No matter what level you are, we have a tennis home for you at Barclay Downs.
BDSRC made a commitment to full-time, year-round tennis when it hired John Williams as the Tennis Director in 2001. Our goal was to provide an opportunity for all levels of players to compete. We can say, with confidence, that we have done just that. Our Barclay Downs teams compete in every possible level of team tennis for juniors, men, and ladies. In fact, we have had a BD team win divisions from the lowest level offered to the highest level offered and just about everything in between for juniors, men, and women.
For information about team tennis, contact John Williams at Johnbdtennis@aol.com.
Junior Team Tennis
Barclay Downs has one of the largest and most successful junior team tennis programs in all of Charlotte. Team tennis gives kids the ability to compete against each other and other clubs in a fun environment. Matches are on Sunday afternoons in spring and fall. Contact John Williams at Johnbdtennis@aol.com.
Women’s Queen City
We have five women’s teams here at BD and have over 75 women playing Queen City tennis in the Fall and Spring. Matches are on either Wednesday or Thursday, and the teams practice once a week. Our teams are well known for their aggressive game styles and sound mental approach to the game of doubles. We have everything from ex-college players to true beginners playing. So there is something for everyone. If you are interested in playing on a women’s team, contact Rebecca Klepser at email@example.com.
Men’s Queen City
We have one men’s team and over 40 men playing Queen City tennis here at BD. Matches are Saturday mornings in the Fall and Spring. We also organize USTA teams that play on weekday evenings throughout the year. We practice every other Monday night at 6:30 PM. The men also get together and play pick up matches on Saturday mornings, Monday evenings, and Wednesday evenings. We have everything from ex-college players to true beginners playing. Our men’s team is known for its very aggressive approach to doubles. They also know how to have a good time. You will often see them on the tennis porch enjoying a cold beverage. So take your racquet and introduce yourself. You are sure to find a game. If you are interested in playing on a Men’s team, or interested in checking the schedule for clinics, contact John Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Women’s Evenings
Grab a group of 4-6 friends on similar levels and contact John Williams at Johnbdtennis@aol.com to set up an evening that works for you.
Our Barclay Downs tennis courts are busy places with members and pros enjoying year-round tennis. Queen City league play and USTA junior team tennis play occur spring and fall. Often, one of the six courts is available, but please be aware of the following schedule when most or all courts are being used. View the club calendar to see additional court availability.
Kids’ Summer Camp 2022
Summer is our favorite time of year here at Barclay Downs. The place is literally buzzing with excitement. Summer 2022 will mark our 21st year of the famous Barclay Downs tennis camp. John heads up the camp and brings in some of the very best college and high school instructors.
Summer 2022 camps will begin on June 13 and run through August 26 over the following weeks:
June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5, Aug. 8-12, Aug. 15-19, Aug. 22-26
Adult Summer Camp
Why should the kids be the only ones who get to enjoy Summer Camp? Ladies’ Camp will run Monday – Friday, 10 am – noon, and 2022 dates will be posted soon. Cost is $175 for the week. We cover a vast array of tennis techniques and strategies.
June 14-18- Teams 2, 3, and 4 (3.0-4.0 level)
June 21-25- Team 5 (2.5-3.0 level)
July 12-16- Teams 1 and 2 (3.5-4.0 level)
July 26-30- Teams 3, 4, and 5 (2.5-3.5 level)
Aug 16-20- Team 1 (4.0 and above)
Lessons & Clinics
Junior Clinics – Spring 2022
Session 1 – March 7- March 31
Session 2 – April 4- April 29
Session 3 – May 2 – May 26
5-7 year olds Monday and/or Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
7-13 year olds Monday and/or Wednesday 4:30-6 p.m.
Older/more experienced Tuesday and/or Thursday 4-6 p.m.
Our tennis pros are available for private and group lessons. Please contact the tennis office at 980-938-6365 or contact John Williams, Jerry Orr and Sean Snee directly.
1 hour- $70
1/2 hour- $36
2 people per person per hour- $36
3 people per person per hour- $25
4 people per person per hour- $20
John’s cell: 704-618-6477
Jerry Orr and Sean Snee
1 hour $65
30 minutes $34
2 people $34 each
3 people $24 each
4 people $18 each
Jerry’s cell: 704-293-7729
Sean’s cell: 704-968-1699
Team Practice: 1.5 hours – $25
Non-member Guest Fee – $3
Meet Our Tennis Pros
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.
Sean Snee has been a tennis teaching professional for over 20 years in the Charlotte area. He is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional. His notable teaching experiences include teaching at the Charlotte Tennis Academy and Olde Providence Racquet Club. He enjoys teaching people of all ages and levels. Sean grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania, which is outside of Pittsburgh. He played tennis collegiately at The Pennsylvania State University. Sean has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Penn State, and a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University.
At Barclay Downs, we also have a great staff of part -time coaches and summer camp counselors. They are outstanding local players and add a great deal to our staff. Currently working at Barclay Downs are Hayden Plyler, Sophie Williams, Angie Lowe, Jackie Granger, Drew Klepser and Keegan Bader.