3250 Leeman Ferry Rd. SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Club Co-Owner / Tennis Director
Eddie Jacques began playing tennis when he was 3 years old and came to Athletic Club Alabama, then Huntsville Athletic Club, when he was only 8. He played number 1 on the Huntsville High School tennis team in 1990 when they won the Alabama State Championship. Jacques was the individual state champion at number 1 singles and doubles. At his career-high, as a junior player, he was 27th in the world. He was a semi-finalist in the Junior US Open, en route beating the current number 1 player in the world. Jacques won the 18 & Under National Clay Court Championships and was the number 1 recruit in the country coming out of high school.
Jacques went on to the University of Georgia on a full tennis scholarship where he was an All-American. As a senior, he was the Southeastern Conference individual champion. He was ranked as high as number 6 in the country in singles and number 11 in doubles. Georgia never finished outside the top 5 during his four years and finished #2 in the final rankings his sophomore and senior season. During his junior and professional career, he competed with the likes of Tim Henman, Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Nicolas Lapentti, Alberto Costa, Marcelo Rios, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Eddie and his wife, Robyn have two sons, Parker and Houston, who are promising young tennis players. In his free time, Eddie enjoys coaching his sons and playing golf.
Office Manager / Billing Questions
Front Desk Administration
Director of Adult Tennis
Rusty was born in Cullman, Alabama where he was a two-time state champion and named 1998 Alabama Junior Tennis Player of the Year. He then went on to play four years of college tennis at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then spent two years as an assistant coach at UAB and was a Tennis Professional for Brook Highland Racquet Club. In 2006, Rusty moved to Seaside, Florida where he served as Tennis Director for the Seaside Swim and Tennis Club from August 2006 through August 2010. Rusty comes to Huntsville with his wife, Nell, son Ryen and daughter Hannah.
Facilities Maintenance Director
Johnny Cooper, Jr.