Tennis Pro Bios
Director of Tennis - Melissa Kelly
Melissa has over 15 years of teaching experience, eleven of those years spent as a Director of Tennis. This is her 8th 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. 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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