Brian Perry U.S.P.T.A., P.T.R. Director of Tennis  
 
BRIAN PERRY

2018 UNITED STATES PROFESSIONAL TENNIS ASSOCIATION
MISSISSIPPI DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
&
2015 GEORGIA PROFESSIONAL TENNIS ASSOCIATION ADULT HEAD PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

 
The Fernwod Country Club Tennis Department offers an active year round tennis program for its members.  The facility has six outdoor hard courts all lit for night play along with a hitting wall and a ball machine.  Our Director of Tennis, Brian Perry, provides instruction in the form of  private and group lessons, adult and junior clinics, 10 & under tennis, cardio tennis, team coaching, summer camps and hitting sessions.  A calendar of exciting special events compliments our year round tennis program.  Please visit Coach Brian Perry's website at www.brianperry.usptapro.com


 

 
    2019 Fernwood Tennis Special Events

January 26th Saturday
2019 Kickoff USTA Mixer

February 16th Saturday
Middle/High School Match Play Day

March 29th Friday
Kids Pizza Party with Bouncy House

April 27th Saturday
Swing Into Spring Social
10am-12noon 
              
May 27th (Monday)
Adult Memorial Day Mixer

June 17-19th & June 24th-26th Monday-Wednesday
Summer Kids Tennis Camp

July 4th (Thursday)
Starts, Stripes and Serves Mixer

July 22-24th & July 29-31st Monday-Wednesday
Summer Kids Tennis Camp

August 17th (Saturday)
Junior Match Play Day
 
September 2nd (Monday)        
Adult Labor Day Social

September 21st (Saturday)
Junior Match Play Day

October 26th (Saturday)
Junior Match Play Day
 
October 25th (Thursday)   
Trunk or Treat Halloween Social
 
November 16th (Saturday)
Junior Match Play Day

December 14th (Saturday)
Junior Match Play Day
 


Tennis Programs offered at Fernwood
1.)   Year round adult and junior clinics and privates for all ages and abilities
2.)   Cardio tennis
3.)   USTA leagues play for adults
4.)   Mixers & Socials (parent/child, margarita mixer, memorial day, labor day, etc.)
5.)   Junior summer tennis camps
6.)  10 & under tennis (orange & red tennis balls)
7.)  School tennis
8.)  Saturday Ladies Play Day (am)
9.)  Mens Night (pm)
10.)Junior Match Play Days
 


FALL 2019 TENNIS SCHEDULE


ADULTS
Morning Clinic (coed)  (3.0 & and above) Tuesday 9-10:00am Build upon the foundation of the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. $18
Court positioning, shot selection and a broader discussion of strategy will be explained.  This class will also address spins, lobs, drop shots, overheads and poaching.
Evening Clinic (coed)  (3.0 & above) Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm  Build upon the foundation of the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Court positioning, shot selection and a broader discussion of strategy will be explained.  The class will address spins, lobs, drop shots, overheads and poaching. $12
Cardio Tennis Friday 9-10am.  Tired of the treadmill? Enjoy a great workout while hitting a bunch of shots! Fast paced drills and point play will be used to enhance your cardio experience. In a 1 hour class you can burn between 500 to 1,000 calories!  All levels are welcome! $12
Men's Night Monday 5:30-7pm.  Come out and play some doubles!  You might even meet a new practice partner or two!  All levels welcome!  This event is free!
Ladies Play Day
Saturday 9:30-11am.  Every Saturday our Fernwood ladies get together for some social doubles play.  All levels are welcome!  This event is free!
 
JUNIORS
Red Ball  (8 and U) Saturday 9-9:30am Fun games and challenges for your pee wee tennis player!  Hand eye coordination and tracking skills are practiced in a relaxed, enjoyable environment.  Starting and continuing a raly will be the focus of this group.  $12
Orange Ball (10 and U) Saturday 9:30-10:30am  Emphasis on technique for the forehand, backhand, serve and volley will be the focal point of this class. In addition to building a base of solid fundamentals, strategy will be discussed along with matchplay.  Rules and scoring will be discussed. $12
High School High Performance Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm & Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm Heavy emphasis on court positioning, strategy and supervised match play.  High intensity drills will also compliment the class.  Prices vary depending on the season we are in.  Please see Coach Brian for prices. 
Junior Match Play Days Year round events for your child(ren) to gain valuable match play experience in doubles and singles.  Held on Saturdays throughout the year from 10am-12noon/12:30pm.  Drinks, snacks and pizza provided. 

   


All classes are taught by our Director of Tennis, Brian Perry, the 2018 United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Director of the Year for Mississippi.  Coach Brian is certified with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Some of Brian's accomplishments are earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education & Health from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and a Master of Arts in Business Leadership from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. In 2015, Brian was awarded the prestigious Georgia Professional Tennis Association Head Professional of the Year.  Brian has also been a published author in Tennis Pro magazine.  Tennis Pro reaches over 15,000 coaches worldwide.  Coach Brian has also been on the board of directors for USTA Mississippi as the Southwest Area Director of Tennis.  During 2008-2010 Coach Brian was the assistant tennis coach at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. During those three years both men's and women's teams earned top 25 national team rankings and several players earned singles and doubles top 50 national rankings.  Brian has years of experience in adult and junior tennis, running cardio classes, organizing mixers and socials, 10 & under tennis and owning/operating a pro shop.