaching track and field at the high school and college level at various locations that her husband’s career has taken her. Kim has developed a passion for tennis and plays in both women’s and mixed doubles leagues. She coaches clinics as well as private lessons. She finds joy in seeing athletes gain confidence and accomplish their goals.
Contact: Call Kim at (802) 379-3256 or email Heptathlete05@yahoo.com for more information about Private/Semi-Private Lessons and scheduling.
Tennis Professional/Tennis Instructor (Part-time/Seasonal) – 2 Positions Open
This is a contract position and is not full-time. Compensation is basically hourly rate for doing clinics, augmented by private lesson income.
· Available to teach tennis, including junior programs, adult programs, and team drills, e.g., Live Ball and private lessons.
· Assist the Director in running events such as tournaments and social events.
· Assist with coaching junior team tennis team.
· Sells and promotes programs and private lessons.
· Stay current with industry teaching developments and incorporates them into teaching.
· Helps maintain a clean and neat facility, including storage facility.
· Follows lesson curriculum as determined by the Director.
· Must be dependable and highly motivated
· Proven teaching ability with adults and juniors
· College tennis playing experience or tournament experience, preferred
· Knowledge and enforcement of all tennis rules and policies.
· Professional and mature demeanor
· USPTA or PTR certification in good standing, highly desirable
· SafePlay required, CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications preferred
· Playing ability of 4.5 or higher
Please send resume and letter of interest to Frank Zerbinos, President, firstname.lastname@example.org