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Henry Darko

Henry played professional tennis player for Ghana with an ATP high ranking of 275. His accomplishments include several Davis Cup ties for his native Ghana as well as 7 ITF pro circuit titles, and 6 ITF pro circuit doubles titles. Henry's background and achievements provide him with a wealth of knowledge and experience needed to groom world class tennis players.

 

Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, Henry excelled as a junior tennis player and went on to play in 25 Davis Cup ties for Ghana spanning a period of 12 years.  He was consistently ranked top of his age groups and received a full scholarship to the ITF Tennis Academy in South Africa for three years.  He finished top 20 in  ITF singles world rankings and top 10 in doubles. In 2001, Henry made the round of 16 and semi-finals of doubles at the US Open juniors.  He also made it to the semi-finals of doubles at the Orange Bowl.

 

Henry earned a full collegiate scholarship to the University of Kentucky but made the decision to turn pro at age 18 after his first semester.  After turning pro, Henry accumulated 13 pro ITF circuit titles, a semi-final on the Challenger level, and one doubles Challenger title.  He has a 113-68 singles match record on the ATP world tour/ITF pro circuit.  Henry also had the opportunity to play a qualifying round at the 2005 Wimbledon championships.

 

Henry is a USPTR certified coach. He coached for 11 years at the Windward Tennis Academy where he rose through the ranks to become a director of junior tennis.

 

Henry has produced both State, Southern, and Nationally top-ranked juniors with 4 and 5 star recruiting status who have gone on to play for some of the best colleges in the nation including University of Alabama, University of Georgia, Elon University, Arkansas, Navy and Emory, Duke, to name a few.

 

Both juniors and adults alike enjoy and benefit from Henry’s passion for tennis and this has seen him succeed with coaching both USTA and ALTA Championship adult teams.

 

Henry enjoys his down time playing soccer and watching his favorite football team Manchester United

Charles Byrd

Charles was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He was consistently ranked in the top ten of the Southern section and top 50 nationally in singles as a junior player. Following an outstanding junior career, he earned a four-year scholarship to Clark Atlanta University. While there, he was selected All-Conference for three years and was Captain of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team. He graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Charles has 20 years of teaching experience in the state of Georgia.
 

He coached at Next Level Atlanta Tennis Academy at the Racquet Club of the South and has trained and coached many of Atlanta’s top juniors.

 

He joined Windward Lake Club as co-director of junior tennis and continued his impressive coaching, training top ranked players.

 

He brings years of experience to the the Standard Club Junior Tennis Academy. He is a USPTR certified coach. 

 

Charles won the Georgia Professional of the Year Award in 2014.

 

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