Tennis Programs & Instruction

Welcome Tennis Directors Merissa Rock & Damon Henkel

Bardmoor is pleased to welcome USPTA Certified Merissa Rock and Damon Henkel and as the Directors of Tennis. Both are award-winning players and instructors with impressive resumes (see highlights below). Bardmoor offers instructional programs for players of all ages and skill levels. Group clinics as well as private lessons are also avalaible.

Bardmoor's Junior Instructional Program is One of the Finest in Florida
Bardmoor's Junior Tennis Instructional Program is staffed by USPTA professionals with years of junior coaching experience. Camps, clinics and individual lessons are available for all ages and levels of interest and ability. Instruction is arranged throughout the year to accommodate the school hours. Training is offered for juniors interested in a professional tennis careers or competing at the highest levels. Students from Bardmoor have been ranked high sectionally and nationally.

For more information on Tennis Programs & Instruction, please call (727) 392-1234

About Bardmoor's Directors of Tennis

Merissa Rock, USPTA

  • Jimmy Evert (Chris Evert’s father) was her First Coach at the Age of 4 in Fort Lauderdale
  • #1 in the State of Florida as a Junior
  • Played #1 for Fort Lauderdale High School & MVP All 4 years
  • Played #1 for Queens University of Charlotte & MVP All 4 years
  • Won 2 USTA National Titles in Women’s Open Doubles in 2005 & 2006
  • Finalist of USTA National Women’s Doubles Open in 2015
  • #1 in State of Florida Women’s Open Doubles 2005, 2006, 2015 & 2016
  • Started Teaching at Age 16 at Jimmy Evert Tennis Center
  • Graduated from Professional Tennis Management Program at Queens University of Charlotte
  • Assistant Director at Boca West Country Club 2010 to 2017 where she Developed/Executed Both Tennis and Pickleball Events, Tournaments and Clinics

Damon Henkel, USPTA

  • Started Training at Bardmoor at the Age of 14 under Billy Stearns
  • Won 5 National Championships by the Age of 14
  • Top 10 in the Nation in Singles as Junior and #1 in Country in Doubles as Junior
  • Played #1 at University of Florida where he was the Youngest 3 Time All-American in UF’s history, 1st Player to Win 20 or More Matches Each Year and had a Career Total of 102 Wins
  • 2 Years Assistant Coach at University of Florida
  • Coached ATP Player Mark Merklin on Tour
  • Owned Synergy Tennis Academy while a Director at Woodmont Country Club
  • 2012 became High Performance Coach at Golub- Henkel Tennis Academy
  • USPTA Certified High Performance Coach for the Last 15 Years