The Best of the Best
Teachers, coaches and tournament champions, our Tennis Pros bring dozens of years of combined experience to the Raleigh Racquet Club. Whether you’ve just picked up a racquet or you’ve been playing for years, our pros can help you grow and improve your game. They are truly the best of the best. Meet them below.
Director of Tennis at RRC. USPTA certified professional and the current 30 and over National Clay Courts Singles Champion.
Winner of the USTA National Clay court 30 and over singles title in December, 2013 (Gold Ball Winner)
NC State Assistant Coach, Men's Tennis
Lees McRaeCollege, Head Coach, Men's and Women's Tennis
University of Texas Pan American Head Coach, Men's Tennis
North Carolina State Champion Singles (2007), Mixed Doubles (2009), Men's Doubles (2012)
Over 30 years of playing and coaching experience at the highest level. 10 years of Division 1 Head Coaching at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Turned a losing program into a Southern Conference powerhouse finishing in the top 4 six years in a row. Recorded 101 Division 1 wins including the 2010 Southern Conference Championship. Developed and Trained 19 All Conference players including Freshman and Player of the Year. Recruited the #19 recruiting class for Mid-Majors in 2012 according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Director of Adult Tennis and Junior Development at RRC. USPTA certified Elite Professional. NTRP: 5.5
Ranked in the top 10 in France and beat current top 100 ATP players as a junior.
Played for Lander University and reached the #5 spot in the nation in singles and the #25 spot in doubles in the NCAA Division 2.
First Team ITA All-American (2010, 2011, 2012).
Tennis Assistant Pro at the Greenwood Country Club.
Men and Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach at Lander University.
Ranked #1 player in Raleigh, NC.
Philip Faulkner joined the Raleigh Racquet Club in February of 2014 while as an undergraduate student at N.C. State University. Faulkner began teaching tennis in 2008, and continued to teach privately while at NC State. As a junior player, Faulkner was ranked top 5 in North Carolina and top 200 in the Southern region for boy’s 18s.
In 2007 he was a semi-finalist in the boy’s 18s NC Junior State Closed Championship. Faulkner attended Wakefield High School, where he played number one singles and doubles, and captained the team to Wakefield’s first-ever state playoff. In addition, he spent time training in Bradenton, Florida at the world-renowned Bollettieri Tennis Academy.