Whether your game is tennis, pickleball, or both, Bald Head Island Club’s Pros offer a range of lessons and clinics year-round. Email Tennis Director Jeff Archer to schedule a lesson to improve your game.

Meet the Pros

Jeff Archer

Jeff Archer

Director of Tennis

Jeff comes to Bald Head Island after serving as the Head Tennis Professional at The Landings Yacht, Golf ad Tennis Club in Fort Myers, FL. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011, Jeff became the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s tennis programs at Williams College. During his time at Williams, both teams won the Div III National Championship. After Williams, Jeff was also a tennis and paddle tennis instructor at two highly regarding country clubs—Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, MD, and The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, VA.

Looking to have some fun on the courts while learning how to improve your technique? Jeff is your guy. Book a lesson today or join in on one of his clinics.


Jon "JB" Ball

Pickleball Instructor

JB is a Maine native but loves living in North Carolina for its warmer weather. From social events to group and private lessons, JB has brought pickleball fun to the island. JB moved to Florida in 1993, after being accepted into Berklee College of Music, but pursued a career in professional tennis instead. Consider by many to be the “go to” coach for junior/collegiate development, JB has worked with the former Junior Davis Club Coach from Morocco and trained some of the top junior players in the country. He was previously Tennis Director at an exclusive private club in the Berkshires as well as the Director of Junior Development at Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton, MA.

Interested in learning the ins and outs of pickleball? Reach out to JB to schedule a lesson or drop in to a clinic. JB is on island during the spring and summer months. For information in the off season please contact the Tennis Pro, Jeff Archer.