Lubbock Country Club has five tennis professionals.
Our four indoor, four outdoor lighted courts and one pickle ball court host men's, women's and children's clinics, playdays and leagues. We also host tournaments open to the public. Our full-service pro shop offers clothing and equipment service.


Our professionals teach all levels from beginners to advanced ... group and private lessons. To schedule private lessons, clinic times and playdays.
contact the pro shop at (806) 762.3430.
Drop-in clinics and private teen clinics are also available.

Mel McRee
Mel is a native of the Panhandle and South Plains. He began playing tennis at the age of 13 to avoid track and field in school but soon developed a love and passion for the sport. Mel learned the game in his early years from magazine articles, watching Pete Sampras matches and books from the school library. After a successful high school career, Mel attended Temple College where he played for Dick King, USPTA Master Professional and Texas Tennis Hall of Fame member. Mel transferred to Texas Tech and in 2002 joined the staff at the Lubbock Country Club as an assistant. In 2005 Mel became the Director of Tennis and gets to spend every day teaching and sharing the great game of tennis with players of all ages and abilities. Mel is an Elite Professional of the USPTA and has been a member of the association for 15 years. His greatest achievement is marrying his best friend, Kristen. They have three daughters, Victoria, Lucy and Lily. Mel enjoys hobbies of all kinds and volunteering his time for charities and good causes.

Hutton Jones Jr.

Hutton is an Abilene native who grew up playing competitive junior tennis across the state of Texas at the Superchamp level. He played high-school tennis at Abilene High School and the played at Abilene Christian University. As a high school senior, he was a state qualifier in 5A doubles and went on to play as high as #1 doubles at nationally ranked ACU. While at ACU, Jones was a part of three Div. II National Sweet 16 teams and earned the ITA Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship award for the Southwest Region. He holds a professional teaching certification from the USPTA and has been teaching tennis full time at LCC since 2015.

Philip Palmer

Philip is a Lubbock native who grew up playing junior tennis here at Lubbock Country Club. Though he started tennis late, he thrived in junior tennis. After a short hiatus from the sport, he decided to try his hand at teaching and coaching. He has now been at the club for four years, helping others to improve their game.


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  • Lubbock Country Club
  • 3400 Mesa Road Lubbock, TX 79403
  • (806) 762-0414
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