Northern California tennis club to achieve PTR National Club of the Year, and yet another to USPTA NorCal Club of the Year. This experience also lends itself to Ken’s approach to managing a multi-use facility. He believes in a balance of court time for social matches, league play, lessons, clinics, and social events.
He is USPTA 2 certified and has published articles in various magazines such as Tennis journal and Tennis world.
in many ways. He has been a professional ski instructor for over 20 years and teaches skiing at Sugar Bowl. He also repairs and flies airplanes; he is both USPTA and PTR certified Pro; he is PTR Junior Development Coach; and he is the leader in the San Jose area in Red, Orange and Green ball tennis for kids 12 and under. Al is always learning. He has trained with Emilio Sanchez at his "Spanish Way" Academy in Florida, and is certified in the “Pat Etcheberry” fitness training methods and constantly attends USPTA, USTA and PTR conferences to keep abreast of what is on the cutting edge in tennis. Al is a multitasker who never seems to have a bad day. His booming voice can be heard as he guides the staff and juniors with unbridled enthusiasm. Al has been my Director of Junior Development for 9 years.
Maria began teaching and coaching tennis in 2001 as the assistant coach for the National Champion Central Florida CC team. She has coached high school teams; adult and junior teams and individuals. In 2011 Maria opened Tennis Mania Jr Development, leading Florida's Space Coast into the future with the 10 & Under Tennis initiative. Maria's honors include: State Champion, Florida State Jr Colleges 2000; Marion County Florida High School Coach of the Year 2007; Brevard Co High School and Florida Today High School Coach of the Year 2009; Nominated USTA FL 10 & Under Provider of the Year 2012; USPTA Division Professional of the Year 2013.