Jonathan Hains, a native of Pennsylvania, USPTA Elite Professional Jonathan Hains joined the WCPR Athletic Staff as a teaching professional and coach in 1997. After initially training at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas, Jonathan Hains earned USPTA Certification in 1980. He designed and taught tennis programs at several commercial racquet clubs in PA, later moving on to the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, DE, where he served as Assistant Professional and Junior Tennis Director. In 1985, Hains moved to Nashville to become Associate Professional at the Belle Meade Country Club, a position he held through 1991. In 1992, he began what was to become the first public tennis program in the Brentwood area. Within several years, the program grew substantially, and in 1997, Hains merged his program with WCPR to establish a unified tennis effort.
Noteworthy professional achievements earned by Coach Hains are his 6-year term as Tennessee Chapter President of the USPTA and as a Southern Division Board Member. He has been awarded both the USPTA "Pride of the South" and "Tennessee Professional of the Year" distinction by his peers in the industry, and is a three-time recipient of the Southern Division "Certification Tester of the Year" Award. He has served as a USPTA Southern Division Tester for incoming professionals since 1990. Hains was recognized this past September for 35 years of service to the USPTA.
Jonathan Hains' competitive playing history dates back to the late 1960's. He has competed in juniors, men's open and senior men's divisions, earning singles and doubles rankings along the way. Academically, Hains majored in Sociology and Psychology at Millersville University of PA and the University of Delaware, earning a B.A. Degree. While at MU, Hains played two years of collegiate tennis.
Since 2002, Coach Hains has served as Varsity Head Tennis Coach at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville. His Boys Teams have advanced on two occasions to the TSSAA State Finals, and both his Boys and recently Girls FRA Teams have advanced to regional and state tournament playoffs.
Coach Hains also serves as a Men's and Women's Tennis Teams recruiting coordinator in the mid South for Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL.
Personally and professionally, Coach Hains enjoys and takes pride in developing a wide variety of tennis players, and helping those players advance to the highest level they are capable of achieving. One of his very early students earned a tennis scholarship to the Univ. of Pittsburgh, and Coach Hains has continued helping youth players achieve their personal goals ever since. He currently has a number of players on various college tennis rosters.
Coach Hains' daughter Sarah, who is an undergraduate student at MTSU, is a former standout junior and scholastic tennis players.
Jonathan has been a resident of Franklin since 1996.