Racquet Sports at Hickory

Hickory’s well-maintained, lighted tennis area features five hard courts, two clay courts, four pickleball courts, and an outdoor pavilion and patio space. The Pro Shop is staffed year-round by tennis professionals who assists members with private lessons, special clinics, organized play and equipment selection. Throughout the years, many state and area champions have called the courts at Hickory Hills Country Club their home. To contact the Tennis Pro Shop, call (417) 869-3391.

Meet The Pros

Jason Shepherd

Director of Tennis

Jason Shepherd is a PTR Certified Tennis Instructor and PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor. He has been playing and coaching tennis for nearly 20 years. Jason loves to help adults and juniors develop and reach their goals, whatever they may be. Jason and his wife Rachel have a 10 year old daughter who are both performers in Branson. When he's not on the tennis court, Jason enjoys playing golf, spending time on the lake, and watching the Chiefs win the Superbowl.


Jon Claywell

Head Tennis Professional
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Jon Claywell is a PTR Certified Teaching Professional. He played Division II tennis for Quincy University and has coached at The Cooper Tennis Complex from 2018-2021, Jon's other interests outside of tennis include golf, watching Cardinals baseball, playing the piano, and spending times with his friends and family.

Junior Tennis

Hickory boasts one of the top junior tennis programs in Springfield averaging 200 kids on the tennis court per day. Our Junior Tennis Programming is available to all youth from ages 4 - 14. We also offer additional classes and lessons for advanced players. Coaches Jason and Jon lead all classes to develop skills, encourage competition, and emphasis fun on the tennis courts! Summer programs begin in June and run through the end of August. For additional information on our program, feel free to contact Jason to start your children on the court. 

2023 Junior Program Information Sheet

Adult Tennis & Pickleball

Our adults programming begins in Spring and runs through the end of Fall. Jason and Jon have put togethera fabulous program of classes including cardio tennis, men's tennis nights, social and advanced pickleball, and ladies' interclub.