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Hello my name is Tony, and thank you for your interest!
I am a tennis professional par excellence and have been teaching youth tennis for 30 years full-time. I have received a BA in Education from United States International University (Currently Alliant International University)in San Diego.
My currently position is Executive Director and Head tennis professional in Los Angeles. This is year-round after-school tennis for at-risk youth. We currently have approximately 70 kids between the ages of 4 and 18 years of age. The students are able to participate year-round after-school. In our 17 year existence we have developed excellent student athlete's who have gone on to national, collegiate and professional tennis.
You might wonder why I am reaching out to work with other students? You might better understand when you know My coaching philosophy is: "Life is like a game of tennis. You can't win without serving!" As I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work with kids from all backgrounds in my current position. I very much want to do more and continue to give my vast tennis experience to more youth. I enjoy working with youth and using tennis to better help learn and develop the character that everyone has within. This disciplined recreation we call tennis can be used to learn much more then the sport itself. The development of lifeskills that can be transferred and used in any working environment, business, music, etc.
I especially enjoy working and developing competitive tennis players to compete at the highest levels of Junior tennis. Having said that I enjoy just as much working with young kids at the beginning also.
United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Professional 1 since 1995
United States Tennis Association (USTA) High Performance Developmental Coach since 2001
Have taught 1000s of kids since 1982...
Former Players developed
Maya Parker - West Point Sophomore
Jovanna Sangria - Hampton University Graduate
Salvador Romero - Cal Poly Pomona Graduate
Page Bartelt - WTA tour highest ranking 400s
Brittany Augustine - 12 & 14 National Champion, 14's Las Petits World Doubles Champions, WTA #490
Thank you for reading my response and feel free to contact me.
I am a certified tennis professional in coaching tennis at any level and age. My certification was earned through two of the three tennis coaching credential organizations.
TENNIS COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
1) United States Tennis Assoc. (USTA) -
High Performance Tennis Coach - Since 2001
2) Unites States Professional Tennis Assoc. (USPTA) Professional 1 rating #18606 - since 1995
3) Founded The Brock Foundation, Inc. 1995
A non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Purpose to develop after-school tennis program for underprivileged at-risk youth. Youth who otherwise may not have an opportunity to learn and play the discipline recreation we call tennis.
4) Development of the Safe Passage Tennis Program at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
Program Director for 15 years, 19 students have graduated H.S. gone on to college and become champion citizens. Half of the students received tennis college scholarship to continue their higher education.
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