Bowman's Tennis Complex BILOXI!
Largest full service public tennis facility on the coast!
Monday-Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Tennis Court Hours:
*Weekend hours are subject to change during tournaments*
*MAY CLOSE EARLY DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!*
e-mail us at Biloxitennis@cableone.net
or call/text us:
Tammy Bowman: 228-218-0818
Daniel Bowman: 228-218-1347
No Membership Required
Eight Post Tension Hard Courts, Pro Shop and Clubhouse
Largest Pro Shop in South Mississippi!
Professionally ran by 2003’s tennis family of the year “The Bowman’s”. We have four certified professionals on hand for lessons, clinics, hitting sessions, summer camps, quick start tennis, cardio tennis, and much more. We also offer all USTA league and tournament programs.
Please feel free to contact us for more information!
2014 Gulf Coast Team Standings
2014 Adult 18 & Over - Gulf Coast Team Standings
Men: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+
Woman: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0+
2014 Adult 40 & Over - Gulf Coast Team Standings
Men: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+
Woman: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+
2014 Adult 55 & Over - Gulf Coast Team Standings
Men: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 9.0
Woman: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 9.0
We offer the most certified Pro's on the Gulf Coast! You are guarenteed to get a lesson!
"A good coach is not only one who teaches and trains, but one who impacts every component of the student/athlete’s development. Whether it is physical or mental, technical, or social, a coach's role is to encourage our student/athletes to fully develop their overall potential."
Tammy Bowman, USPTR Certified
Tammy Bowman is the father of Bo Bowman and joined forces with his son in 2001 to become a great "father-son" duo that soon helped grow tennis across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Formarly a Pro and Director at IG Levy Tennis Center in Pascagoula, Bowman's Gulf Coast Tennis Club, and at the Harbor Courts in Ocean Springs. He held the #1 ranking in the men’s 5.0 singles from 1991-1993. He currently competes in USTA leagues and tournaments and has a 5.0 NTRP rating.
Contact Tammy Bowman at 228-218-0818
Co-Owner/Founder of Bowman's Tennis Shop
Pro at IG Levy Tennis Center & Harbour Courts
Owner/Manager at Bowman's Gulf Coast Tennis Shop
Director and Pro at Biloxi Tennis Complex
Daniel Bowman, USPTA Certified
Daniel Bowman started playing competetive Tennis at age 12. He was ranked in the top ten for the state of Mississippi in 14's, 16's, and 18's age divisions. He played for the Pascagoula High School Tennis Team and was District Champion from 2004-2006 in singles. He continued his Tennis career at MGCCC, and was a semi-finalist in the 2006-2007 JUCO State Championship, for doubles. Since age 14 he has worked at his family's business, Bowman's Tennis Shop, with his brother, Bo Bowman, and father, Tammy Bowman. At age 18 he received his USPTA Certification. He continues to compete in USTA Leagues and tournaments and has received numerous local, state, and sectional titles.
Contact Daniel Bowman at 228-218-1347 or e-mail Biloxitennis@cableone.net
Manager of Bowman's Tennis Shop
USTA Certified Referee and Official
USPTA Certified Tennis Pro
Biloxi High School Head Tennis Coach
- Jr.Davis Cup Mississippi Team 1995 and 1999
- Junior Olympic Mississippi Team Gold Medalist 1996
- Gulfport High School Tennis Team State Champion 1997
- St. John High School Tennis Team State Champion 1999 and 2000
- St. John High School Singles State Champion 1999 and 2000
- #1 player in Mississippi 18's
- #1 Singles JUCO Region 23 Champion 2001 and 2002
- #1 Doubles JUCO Region 23 Champion 2001 and 2002
- Finished 2002 ranked number 23 in the nation
- Went to Mississippi State University
- Matthew is currently one of the best 4.5 players in Mississippi
Raul was the #1 junior player in his native country Columbia from 1981 to 1988, he also played at the professional level before playing for the University of Mobile, where he was #1 in the region along with his team that was ranked #1 in 1993. He has worked for the John Stimpson Tennis Academy in in Mobile, Alabama. He has also held the directorship of the Gulf Coast Tennis Academy and was coach for the Long Beach High School Tennis Team. Raul was also a director for the summer program of the world renowned Nick Bolletieri Academy in Sarasota, Florida, where tennis greats such as Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Monica Seles, Tommy Hass, Anna Kournikova, and many other professionals have trained. He has coached advanced and college players and has helped develop players such as Michael Johnson (Professional player on the USPTA tour and winner of NAIA National Title with his team in 2010), Nicholas Vlahos of Tulane University, Stephenie Mueller and Brittany Serret (Different division one colleges), Chelsea Bond, Courtney Ulrich, and Olivia Berry of USM, Anthony Vlahos and William Vankirk (High school state doubles champions), and Michael and Jonathan Guel who were top ranked players in Mississippi and in the Southern Division.
USRSA Certified Professional Stringing
DONT LET JUST ANYONE STRING YOUR RACQUET!
We guarentee you will love your string jobs!
$5 off for all FIRST costumers, just mention this advertizement!
Main brands include Prince, Babolat, Wilson, Luxilon, Head, and MORE!
OVER 50 STYLES AND BRANDS
We are the ONLY Prince Premier dealer with precision tuning and electric stringing machine!
Addational Stringing Information
Custom Stringing: Matching the right string and the right tension for your particular racquet and your particular style of play to give you the optimum preformance from your racquet. We offer a selection of over 60 different strings and utilize Prince stringing machines. These state of the art computerized machines ensure the very best quality and consistency.
Chosing the right string and the right tension: Once you have found the perfect racquet, you need to fine tune it with a string and tension that best suits the racquet, as well as your particular style of play. Finding the perfect combination of string and tension may take a little time end effort, but the result will be worth it in the end. Two identical racquets will play entirely different if strung with differend strings and/or tension.
Generally the more playable a string is the less durable it will be and vice versa. If you break strings frequently, you may have to forfit some playability for more durability. If you are like most players who who rarely break their strings before they "go dead", you can afford to use a more playable string.
When should you restring your racquet?
Learn to pay attention to your strings. They are the most important part of your racquet, you must remember that the strings are the only portion of the racquet that should make contact with the ball. At least that is our goal! If your racquet is starting to feel "dead", you may have to swing harder to get the ball deeper in the court, if you are making good contact but making fewer solid hits, if your strings sound different when the ball makes contact , or if it feels as if the "sweet spot" has dissappeared completely, then it is most likely time to have your racquet restrung. Strings may feel tight, but play dead. This is because strings lose their elasticity and resilience, which is their ability to return energy to the ball. When strings wear out, the string stretches further, but rebounds slower with less force. The strings return less energy to the ball, resulting in less power to the shot.
Strings don't have to break to be worn out (dead). How often you restring depends on your racquet, string type, style of play, playing surface, and frequency of play. Generally, it is recommended that you restring after every 40 hours of play. A good rule of thumb is to restring as many times each year as you average playing each week. If you average playing four times per week, you should restring every 3 months or 4 times per year. As a minimum, you should restring every six months because strings will go dead in this time regardless of the frequency of play.
At Bowman's Tennis Shop we can eliminate the guesswork of determining dead strings. Utilizing our Racquet Diagnostic Computer, we can test the String Bed Deflection of your racquet to determine the percentage of tension remaining in your strings.
GRIPS: We offer a full line of replacement & overgrips from the top manufacturers. We can also re-size grips and create custom shape grips to meet your needs.
RACQUET CUSTOMIZATION: Utilizing the Prince RACQUET DIAGNOSTIC COMPUTER, our technicians can evaluate your racquet's weight, flex, balance, and swingweight. We can customize your racquet by changing either the weight, balance, or swingweight, or any combination of these to ensure that your racquet gives you the optimum performance possible.
RACQUET MATCHING: Most players have two or more racquets. Even though they may be identical models, there will always be at least slight differences in their weight, balance, and swingweight. We can make adjustments to assure that every racquet in your bag is identical.
RACQUET DIAGNOSTIC CENTER: The Prince Racquet Diagnostic Center (RDC) is a very sophisticated piece of equipment used by the Master Racquet Technicians in the Racquet Service Center. The RDC performs a variety of functions to measure certain attributes of tennis racquets. It also can analyze these attributes and is useful in comparing racquets. We measure and analyze every racquet model we sell. Rather than take the manufacturer provided specifications, we use the RDC to analyze each racquet.
WEIGHT: The weight of a racquet is critical. A heavier racquet will provide more power and vibrate less. The weight of a racquet will also be a determining factor in how maneuverable the racquet is. Generally you should play with as heavy a racquet as you can. Of course, a racquet that is too heavy will cause you to be late on your contact and will also cause you to fatigue in mid-match. Choose a racquet weight that is comfortable for your particular needs. Remember that a racquet's weight can be customized (heavier, not lighter) to suit your needs.
FLEX: This is the longitudinal stiffness of the racquet. A stiffer frame generates more power and has a larger sweetspot than a more flexible frame. A stiffer frame will also transmit more shock to the arm on contact with the ball and is generally more stable on off center hits. Today's sophisticated racquets are computer designed with varying stiffness in different parts of the racquet, which means that two racquets with the same flex index may feel very different. The higher the number, the stiffer the frame.
BALANCE: The balance point of a racquet is measured from the butt end of the racquet to the point of balance. This is most commonly expressed in centimeters or may be expressed by "points" head heavy or head light. A point is 1/8 of an inch. This is a static measurement and is used far less now with the advent of devices to determine the dynamic inertia or swingweight.
SWINGWEIGHT: A dynamic measurement of the racquets inertia. Simply, this is how the weight distribution feels as you swing the racquet. The higher the number, the greater the swingweight. The measurement is the determining factor in how maneuverable the racquet is.
FOR THE PLAYER WITH ARM PAIN: We are not doctors and we can not cure tennis elbow, but we have been able to help a lot of players who suffer with sore elbows or shoulders. Choosing the proper racquet, string, tension, and grip size can make a big difference in the way your arm feels. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. There are many causes. Improper stoke technique, overuse, and other things contribute to the pain. We can't help with those. We can give you some guidance about your equipment. Again, there is no ONE answer. We have "cured" some by prescribing a heavier racquet, and others with a lighter racquet. The first approach is common sense. When did your arm first begin to hurt? Did it follow a change? New strings? New racquet? New/Different Stroke technique? Often an honest answer to these questions will provide an insight to the cause of the pain. Too light of a racquet can cause the arm to take too much of the impact of the ball, while too heavy of a racquet can cause the arm to fatigue. A thorough discussion with one of our Racquet Technicians can help you sort through your problem and hopefully get you back on the court pain free. Some of our cures include customizing your racquet. However, the most common cure is utilizing a softer string bed by using a very resilient string such as Natural Gut or a Multi-filament synthetic. Your cure may be as simple as resizing your grip or just installing a new fresh grip that is easier to hold. Don't suffer in pain, let us see if we can help you get back on the court pain free.
"Biloxi Tennis Complex"
Address: 765 Wells Drive Biloxi, MS. 39532
From I-10 take EXIT 44 (Cedar Lake Exit). At the red light turn onto Cedar Lake Road heading south. Continue on Cedar Lake Road approximately 1 mile until dead-end at Richard Drive. Turn right onto Richard Drive, then take first left onto Wells Drive. Then take second right into Biloxi Sports Complex. Tennis Courts are located at the end of the road by softball and soccer fields.
Across the street from E-Fitness
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If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us at Biloxitennis@cableone.net or call/text us:
Tammy Bowman: 228-218-0818
Daniel Bowman: 228-218-1347
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