Meet The Staff


General Manager

Andy is born and raised in Roswell, GA and has been a part of Windward swimming since he was just 5 years old1 At 14, Andy joined the Windward Club as a swim coach, lifeguard and even worked the concessions’ He is a certified pool operator and is truly dedicated to the Windward Lake Club!

JT Murphy

Director of Junior Programming and Player Development

After moving from Richmond, Virginia 5 years ago, JT began working as a USTA high performance coach at Lifetime Tennis Academy in Norcross. As one of the top developmental coaches in the south, he has been chosen many times to represent himself at USTA Regional and National camps. Working with the full-time academy junior program, JT also developed a strong 12 & under program for the club that has become extremely successful. His passion is player development from an on & off court perspective and his specialties include footwork and balance training, technical stroke adjustments and strategic pattern play.

JT has worked with all levels of players ranging from high performance red ball kids to WTA ranked women and men with ATP points. His knowledge comes with a degree in Exercise Science and a focus on Biomechanics and Physiology, from Frostburg State University in Maryland. This helps him provide more insight on stroke efficiency and injury prevention.

As a junior, JT spent his time training in Virginia and his summers were spent at Nick Bolleteri’s tennis academy, which is now known as IMG. As a junior player, he had the abilities to compete at 10k, 25k and open-level money tournaments. He jokes that his career high earnings urged him to start coaching.

JT still spars with high level juniors at the Division 1 level and plays Alta AA-1 and USTA 5.0+ matches. When he’s not on the court, JT enjoys spending his time with his wife, Lyndsay, and their two young children, Shane and McKenna. They currently live in Suwanee.


Eric Taylor

Director of Adult Tennis

USPTA, USPTR Tennis Professional, ITPA-TPT Tennis Performance Trainer known affectionately by his students as “Coach E,” his passion for teaching is only exceeded by his love for the game and commitment to an enriching, enjoyable experience for everyone on the courts. An accomplished tennis player and instructor. From New Orleans, Coach Eric has competed at many levels. He currently competes on local USTA and ALTA teams, recently winning city championships. Coach Eric incorporates high energy, technique specific strategy, game based approach drills in clinics and individual lessons.

He is ITPA-TPT, IUSPTA, USPTR, Cardio Tennis, and CPR certified. He has trained recreational, competitive, college and WTA tour players (Elena Dementieva, and Alexandra Stevenson to achieve their best). Eric has been in the tennis coaching field for more than 20 years and has a vast array of knowledge and experience. He has great expertise in tennis instruction, performance training, athlete nutrition, planning and implanting strength, and conditioning programs from aspiring youth to elite professional athletes.

Trey Halbauer

Head Pro

As a former US international tennis tour player, Trey brings a player’s perspective to his coaching style. His coaching accomplishments include a top ranked ITF junior traveling South America and Mexico. Under his coaching, this rising star has won Eddie Herr, one of the largest junior tournaments in the world. Trey also coached a three-time Little Mo champion. These pivotal successes with elite juniors were the spark that fueled Trey’s passion for coaching others in intense academy-based training programs.

Trey played at Anderson University, SC under the guidance of Coach Joey Eskridge where he learned much as a tennis player and person. After college, he played in Serbia to experience playing professional tournaments on the red clay at Novak Djokovic’s training facility.

A native of Phoenix, Arizona and growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trey began playing tennis at a young age. He later moved to Charleston, SC, and then South Florida where he fell in love with the sport and trained as much as six hours per day at Rick Macci’s Tennis Academy. Then and now, he continues to dedicate himself to the sport, pushing himself and his students to test their physical and mental boundaries, coaching the skills and tactics needed to compete and win at the next level, as only an accomplished player can do.



Bernard grew up in South Carolina and after high school he joined the United States Navy, where he served as an electricians mate, for 3years active and 5 yrs reserved.

He moved to Atlanta in 1995 and joined the YMCA staff as a personal trainer for 12 years he is AFAA certified and has worked as a trainer for Manor Golf Country club off and on since 2006.

Bernard is very passionate about helping the members reach their fitness goals through exercise and nutrition. In a addition He also has a passion for working with kids To help improve their physical fitness, through fitness camps, sports specific drills.



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