Tonya Parker grew up in Franklin, beginning her tennis career at the age of four with WCPR. She continued to play tennis with WCPR professionals through elementary, middle, and high school. As a junior player, she played numerous tournaments, and was a state ranked in singles and doubles. During her high school career, she played on the varsity as the number one player for Franklin High School. She attended UT Martin for college, earning her bachelor’s degree in agriculture, and her master’s degree in education. While at UTM, she played club tennis, winning the intramural tournament 3 years in a row.
Tonya began her tennis-teaching career as a junior player, assisting many WCPR professionals with junior clinics. When she returned to middle Tennessee after college, she continued to assist tennis pros with lessons, and received her USPTA Professional certification. She is currently in her fourth year as a biology and chemistry teacher at Spring Hill High School, where she is also the assistant tennis coach. She loves coaching juniors and adults. She offers clinics and private lessons throughout the Middle Tennessee area. Her goal is to help them improve their technique and match play strategies. Tonya enjoys getting out on the tennis court, and playing in mixed doubles leagues with her father. When she’s not on the court, Tonya loves relaxing with her dog, Bleu, and going kayaking with friends.