Meet the Pros
General Manager &
Director of Tennis Development
USPTA, PTR 10U certified & STL Wheelchair Coach.
• Eleventh year at Dwight Davis Tennis Center (2020). 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 3+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 $35-$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.
All players taking lessons much register in Pro Shop before going to court or a full court fee
will be charged. Always confirm with your teacher 24 hours in advance to ensure a court is available.
Annual passholders / Play pass holders receive featured pricing for lessons, programs, and walk on.