Rhodes College - Tennis

Rhodes College Tennis Skills Camp

Coaching Staff


Tyler Cempre
Head Men's Tennis Coach

Tyler is in his fifth year coaching the men’s tennis team at Rhodes, and his third year as the head men’s tennis coach. In his second year running the Rhodes Tennis Camp last year Tyler and his staff hosted over 170 campers across all three weeks of tennis camp. Tyler has a wealth of tennis camp experience working camps for over 15 years and brings plethora of drills and games to help players of all ages improve, while also having fun.
Tyler is a graduate of Denison University, where he earned two Bachelor of Arts in education and psychology. While at Denison, Tyler was a four-year member of the Big Red tennis squad where he started in singles and doubles every season, and qualified for the Division III National Championships in doubles. After graduating Tyler received his teaching certification in PreK through 3rd grade and taught 2nd grade before beginning his full-time coaching job at Rhodes.

Jenn Tinnell
Head Women's Tennis Coach

Jenn Tinnell was hired as head coach of the Rhodes College women's tennis program on December 29th, 2016. 
Tinnell has spent her first year and a half rebuilding the program. Her first full year on staff, the Lynx acquired first team All-SAA honors in freshman Dasha Safarian and second team All-SAA honors in junior Caroline Doherty. The duo finished the year 9-8 at No. 1-doubles. Doherty and Natalie Arnold earned honorable mention All-SAA accolades the spring of 2017, Tinnell's first semester with the Lynx.
Tinnell spent two seasons at her alma mater, Berry College, as a graduate assistant coach of the tennis program prior to Rhodes. She was previously an assistant coach at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa during the 2013-14 season.
Tinnell graduated from Berry in 2013 and was a two-sport standout for the Vikings. In tennis, she was a team captain where she played No. 1 singles and doubles during her final two seasons.
As a senior, Tinnell was ranked 24th in the region. She helped Berry to a runner-up finish in 2013 with a 16-4 singles record and 16-5 doubles record. Tinnell was tabbed to the Southern Athletic Association second team after the season.
Additionally, the Asheville, North Carolina native excelled on the volleyball court at Berry. She helped the Vikings capture the inaugural SAA regular season and tournament championships in 2012. A converted Libero and defensive specialist, she was an all-conference second team selection as a senior.