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.

 

Tennis Raquets

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 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

 

Tennis Staff

Beverly Bowes
Beverly Bowes
Director of Tennis (USPTA Certified)
  • 5 time All American at University of Texas then achieved Top 50 World Ranking in singles and doubles on WTA Tour.
  • Coached Division 1 NCAA as Assistant Coach at University of Texas, then Head Coach at SMU.
  • “Honored to teach great members the best sport in my opinion. We get to play tennis at a beautiful place. River Place!!”
Connor Smith
Connor Smith
Head Tennis Professional (USPTA Certified)
  • Played College Tennis as a Razorback at University of Arkansas.
  • Has enjoyed running the Junior Program and watching the players improve since 2011.
  • Outside tennis, Connor enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and watching the Dallas Cowboys!
Susan Murphy
Tennis Pro Shop Manager
  • Graduated from University of Georgia with degree in marketing.
  • Active volunteer in the River Place Community with 2 university aged children.
  • Enjoys working the awesome tennis staff and great members.
Kolby Kilgo
Tennis Professional
  • Played D1 tennis at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
  • Coached juniors ranked as high as 35 in the world.
  • Works and travels with Scott McCain and the ATX D1 Junior Program.
Paige Loughary
Tennis Professional (USPTA Certified)
  • Played tennis and golf in high school in Illinois.
  • Played golf at Texas State, majoring in General studies with a minor in Exercise Sports Science.
  • Returned to tennis roots and voted Best Under 30 Tennis Pro by USPTA in 2017.
Susan Shaw
Tennis Professional
  • Played tennis at Texas State University and was awarded Top Female Athlete of the year in her conference.
  • Has two grown children; her son is a doctor, and her daughter (now in sales) played volleyball professionally in Europe for 2 years.
  • Susan believes that competition in itself is both a noble and character building endeavor.
Damien Spizzo
Tennis Professional
  • PTR Master of Tennis Performance.
  • WTA tour coach Catherine Harrison #300.
  • ESPN Radio Tennis Analyst.
  • NCAA Team Champion D-1 USC/ NCAA All American University of Tennessee.
Lizzie Thoms
Tennis Professional
  • From Chichester, England and follows the Tottenham Hotspur Soccer Club.
  • Played UTA Tennis and won Student Athlete of the Year in senior year.
  • Lizzie loves traveling the world learning about different cultures. She is also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan!!