Class of 1973
Jerry Wampler is the most dominant tennis player in the history of Harrisonburg High School. He played at a time when the Blue Streaks were the pre-eminent group AA program in Virginia. Jerry was a member of 4 state championship teams between 1970 and 1973. He was the #2 singles player in 1970 behind state champion Danny Logan, then played at the # 1 position in 1971, ’72 and ’73. He was a member of the #1 doubles team all four years.
As an individual, Jerry was the Group AA singles champion in 1971 & 1973, and runner-up in 1972. He was a member of state championship doubles teams all 4 years at HHS. Jerry was undefeated against group AA competition all 4 of his HHS years except for the singles finals in 1972. After graduation from HHS, Jerry attended Blue Ridge and Bridgewater Colleges, then played on the European and East Coast Tennis Tours for 2 years.
In 1982 he returned to Harrisonburg and became Tennis Professional at the Shenandoah Valley Racquet Club, then moved to Winchester and became tennis professional at the Stoneburn Club. In 1998 Jerry made a career change and became a PGA certified golf professional. He has been the Head Professional at Rock Harbor Golf Course in Winchester since 2001.