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Meet Coach John Hairston, USPTR

Coach John Hairston posing with his tennis racket on the tennis courts at Flamboyan on the Bay

Written by Coconut Post

Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

January, 2021

Tennis Pro In-Residence at Flamboyan Resort

Flamboyan On The Bay — “The friendliest resort complex in paradise” — has gone the extra mile to ensure island residents and visitors get to make the most of the property’s newly refurbished lighted tennis courts.

In addition to providing day and night access to the courts, the resort is proud to introduce Tennis Pro In-Residence, Coach John Hairston, USPTR.

Affectionately known throughout the community as “Coach John,” he is founder of Match Point Tennis. The St. Thomas-based program offers junior players a platform to enjoy sports activities. 

Additionally, Coach John offers individual and group lessons for youngsters, teens and adults of all abilities and levels of accomplishment. 

An island resident since 2016, Coach John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Coastal Carolina University.

For the last four years, he held the post of JV/Varsity Soccer Coach and Exercise Science Instructor at the Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy.

Prior to relocating to St. Thomas, he was the Tennis Pro and Program Assistant for the City of Myrtle Beach Tennis Center, Head Varsity Tennis Coach at Myrtle Beach High School, Recreation Assistant and Fitness Instructor at the City of Myrtle Beach Department of Education, and in 2013, he was the Tennis Pro at The Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach.

In addition to professional sports, he is also an accomplished musician.

In his personal life, Coach John and his wife, Darian, are the proud parents of two sons.

Several people playing tennis on tennis courts.

Above: The newly refurbished lighted tennis courts.

Top of Page: At Flamboyan Resort, Tennis Pro In-Residence John Hairston, USPTR,  is available for individual and group lessons. 

For information regarding tennis court reservations or membership in Flamboyan Pool & Tennis Club, contact Coach John at 540-538-0237 or email: coachjohn116@gmail.com.


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