Barry Parker, USPTA, is currently a tennis instructor for the Siler City Country Club in Siler City, N.C., and formerly for Westlake Swim & Racquet Club in Sanford, N.C.
Barry has a bachelor’s degree in management/marketing from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., where he played Division I tennis from 1979-82. His last two seasons, he was ranked No. 3 in singles and No. 1 in doubles.
Barry joined USPTA in 2004 because, “I have always been a much better coach than player,” he says.
“Easily, the most exciting part of this endeavor is taking students to the next level,” he says. “Small changes can have a dramatic impact on their grasp and enjoyment of the game.”
Outside of tennis, Barry’s experience includes working as an area mortgage manager for MorEquity Inc. in Cary, N.C., for seven years.