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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

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

Men’s Queen City

We have two 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 6:00 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

Working Women’s Evenings

Grab a group of 4-6 friends on similar levels and contact John Williams at to set up an evening that works for you.

Woman Playing Tennis

Court Availability

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.
Summer Camps

Kids’ Summer Camp 2023

Summer is our favorite time of year here at Barclay Downs. The place is literally buzzing with excitement. Summer 2023 will mark our 22nd 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 2023 camps will begin on June 12 and run through August 25 over the following weeks:

June 12-17, June 19-23, June 26-June 30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 25-28, July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 7-11, Aug. 14-18, Aug. 21-25

Download Brochure here

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 19-23 – Teams 2, 3, and 4 (3.0-4.0 level)
June 26-30- Teams 4&5 (2.5-3.0 level)
July 10-14  – Teams 1 & 2 (3.5-4.0 level)
July 24-28 – Teams 3, 4, &  5 (2.5-3.5 level)
Aug 14-18- Team 1 (4.0 and above level)

Contact John Williams

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 and  Jerry Orr directly.

John Williams

Private Lessons
1 hour- $70
1/2 hour- $36

Group Lessons
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 

Private Lessons
1 hour $65
30 minutes $34

Group Lessons
2 people $34 each
3 people $24 each
4 people $18 each

Jerry’s cell: 704-293-7729

Team Practice: 1.5 hours – $25
Non-member Guest Fee – $3

Meet Our Tennis Pros

John Williams

John Williams

Tennis Director

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.
Jerry Orr

Jerry Orr

Jan Malmon

Jan Malmon

Tennis Pro with a Tour experience. Born and raised in Poland, Jan started his tennis journey at the age of 7 winning multiple national championships and competing internationally in numerous Tennis Europe, ITF Juniors & ITF Futures events. Throughout the career he partnered with multiple ATP Tour players including H. Hurkacz and M. Matkowski. Jan recently graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a BBA in Finance. While attending school Jan was a scholarship student-athlete on the tennis team. Jan has provided tennis instruction to high-level adults and young athletes for the past 5 years and worked as a Tennis Pro at Russell Tennis Center. In his spare time, Jan is a food enthusiast and enjoys travelling, running, and soccer.