Rusty Lovell is Director of Programming for SATA and a USPTA-certified tennis instructor in the Danville area. He currently works at Stratford Tennis Club and has over 10 years coaching experience with juniors and adults of all levels.

Coach Rusty has been developing youth and adult tennis in southwestern VA over the past 3 years. His classes focus on energetic clinics using fun, game-based learning to peak interest and motivation.

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Coach Eddie Blackburn is a PTR-certified instructor with decades of experience working with adults & juniors of all levels.  Coach Eddie first started playing tennis in the National Junior Tennis & Learning Program led by Arthur Ashe in Philadelphia, PA.  He later played college tennis at St. Augustine's University and served our country in the U.S. military.  Coach Eddie is an integral part of SATA's coaching staff and advisory board. 


Coach Brent has been helping SATA's coaching staff for 2 years in it's outreach efforts and high performance junior program.  Brent was a high school tennis standout at Halifax High.  Coach Brent is SATA's first college tennis product as he intends to play for Methodist University in Fall of 2020.  He will pursue a business degree with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management.