Tennis Pro Bios
Director of Tennis - Melissa Kelly
Melissa has over 20 years of teaching experience, over 15 of those years spent as a Director of Tennis. This is her 11th year at Creekmore Tennis Center. She is PTR certified in Adult Development and 10 & Under Junior Development and has received the Arkansas Victor Sheshunoff Meritorius Education Award and Arkansas Tennis Professional of the Year in 2009, 2015, and 2017. She is also the author of Step with the Other Left Foot, a book of tennis instruction filled with humor and anecdotes collected over her extensive tennis career. As a junior player, Melissa was ranked as high as #7 in Texas Super Championship rankings, played on the 1991 Abilene High School state championship team, and was a State Semi-Finalist in doubles. In college, Melissa played for Tyler Junior College where she was a team capatain, a NJCAA All-American, and finished National runner-up in Doubles and also National runner-up for the team title. After TJC, she went to University of Arkansas on a full scholarship where she played singles and doubles for the top 15 nationally ranked team.
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