Bluegrass Racquet Club is a public tennis facility with 5 indoor tennis courts, which serves Lexington, Nicholasville, and the surrounding cities!
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.
Manager: Jonathan Thompson
Membership Director: Charles Matthews
Chuck Brown, in his 15th season as Transylvania's head men's and women’s tennis coach in 2014-15, led the men's team to a second place finish in the Heartland Conference last year and guided the women to the title and into the NCAA Division III Championship for the second time.
He has won 11 HCAC Coach of the Year awards, eight for the men and three for the women’s team, and he led the men's team to 68 consecutive HCAC match wins from 2002 until 2011.
Brown led the Transy women's team to its first HCAC tournament title and into the NCAA tourney for the first time in 2009-10 and was named Coach of the Year award for women's tennis while guiding both teams into the NCAA Championship in the same year for the first time in school history.
Brown is also a certified P-1 tennis professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association and a certified Racquet Technician with the United States Racquet Stringers Association.
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