I have enjoyed the game 49 years as a player. From 1968-1973 I was the no. 1 player at Tennessee High School and went on to be the no. 1 player at Carson-Newman College from the fall of 1973-to the spring of 1977. I had a two-year stint on the pro circuit and was collegiate All-American in singles and doubles. National Finalist 35's in St. Louis in 1990. #1 Open Division in Kentucky 1990-1991. Ranked #1 in 45's in Florida in 2002. Won over 337 trophies.
I gave my first tennis lesson at 14 years old, spent 36 years as tennis director at various clubs and resorts, spent five seasons as the head pro at indoor facilities, and 18 summers as director of tennis for summer junior camps. I also coached Division I tennis at University of Kentucky for five years, worked with 12 top 300 players in the world for more than 25 years, and had more than 30 of my students receive college scholarships. I have a USPTA Ranking-1, was a speaker at USPTA State Convention in 2003, and was a USPTA Clinician with Bolletieri, Van de Meer, and Braden. I have taught more than 28,000 juniors and 15,000 adults and written 17 state and national tennis articles.
Owner of Berkheimer's Tennis Services for 15 years
Have run over 250 tournaments
National T.V. debut with Vic Braden with child prodigy in 1981
Ran 2-24 hour tennis marathons for charity and played all 24 hours in both.
Taught inmates at a medium security prison in Lexington, Kentucky
Taught a blind music studio owner to hit strokes in Lexington, Ky.
26-gallon blood donor
I've seen it all-all the footwork, strokes, strategy, and psychology of the game. My job is to discuss with you what your tennis goals are and apply everything that I've learned as a player and teacher to your improvement.
The most common phrase I hear from my new students is, "I've never heard that before" as I simplify all parts of the game with unique insights and perspectives that are very easy to learn at any level.
- The Jungle Club
- 1060 6th Ave
- Vero Beach, FL 32960