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Damon Romero - Director of Adult Tennis

Welcome to tennis at Cross Gates Family Fitness. My name is Damon Romero, and I am Director of Adult Tennis here at Cross Gates Family Fitness. With over 30 years of experience and certifications with USPTA, and USRSA, I am here to help you reach your goals as a tennis player.  I have put together a staff of highly trained Tennis Professionals and a program that gives you the maximum diversity and challenges to bring out your inner game.
Here at Cross Gates Tennis we have a fun atmosphere that consists of clinics, lessons, leagues, socials and tournaments throughout the year. Please click on the link provided to view our Tennis Clinics. Please contact our Tennis Department with any questions on how we can help you get started in tennis here at Cross Gates Family Fitness.  You can reach us at 985-685-1461 or email me at

Tyler Cairns - Tennis Professional

Tyler Cairns is a current college student who has played competitive junior tennis for 13 years. He has competed at the state as well as the southern and national levels. During his freshman and sophomore years of high school he was the district and regional champion as well as the state finalist. 

Tyler has been ranked 1st, and dropped no lower than the top 5, in every division in the state of Louisiana. At the southern level Tyler has ranked in the top 10 in the boys 14s, 16s and 18s divisions. At the national level he has ranked as high as the top 200 in boys 16s and 18s division. 

Tyler enjoys teaching tennis at various levels including beginners and also at the highly competitive level.

Johnny Wahlborg - Director of Junior Tennis

Johnny brings with him 27 years of tennis experience in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. He was a founder of the 20-court Lamar Tennis Center and has developed junior players of all ages and levels, including more than 40 who went on to play at the collegiate level.

As Director of Junior Tennis, he will develop a solid juniors program with clinics, recreational teams, competitive teams, camps and work with local schools and organizations to provide greater access to  the sport. Additionally, Johnny will use his experience to help manage leagues, clinics, lessons and special events for adults. 

Johnny believes “tennis is a lifetime sport that is a gift to learn when you’re young because you can keep playing forever.” He looks forward to hearing from members and working with the community.

Sherri White - Tennis Professional

For lessons or clinic information with Sherri, contact her at