Our Team

Team Marc

Marc Claude’, USPTA Professional

Director of Tennis

USTA Adult Local League Coordinator for OKC

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.

Call Marc Claude’ at 366-8859 for more information. $50 hour. Currently Available for AM Private Lessons and New Drill Groups.

Team John

Jon Collings, USPTA Professional

Head Tennis Pro

Director of Junior Development

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.

Jon currently serves as the Director of Junior Development and Coaching at Westwood. Now year around with our new Indoor Courts!

Call Coach Jon at 366-8859 for more information. $50 hour. Currently Available for Private Lessons and New Drill Groups.

Lane Evans

Lane Evans, USPTA Master Professional

Associate Pro

CEO - Lane Evans Tennis and Golf Performance

Lane has 30 years of teaching experience and sits on the USPTA National Board of Directors. He is also a Pro Tester in the Missouri Valley Division for all incoming USPTA Teaching Pros. Lane has spoken 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

Call Coach Evans at (707) 386-6206 for more information. $55 hour. Currently Available for Private Lessons and New Drill Groups.

Brian Barnes

Brian A. Barnes, USPTA Elite Professional

Owner Ultimate Tennis Pro Shops and Academy

@Westwood Tennis Center

Brian has been teaching and coaching tennis for 10 years. He has taught tennis at Discover Tennis, The Tennis Barn and OKC Golf and Country Club. His Ultimate Tennis Pro Shops and Academy 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!!

Coach Barnes help Found the Yukon Middle School Tennis Program five years ago. His team won 3 Varsity Tournaments, 2 JV Tournaments and had numerous 2nd and 3rd places in 2019. Brian has also Captained five USTA teams – 3 High School Junior Team Tennis and 2 Adult Tri Level Teams.  Between Pro Shop Operations, Middle School Tennis and UT Academies - It’s safe to say Tennis is his life!

Brian currently is an MRT candidate and is on the Yonex String Team. He also leads the Cardio Tennis Program at Westwood.  Also, look out for a new Day Ball Machine Drill Group featuring the Playmate iGenie Ball Machine w/Serve Lift Feature (99 mph Serves!).

Call Brian A. Barnes at 609-9442 for more information. $50 hour. Currently Available Scheduled AM Drill Groups Only.

Papac, Nick

Nick Papac

Director of Junior Development

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.