Meet Our Team

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Jimmy Weinacker - Director of Tennis

Jimmy Weinacker has been the Director of Tennis at Pine Tree Country Club since 2005, where his passion for the game is as strong as ever. Jimmy is also the Head Coach of the Birmingham-Southern College Men's Tennis Team. He enjoys helping others improve their skills and watching them grow on and off the court. Over the years, his passion has transcended into great accomplishments which include being named USPTA Alabama Pro of the Year in 1989, being USPTA Pro1 Certified since 1984, being Alabama Pro of the Year in 1991, winning 9 Father-Son National Championships, being inducted into the Alabama Tennis Pro Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010, and serving as a chairman of the Alabama Junior Tennis Commitee for the past 8 years.

Carter Sparks - Head Tennis Professional

Carter grew up here in Birmingham, AL and was a four year member of the Mountain Brook High School tennis team and a part of 2 state championship teams. A lifelong athlete, he played baseball, basketball, and football before finding tennis at the age of 12. Carter started helping out with kids clinics and camps here at Pine Tree at the age of 15 and quickly developed a love for teaching the sport. After high school, Carter went on to attend the University of Georgia in Athens, GA where he studied Political Science and Spanish. While he did not play tennis for UGA, he began teaching tennis in Athens after his sophomore year which he continued for two and a half years, furthering his passion for teaching the sport.  Carter is enjoys working with players of all ages, abilities, and styles. Off the court, Carter loves music, traveling, and hiking. He has been a full time member of our staff since December 2012 and loves the impact he can have on people both on and off the court.

Carlee Petro

Carlee just recently joined the Weinacker Tennis Academy team in May 2018.  A highly ranked junior player, she played four years of #1 singles and doubles at Birmingham-Southern College, and in addition to being a part of our staff, she is currently the Birmingham-Southern Women's Tennis Head Coach.