With more than 25 years of experience in the business of sports, I am an effective leader and motivator for any sports-oriented organization.  My professional tennis background coupled with my love of coaching gives me a deep understanding of how to effectively manage personnel, improve business processes, and produce a superior product.  I am seeking a position that will allow me to use my experience and talent to take an organization to the next level.


  • Quality programming on all levels of tennis sites, including group and private beginner, intermediate, and advanced instruction for juniors and adults.
  • Wheel chair and special needs programs
  • Social options, including Round Robins, Play Days, and One Day tennis events.
  • Scheduling and Management of Tennis Tournaments from 20 to 500 players
  • Management of qualified tennis professionals
  • Promotion and modeling of family atmosphere
  • Fundraising
  • Board development
  • Committee development
  • Facility enhancement
  • Design
  • Construction consulting
  • Maintenance consulting



Special Events

Attract, retain, and direct special events $50,000 Men's USTA Challenger Pro Circuit $15,000 Men's USTA Future Pro Circuit Special Olympics Regional Camp Cajun Classic - World Class Wheelchair Tournament Bullfrog high level Southern Regional Junior Tournaments Grand Prix entry level junior tournaments Battle of Baton Rouge

Program Development

New player initiatives Adult programs Junior programs Special needs programs College recruitment camps Training camps


Special Olympics Wheelchair Tennis Big Buddy Tennis Scholarships LSU Tennis Support and Awareness

Membership Development

Facility Management

Maintenance Staff Development Human Resources Scheduling Budgeting Strategic Planning Special Events Board Development Committee Development

Facility Construction



Tennis Instructor (Pelican Tennis Camp); Club Pro (Drusilla Club); Assistant Coach (LSU Women's Tennis); Instructor (Steve Carter's Tennis Development Program); Head Coach (Wahlborg Tennis Clinics); Head Coach (Trinity Episcopal School); Head Coach (St. Joseph's Academy); Circuit Director (Junior Grand Prix); Interim Director of Tennis/Assistant Tennis Pro (Country Club of Louisiana); Coach (USTA 16's Zonal Competition); Interim Head Pro (Baton Rouge Country Club); Coach (USTA Area Training Center).   

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 1987 - Present

Founder and Owner

John Wahlborg Total Tennis

For more than 25 years, John Wahlborg’s Total Tennis has challenged children and adults at all levels, from beginners to juniors, to appreciate hard work and a winning outlook in tennis and in their everyday lives.   I have staffed sports programs with entry level, experienced, and expert personnel.  I have experience in staffing management, employee evaluation, budgeting, promotion, marketing, and general business matters.

My students have played at the national and collegiate levels, but I am most proud of my accomplishments with players who have learned to hold their heads high, battled to improve their game, and developed a love of tennis for a lifetime.  I take pride in any program I am associated with, and my greatest joy comes from watching a child grow and persevere to become a quality player, as well as a person of character.  My program has instilled confidence, independence, respect and a competitive spirit in thousands of people.

Total Tennis – Love the Battle

Jan 2002 - Jan 2013


Lamar Tennis Center at the Paula G. Manship YMCA

I helped raise $1.8 million to launch the Lamar Tennis Center at the Paula G. Manship YMCA in Baton Rouge.  The facility has 20 tennis courts, a track, hitting wall, offices, and other tennis amenities.  While director, I was responsible for facility construction, management, maintenance, staff development, budgeting and planning, special events, fundraising, and board and committee development. My community outreach included programs for the Special Olympics, a Wheelchair tennis program, Big Buddy Tennis, the Total Tennis Scholarship program, and LSU Tennis Support and Awareness efforts.






United States Professional Tennis Association