Clarksville Tennis Association

» Teaching Pros

     If you want to improve your game by getting some professional tennis instruction, here are some of the teaching pros in our area.  If you are a local teaching pro and want to be listed here, send your information to


Kurt Kujawa - Kujawa Tennis Academy
     Kurt grew up in Clarksville and excelled in tennis, playing his college tennis in Hawaii.  He came back to Clarksville and began Kujawa Tennis Academy in 1995.  He offers tennis camps, clinics, and private instruction.  More information is available about Kurt and the Kujawa Tennis Academy on his web site,, or by calling (931) 624-2180.

Ed Dickson
     Ed Dickson is a former head tennis coach at Austin Peay.  In fact, he has 27 years of division 1 college coaching experience.  He was an assistant coach at Clemson; then head coach at Purdue and West Virginia University before coming to Austin Peay.  He played college tennis at Toledo University and continues to play tournaments even now in his "retirement" years.  He still loves to teach tennis lessons in a private, semi-private, or group setting.  If you need some new strings in your racket, he can also take care of that for you.  For more information about tennis lessons or racket stringing, contact Ed at or by calling him at (931) 801-4460. 

Ross Brown, APSU Head Coach
     Phone:  (931) 221-6101

Maria Sorbello, APSU Assistant Coach
     Phone:  (931) 221-6128


 Garnet Scott
      Garnet Scott has been teaching tennis for the last 30 years and was Assistant Director for Bennie Purcell's Mid-South Tennis Camp at Murray State University.  He currently teaches tennis at the Hopkinsville YMCA and the Hopkinsville indoor tennis facility.  Garnet still competes in many USTA tournaments and team tennis leagues and is currently ranked in the USTA Southern Section, as well as nationally.  He offers private and small group instruction as well as drills to promote fitness and movement skills.  Sound tennis techniques and physical fundamentals are the basis for his instruction.  For more information, contact Garnet at (270) 881-8967 or by e-mail at   

Curtis Holland
     Curtis Holland, a native of Springfield has been involved in tennis, the "sport of a lifetime," for 38 years as a player, coach, and teaching pro.  He played on the APSU tennis team for four years, from 1977 to 1981, under Coach Dennis Emery, who is now the head coach at the University of Kentucky.  Curtis served as an assistant to PTR National Tester and Hadley Park Junior Tennis Development Program Executive Director, Joe Goldthreate.  He sill assisted Mr. Goldthreate in coaching nationally-ranked juniors, collegiate, and professional players.  Curtis, a PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) National Tester is the longest tenured coach at Springfield High School, taking their boys and girls teams  to greater heights in his 26 years at the helm.  Among his personal accomplishments are being recognized as the 2003 Tennessee PTR Assistant Pro of the Year, and the 2004 Tennessee PTR Member of the Year.
     Curtis Holland started the Garner Street Park Tennis Academy in 2002.   The primary goal of the Academy is to expose people to the game of tennis and to get them excited about the sport of a lifetime.  Using the "Standard Method," developed by nationally-recognized tennis instructor, Dennis Van der Meer, all academy students are instructed in the bio-mechanics of the basic forehand, backhand, volley, and overhead shots, as well as the serve.  The Academy offers world class instruction - individual private lessons, group lessons for junior players and adults, and junior camps.  Tennis instruction at the Academy is held at the Curtis Holland Tennis Complex in Springfield.  For more information, contact Curtis at (615) 504-4224 or send an e-mail to