Athletics

Tennis

Tennis

Welcome to the River Place Country Club Tennis Center which features eight outdoor lighted tennis courts and a full service Tennis Pro Shop!

We have one of Austin’s most active and exciting tennis programs featuring exceptional USTA, WTTA league play and River Place Junior Tennis. Check-out the River Place Country Club Calendar each month for all special Tennis Events Mixers and Tournaments.

River Place Country Club Tennis is also home of Concordia University Tennis and the ATX D1 Tennis program run by Scott McCain.

 

Hours of Operation

Pro Shop
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Courts
Monday - Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

Tennis Staff

Beverly Bowes
Beverly Bowes
Director of Tennis

Beverly’s experience includes Division I NCAA Head Coach at SMU, Assistant Coach of the University of Texas, the Director of Women’s Tennis at Circle C, and a USTA National Junior Development Coach. She has over 2000 hours of providing personal lessons to both adults and juniors, there is no room for doubt as to the substantial teaching and coaching experience that Beverly brings to River Place Country Club. Beverly is also an accomplished player, having earned a Top 10 World Ranking on the WTA Tour, was a Five-Time All-American at the University of Texas and in 2000, Beverly was inducted into the University of Texas Women’s Hall of Honor.*USPTA Certified

Connor Smith
Connor Smith
Head Tennis Professional

Connor kicked off his tennis career as a three-time State Champion at Terrell Christian Academy and Kaufman High School. After that, he became an All-American at Tyler Junior College and went on to play for the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He graduated as a Razorback with a degree in sociology. Outside of tennis, Connor likes to play golf, hunt, fish, and watch the Dallas Cowboys. Connor is motivated to build relationships with our RPCC Members and teach them the game he loves. *USPTA Certified

 
Susan Shaw
Tennis Professional

Susan graduated from Texas State with a B.A. in Journalism/Advertising. At Texas State, she played tennis as a scholarship player and a Texas Junior. She excelled in both singles and doubles and was awarded the Top Female Athlete of the Year in her conference while at Texas State. She earned her way to Nationals as a singles player, making the round of 8 and 16’s, respectively. Susan learned early on that competition in itself is both a noble and character building endeavor. Win or lose, a life lesson was always presented. Susan’s goal is to teach and share those valuable life lessons that tennis has provided her with while both on and off the court of life.

Vanja Corovic
Vanja Corovic
Assistant Tennis Professional

Vanja is from Belgrad, Serbia. Vanja played at the University of Texas. She won Big XII Newcomer of the Year in 2007. She was 12-8 overall at #1 Singles, and 16-10 at #1 doubles at University of Texas. She has a brother Aleksandar and a sister Sanja. She has an energetic, beautiful 4 year old daughter, Sasha.

 
Susan Murphy
Pro Shop Manager

Susan is a long time member at River Place Country Club. She lives in the River Place neighborhood with husband, Mike and their children, Kate, a student at the University of Alabama and Connor, a student at Vandegrift HS. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing. Susan is very active in the community, having served as an officer on several youth sport Booster Club Boards, coordinating food collection and delivery for LISD’s Backpack program and volunteering with various philanthropies. She is excited to be a part of the RPCC Tennis staff.

 
Brent Werbeck
Tennis Professional

Brent was born and raised in Austin, Texas and currently lives in River Place neighborhood with and his wonderful wife and two little boys. Brent’s tennis background includes playing D1 tennis for Boise State University. He was team captain three times of a conference championship team in 4 NCAA appearances. Brent was ranked as high as #68 in the country individually and in the top 50 for doubles in collegiate rankings. After graduating college, Brent started a career in the technology world working for Google and local start-ups before venturing off to start his own business. According to Brent, “Although I'm a Boise State grad (yes the school with the blue field) I still love UT football. I'm also a die-hard Packers fan with Cowboys coming in a close 2nd (I married into a family from Wisconsin...didn't have a choice). Brent’s professionalism and positive teaching style are great for any level of tennis.

 
Paige Loughary
Tennis Professional

Paige is originally from Jacksonville Illinois and landed in Texas upon receiving a golf scholarship to Texas State University. However, she soon chose to give up golf and return to her tennis roots. She graduated from Texas State with a major in General Studies triple minoring in Exercise Sports Science, Recreational Administration, and English. Since then Paige has become USPTA Certified, is a former Director of Juniors, and received the 2017 USPTA U30 Award for the state of Texas. Paige is energetic and enjoys teaching players of all levels.

 

Tennis Shop

River Place Country Club offers a full-service pro shop. The Tennis Pro Shop carries the latest in Wilson and Babolat technology with a full line of high performance tennis racquets. The latest racquet models are available as Demo racquets for a small rental fee. A qualified Racquet Technician is available for for racquet customization. This includes re-stringing, stenciling, grommet application, re-gripping and grip build-up.

The Tennis Pro Shop also offers tennis apparel from Lija, Lucky in Love, Fila, BloqUV and Thorlo. We carry racquet bags from Maggie Mather, Court Courture and Babolat. Tennis accessories from overgrips to wristbands plus snacks and beverages are available at the pro shop.

CALL THE PRO SHOP FOR MORE INFORMATION: (512) 346-5879
SUMMER HOURS 7:30-3:00 PM

SERVICES OFFERED:

Ball machine rental (individual and family Ball Machine Memberships are offered)
  • Demo racquets
  • Racquet Customization
  • Stringing
  • Stenciling
  • Re-gripping
  • Grip Build-Up
  • Grommet & Head Guard replacement