We are players who want to help grow tennis. We work to introduce people providing tennis services to the players who need them. And we are always looking for new Community Service Providers.
Mel Locklear is a USTA NetGen Community Service Provider, founder of mountain.tennis and a board member of the Mountain Tennis Association (a USTA community affiliate). A retired businessman and lifelong tennis player, Mel is committed to a new career of growing tennis in his community.
Mel coaches youth tennis daily. He serves as Tournament Director for the annual Georgia Mountain Tennis Championships. Mel also assists Blue Ridge Sports, llc with operation of the Mountain Tennis Classic summer series, a group of UTR & ITA tennis tournaments and tennis camps offered in the summer.
Lori is a most important resource for our mountan.tennis region. As a USPTA certified tennis professional, Lori is skilled at motivating students of all levels to develop their competencies and competitiveness, yet staying focused on what’s important—improving personal fitness and having fun playing tennis.
In addition to serving in the past as a Mountain Tennis Association board member, Lori is a community tennis coach in local schools. In her free time she maintains a personal vineyard, The Tangled Vine.
Lori is available for private or group tennis instruction.