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Derek Tarr - Director of Teaching Programs at BHRC

Derek was ranked as high as 80 on the ATP Professional Tennis Circuit in his eight years on the ATP tour and has played against many great players of his time. He has been teaching at BHRC for 25 years as head teaching pro.

Derek runs the Brook Highland Academy for advanced junior players at BHRC.
He is also UAB's Head Men's Tennis Coach.

Sign up for a private lesson from Derek by calling 980-1000.


Charlie Badger - USTPA Head Professional

A former South Alabama tennis player, Charlie has been coaching tennis players for over 35 years and is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). He coached varsity tennis at South Alabama and UAB before returning to teaching full time. He has taught nationally, sectionally, and state-ranked players. He was the teaching professional at Chace Lake Country Club for 20 years. Charlie has been a teaching professional at BHRC for 8 years.

You can buy the most expensive racquet and invest in the most ergonomic tennis shoes; but to improve your game, you must call Charlie!

Sign up for a private lesson from Charlie by calling 980-1000.


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Allison Romano - USTPA Teaching Professional

A former UAB tennis player, Allison has been teaching tennis for 28 years as a USPTA Teaching Professional and has been at BHRC for 12 years. In addition to offering private lessons, she conducts many ladies clinics of varying levels, the Aces and Heavy Hitters program which focuses on beginner players aged 6-12, as well as Teen and Jr. Team Clinic for young tennis players.

Sign up for a private lesson or clinic with Allison by calling 980-1000.