Oliver's Pro Background

Oliver Merrill is a veteran of the Central Pennsylvania tennis scene, with an established playing and coaching career in the area. We are thrilled to have him as a tennis pro at RCW. He has been coaching and teaching tennis privately and in camps for the past 33 years. Merrill works with many top ranked MSTA and nationally ranked players.


He is a three-time PA State Athletic Conference singles champion and was twice PSAC doubles champion. Oliver was ranked as high as 7th in singles and 2nd in doubles nationally in Division II and has the Millersville record for most singles wins in a career. He earned All-American honors twice (1987 and 1989). The York County resident was ranked 6th in Middle States in 1990 and has played on the professional tour in both that United States and Australia. In 2007, he was inducted into the Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2008 the Lancaster County Tennis Hall of Fame.

Oliver is a wealth of knowledge on the tennis court! He's ready to help take your game to the next level!

See What Others are Saying about Working with Oliver:

“I enjoy lessons with Oliver because he brings out your best tennis with the skills you possess. He always challenges your ability to improve whether young or old.” 

-Gaye D. 

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"I've started playing tennis again later in my adult life, and I'm lucky to have found Oliver.  He's the perfect mix between having fun to balance the stresses of work, seriously learning the basics and the game, and pushing my athletic ability to improve conditioning.  I look forward to my weekly lesson, and I recognize that perhaps his greatest gift is the confidence that I've gained within 6 short months.  Matches are nearly on the horizon; I can't wait!"  

-Laura H.