Williamson County Parks and Recreation announced the addition of seasoned tennis pros Steve Pelletier and David Hawkins to their teaching staff this week.
Both pros join eight other PTR and USTA tennis professionals under the direction of WCPR tennis coordinator Mike Martin, who said, “We’re always looking for quality additions to our professional staff. Steve has been a part of the WCPR staff previously with great success. As well as being a former D-1 college player, he brings an insightful and knowledgeable style to the teaching court.”
Martin also praised Hawkins, saying, “David has had a desire to join our staff for some time. “He is a former college player as well, with an easy manner and low-key teaching style. I predict both of these staff additions will be well received by the tennis public.”
Pelletier has over 35 years of teaching experience, including juniors and adults of all ages and levels, including middle school and high school, adult teams, USTA, NALTA and local leagues. He began playing competitive tennis at a young age, and competed nationally as a junior player in the 16-18 year old divisions. Consistently ranked in the top 5 in Southern and state rankings, Pelletier attended Samford University on a tennis scholarship, where he excelled as the team’s number one singles and doubles player. As an adult, Pelletier has competed in numerous satellite professional tournaments in the U.S.and Europe. His adult Southern rankings include #1 in doubles and #5 in singles.
Hawkins played NCAA tennis at Tusculum College, and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He served internships at Signal Mountain Golf and Country club as well as a UTC. Hawkins obtained his USPTA certification while serving on staff at Fairfield Glade Community Club. He is experienced in teaching both private and group lessons to both juniors and adults.
WCPR offers year-round tennis activities at the Indoor Sports Complex, 920 Heritage Way in Brentwood as well as on numerous outdoor courts.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com.