Take your game to the next level by contacting one of our local teaching pros!

Teaching pros listed on our website have submitted a criminal background check through the ATA.  

 
 

Lauren brooker edgerton

 

Lauren grew up in Raleigh, NC where she played the USTA junior tournament circuit and trained at Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club.  She played college tennis at UNC-Asheville from 2013-2016 under Coach Lise Gregory and majored in Psychology.  

Lauren is currently seeking a graduate degree from WCU in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She coached the Varsity Girls Tennis Team at Asheville Christian Academy last season.  Lauren and her husband Eric enjoy going on hikes with their dog and playing tennis together on the weekends.   

Email:  laurenbedgerton@gmail.com
Fun Fact: Lauren’s dog is named 'Stevie Nicks’.


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    brett caldwell

    Brett grew up in Asheville and graduated from Enka High School.  Brett left Asheville to attend UNC Chapel Hill where he majored in Sports Administration.  He has been teaching adults and children in Asheville for the past six years and is a certified USPTR Pro.  Brett and his wife Sara enjoy hiking in beautiful Western North Carolina.  

    Email: bctennisavl@gmail.com
    Fun Fact: Brett is a Rock Star! He plays bass guitar in a band named Summer Wars.


    sarge luke

    Aston Tennis Park - 828.337.8527


    jean-michel werk

    Jean-Michel was born in Santa Monica, California and has lived in many places before landing in Asheville in 2017.  Jean-Michel graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 2006 where he played tennis all four years and majored in Psychology.  Jean-Michel taught tennis last summer for the ATA and he enjoyed the interaction with all the kids from beginners to advanced.  He and his wife Megan enjoy traveling and exploring new restaurants.

    Email:  jmwerk@gmail.com
    Fun Fact: Jean-Michel has recently launched a Ping-Pong Pop-Up business called PONG AVL.
     


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    MeKenzie Bowman

    MeKenzie was born and raised in Franklin, NC and played tennis for Franklin High School.  She also played little league softball and travel ball for thirteen years before concentrating solely on tennis. MeKenzie is currently a rising sophomore on the Brevard College tennis team where she is studying Psychology and Sociology.  She played #4 singles and #2 doubles during her freshman year at Brevard.  MeKenzie grew up on a farm in Franklin where she helped her dad take care of cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and dogs.

    E-Mail: bowmanml@brevard.edu
    Fun Fact: Mekenzie had a Sugar Glider named Gismo.


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    ben baron

    • Over 25 years teaching all levels; Junior ages 5 & up, collegiate players (Johns Hopkins head coach for men & women), USTA teams, ladies & men - beginners - advanced.  Director of Tennis Hunt Valley Golf Club in Baltimore, MD before moving to Asheville in 2016.  
    • Certified USTPA
    • Member USRSA
    • Private lessons, groups, clinics, cardio tennis.
    • Lessons focus on technique, strategy, mental toughness, teamwork, & conditioning.

                                               Email: tennisasheville@gmail.com