Beckie Mathis

Bernie Operorio

Beckie Mathis

PTR Master of Tennis

PPR Pickleball Professional

USPTA Elite Professional


Board of Directors

Beckie Mathis, Chair

Cathy Scarpa

Amy Blair

Tiffany Young

Doris Stroud

Bob Laney

Cody Darnell

New at NFTPC
*Pickleball  for Adults
*Judy Murry"s Miss Hits
* Net Generation USTA
*Youth Pickleball 

The Northern Foothills Tennis and Pickleball Club offers classes, physical fitness and fun get-togethers at our new club facility located in the Lynnwoode Development in  North Wilkesboro, NC.


Classes are taught by Professional Tennis Registry (PTR 5A) Professional Beckie Mathis.  Beckie has been ranked in the Top 5 in both singles and doubles for many years in North Carolina.  She has spent many years working on the court with tennis legends Billie Jean King, Dennis Van Der Meer, Owen Davis, and Pete Collins.  In addition, she has officiated for Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and others.  Beckie has worked with the Federation Cup, as a Referee and Chair Umpire for North Carolina, a National Tennis Rating Program Verifier, as well as a Linesman for Professional Tournaments. She is currently sponsored by Head Racquet Sports Tennis and Head Pickleball.

Please welcome Bernie Operorio to NFTC, Bernie brings many years of teaching and coaching experience from the Raleigh area.

Beckie is also a National Board Certified K-12 Physical Education/6-8 Health Education teacher in the Wilkes County School System(retired). She recently received a PTR's Master of Tennis Junior Development 2018, Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University.  Beckie attended the N.C. Tennis Professionals Workshop in Pinehurst for the new “10 & Under Tennis” and received Professional Certification in Junior Development Tennis with the PTR at Hilton Head Island as of May 10, 2012. She also teaches lessons as a visiting Pro at Couples Swept Away annually in Jamaica. Beckie is Certified Professional in 11-17 year old and a Certified Level 3 Specialist, International Tennis Performance Association Certified (TPT) the leader in tennis specific training. Also, Etcheberry Certified (the best tennis trainer in the world, "Pat Etcheberry")


NFTPC is also governed by a Board of Directors,  a group of tennis buffs and strong supporters of tennis  and Pickleball activities in Wilkes communities. We hope that you come join us for some enduring tennis fun!