Meet the Pros

Director of Tennis Development 

USPTA, PTR 10U certified & STL Wheelchair Coach. 

•  Twelfth year at Dwight Davis Tennis Center (2021). Teaches at Creve Coeur Racquet Club during the indoor season. 

•  USPTA certified P1 pro and PTR certified in 10+Under tennis for ages 4-10. Works with ages 4+up.

•  Director of NIKE TENNIS CAMPS
•  Director and fundraiser for Gerber Wheelchair Tennis Program and NJTL Summer Camp outreach programs. 
•  Board member of the Gateway Confluence Wheelchair Tennis Foundation

•  Teaches students of all ages and skill levels including wheelchair & adaptive athletes. Teaches private lessons, semi-private lessons, clinics and private camps.

• Plays with a YONEX EZONE DR 98.


John is a 2019 U.S. Open Pickleball Championship Gold and Silver Medal Winner. A full-time instructor he also leads Callahan Pickleball Academy; a sports management company focused on Pickleball Instruction, Camps & Clinics, Corporate Events & Experiences. John is also the only USAPA /PPR Certified Pickleball Professional in the St. Louis area.


Tennis and Pickleball teachers are all independent contractors for Dwight Davis.  Every Pro/Teacher 

has an agreed upon instruction rate based on tenure and level they are teaching.  Fees for current staff range from $45-$65/hr. In addition to teachers fee there is a court fee paid to Dwight Davis. 

All courts are $10/hr per hour during lessons.