bobbyBobby Gillespie USPTA (Elite Professional)


Adjacent to the pool, Lake Jovita features a hidden gem that is the Tennis Center. Here there are 4 carefully maintained, sub-irrigated Har Tru® clay tennis courts. These courts are arguably the best in the area and provide comfort on the body.

The tennis facility allows for day and evening play for tennis members of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a competitive game of singles or a friendly doubles clinic, set up in a beautiful environment.

Bobby Gillespie is the Director of Tennis at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. He was born and raised in Shrewsbury, England.  On the teaching side he holds the highest possible rating with the USPTA (Elite Professional).On the playing side, he won National Schools Championships at Repton School and National Collegiate Championships while at Loughborough University. Bobby graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management.

Kids’s Program at Lake Jovita Tennis Center

features the latest USTA guidelines for guiding children to enjoy and learn the game like never before.  Low compression balls, shorter courts and FUN with age appropriate drills included in our lessons and clinics. Director of Tennis Bobby Gillespie is available to answer any questions in regards to booking lessons, arranging games or joining groups and leagues!  Feel free to call (813) 476-5787 or Email



The Adult Program combines opportunities to learn, workout and play.  We offer beginner lessons, novice clinics, advanced clinics and workouts.  Highlights include:

– Monday night Cardio Tennis
-Friday or Saturday Morning Doubles Clinics.
-We also schedule Match Play for Ladies on Tuesday mornings and for Men on Thursday nights.

A variety of instructional and match play opportunities are offered. The instructional program is run by BG Tennis and is led by Bobby Gillespie, USPTA Elite Professional. The teaching program is open to members and non-members of the club. In addition to this, match play is available at a variety of times during the week.

To find out more about the tennis facilities and programs, we encourage members and prospective members to contact Bobby Gillespie at 813 476 5787 or to find out more.

BG Tennis offers a professional and high level teaching program. It offers clinics for all ages and levels of ability. It also offers private and semi-private lessons. Tennis members get a 20% discount on lessons and clinics.

Guide to Fees

1 Hour Private Lesson – $40 for Tennis Members , $50 non-member

1.5hr Clinic – $20 for Tennis Members, $25 non-members

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