Ken Bio PicKen Hance has been a USPTA Certified Elite Coach for almost 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: $90.00 per hour, $45.00 per 1/2 hour

 

Courtney Pic(USPTA P 1)

She has been teaching tennis for over 21 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(16), Connor(14), Kimmi(10), and Keaton(5) all hang around South Bay playing tennis all day!!!

She started SBTC with her husband Ken 19 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 16 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: $90.00 per hour, $45.00 per 1/2 hour

 

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I grew up in the south bay, obtaining top 100 status in USTA boys 14 and 16s in SoCal. In my junior years, I travelled around Asia playing the ITF juniors. I earned a full scholarship to Konkuk University and graduated with a degree in sports science. During my time in college I was able to practice and train with the Davis cup team and get mentored by the head coach for the Davis cup team. I was able to obtain a ranking of top 100 in Korea. I have played numerous Jr. Opens, ITF Juniors, National tournaments, Men’s Opens, and ITF futures. After my time of playing, I worked as a coach in Korea, bringing junior students up to rankings of top 500 in the world. After that, I had an opportunity to work as a hitting partner/assistant coach in an international academy in Taiwan where I was able to train with and coach ATP/WTA/ITF players. I truly enjoy playing the game of tennis as well as teaching the game of tennis. I also view tennis as a school of life. Tennis can teach work ethic, perseverance, patience, humility, etc, everything we need in order to live a successful life.

 

 

 

 

DanMattera(USPTA)

I have been teaching tennis to all ages for over 20 years. I was a nationally ranked junior from the time I was 12 thru the age of 18. I played for Division 1 in college at The University of San Diego where I was Nationally ranked in Singles and Doubles and where my team finished #12 in the country my senior year. I was team captain and also named the teams MVP my senior year. 

As an instructor I enjoy the challenge of learning to speak the language of each individual student. As we all learn in our own unique way. My goal is to teach you in a way that you best understand stroke production and strategy. I love the "game" of tennis and I enjoy sharing my strategic knowledge to teach you how to beat all kinds of opponents.

Tennis is an incredible metaphor for life. Not only will you learn about tennis when you work with me, you will learn about yourself. I'm also passionate about fitness and I conduct a fitness camp called DanCamp twice a week. it is a non tennis strength and conditioning workout that takes place on my court. My tennis instruction is tough but fun. The joy is in the journey. When the journey is traveled in the right way, improvement and winning takes care of itself.

Instruction Rate: $80.00 per hour, $40.00 per 1/2 hour

 

SvetoMatovicM.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: $70 per hour, $35 per 1/2 hour 

 

 

SammyTehraniI have been playing and teaching tennis in the South Bay for over 20 years. I've been teaching at South Bay Tennis Center for 10 years now, starting in 2003. I've had the privilege and experience of working with all ages of players, ranging from 3 to 83, and all levels of players, ranging from the first time on a court to a top junior open player. I have been blessed with a great ability to help my player gain confidence and trust in their game and have it directly reflect on their everyday life. Tennis is a sport of self-reliance and confidence, let me infect you with it's greatness!

Instruction Rate: $65.00 per hour,  $35 per 1/2 hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a USPTA Certified Professional for elite level tennis professionals, National Academy Sports Medicine - CPT, CES, FNS and American Heart Association - BLS Instructor.

Previous coaching locations:

Peninsula Racquet Club - Director of wellness/staff professional
Loyola Marymount University - Head Tennis Professional/ Santa Monica College - Head Women's Tennis Coach
Century City Racquet Club - Director of Tennis
Marina Tennis Center - Director of Junior Development / Chadwick High School Head Coach
Westchester Tennis Center - Director of Tennis
Club Mediterranee - Director of Tennis - Bahamas, Mexico, Caribbean & Africa

Contact me if you would like to set up a workout program or private lessons.

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$80 hourly- private
$40 pp Semi-private
Group w/4 $25 pp

 

 

Born and raised in Serbia, I’ve been playing tennis for nearly 20 years of my life. As a Junior, I was ranked
as one of the top players in the nation in Serbia. My passion in tennis has allowed me to travel to other
countries to play ITF and various pro tournaments. as well as Germany Bundesliga. I’ve had the
opportunity to play Bundesliga tennis league in Germany for years as well as D1 tennis at Southern
Illinois University where I had a successful career. I moved to Florida for 2 years where I was the head
coach at ATPF tennis academy. During my time at ATPF I was able to discover my passion for teaching
tennis which has brought me to where I am today.

My tennis instructing background is quiet diverse. I enjoy working with players of all ages and
experience. Whether your a beginner, recreational, or advanced player, I would love to be able to help
you reach your highest potential. My personal achievements and experience helps me shape and train
my students to be best player they can be. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the court and helping you improve your game!

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$80 hourly- private
$40 1/2 hour -private