Written by Jaclyn Gallucci Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00
Twenty--five--year--old Jericho High School grad Cory Parr is bringing his tennis expertise home to launch a new public indoor tennis facility on Long Island, the first of its kind in more than 20 years.
Christopher Morley Tennis, located on the grounds of Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, will launch in late fall/early winter with five Deco-Turf and five Har Tru courts, a contemporary clubhouse and elevated viewing areas.
“The game of tennis has been so good to me,” said Parr. “I want to give young people the same confidence and sense of accomplishment that tennis has brought to my life.”
From an early age, Parr honed his tennis skills on his hometown tennis courts at Jericho High School.
He went on to become a three--time New York State Champion and a three--time All--American at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Christopher Morley Tennis is a public/private partnership with Nassau County.
The club will offer an array of tennis programs and services including: 10--and-under through high--performance programs, private and group lessons, men’s and women’s leagues, junior andadult programs, match play and seasonal court time.
A left-hander, Park took fourth place in the National Open Indoor Championships in December 2005 in Flushing, ranked third nationally in the USTA in the B16 division in 2004 and ranked as the top player for the past two years in the Eastern Region.
As a senior at Wake Forest University, he earned the tennis program’s first-ever national title with the doubles championship win at the ITA’s National Indoors competition in Virginia.
“Building Christopher Morley Tennis is an exciting new chapter in my tennis career,” said Parr. “When I left the pro circuit, I explored various business opportunities, but I always gravitated back to tennis.”