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John   Tennis Director- John Williams
John is a native Charlottean who has been teaching tennis for over 20 years. He started his career at Olde Providence Racquet Club where he served as Director of Junior Tennis for six years and Director of Tennis for four years. John came to Barclay Downs as the Tennis Director in the Fall of 2001. John played high school tennis at West Charlotte High School where he played #1 singles and #1 doubles all three years. He won the 4A district and regional titles as a senior and graduated valedictorian in 1987. He went on to letter in varsity tennis for four years at Duke University, graduating in 1991. He played on the 1991 ACC championship team and was on the Academic ACC Honor Role multiple semesters. John is certified by the USPTA as a P1 and is considered one of the best instructors in the area. John has been married to his wife, Lucy, for over 15 years and has three children, Christopher, Justin, and Sophie.


Shelby Dufrene Graciana is a certified Professional through the United States Professional Tennis Association. From Lafayette, Louisiana, she began playing competitive tennis at the age of seven. Shelby won three singles state titles and one doubles state title. She was a member of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette tennis team from 2009-2010. Shelby began teaching in the summer of 2013 at Oakbourne Country Club training high school players. From there she transferred to City Club River Ranch and taught a variety of players ranging from young children to adults. Shelby then went on to help expand the tennis program at Thomas Park. She has attended multiple conferences on 10 and Under tennis.