About Don

Don Barker- Head Instructor:  Coach Don has been teaching tennis in Broadlands since 2012. He has been a full-time tennis instructor for the past 19 years and holds highly regarded certifications from:

  • ITPA (Tennis Performance Trainer)  

  • PTR (Professional) 

  • Etcheberry (Strength and Conditioning)

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Don has taught tennis at Ida Lee Park Tennis Center in Leesburg and has extensive experience and knowledge teaching all levels of juniors and adults. He currently coaches the Broadlands women's team and is also certified in Cardio Tennis.

Coach Ben has played tennis since he was a young child and competed competitively as a junior in the UK before he moved to America.

Ben currently studies law at Newcastle University and is the treasurer of his college social tennis team. He assisted Don last year with his junior school summer camps and adult classes and likes to bring some fun and games to the lessons and camps.

Ben has one-hour hit sessions available for intermediate or advanced youth players.  Click on the link below to email us about availability.

What some happy tennis students say:  

Don is very passionate about tennis and it shows.  Each person gets individualized feedback in his group lessons making it feel like a semi-private/ private lesson.

 

- Beth C

If you need a strategic plan for doubles or singles play, Don can analyze your game and give honest feedback.

 

- Lu R

Tennis at OTL is a family afffair.  I started taking lessons with Don about five years ago.  He has a lot of patience and and my daughter started taking lessons last year.  She loves it!

 

- Karin A.