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Knoxville Tennis Lessons

Swing into Tennis Lessons

When it comes to Knoxville tennis lessons, Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center Tennis is the place to be. Our tennis department is led by four of the best certified pros in Knoxville. Tennis lessons and clinics are available for all ages, competition levels, and fitness goals to ensure everyone has a chance to play the great sport of tennis and enjoy Knoxville tennis lessons. Whether you’re learning tennis for the first time or dusting off the racquet our tennis pros will be able to help you out.

Meet our Tennis Pros

Dan Beedle - knoxville tennis lessons

  • Native of Indiana and a graduate of the Professional Tennis Management program at Ferris State University in Michigan
  • He has taught at clubs in Shreveport, Louisiana; Memphis, Tennessee and Charlotte, NC.
  • Holds the highest certifications through both the USPTA and the PTR.
  • USTA High Performance Coach.
  • Recognized as USTA Louisiana and USTA Southern Pro of The Year, USPTA Southern Assistant Pro of the Year, USPTA Southern Teaching Professional, USPTA Top 10 Education credits and also is a National Cardio Tennis Trainer. 
  • Enrolled in the PTR’s Mast of Tennis Program for Junior Development, a program that accepts only 12 coaches per year.

Jeff Brainard - knoxville tennis lessons

  • USPTA certified
  • USRSA certified
  • Teaching tennis since 1988
  • Coached numerous USTA Men’s and Women’s teams to National tournaments
  • Coached numerous nationally ranked juniors
  • B.S. in Marketing and Professional Tennis Management – Ferris State University in Michigan

Mary Watkins

  • PTR professional rating – Jr. Development
  • Teaching tennis since 2016
  • Local league coordinator USTA Combo Doubles League 2005-07
  • USTA TN Area Vice Pres. – 2006-08
  • GKTA Board of Directors – 2005-08
  • GKTA President – 2007
  • B.A. Business Management – Becker College

Trey Ambrose

  • USPTA certified
  • Teaching tennis since 2010
  • Active 4.5 player in USTA Men’s and Mixed Leagues, winning six sectional titles
  • B.S. in Exercise Science and Minor in Coaching – East Tennessee State University


Tennis Professional

  • PTR certified
  • 2015 Georgia Professional Tennis Ass. Adult Head Pro of the Year
  • 2018 USPTA Mississippi Director of the Year
  • BS Physical Education
  • MA Business Leadership


For more details and scheduling contact the Tennis Office at 865-531-5050.