Bluegrass Racquet Club is a public tennis facility with 5 indoor tennis courts, which serves Lexington, Nicholasville, and the surrounding cities!

 

About Us

Staff

Bluegrass Racquet Club was formed in order to bring Lexington and the surrounding areas a place to feel more at home while playing tennis, and to also offer the chance to workout and relax after a tough match or practice session.  With almost 20 owners who all are active tennis players, people will feel a real connection and sense of belonging any time they use the facility, whether for tennis, exercise classes, or just some socializing.  All comments and suggestions are welcome as we hope to continually provide a better experience every time you come to the club.  Tennis Instructors, Tennis Lessons, Tennis Racquets, Racquet Restringing, Group Lessons, Kids Lessons.

Bios

Pros:

 Glen Connyers

 Christy Herring

 John Herring

 Kyle Macy

 Nathan Schley

 Jonathan Thompson

 Stephen Woods

 

Manager: Jonathan Thompson

 

Membership Director:  Charles Matthews

Glen Conyers

Glen Conyers is a long time pro in the central kentucky area.  He played college tennis at Morehead State and has then continued sharing the game for the last 25 plus years with students of all levels and ages!  Glen has been a central piece to the development and growth at Bluegrass and his students continue to show why he is a great teaching professional.

Glen is PTR certified and has also had a lot of success in his personal playing of tournaments as well!!

Danny Schmidt

Danny Schmidt is a graduate of Centre College where he spent 3 years as the top singles and doubles player.  After college, Danny spent 3 years coaching at Transylvania University and then 2 years at Centre College while getting his Masters in Sports Psychology. 

 

In 2016, Danny won the Pro of the Year award from USTA Kentucky, giving to the top tennis professional in the state for that year. 

 

Danny is a USTA certified High Performance Coach as well as a Mental Game Coaching Professional.  Danny likes helping others achieve their goals in the sport he loves in group and private settings.  

Jonathan Thompson

Graduated from the University of Kentucky where he was active with the tennis programs from 1997-2005. 

 

Coached with both the men’s and women’s tennis teams including the 2005 women’s SEC Championship. 

 

Coached Jesse Witten for many years during which Witten played in all four grand slams, including qualifying in the U.S Open, French Open, and Wimbeldon.  In 2009 Witten won 5 matches in a row to reach the 3rd round of the U.S. Open where he lost a close match to Novak Djokovic in 4 sets. 

 

Thompson has also worked with multiple junior players who have been ranked #1 in their age group in the USTA rankings, as well as other pros including players inside the top 10 in the world in doubles. 

 

The last few years while teaching all age groups, he has also been working with Eric Quigley the UK all American.  Thompson has also had an ATP World doubles ranking as a player.  

The Buzz - What Others are Saying...
  • “Great to see the Tennis Community growing. It will be good for Lexington.” – James A. Hollander

  • “Awesome. Can't wait to play there!" - Jesse Witten

  • “Looking forward to the new tennis facility in Lexington (Brannon Crossing) that will be opening in December!!" – Dan Burch

  • Nice!  I'll be there when it opens!!!"  - Eric Quigley

 

 

  • "...undoubtedly a fantastic addition for the local tennis community." - Jeff Clouse

  • Much needed! Best of luck!!" - Chris Ensslin

  • “Can't wait!!" – Patti Stanton