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Our History

A legacy continues...

Yonahlossee Racquet Club was originally founded as Camp Yonahlossee in 1922, and featured horseback riding, swimming, pottery, weaving, hiking, and tending to their farm. Camp Yonahlossee sold its property six decades later to a developer named John Rice, who set out to create a world-class tennis resort and preserve the natural mountain landscape. To this day we continue to build upon the same goal.

then & now

then and now

General Manager

Erica Laws

Erica Laws is the General Manager of the club. Erica brings to Yonahlossee a background in business management having owned a  restaurant for 15 years and worked as a professional chef. Erica enjoys planning events as well as managing the day to day activities of the club.


Erica is also an ordained minister and was a registered nurse for 8 years. She was born into a military family and has served veterans in the VA hospital and their families as a counselor for many years.


Director of Racquet Sports

John Sanderlin

John comes to us from the High Point Country Club where he most recently was the head of the tennis program. At HPCC John worked with all ages and was instrumental in developing the men’s, women’s and children’s programs. Prior to his work with HPCC, John was on the tennis staff at the Colonial Country Club in Thomasville, NC.


John has a passion for tennis and pickleball and is a certified Instructor in both sports. He is looking forward to helping us grow our Pickleball activities and membership. 


John is excited and enthusiastic about meeting all the members. He is very interested in hearing about tennis and pickleball programming which interests you and with helping you work on your individual game.

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