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About CTA

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Charlotte Tennis Academy began in the fall of 1989 for the purpose of building a first-class instructional program for juniors of all ages and ability levels. We provide year-round coaching where players can develop from a beginner to the elite level player. 

Tennis is a lifetime sport that provides an opportunity for players to stay fit, enhance self-esteem, and build character  through the many life lessons that involvement in tennis can provide. CTA takes pride in providing organized, well-run programs with experienced coaches using the latest teaching techniques with an awareness that tennis is part of a bigger picture in our students’ lives. 

It's not a matter of who you're playing; it's a matter of just playing

TEAM CTA

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Cory Ann is a third-generation USPTA Certified Elite Professional with over 20 years of coaching experience.

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CORY ANN AVANTS
OWNER / DIRECTOR OF TENNIS

Certified by the USPTA and PTR, Scott has over 30 years of experience in the tennis and private club industry as a tennis director, general manager, and club owner.

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SCOTT HANDBACK
MASTER PRO
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Bill is USTA High Performance Developmental Coach as well as a USPTA P1 Professional.

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BILL SCHILLINGS
TENNIS PRO
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Melissa is a former college player who moved to Charlotte in 2020, she’s excited to be with CTA!

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MELISSA BARALL
TENNIS PRO
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Brent enjoys coaching players of all levels and ages.  He brings his high energy and passion for coaching tennis to CTA and we’re excited to have him on our team!

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BRENT EDWARDS
TENNIS PRO
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An avid tennis player and former FinTech consultant, Veronica keeps things moving smoothly here at CTA.

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VERONICA SCHAEFFER
DIRECTOR OF TECH

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

OUR PRIORITY

We specialize in providing quality tennis clinics and lessons; it’s all we do and it’s what we’ve been doing successfully since the fall of 1989.

OUR PASSION

We love teaching tennis and (we’ve been told) that shows in the energy, enthusiasm and effort we bring every day. Our goal is to pass that along to all of our students.

OUR PERSPECTIVE

We believe tennis is the conduit through which people (particularly kids) develop character, learn life skills and build relationships that impact them well beyond the tennis court.

OUR PROFESSIONALISM

We strive to make every clinic and lesson a great experience for our students. We focus on doing the details, behind the scenes, so we can provide an environment for success.

You are never as good as your best day but never as bad as your worst

OUR FACILITY

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