Meet Our Pros

Johnny Wahlborg - Tennis Director
USPTA ELITE Professional

Welcome to tennis at Cross Gates Family Fitness! Our goal is to service our members in every aspect of tennis with programming, activities, equipment, tournaments and league play.  We have a great staff dedicated to giving a wide range of opportunity to start or improve your game of tennis. Communication is a vital part of our ability to make your tennis experience as smooth as possible. Please, contact me if there are any questions, problems, or concerns and I will enjoy working on them with you.  Tennis is the sport of a lifetime that gives people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play a sport while improving their health.  There is a fair amount of education that is needed to get a person to the level where they can compete.  At that point everyone will know if this is their sport.  We are committed to finding the opportunities needed for all of our participants to get to that level.

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 to

Tracy Daspit - Tennis Pro

“I am thrilled to be part of the wonderful team here at Cross Gates Family Fitness and helping to share my passion and energy for the tennis journey both on and off the courts! I look forward to seeing everyone smiling and swinging while 'loving the battle' in our 'sport for a lifetime.'"

Tracy comes to us with 30 years experience in the tennis industry working with both adult and youth programs. You might recognize him from his years of teaching on the Northshore at both Tchefuncta Country Club and Pelican Athletic Club. Tracy was certified in 1998 with the United States Professional Tennis Association and is currently recognized as an USPTA-Elite Professional 1 and has a BA in Psychology from ULL and Graduate School Studies in Sports and Exercise Studies at SLU

For Private lessons, Group lessons, League & Social information, Contact Tracy P. Daspit  at or (985) 869.4050

Sherri White - Tennis Pro

"I like to focus on footwork and mechanics to help improve your overall game.  I enjoy working with individuals, groups and teams."

Sherri is the manager of Wilson sales and Racket Services.  She has 10+ years of teaching experience and is Northshore High School Head Coach.
For Private lessons, Group lessons, or Equipment Servicing information, Contact Sherri White at or (985) 707.5398

Tyler Cairns - Tennis Pro

"My passion is to teach kids and adults footwork and technique. I enjoy helping individuals that want to play at a high level." 

Tyler Cairns is a current college student who has played competitive junior tennis for 13 years.  He was top ranked Junior in La and member of the 2011 Junior Cup.

Tyler enjoys teaching tennis at various levels including beginners and also at the highly competitive level.
For Private lesson information, contact Tyler Cairns at or (504) 909.0131