From our Members...
Travis, along with the wonderful Chenal staff, offer a variety of tennis opportunities for most any age, and skill level. Having fun, and playing great tennis is priority one for myself and the ladies I love to play with. The Chenal tennis facilities truly offer something for everyone!
-- Jennifer Burnett
I was friends with several ladies who were beginning to play tennis at Chenal in the Ladies Clinics. They all told me how much fun tennis was and how it was helping their waistline. At the time, I was playing quite a bit of golf. I had a one-year-old child and still enough weight from the pregnancy to give birth to three more, and I thought the cardiovascular work-out would be great. I started taking tennis lessons in the summer clinic and as soon as I walked on the court.....I loved the game! The Ladies Clinics led by Travis Johnson, our Tennis Pro, were so helpful I double-bumped in one season! This wouldn't have been possible without Travis's guidance. Competitively, I love this sport and wish I'd had the opportunity that my children have today to learn this great game from a fabulous group of instructors.
My love for tennis has encouraged my adolescent son, husband, and 5-year-old to all pick-up a racquet. There's a tennis class for everyone here at Chenal and my family looks forward to getting together on the court for fun on most weekend afternoons. The facilities are close and the opportunity to play on a clay court is especially welcoming for my aging body. I have enjoyed watching our entire family enjoy this sport at Chenal Country Club!
-- Jody Purifoy
My initial introduction to Chenal tennis was through my son. At age 5, I enrolled him in the Chenal children's tennis program. As a lot of parents can relate, through my son's interest, I became interested. Travis Johnson, Chenal Tennis Pro, encouraged me to pick- up a tennis racquet and give it a try. I was truly a beginner, never having played any individual or team sport growing up. As we began our "tennis journey" together, I was immediately impressed with his patience and enthusiasm. As with any endeavor, the more I learned, the more I wanted to learn! My beginner group of three has grown into a much larger group! We not only share the joy of tennis, but also great camaraderie and friendships.
These days, my son and I continue with our group lessons and a private lesson once a week. My son has progressed to competing in junior tennis tournaments around the state - with a host of new "tennis friends.” I have also played in some tournaments and enjoy playing with my friends several times a week. We both look forward to our lessons and plan our week around them!
I cannot say enough great things about the Chenal Tennis Program. I feel very lucky to have access to such a wonderful staff and facility at Chenal Country Club. Regardless of your skill level, I encourage anyone who may think they have an interest in tennis to visit with Travis and his staff. Before you know it, you will be on the court falling in love with tennis like I did!
-- Beckie Kennedy