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KEN HANCE

(USPTA ELITE PRO)

Ken Hance has been a USPTA Certified Elite Coach for over 30 years.  He is also a certified High Performance Coach.  During this time he has worked with many of the top juniors from the South Bay area.

Players he has developed have gone on to win every top SoCal Open junior tournament, as well as most of  the top National Junior Tournaments . These wins include all the Super Nationals Championships  (National Clay Courts, National Hard Courts, Easter Bowl and Winter Nationals).   

His students have held number 1 open SoCal rankings in the boys and girls 10s, 12s, 14s, and 16s  and top 10 in the 18s.  His students have also had number 1 or top 10 USTA rankings inn the 12s, 14s  & 16s. 

His emphasis with his students is on developing a  complete game (You are only as good as weakest shot).  He  has also been very effective help his players to deal with the pressures of tournament play.

In addition to working with many top USTA juniors, Ken has also coached many ITF world ranked players.  

You can reach Ken by phone: (310) 944-5170

Instruction Rate: $100.00 per hour, $50.00 per 1/2 hour

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COURTNEY HANCE

(USPTA ELITE PRO)

She has been teaching tennis for over 22 years. Courtney grew up playing junior tennis in So Cal and was a top ranked junior. She started coaching at the very young age of 19 and has loved it ever since.  Courtney's ability to coach players of all abilities and make it fun time after time has made her one of the most popular coaches in Southern California.

Courtney played her college tennis for UC Irvine where she played number 1 all four years. She still loves to compete but rarely has time to practice now that she has four children.  Kenadi(22), Connor(20), Kimmi(16), and Keaton(11) all hang around South Bay playing tennis all day!!!

She started SBTC with her husband Ken 25 years ago out of Rolling Hills Plaza Racquet Club. When RHPRC closed its doors for good, SBTC temporarily relocated to the Miraleste Intermediate School and Peninsula High School tennis courts. She even hosted a Grand Prix and Satellite Junior tournament there. Courtney has been at Las Canchas for over 21 years and has greatly enjoyed her experiences here.  She loves introducing new beginners to the game and specializes in very fast pace, cardio, instructions stategic workouts.
Racquet Sponser: Babolat 

Text Courtney directly to schedule a lesson or get on her wait list at 310-415-1969

Instruction Rate: $120.00 per hour, $65.00 per 1/2 hour

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DAN MATTERA

USPTA PRO for over 25 YEARS 

I have been teaching tennis to all ages for over 25 years. I was a nationally ranked junior from the time I was 12 thru the age of 18. I played NCAA Division 1 Collegiate Tennis at the University of San Diego. I was Nationally ranked in Singles and Doubles and captained my team to a National Ranking of #12 my senior year. I received numerous accolades over the course of my playing career, including being named an Academic All American as well as my teams MVP in 1990. I also competed in Europe following graduation. 

As an instructor I enjoy the challenge of learning to speak the language of each individual student. Everyone learns in a unique way. It is my goal to fluently speak the “learning language” of every player who walks onto my court, and to use this knowledge to access their full potential. I find using “Danalogies” (analogies by Dan) is one of the best ways to help players understand what can initially seem like an impossible language. Tennis technique and strategy can be confusing. I’m here to help make the ideas easy to grasp, to give my students confidence, and to make the process fun. I love the "game" of tennis and I enjoy sharing my strategic knowledge to teach how to effectively compete at all levels. 

Tennis is an incredible metaphor for life. Not only will you learn about tennis when you work with me, you will learn about yourself. My tennis instruction is tough but fun. The joy is in the journey. When the journey is traveled in the right way, winning and losing become less important. Focus should always be on improvement. Progress not perfection will become your mantra to a more enjoyable and competitive life as a tennis player. 

Instruction Rate: $110.00 per hour, $60.00 per 1/2 hour

 

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SVETO MATOVIC

M.S.  (USPTA)

For almost three decades Sveto coached players of all ages in Switzerland, Greece, Germany, Serbia and United States, where for more than 15 years he has been coaching tennis at SBTC. Sveto graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education in Belgrade with thesis on selection in sports. His Master's thesis included analysis of determining factors in professional tennis. He is a member of the Association of Tennis Coaches of Serbia, and the USPTA, where he is Certified Specialist in Competitive Player Development. Sveto took part in number of TV and radio shows and was also an Instructional Editor for European magazine "Total Tennis". He is a contributing author for "Tennis Tribe Magazine", a digital magazine for iPads, and he co-authored a book called "Tennis ABC- My First Tennis Book", and published a DVD named "ABCs of Modern Tennis Footwork". Sveto's web site www.svetotennis.com, is a popular  site for young competitive players and their parents.

Equipment sponsor: HEAD

Instruction Rate: $80 per hour, $40 per 1/2 hour