Welcome to the tri-state areas finest indoor tennis facility. Our center started with a dream and was founded in early 2003. Kentucky Tennis Hall of Famer & 50+ year player, teaching pro Paul Rowton and son Nathan Rowton envisioned a family oriented instructional and player facility where spectators could watch comfortably. Our doors opened in January of 2004. We welcome you to your new tennis home!!
We are unique to this area within a 60+ mile radius, offering six indoor courts with state-of-the-art lighting and viewing. We have comfortable viewing downstairs, as well as a large mezzanine upstairs. For the convenience of our players we have showers and lockers in both the women and men's rest areas. We have a pro shop with virtually all your tennis needs, (shoes, racquets, demonstrators, clothing and apparel, and bags, among other items). We restring racquets with your choice of string and guarantee a 24-48 hour turnaround. We stand behind all our work! Additionally, we offer private and group lessons, clinics for juniors, adults, and teams, from a selection of several pros and coaches.
In 2004, we were nationally recognized receiving the award, "USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility," and "Facility of the Year" for the state of Kentucky. In 2005, we were chosen "Tennis Welcome Center of the Year" for USTA's Southern Section. This facility is the venue for surrounding college and high school practice sessions as well as tournaments and match play. We offer tennis 12 months of the year.
Paul Rowton, Vice President/Owner
A Paducah lifer, Paul leads the teaching team with his personal tennis experience of over 50 years. He was a former head teaching professional at the Country Club of Paducah and Westwood Country Club. Paul was inducted into Kentucky’s Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2009, the Paul Rowton Family received the Kentucky Tennis Family of the Year award. No one loves kids and teaching more than Paul. All who know him say he has a way with kids and his heart is always in tennis. When he’s on court, he smiles the most!
Nathan Rowton, President/Owner
A Paducah native, Nathan opened the Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center with the idea of teaching kids and adults in the Purchase Area. Nathan played for the Murray State Racers during their decade of OVC Championships. While at Murray, Nathan taught tennis until his graduation in 1988. He is a USPTR Pro and father of 4 boys, all of which play tennis. "I couldn’t imagine doing anything different." Started in 2003 and opened January 2004, teaching tennis has been one of the most rewarding decisions of my life, seeing smiles on peoples faces when they "get it", says it all."
We do much more than just teach tennis, we help kids reach for their dreams, whether it's playing collegiate tennis or becoming a doctor. Tennis builds self-esteem which is a key component for success in life. Through our program, we help all abilities and ages of people grow and succeed!! That's why we are here!
Nathan received his Bachelors in Business at Murray State University in 1988. Ten years later in 1998, he attended the University of Toledo, Ohio where he received a Master's in Executive Management. Nathan has served in the past on the Board for the Paducah Tennis Association as Vice-President. He has held past positions as a secretary and Vice-President on the USTA Kentucky Board for approximately 6 years.
Jamie O'Hara, Assistant Tennis Pro
She earned GLVC Player of the Year honors four times in while at NKU and led them to four straight GLVC championships. O’Hara finished her career with an unbeaten record (44-0) against GLVC opponents in No. 1 singles competition, and NKU advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament three times in her four years there. She posted a 60-13 overall record in No. 1 singles competition during her four years at NKU, and she earned the Great Lakes Region’s ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship as a senior. In May 2011, Jamie was inducted into the GLVC’s Hall of Fame.
(she handles our email newsletters)
We offer a wide range of "on-court advantages"... private, semi-private and group lessons, league team coaches for team practices, adult coaching drop-in sessions, cardio/fast feed sessions, after hours socials and mixer events, round robins, ladders, and tournaments.
Programs will include multi-session beginner programs, intermediate, and advanced programs for both adults and juniors year-round. Rain or shine, day or night, cold weather or hot, we're open. We are your year round tennis provider with tennis professionals on-site!