Meet Adrian Clarke, Director of the Tennis Center
March 18, 2021
After years as a beloved tennis pro at the Prospect Park Tennis Center., Adrian Clarke was recently appointed as the Tennis Center Director after its longtime director, Paul Campbell, retired. Clarke has been called a "renaissance man," and in addition to a history of professional tennis, he has degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing, and plays steelpan drums! Get to know Prospect Park Alliance's newest director and then sign up for a lesson today at the Prospect Park Tennis Center.
How did you start playing tennis?
And then you moved to Brooklyn?
Tell us about your professional tennis experience.
You continued to spend time in Barbados?
How did you come back to tennis in Prospect Park?
Now that you're the Director of the Tennis Center, what are your aspirations?
I've reached out to some of the kids playing at the center, and I've told them to let me know if there are ways I can help them. I got to play tennis and reach a high level because I received help from so many people, and I feel like if I'm ever in a position to give or help, I'm going to try. And my feeling is, if we're doing what we can to help you, you're going to respect the place and the people who are working here.
I think if I'm able to accomplish some of those things, I'll be satisfied. Then I can ride off into the sunset.
You've been referred to as a "renaissance man," what are some of your favorite hobbies outside of tennis?