The BTC staff is comprised of a group of tennis enthusiasts with a range of coaching and playing experiences that serve the tennis community because they love the game and want to share its benefits. The staff and volunteers are led by Director of Tennis, Randy Scott, who has extensive experience in many aspects of the tennis industry and offers the community world class coaching for a range of levels. He is assisted by a part-time staff who goes through on-going coaches training program so to better assist in coaching the clinics and camps while also helping maintain the facility, organize events, and assist with other services.
Randy Scott, Director of Tennis
Director of Tennis, Randy Scott, is a Burlington native currently living in Graham. Randy has recently returned to NC after working overseas for two decades in the tennis industry. In a career spanning 25 years and 20 countries, he has directed programs at renowned tennis clubs, hotels, and resorts; conducted clinics and camps for national associations; founded and directed three tennis academies; and worked with two international schools to build thriving after-school tennis programs.
Randy has taught over twenty-five thousand hours, developing a wholistic coaching philosophy and a simple yet effective development process that has developed more than eight thousand adult and junior players from club and resort level to internationally ranked, junior, collegiate, and senior players. Scott’s students have included top-50 ITF juniors; college scholarship players; top-200 WTA/ATP circuit professionals; Olympians; and Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and Asian Games competitors.
Samuel Durham began playing tennis in the 6th grade when he joined the Western Middle School tennis team. He is now a sophomore at Western Alamance High School where he plays varsity tennis. He has competed in several USTA tournaments having won his age group at the tournament held at BTC in 2019. Sam is currently ranked 408 in Boy’s 16 division in NC. Sam began working at BTC in June and is currently the assistant coach for the Western Middle School tennis team.
Andrew has been playing and participating in BTC tennis programs for 14 years. As a junior he began taking lessons from Coach John Walton while competing in many junior events, and says attending clinics, matchups and playing on the summer team were his favorite parts of the week. He has been working at BTC for a year and a half and enjoys serving and coaching the juniors participating in the BTC programs. Andrew says, “I always look forward to playing tennis whether it’s just hitting around or in USTA leagues and tournaments.”
Eli is currently a senior at Williams High School and top, singles player on the Bulldogs varsity, tennis team. Eli began playing tennis in 2014 as a member of the Turrentine Middle School team. Prior to tennis, he played several different sports, including baseball and soccer, but was ultimately drawn to focus on his tennis game. Eli enjoys playing singles and has received several awards for his effort and attitude, including the Lacy Hall and Golley Pete Toney Sportsmanship Award. This year marks Eli’s third year working at the Burlington Tennis Center.