Country Club of North Carolina
Country Club of North Carolina

Meet The Tennis Professionals

Al Van Vliet, DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS
Al has been with The Country Club of North Carolina since May 1986. He is the Director of Wellness and manages the Tennis, Fitness and Pool Operations for the club. 

Before coming to Pinehurst in 1980, he was a traveling staff member with Dennis Van Der Meer’s Tennis University, and he was also a National Tester for the Professional Tennis Registry. 

Al is also a fitness enthusiast and is a certified personal trainer for NASM.



BRYAN HODGE, HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

Bryan Hodge has joined CCNC as our Head Tennis Professional. Bryan comes to us from a very active tennis program at the Westwood Swim and Tennis Club in Winston-Salem, NC, where he worked under the tutelage of Mark Troutman. Bryan also worked at The Thoreau Club in Acton as well as the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Massachusetts. 

Bryan is a 2013 graduate of the Professional Tennis Management Program at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. He is a USPTA Elite Professional and is also a Master Racquet Technician. Bryan was the 2015 U30 NC Tennis Professional of the Year and also served as the 2016-2017 U30 liaison on the USPTA Board of Directors for North Carolina




BAILEY EDWARDS, TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

Bailey Edwards joined our Professional Staff in May 2018 upon graduation from NC State University. Bailey played Division I collegiate tennis at Elon University for her freshman and sophomore years before transferring to NC State University to complete her undergraduate degree in Sports Management.

At the age of four, Bailey began her tennis career at Sunset Ridge Racquet & Swim Club in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Before coming to Pinehurst, Bailey was a teaching instructor at Cary Tennis Park, one of the largest tennis facilities in the South. Bailey also worked at Sunset Ridge Racquet & Swim Club as a tennis instructor and sports camp counselor. Bailey is a USPTR 10 & Under Certified Instructor and is actively seeking opportunities for additional certifications. She has seventeen years of experience and brings a bright smile and a lot of energy to our program.  

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