Rusty Wilkes is an Assistant Tennis Professional at the Pelham Racquet Club, joining the team in 2001. Rusty specializes in coaching adult and junior teams. His success as a player in college and adult league has helped him develop into a highly successful junior team coach. Rusty has coached 22 scholarship tennis players. He also works with the Chelsea and Evangel high school teams, leading the Chelsea girls to a sectional championship in 2022. Rusty is married to his wife, Franchesca. He loves classic Cameros, music, and his dog Hamilton.
- USPTA Elite Certified Pro
- Four-time USPTA Southern Assistant Pro of the Year
- Coached 30 JTT State Championships
- Coached 23 Southern Junior teams representing Alabama
- National Top 10 team - Jefferson State Community College (1997)
- 18 Adult USTA State Championships, 2 sectional championships.