Jill Chobanian, a professional tennis instructor, returns to the Wright-Patterson Tennis Club where her career began more than 30 years ago. (Courtesy photo)

Tennis instructor returns to WPAFB to offer professional advice

The Wright-Patterson Tennis Club is welcoming its newest professional tennis instructor, Jill Chobanian, back after 30 years to teach the sport she loves in the place where her career began.

Chobanian is a Beavercreek native who was recruited to play Division I tennis at Weber State University. As a senior, she was a conference champion in doubles and named to the All-Conference Team in the Western Athletic Conference. After college, she took a job as an instructor at the WPTC and later moved up to management.

Chobanian is certified through the Professional Tennis Registry, Pro level 1, and is a NetGeneration coach certified through the United States Tennis Association. Excited to return to the Wright-Patterson Tennis Club, she is ready to dive in and start sharing her knowledge.

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“I’m passionate about helping others. Through my job as an instructor, I hope to teach others to learn the game, advance to their potential and love the game,” said Chobanian. “Tennis has enriched my life by bringing so many wonderful people into it. It’s been a very rewarding experience.”

The WPTC offers a wide array of opportunities for players of all ages and skill levels. With four indoor hard courts, several ball machines, group and private lessons, and competitive teams, there is something for everyone.

Chobanian encourages beginners to take on the challenge of a new sport that has brought so much to her life.

“I fully understand how intimidating and overwhelming learning a new sport can be. I was there once myself. We are here to make the process fun and rewarding,” she said.

Chobanian hopes to grow the club’s membership and programs and help her students improve. “I’ve had an amazing journey throughout the years and am so grateful to have this opportunity back at home.”

For more information on the Wright-Patterson Tennis Club, call 937-257-7248.

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