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Professional Tennis Player and Development
Hickory Foundation YMCA

Zoey Duric joined the YMCA of Catawba Valley staff team in spring of 2017, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and skill. Originally from Serbia, Zoey has traveled over Europe for competitive play since she was 7 years old. Her educational aspirations led her to the United States, beginning her college career at Florida State University and finishing at Lenoir-Rhyne University. During her college career, Zoey earned a State Championship title in Florida, was named All Conference SAC singles for two years at Lenoir Rhyne, and graduated with a BS in Community Health.

Zoey continued her education as a graduate student at Lenoir-Rhyne University, worked with the women’s tennis team as a Graduate Assistant coach. She graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (Healthcare Administration).

She is currently USPTA certified as a Tennis Professional, and is working toward the Elite Certification. Her vision for the YMCA is to expand the programs and serve the community through collaborations and partnerships.

Contact Information:
[email protected]
828-324-2858 ext. 1331

Please select the tabs to the left for program details and current registration information

Court Schedule

Below you will find calendars for all 6 tennis courts at the YMCA of Catawba Valley Hickory Branch. Each court is seperated into it's own calendar. You can use the provided tools to change the view between weeks and months, to change the date you are viewing, and to print the calendar. If you would like to schedule a time on any court, please email Zoey Duric, Professional Tennis Player and Development at [email protected].

To review court reservation policy and procedures, click here

Court 1

Court 2

Court 3

Court 4

Court 5

Court 6

Private Lessons

Whether you are picking up a racket for the first time, working on your skill level, or preparing for competitive play, the YMCA Tennis Professional is ready to help meet your goals! Private Lessons, Semi-private, and group lessons are available, designed to teach a small customized group. Please refer to the printable brochure below for details and fees.

Adult Clinics

Advanced Doubles Clinic: Enhance all facets of the doubles game! Participants will have the opportunity to practice aggressive play techniques such as controlling the net and pressuring the opponent.

Beginners Adult Clinic: For Beginners with little to no knowledge or experience with tennis. Participants will learn the important factors of tennis strokes, scoring and tennis techniques.

Here is the current Adult Clinic information and registration information:


Youth Clinics

The Hickory Foundation YMCA has many options for young people to learn and play the game of tennis through skill level specific clinics.

Here is the current Youth Clinic information and registration information:


Special Events

The YMCA of Catawba Valley is here to take care of all your needs. Please use the form below to let us know who you are and what you need help with and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours.