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Xan started playing tennis at the age of 5 years old. He played competitive junior tennis from the ages of 9-18. He lettered in tennis all 4 years at Oak Ridge High School and was the captain of the team his junior and senior years. Xan competed at the state tournament in the singles division. Xan played Varsity tennis for 4 years at Centre College where he played line 1&2 for both singles and doubles and finished in the top 8 best singles and doubles player in the history of Centre College.

Xan started coaching tennis in 2013 at Fox Den Country Club and pickleball in 2015. He continued teaching there until 2016 and then moved over to Tennessee Tennis Club and Academy. Xan taught at TTCA from 2016, eventually becoming the lead tennis instructor at the club. Xan has been the Tournament Director for several large pickleball tournaments at TTCA beginning in 2021. He has also played in several pickleball tournaments at the 5.0 level. Xan resides in Knoxville with his wife Megan and his daughter Layla and son Walker. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing and tying his own flies. Xan is a charismatic guy with a wealth of knowledge in both tennis and pickleball.

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Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday
9 AM - 5 PM
(865) 407-0656

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Reminder to sign up for “Battle for the Paddle” coming up March 1st-3rd! Deadline to register is February 26th at 8 PM.

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From 6:30 to 9 PM this Friday, bring your own beverage (BYOB), indulge in prizes, share laughs with friends, and join the leveled round-robin play. Secure your spot by signing up in the app or visiting the Pickleball Playground office! 🍕🏓

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It’s the last chance to sign up for “Battle for the Paddle” coming up in 2 weeks! Deadline to register is February 26th at 8 PM.

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Our Junior and Home School Academies promise an engaging experience with small class sizes, guaranteeing personalized attention for your children. Over the next six weeks, they’ll embark on a journey of skill-building and friendship within the thrilling world of pickleball. Get ready for some fun and games! ✨

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🏓 Battle for the Paddle Tournament with the one and only Youtuber Farmer Lanky! 🚜 Save the dates: March 1-3 for intense matches and epic showdowns!

🗓️ March 1 - Singles
🗓️ March 2 - Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles
🗓️ March 3 - Mixed Doubles

🏆 Prizes are no joke! Paddle giveaway for first place teams in each division, sponsored by Farmer Lanky himself. Get ready to bring your A-game and snag those brand new paddles! Sign up at www.pickleballbrackets.com. 📆🔗

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