John Matkulak, Jason Yelley and Phyllis Blackwell all have extensive experience working in the tennis teaching industry.  They provide lessons, clinics, leagues, tournaments and many other tennis functions for all levels and ages of players.

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John Matkulak

John has been involved in all aspects of tennis over the last 30+ years from running large clubs to teaching high level players. His passion lies in growing the game particularly at the junior level in order to develop more competitive players coming from the Northern Nevada area. John's expertise in developing high level players comes from his work over the years focusing on the mental and psychological areas of the game that limit most players potential to excel.  His goal at South Reno Tennis is to give all tennis players a positive experience so they continue to enjoy and share all the benefits this great sport has to offer.

Jason Yelley

Jason Yelley made his way to Reno from West Texas where he was district doubles champion and third in the region. He competed in the USTA tournaments as a junior throughout Texas and made it in the top 100 in the Super Champion Division. He then played at the University of Nevada Reno under Ryan Johnston #1 doubles and #3 singles. In 2004, Jason became certified in the USPTA and was the UNR assistant women's coach under coach Richter. Shortly afterwards he started full time at Lakeridge Tennis Club. During his 18 year term there he created his own USTA 5.0 traveling team and now is currently 8-2 in doubles USTA matches for Washoe's 5.0 team.

Phyllis Blackwell

Phyllis, originally from Mobile, Alabama, attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. There she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992. Phyllis played on the pro tour for four years and held a world ranking of 125. She has competed in tournaments such as Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. Open. In 2008, she was a member of the U.S. women’s 50 team that took first place at the International Tennis Federation World Team Competition in Antalya, Turkey. Phyllis is certified as a USPTA Elite Professional and she likes to work with all levels of players.

Cardio Tennis

An exhilarating cardiovascular workout that includes warm-up, cardio workout and cool down segments.  It's a new, fun group activity featuring drills and games to give players of abilities the ultimate, high energy workout.  Call us for more information

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For those high school or tournament competitive players that wish to bring their game up to a new level.  All areas of the game will be included in the workouts including the physical aspects as well.


We have 3 packages for those that wish to come on a regular basis:
- 16 class pack for $450 for those who wish to come daily.
- 8 class pack for $250 for at least twice during the week.
- 4 class pack for $130 for one time per week.
There is a drop in rate of $38 per class for those who wish to come intermittently.
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South Reno Tennis runs weekly summer camps Monday through Thursday at 9am. 10 & Under classes run for  one and a half hours whereas middle & high school students go for 3 hours.   Drinks and snacks are provided during the morning break. Tennis professionals John Matkulak and Jason Yelley along with their staff will be providing up to 12 hours of instruction and supervised match play. All levels are welcome and classes will be divided into groups according to ability and age.

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