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NorthRiver Yacht Club offers the best private club tennis programming for juniors, ladies and men in the Tuscaloosa area. NorthRiver is committed to offering tennis opportunities for anyone interested in learning the game of tennis or developing their game to their highest possible potential.

NorthRiver's Director of Tennis, Coach Clete Browder, is a Tuscaloosa native and junior tennis player success himself. Coach Clete is also the Head Tennis Coach at Tuscaloosa Academy where he has coached the girls' tennis team at TA to six AISA state championships and the TA boys tennis team to five of the past six state titles. Learn more about Coach Clete Browder, 2016 USPTA High School Coach of the Year.

In August of 2020, NorthRiver proudly introduced Paul Thomason as NRYC's new head tennis professional. Paul was formerly the head coach at the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 5 consecutive seasons.

NorthRiver maintains a total of 11 tennis courts, 4 hydro clay, 4 traditional har tru clay, 2 hard and 1 red clay for individual matches and tournament play. NorthRiver's Tennis Pavilion provides the latest in tennis equipment and apparel for members and their guests.  NorthRiver's Tennis Center hosts Adult and Junior Group sessions, Meet Your Match, Couples Clinics, Junior Camps, Ladies' Mixers, Just for Men Mixers and many tournaments throughout the year.

Member's invited guests are welcome when accompanied by a NorthRiver Yacht Club member.  Guest policies, fees and number of allowed visits apply. If you are interested in membership at NorthRiver, please complete our membership inquiry form and we will contact you very soon.

To learn more about the incredible health benefits of playing tennis, check out this article by Steven Salzberg for

Clete Browder
Director of Tennis
Office number:  205-343-4554
Tennis Shop:  205-343-4558

Junior Tennis Programming & Events

Prepare, Believe & Compete with NorthRiver's Junior Tennis Program

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