The West Lake Tennis program at its core is fun, fitness and fundamentals, as taught by our tennis professionals who are passionately committed to helping players enjoy life by enjoying the physical, mental and social benefits of tennis and fitness.

West Lake Tennis enables players to grow and learn, particularly at the grass roots level. The grass roots level includes children ages 4 and older and beginner adults. Our professionals use modern instruction methods so players improve skills and decision making during match play. This technique leads to higher rankings for juniors and higher ratings for adults.

West Lake Tennis will help every child reach his or her potential on the court, and is an excellent training facility for those with aspirations of playing in college or beyond.

The Tennis Center at West Lake features seven clay courts, a beach tennis court and four hard courts, all viewable from our wrap-around observation deck which offers an excellent way to catch the action anywhere on the courts. Our center also has a practice wall and ball machine, available for use while waiting for a practice partner. Players can also examine their technical weaknesses with our video analysis equipment. Using the equipment, which accumulates data and competitive patterns, our tennis professionals will show parents how to chart matches so that tactical issues can be easily identified, rectified and monitored. Our spacious pro shop includes a great selection of merchandise, including a full line of clothing, shoes, grip tape, socks, racquets, and all of the accessories. We offer a complete selection of today's popular strings and one-day service on restringing. The shop also features private shower areas and a large lounge for taking a break between challenging matches.

Our Staff 

Director of Tennis

Raul Rodriguez, Tennis Professional

Raul has more than 30 years of experience in playing and teaching high performance tennis. During instruction, he employs the most current and innovative instruction techniques used by the foremost leaders in the industry. He trains players using a method that enables each player to improve rapidly and play like a professional. Those who use this style of play also incur fewer injuries than those who are taught using other traditional forms.

A Charleston, South Carolina native, Raul received a tennis scholarship from The Citadel, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness. He is an Elite level USPTA Professional, the highest rating in the industry.

He has helped more than 100 players gain college scholarships during his career, which includes Kiawah Island Resort, Ballantyne Country Club and River Run Country Club.