PRC Pros

Woody Blount, Director of Tennis

Woody Blount is an Augusta native and started his playing career at PRC. Woody competed on the junior circuit at the state, regional and national level, and assisted at PRC with junior clinics throughout high school. During his college years at the University of Georgia, he continued to coach both juniors and adults in the Athens area. After finishing his degree at UGA, Woody went to Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, graduating summa cum laude and then worked as an attorney in Las Vegas, NV.


Woody is in charge of all instructional programming at PRC and is available for private and group lessons of all ages and levels.


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Jared Avret, Assistant Pro

Jared Avret grew up in Evans, Ga, starting tennis in 2015. At Greenbrier high school, he helped his team successfully qualify for regionals every season, with Jared winning MVP his freshman year. In addition to Greenbrier, Jared also won 2 local 18u tournaments, and currently competes at the 4.0 USTA level. He is a sophomore at Augusta University, working towards a degree in kinesiology to become a strength and conditioning coach.

Jared runs Pee Wees and Play+, as well as assists High Performance and Tennis Apprentice.

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Herick Isago, Assistant Pro

Herick Isago is from Brazil, and is currently a student-athlete for Augusta University. He came to the United States in the Fall of 2019, with the opportunity to study and play tennis for the Augusta University tennis team. Herick is a senior, majoring in finance, and minoring in accounting. Herick worked in summer camps, and other tennis centers, and is really motivated to help in the PRC tennis programs.

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Ana Faria, Assistant Pro

Bio coming

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Craig Jones, Owner

Craig and Gail Jones purchased the Petersburg Racquet Club from Otis Crowell in 1998. Until 2011, Craig was the Director of Operations at PRC, and then left for a full-time position with the United States Tennis Association as the Senior Director of education, training, and resources. His role with the USTA is to create, implement and grow professional development opportunities in the US for tennis professionals, instructors, and teachers.