Rusty Wilkes is an Assistant Tennis Professional at the Pelham Racquet Club, joining the team in 2001. Rusty specializes in coaching adult and junior teams. His success as a player in college and adult league has helped him develop into a highly successful junior team coach. Rusty has coached 27 scholarship tennis players. He also works with the Evangel high school teams, leading the boys team to a State Championship and the girls team to being State Finalist. Rusty is married to his wife, Franchesca. He loves classic Camaros, music, and his dog Hamilton.
USPTA Elite Certified Pro
Four-time USPTA Southern Assistant Pro of the Year
Coached 31 JTT State Championships
Coached 23 Southern Junior teams representing Alabama
National Top 10 team - Jefferson State Community College (1997)
18 Adult USTA State Championships, 2 sectional championships. Played USTA Nationals in 2015 & 2021.