The Chenal team of tennis professionals under the guidance the Director of Tennis Travis Johnson, work creatively together to provide a variety of tournaments, member events, clinics and lessons that contribute to an active, challenging and fun environment for players of all ages and skill levels. The experience and ability of each professional is also weaved into the development of students participating in the Chenal Junior Tennis Academy. Year in and year out, the Academy is recognized as one of  the elite junior programs in the state.

  • Travis Johnson – Director of Tennis
    • Travis Johnson
      Director of Tennis
      tjohnson@chenalcc.com

      • U.S.P.T.A Certified Pro Elite Level
      • #1 Player (55-17 record) – York College
      • Athlete of the Year - York College
      • All Conference Selection - 1989-1991
      • Assistant Coach - York College
      • Coach – Arkansas Junior Southern Cup Team, 2013-2015
      • Coach - four Adult U.S.T.A. National Teams
      • Coach - five Southern Adult Championship Teams
      • Coach – multiple Adult State Championship Teams
      • Coach – multiple State, Sectional and Nationally Ranked Junior Plays
      • Arkansas Tennis Professional of the Year
      • 20 years of Coaching Experience
  • Blane Covert - Director of Junior Tennis
    • Blane Covert
      Director of Junior Tennis

      • Junior Open Boys’ 18 Singles Champion - 1993 Polar Bear
      • Led the Searcy High School Tennis Team to a State Championship in 1993
      • Varsity Tennis - Harding University
      • 1994-1995 College record of 20-1
      • #1 Ranking in Arkansas in Men’s 4.5 Doubles
      • Former Head Tennis Coach - Pulaski Academy (coached teams to eight state championships)
      • Coach - multiple State, Southern, and Nationally Ranked Juniors Players
      • Trained with Brad Gilbert (#4 Player in the World in 1990 and former Coach of Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Andy Murray)
      • Trained with Peter Doohan (defeated Boris Becker at Wimbledon in 1987; Australian David Cup)
      • 15 years of Coaching Experience
  • Brandon Kiker – Assistant Coach
    • Brandon Kiker
      Assistant Coach

      • Certified PTR, with highest possible rating
      • Varsity Tennis – Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
      • Rated 4.5
      • Captain/Coach – multiple state and sectional championship teams
      • Captain & Player – 2018 Mixed Doubles Team finishing in Top 4 Nationally
      • Adult & Junior Programs have been awarded “Best of” by State Associations
  • Alina Watkins – Assistant Coach
    • Alina Watkins
      Assistant Coach

      • Master of Sport of Uzbekistan
      • Member of the National Uzbekistan Tennis Team and former ITF player
      • Varsity Tennis – UALR – Division 1 - full athletic scholarship
      • Winner of Uzbekistan Cup, Tashkent Championship and many more tournaments
  • Magnus Kullenberg - Assistant Coach
    • Magnus Kullenberg
      Assistant Coach

      • #2 Player - Arkansas Razorback Tennis Team
      • Ranked #31 in the Country in NCAA Division 1
      • Top 100 College Recruit
      • Played professionally in Sweden
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