Billy Ray Jackson is in his 32nd year on Club Fit Staff. He was born and raised in North Central Texas. Billy was a service brat and moved frequently in the States and Europe as his father, an Air Force Major, was a member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen. He attended Shaw University and received an M.A. degree in Sports and Fitness Administration. In October 2003 he was inducted into the Shaw University Hall of Fame for his achievements in football, baseball, and tennis.
He is a life member of the Eastern Tennis Association, a certified P-1 for PTR, an Elite Professional for USPTA and a level 3 for the MTM. His accolades include PTR Pro of the Year (1992), Eastern Section Pro of the Year (1998) and the Presidential Award for the Eastern Section (1996).
He is the former President the Eastern Section of the Professional Tennis Registry. Billy is the former Athletic Director of the Abbott School. He has worked with tennis legend Arthur Ashe and studied under world-renowned teaching professional Oscar Wegner. Billy is on the cutting edge of tennis teaching and techniques. His programs are geared toward teaching the proper techniques and shot selection. Billy lives in Ossining, NY, and has extensive contacts in the tennis industry.