Director of Tennis and Fitness
Vanessa Roper came to A.S.U. on a scholarship from Johannesburg, South Africa in 1984. She played #1 singles and doubles for the team and was awarded the Terry Gwin Athletes Award. She has her Master of Science in Education Degree emphasizing Exercise Science. After graduating she worked as an Exercise Physiologist at Healthsouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic for 12 years.
She is presently on the board of Arkansas Tennis Association and on the committee of Northeast Arkansas Tennis Association. Vanessa is a Pro 1 certified United States Professional Tennis Coach (USPTA), she is also a personal trainer, certified by The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).Vanessa is rated 5.0 and currently plays on league teams out of Little Rock and Memphis.