In 2003, Wilson Webb purchased
12 ¼ acres in the middle of Ridgetop, TN to
build tennis courts and a club house. The desire was
to augment the 6 total courts in Robertson County
and to develop tennis programs that facilitated players
abilities to find other players as well as to raise
the level of play. This was a venture in an area that
had high interest in team sports, but little interest
in tennis due to no facilities and no programs.
Wilson Tennis Academy opened in April 2004. The
facility consist of 4 hard courts and clay court,
a pavilion and a clubhouse. It is nestled among
trees and is spectator friendly. Greenbrier High
school has never had any home courts so they have
always had to play their games away. As of April
2004 these courts are the High School's home courts.
The Academy is also the home to the Highland Rim
Tennis association. Since then the academy has sponsored
5 junior leagues and junior camps, junior clinics,
womens & mens clinics. There is a Novice tournament
and 1 USTA sanctioned tournament each year.
The Academy now sponsors year-round Junior leagues,
numerous Junior summer camps and weekly clinics
for Men, Women and Juniors from May to October.
HIgh School teams can come and spend the night,
be fed, and have an intense camp experience over
Spring Break or during the Summer.
Thus far over 300 people have been introduced to
the game of tennis and we have developed a database
of over 400 families.
In 2008, we will have one USTA sanctioned tournament
- a novice tournamen, the weekend of August 15-17.