Oxford Community Tennis Association
PO Box 241
Oxford, NC 27565
Learn to play better tennis from a top-ranked instructor.
Jerry was a top baseball player in West Virginia. He played Triple A baseball for the Pittsburgh
Pirates farm system in 1967 and '68. Jerry started to play tennis when his wife, Joan, enrolled in
a recreational course. He picked up the sport of tennis quickly. He won local tournaments and
went to Rod Laver and Dennis Van dermeer to learn more about tennis. Jerry also learned from
USPTR instructors and has recommended students to Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
When Jerry and Joan moved to NC, they built their home and a tennis court and decided to help
grow tennis in this area. He played at Forest Hills in New York in 2001 and travelled to Auckland,
New Zealand and Sydney, Australia with two of his students and 48 kids throughout the USA.
Jerry is now retired and has developed many skills to help kids land scholarships. At least 3000
adults, teenagers and children have become alumni over the past years. Many came through The
Jerry Edmonds Tennis School for free. A lot of them participated in workshops and clinics held in
connection with the Vance County Recreation Department.
Jerry says, "For a part- time coach, I feel I
can produce just as many qualified tennis
players as someone doing this full- time."
Juniors: Private $20, Semi-private $15, Group $13
Adults: Private $28, Semi-private $18, Group $16