About Rock Tennis Academy

Rock Tennis Academy is a High Performance Tennis Academy Based out of Columbus, Ga led by Derrick Taylor, a former top ranked Junior player and former collegiate Tennis player. 

Rock Tennis Academy officially established in 2002  for players seeking to play college tennis or higher. It has grown even more now under the leadership of Derrick Taylor and Mentor Jeri Stewart as a premier spot for athletes to grow and develop there game before reaching the college Level. 

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Head Coach: Derrick Taylor

Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach Columbus State University 

College Accolades:

2021 Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year

2020, 2021: 2X National Indoor Champion

2019, 2021: National Runner-Up

PTR High Performance Certified Coach

PTR 10 & Under performance coach

CPR Certified: Updated August 2021

Juniors & college:

ranked top 15 in the state of georgia in the 16s and 18s

Signed scholarship to play 2 years at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College out of high school. help team finish top 4 nationally both years. while holding an individual top 20 ranking in singles

After ABAC Taylor played 1 year at College of Coastal Georgia played predominately at 2 singles and 1 doubles. ranked inside the top 10 for 10 weeks with partner LOuis Volclair of France.

Finished College Career at Columbus State University seeing time in and out of lineup at 5& 6 singles as well as 2 doubles.  Helped CSU achieve its first peach belt conference regular season and conference tournament first place as well as a top 4 final four appearance at nationals.

Age: 30

Birthplace: Cochran, Ga

Favorite Tennis Player: Francis Tiafoe

Fav Food: Zaxbys