Play Tennis on One of Our 10 Courts
The tennis facilities at White Columns are among the best in the area. White Columns Country Club currently offers ten lighted tennis courts for member enjoyment. We have eight hard courts and two clay courts. We offer a year-round program for Adults and Juniors which includes:
- ALTA/USTA Team Play
- Socials and In-House Team Events
- Open Drills for Adults
- Year-round Junior Instructional Program
- Ball Machine Use
The Club offers team lessons for all Adult League Teams, Open Drills arranged by level, a year-round Junior Instructional Program that includes Summer Tennis Camps, Cardio Tennis, Beginner Tennis Lessons and of course Private Tennis Lessons to help you with your game. Along with ALTA/USTA team play, we have a year-round Tennis Calendar that involves themed events and drills and provides for great social interaction between the members. The club also offers racquet restringing and repairs.
Tennis Professional Team
Director of Tennis
Serving since 2013
RJ Dunkle joined the White Columns staff as the Director of Tennis in January 2013. RJ has been a USPTA certified instructor for 29 years and loves to work with all levels of players. RJ has worked at Dunwoody Country Club and Bridgemill Athletic Club. He has worked in Australia and owned his own business as an independent tennis professional. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, RJ went on to playing college Tennis at Western Michigan University. After having a great college career by setting the record for most wins in western Michigan history, he went on to playing on the ATP for 3 years. RJ has been inducted into the Dayton Tennis Hall of Fame as well as the Western Michigan Hall of Fame. RJ still loves to compete in the ALTA and National Senior Events. Occasionally you will find him even playing a round of golf!
Head Tennis Professional
Serving since 2021
Heidi Ramaekers is a Certified USPTA Elite Tennis Professional with more than 28 years of experience instructing women, men, and juniors of all levels. Heidi has coached numerous USTA ladies’ teams to the state, sectional, and national level. After picking up a racket at the age of 14, she attended Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and received a full division one scholarship to the University of Nebraska. Heidi’s passion for people is apparent both on and off the court as she consistently strives to help people become the best version of themselves.
Serving since 2016
Jeff Berumen is a certified USPTA Tennis Professional with years of experience. He was the Tennis Director at Harmony on the Lakes where he developed their junior tennis program along with the adult programs. These programs included the ALTA and USTA teams. Jeff has coached for the Creekland Middle School USTA Feeder Program and was the Senior Tennis professional at Woodmont Golf and Country Club. A former VP if Juniors for the Cherokee Tennis Association, Jeff is highly motivated and has a lifelong passion for the sport of tennis. Jeff is committed to the latest teaching techniques by continuing his USPTA education in addition to attending professional workshops. Jeff provides great enthusiasm and creativity in helping tennis players of all ages reach their full potential.
Serving since 2019
Taylor is USPTA certified tennis professional originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Public Relations. Taylor trained at Van Der Meer Tennis Academy from a young age. He went on to play high school tennis at Montgomery Bell Academy and later at Franklin Road Academy, both in Nashville. Taylor played college tennis at Auburn University before moving back to Nashville. He worked with High Performance junior players at Richland in Nashville before moving to Atlanta and working for Universal Tennis Academy. Taylor then went to Silvia Tennis Academy to run their Junior Development program, with a specialty in developing high-performance players. Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with Elite level juniors and aspiring college players. Taylor has been at White Columns for 4.5 years. He works with homeschool players as well as High school, Middle School and Grade School. Taylor train...