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

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.  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 contact Brian Perry at fwcctennis@gmail.com for all your tennis needs.  Also, please visit Coach Brian Perry's website at www.brianperry.usptapro.com

 
     
 
2018 Fernwood Tennis Special Events
March 24th (Saturday)
 Member/Guest USTA Kickoff Spring Mixer

March 23rd
Kids Friday Night Pizza Party

April 27th
Kids Friday Night Pizza Party

May 14-15-16
Kids After School Tennis Camp
1-5pm

May 18-20th
USTA Fernwood Junior Open Tournament

            May 28th (Monday)              
Adult Memorial Day Mixer

July 4th (Wednesday)
Member/Guest Mixer
 
September 3rd (Monday)        
Adult Labor Day Social

Ocotber 5th-7th
USTA Fernwood Adult Open Tournament
 
October 20th (Saturday)   
Junior Halloween Party
 
November 10th (Saturday)
 Adult Fernwood Fall Turkey Mixer

December 12th    
Fernwood Tennis Association (FTA)
Christmas Ornament Party


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.)   Tennis mixers and socials for adults and juniors
5.)   Junior summer tennis camps
6.)  10 & under tennis (orange & red tennis balls)
7.)  USTA Sanctioned Adult & Junior Tournament
8.)  Saturday Ladies Play Day (am)
9.)  Wednesday Night Coed League
10.)Adult & Junior Intra-Club Tournament
 


WINTER 2018 TENNIS SCHEDULE


ADULTS
Morning Clinic (coed)  (3.5 & and above) Tuesday 9-10:30am 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)  (3.5 & above) Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm  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 (2.5 & below)  Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn the fundamentals of tennis with the goal of starting and establishing a rally. Court position and point play will also be introduced. $12
Cardio Tennis Friday 9-10am & Saturday 11am-12pm.  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 up to 1,000 calories!  All levels are welcome! $12
 
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 (will return in May 2018 after the high school tennis season is over)   


All classes are taught by the Director of Tennis, Brian Perry, who 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 also currently sits 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 and running a pro shop.  Please contact him at fwcctennis@gmail.com for any of your tennis needs.