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About Aly

Director Of Racquet Sports

With an outstanding background as a college player at Methodist University and Eastern Florida State, and over 20 years of tennis experience, Aly Andrews brings both her passion and her expertise to the court, helping you improve your game while having a blast.

 

Aly is a graduate of Methodist University, with a Bachelors in Marketing with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management, and has been the Director Of Racquet Sports at Corolla Light Resort for four years. She is also the Girls Head Varsity Coach at First Flight High School and was awarded 2019 Coach of the Year by the Northeastern Coastal Tennis Conference. Aly is a USPTA Professional, a PTR Instructor, and licensed Cardio Tennis Provider. She is also a Certified Pickleball Instructor though the Professional Pickleball Registry. While off the court Aly enjoys a good beach day, and spending time with her husband and new born daughter Hadley. 

About Jessica

Assistant Tennis Professional 

Jessica has over 12 years of tennis experience and is a USPTA and PTR Certified Professional Instructor. Jessica's playing history includes being on the Collegiate Team at Methodist University before transferring to UNC Wilmington where she now plays club tennis and has experience competing in state level doubles competitions.

 

Jess is a senior majoring in Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management and in her free time teaches youth clinics at Wilmington parks and is an assistant coach of a boy’s middle school tennis team. She has experience working with adults at various clubs and facilities, along with Try Tennis and Try Play for the Greater Wilmington Tennis Association. Jessica is looking forward to sharing her love for tennis with beginners and those looking to improve their skills. When she is off the courts, you can find Jessica at the beach, kayaking or hiking.

What some happy tennis students say:  
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Abilities Tennis

A cause close to both Aly and the Outer Banks Tennis Association's heart is a program known as Abilities Tennis. This program focuses on bringing health, friendship, and community to individuals with intellectual disabilities through the sport of tennis. Through a joint partnership with Abilities Tennis NC, Special Olympics, and the Outer Banks Tennis Association, our community has been able to work together and provide opportunities for all. 

"My game was OK, but my serve was trash.  Aly really helped me get it dialed in and i have reccomended her to all my friends!

- Max W.

"Every lesson I learned something new, and gained confidence with my tennis skills. Aly encouraged me to work my hardest, and I would not be as strong of a player as I am today without her guidance."

 

- Rachel M.

"I took a lesson from Aly a few months ago and really enjoyed my time. She was fun and engaging with the other adults in my clinic and gave great advice for helping me improve my game. She always has a smile on her face and has a true passion for what she does."

 

Kevin S.