Celebrating Lane Evan’s National USPTA Tennis Professional of the Year 2021. L-R Brian A. Barnes, Lane Evans, Jon Collings, and Director of Tennis, Marc Claude’

Our Team

Marc Claude’, USPTA Professional

Director of Tennis

Marc Claude’ has worked at Westwood Tennis Center for 20 years. In his time here, Marc has helped direct over 30 National Junior Tournaments and 100’s of state and local level tournaments. Marc has been Westwood’s Director of Junior Development and Coaching, served on the Board of Directors of USTA Oklahoma, and currently serves on the Missouri Valley Collegiate Competition Committee.

Marc is a Graduate of Norman High School and was a standout Tennis Player. Winning the Class 5A State Championship at #1 Doubles.

In 2007, Marc won the USPTA’s Missouri Valley Tennis Professional of the Year Award and helped Westwood Tennis Center in being named the USTA’s National Outstanding Facility of the Year. Westwood has been a leader in the industry ever since.

As the Director of Tennis, Marc keeps busy with the addition of 2 New Indoor Courts, 4 dedicated kids 36’ courts and a Newly Remodeled Pro Shop with one of the largest inventories in the state. We thank Marc Claude’ for his many years of service at Westwood.

Jon Collings

Head Tennis Professional

Director of Adult Tennis Programs

Jon Collings has been playing tennis since he was 10 years old. He was a 3 year Varsity High School player and was named to the high school Oklahoma All State Tennis Team in 1999.  Between playing tennis and coaching, Jon found time to get his Master’s of Arts in Sports Management and Administration from Southern Nazarene University. Congrats, Jon! Class of 2020

As a high school player, Jon was a 2-time Ardmore High School State Tennis Finalist in both 1998 and 1999.

Played College Tennis at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – 3 years.

Jon Collings has Coached at the High School and College Level – Chickasha and Oklahoma Christian University.

Nick Papac

Director of Junior Development

Excellence and High Performance Academy

Nick Papac played collegiate tennis at the University of Oklahoma from 2012 to 2015. During his time as a collegiate player he was a part of a team that won four Big XII Championships and made two NCAA finals appearances. Nick was captain of the team in 2015 that achieved a ranking of #1 in the nation and won an ITA Indoor National Championship. He has achieved an ATP ranking in both singles and doubles and has recruited top junior talent from around the world to play collegiate tennis.

Nick began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Georgia for 2015-2016 season, where they won a SEC Championship and made a NCAA semifinals appearance. He came back to his alma mater the following year as an assistant coach for the Sooners program that produced NCAA Doubles Champions and made the round of 16 in the team event.

In the 2017-2018 season, Nick served as the Head Coach at Oklahoma Baptist University where he lead his team to a Great American Conference Championship, a NCAA appearance, and earned the title of 2018 Great American Conference Coach of the Year.

The past three seasons Nick has been the Assistant Coach at the University of Oklahoma – recruiting and developing talent for a program that has made 11 consecutive NCAA appearances, produced multiple All-Americans, and has been a prominent collegiate tennis program at the national level for the last decade.

Brian A. Barnes, USPTA Elite Professional

Director of Pickleball / Cardio Tennis

Ultimate Tennis & Pickleball Pro Shop Owner

Yukon Tennis Academy & Technology Center. 501c3 Non-Profit

Brian has been teaching and coaching tennis for 13 years. He has taught tennis at Tennis with Dennis, Discover Tennis, The Tennis Barn, Hidden Trails Golf and Country Club, and OKC Golf and Country Club. His Ultimate Tennis Pro Shops and have been in operation since 2015.  Ultimate Tennis’s newest location here at Westwood Tennis Center has been a resounding success thanks to Brian’s tireless efforts. Thanks Brian!!

Mr. Barnes instituted the National Cardio Tennis program from the USTA and Cardio Tennis.com at Westwood 3 years ago. With the help of Michelle Krause, USTA Director of Cardio Tennis, we have Heart Rate Monitors – broadcast to a big screen tv – and run Heart Healthy Tennis drills and games. Fun Monthly Contests too. Compare to Orange Theory (of Tennis).

Coach Barnes help Found the Yukon Middle School Tennis Program in 2015 as a Club Sport. They got accepted into the OSSA Tennis Regional Conference in 2017. “We get to train 40 plus kids a year, and it is the best thing I do.” After a rough couple of years – YMS Tennis won 3 Varsity Tournaments, 2 JV Tournaments and had numerous 2nd and 3rd places in 2019. After Covid canceled the 2020 season, YMS Tennis had their best season ever, and made it to STATE. Brian has also Captained five USTA teams – 3 High School Junior Team Tennis and 2 Adult Tri Level Teams.  His Yukon Tennis Academy has been in operation since 2016 and will a Non-Profit NJTL in the Fall of 2023, Exciting!

Brian became the Director of Pickleball in 2023, after his Pro Shop added Pickleball equipment, and took over the Weekend Adult Pickleball Open Play . Current Adult Open Play is Indoors – on Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 6-9. Coach Barnes also started Junior Pickleball Clinics for 7-11 yr and 12-16yrs with Tanner Rice in the Winter of 2023. He is now Coaching with certified pickleball Coach Cooper Stevens, PPR.

Call Brian A. Barnes at 609-9442 for more information. $60 hour. Currently Available for AM Private Lessons/Drill Groups and Cardio Tennis Classes.

Lane Evans, USPTA Master Professional

CEO – Lane Evans Tennis and Golf Performance

Staff Professional

Lane has 30 years of teaching experience and we are very lucky to have him here at Westwood. Lane has spoken all around the United States and beyond on Tennis and Golf fitness subjects.  He Presented at the 2014 Australian Open Coaches Conference, one of the largest conferences in the world for Tennis Pros.

Lane’s past awards include the 2015 USPTA National Industry Excellence Award, USPTA Missouri Valley Educational Merit Award for 2018 & 2019.  Lane played college tennis at High Point University in North Carolina, Played the Tour in 1981-83 and achieved National Rankings in the men’s 40’s, 45’s and 50’s in both singles and doubles.  He was a 3-Time Northern California Senior Player of the Year.  He was the Walt Stamer Senior Player of the Year and USPTA Professional of the Year for North Carolina in 2011 and 2012.

Tennis: (iTPA)  Master Tennis Performance Specialist / Racquet Fit Certified  Fitness: (ISSA)  Master Trainer / Senior Fitness   Golf: (TPI) Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Certified / Super Swing Speed: Level I, Level 2, Level 3 Certified

Cooper Stevens
Cooper Stevens, PPR

Head Pro / Pickleball

Cooper Stevens founded the University of Michigan’s Pickleball Team and served as President until April 2023, when he graduated with a MS in Computer Science. Coach Stevens led UM to victory at the 2023 Regional Championship, and had appearances at the 2022 and 2023 Collegiate National Championships.

Cooper started playing Pickleball in the University of Michigan’s Intramural Leagues. He would go on to play in several leagues, and win several Playoffs over the years. His Participation, Coordination, and Leadership would earn him the award of Intramural Athlete of the Year in 2020-21.

In May 2023, Selkirk offered Cooper Sponsorship to promote and grow their brand. By taking a lesson with Coach Stevens, you’ll have the opportunity to try a wide variety of Selkirk’s top-of-the-line paddles to find one that best suits your play style. Use code ADV-CSTEVENS at checkout on selkirk.com and selkirklabs.com to receive a free gift card with your purchase.

In June of 2023, Coach Stevens obtained his coaching certification from the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). Through this certification, you can be sure that his lessons meet the highest standards of quality and safety, and that Cooper can train you no matter your skill level.