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Tim Wilkison

Tim Wilkison is currently one of the world’s top tennis coaches after completing a 25 year career as a professional tennis player and having coached all ages and skill levels for the past 30 years.

As a player Tim was ranked as the top junior his age in the US and turned professional at age 17. He played for 15 years on the ATP Tour winning 6 singles titles, 9 doubles titles and reaching an ATP ranking high of #21. Tim competed in 40 Grand Slam events and reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in singles. After his ATP career Tim competed on the ATP Senior Tour for many years winning multiple singles and doubles titles including the Wimbledon and US Open Senior doubles championships.

As a coach, Tim travels around the world working with all ages and skill levels of players. Countless of his former students have gone on to play college tennis and Tim has coached multiple players who have competed on the ATP and WTA Tours including current Grand Slam player Zhizhen Zhang.

Tim’s coaching philosophy is to use his experience and enthusiasm to craft an individualized training program for each player he coaches.

Jim Lavender



  • Developed 9 top 10 Nationally ranked players
  • Developed 5 top 100 ITF World ranked players
  • Developed 200 + USTA, BTA, AU, Japanese nationally ranked players
  • Head Coach of USTA Southern training center


  • Coached 4 top 10 nationally ranked teams
  • Coached 2 national indoor championship teams
  • Coached 1 national team finalist
  • Coached 17 NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA All-Americans
  • Coached 35 All-Conference players


  • Coached 3 top 100 ranked WTA players
  • Coached 15 ATP & WTA professional players

Elyse Lavender



  • Top 10 USTA
  • Selected to USTA National Team 2010
  • Top ITF ranked


  • 2017 top college prospect
  • Play at 3 different top 10 ranked women’s programs
  • Ranked top 50 NCAA I as freshman
  • Ranked #1 in NAIA
  • Won NAIA singles title in 2019
  • 4 x All-American honors
  • National player of the year 2020


  • Multiple wins over top 300 WTA
  • Winner of Mid Atlantic McDonald Championships 2016
  • US Open Qualifier 2016


  • Head pro Three Village Tennis Club
  • Coach for Acing Autism
  • Coach/mentor for several top USTA jrs.


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