Tennis

Old Providence members expect the best, and we take pride in providing it.

It's true that our membership includes some of the Southeast's top tennis players, but we put a great deal of emphasis on nurturing players at every age and skill level.

It starts with top-notch teaching. Our full-time tennis pros offer a wide array of options for private, semi-private and clinic instruction. Tennis Director, John Meyer and his staff run day and evening, weekday and weekend clinics and lessons focusing on technique and strategy for every level of play.

As you develop, you'll find plenty of opportunities to put new skills into play. Whether you're looking for a friendly match or hardcore competition, we have a program for you. Get involved in social round robins or join one of the many teams representing Olde Providence in inter-club league play.

Finally, Olde Providence offers members the opportunity to enjoy tennis without breaking a sweat. Sit back on the clubhouse terrace and be inspired as you watch pros from the greater Charlotte area compete on Court One. 

  • Indoor Tennis
    • Members and their invited guests have access to the Club's five indoor hard courts every day of the year!

      Our air-conditioned pavilion offers the ability to play in climate controlled comfort. Indoor contract times run from the first of November to the end of February for day play and the end of March for evening play. For play during non-contracted times, we recommend making reservations. Our online reservation system shows the court and time availability at the touch of a computer thereby allowing you to schedule up to two days prior to play. The upstairs viewing lounge overlooking the courts, complete with a large screen TV, offers a great place to socialize after a match or for watching during clinics and scheduled play.

  • Our Professionals
    • We have an exceptional group of tennis pros at Olde Providence. Each is eager and more than qualified to help you improve your game.

      John Meyer

      Director of Tennis
      JohnMeyer@oprctennis.com

      Tennis Director John Meyer is responsible for the overall operations of the Tennis Department at Olde Providence Racquet Club. He is certified by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry. John is a career tennis professional whose quick smile gives away his enthusiasm and love for the game of tennis. John focuses on creating new and exciting programming for OPRC juniors and adults. His personality and unique approach to the game make him a popular coach and a tennis resource for the OPRC membership and the community. John and his staff of USPTA Professionals host 4 Major USTA tournaments each year. He accepted the USTA North Carolina 2013 Tournament of the Year for The Banana Open and was named USTA North Carolina 2013 Professional of the Year .  

       

      David Marquina

      Head Tennis Professional
      David@oprctennis.com

      David came to OP via the Raleigh Racquet Club, where he served as Tennis Director for four years. David was a top junior player in Venezuela & earned a tennis scholarship to Metropolitan State College in Denver. He later transferred to Barton College in Wilson, NC, where he graduated with a degree in Business. After college, David served as a tennis professional at South Florida Tennis Academy, North Ridge Country Club, and Cary Tennis Park before his tenure at Raleigh Racquet Club. In 2009 David was honored as USPTA Pro of the Year for North Carolina. 

       

      Zen Mottershead

      Zen@oprctennis.com

      Zen came to Olde Providence in February of 2011 from the Elkridge Club in Baltimore, MD where he was the Head Tennis Professional. He is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and often gets to use his B.S. degree in psychology while teaching and interacting with his fellow staff members. An elite USPTA certified professional since 2003, Zen prides himself on his unique approach to teaching which includes off the wall examples and the dispensing of “fortune cookie wisdom.” Zen was named the director of Platform tennis in May of 2013. With the help of too many people to name in this limited space, he built the OP platform program from the ground up. With his enthusiasm and guidance it is now a nationally recognized program. As one of only three PPTA certified Platform Tennis Professionals in the state of NC, he loves to convert tennis players over to the dark side (aka Paddle Tennis).  

       

      Peter Maxwell

      petermaxwell@oprctennis.com

      Peter graduated from the University of the Ozarks in May 2001 with a degree in Business Administration. Through his four-year college career he made the Second-Team All-ASC (American Southwest Conference) two times, and made the First-Team All-ASC and All-Conference in his senior year. He then enrolled at Tyler Junior College ( Tyler, TX) in the Tennis Tech program. It was at Tyler Junior College were he received a certification of excellence for tennis teaching, along with certification with the USPTA, and the USPTR. While in Texas, he taught tennis at Tyler Tennis & Swim and also coached T. K. Gorman High School boys and girls teams, where his team took 3rd place in the State Tournament. In May of 2002, Peter worked as a Tennis Professional at the Fort Smith Athletic Club (Fort Smith, AR) where he became the director of junior tennis. Prior to coming to Olde Providence Racquet Club, Peter Maxwell was the Head Professional at Charlotte Swim & Racquet Club since 2007. During this time, he started five new Junior Tennis Teams. He coached both an 8 & Under Team and 18 & Under who were State Champions in 2012.  

       

      Randy Lofgren

      randylofgren@oprctennis.com

      Randy grew up playing in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was a State champion in high school tennis. While attending Denison University he was a three time NCAA qualifier and earned All-American honors in doubles as well as claiming the ITA summer circuit hard and clay court national championships. Randy coached a year of college tennis at DePauw University where he helped three student athletes claim NCAA births as well as All-American Honors. Prior to joining OP he taught at River Run instructing adults as well as top southern ranked juniors.

       

      Rob Greco

      robgreco@oprctennis.com

      Rob Greco is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional as well as PTR certified. He enjoys helping adults and children of all ages realize their on-court potential. Originally from Long Island, NY, Rob played #2 singles and #1 doubles for Belmont Abbey College in Gastonia, NC. He earned his B.A. in Recreational Administration and has traveled throughout the Eastern United States developing his tennis teaching career at clubs, private resorts, and high performance tennis academies in Boston, MA, Fripp Island, SC, and Charlotte, NC. Most recently, he served a combined 10 years as Head Tennis Professional for The Club at Longview and Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club developing junior tennis programs, boosting club and USTA team performance, and introducing new players to the game. A strong advocate of tennis as a lifetime sport, he continues to compete in USTA leagues and tournaments, and has maintained long relationships with many of the adults and juniors with whom he has worked during his 25-year career.

  • Junior Tennis
    • Tennis

      Getting kids into the swing of things

      Olde Providence is renown for introducing hundreds of children to tennis each year. We offer group classes for kids ages 4 through 16 to learn the sport in a fun and nurturing environment. Our professional staff works with each child on stroke, footwork, court positioning and match-play tactics to develop skills for tournament play, high school competition, or to simply rally with Mom and Dad.

      Classes for the younger children meet twice each week, in the spring and fall with match play on Sundays for USTA Junior Team Tennis.  Numerous state and national junior champions have honed their skills at Olde Providence, and each year several of our top performers earn scholarships to play collegiate tennis.

      For more information on Junior Clinics contact JohnMeyer@oprctennis.com or RandyLofgren@oprctennis.com.  
      For Junior Team Tennis questions contact PeterMaxwell@oprctennis.com


  • Leagues
    • Pick a league, any league

      We encourage members to represent Olde Providence in league play by participating on one of our many teams. 

      Ladies Interclub Tennis

      This clay-court Doubles league is the most popular league in Charlotte. Participants are placed on a team at the appropriate level. Teams compete on Tuesdays and Thursdays during both the spring and fall seasons. Practices are scheduled for alternating days. OP hosts 9 teams with 20 plus players on each team.

      USTA League Tennis

      This league offers players the opportunity to compete locally within their skill level. Depending on their performance, they may advance to state, regional and national competition. Team matches consist of doubles and singles play. Teams compete on Mondays and Fridays in the spring and fall season in men's, women's and mixed doubles' divisions.

      Queen City Tennis

      This is Charlotte's oldest city league and includes women and men who compete in doubles and mixed doubles. Women compete on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Men compete on Saturday mornings. Mixed doubles play is on Sunday afternoons.

      Charlotte Pro League

      Some of the best tennis in Charlotte is available at Olde Providence on Thursday evenings from early July to mid-September. Men and women players with an NTRP level of 5.0 or higher are drafted onto teams playing for prize money and bragging rights. Bring your friends to watch the matches! Play begins at 7. Pro League schedules and results are found at the Charlotte Tennis Association website.

  • Tournaments
    • Tennis

      The Award Winning OPRC Banana Open

      NC/STA 200 pts
      Tournament Date: April 7-9, 2017
      Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 2
      Divisions: Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles

      Tournament Link

      USTA National Husband-Wife Mixed Doubles Combo

      100, 120, and 140 Clay Court Championships 
      Tournament Date: May 4-7, 2017
      Registration Deadline: Monday, April 17th at 11:59 PM
      Divisions: Open:  HWC (100-140)d
      Tournament Link

      NC Junior Clay Court Championship

      *2015 NC Usta Junior Tournament Of The Year*
      Nc L2-Sta L3
      Tournament Date: July 24 - 25
      Registration Deadline: TBD
      Divisions: Boys' & Girls' Singles: 78' Yellow Ball 12-18 (FICQ) 
        Green Level 1 Boys' & Girls' 10 and Under Singles: 78' Green Ball 10 (FICQ)

      Tournament Link

      Olde Providence Summer Slam

      Nc L4
      Tournament Dates:  August 18 - 20
      Registration Deadline: TBD
      Divisions: Orange Level 1 Boys' & Girls' 10 and Under Singles: 60' Orange Ball 10 (FICQ) 
        Boys' & Girls' Singles: 78' Green Ball 12 ,78' Yellow Ball 14-18 (FICQ)
        Boys' & Girls' Doubles: 78' Green Ball 12 ,78' Yellow Ball 14-18 (SE)

      Tournament Link

      NC State Closed Adult Championships

      (Odd Yrs) (Sta 100 Pt/Nc 400)
      Tournament Dates: October 19 - 22
      Registration Deadline: TBD
      Divisions: Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles: 25,35,45,55,65,75,85 (MFIC)
        Mixed Doubles: 25,35,45,55,65,75 (MFIC)

      Tournament Link

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  • Charlotte, NC 28226
  • Phone: (704) 366 - 9817
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