Santa Monica Tennis Lessons




  Born in Acton, Massachusetts (30 miles outside Boston)


Tennis Instruction from the Santa Monica Tennis Teacher that can get you there with patience.


Started playing tennis at 15 years old

Tried out and barely made the high school varsity team as a sophomore

Began playing USTA junior tournaments at 16

Played #1 varsity singles as a senior


Took a semester off before college to train with my high school coach at home and at Nick Bolletieri’s Tennis Academy (Agassi,Courier,Seles) in Florida


Attended University of North Carolina, Charlotte (division 1 tennis)

“Walked on” (no scholarship) the UNCC tennis team as the #12 player

Played up to #6 singles and #3 doubles as a first semester freshman


UNCC - played #5 singles and #2 doubles

Garnered most singles wins of the year and the MVP award 


UNCC – moved up to play #1 and #2 singles and #1 and #2 doubles Jr and Sr Years

Graduated with a B.A in psychology and a minor in Creative writing- Poetry


Traveled Portugal, Spain and France trying to qualify for Pro satellite tournaments (lowest level Pro tournaments)


Traveled Israel, Portugal and Spain trying to qualify for Pro satellite tournaments


Bought a van, threw a mattress in the back and traveled across the U.S. trying to qualify for the U.S. Pro satellite tournaments in Georgia, North/South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and California


Ran out of money on the last leg of the U.S. Pro Satellite circuit here in L.A.

Stayed and played SCTA men’s open money tournaments

Finished the year ranked #42 in Southern California

Coached by former Sampras, Chang practice partner, Mark Weidmann


Ranked #33 in Southern California


Teaching Tennis Pro at Tennis LA (formerly, The Tennis Place for the previous 20 years) on La Brea & 3rd in Hollywood instructing private Tennis lessons and junior clinic classes


Continued Teaching Tennis Pro at Tennis Los Angeles and playing SCTA tournaments

Qualified for the Main Draw (finally!) of the Pro Satellite tournament in Palm Springs


Qualified for the Main Draw of the Deerfield, CA Pro Satellite tournament

Tennis LA sold to a developer (The Grove people turned it to luxury condominiums)

With my clients from Tennis LA, Began teaching as an independent Tennis Pro in Santa Monica, Studio City and Hollywood

2000 Ranked #6 in Southern California

2003 Ranked #12 in Southern California

2004 Ranked #24 in Southern California

2005 Ranked #27 in Southern California/US National ranking of  #113

2006 Ranked #26 in Southern California/ US National ranking of #306

2008 Ranked #43 in Southern California

2009 Ranked #43 in Southern California

2010 Ranked #43 in Southern California

2010 - PRESENT

Currently enjoying 21 years as a Tennis Pro, 18 years as an independent Santa Monica Tennis Teacher at the beautiful Ocean View tennis courts. Also at Client private courts

Fortunate to have a wonderful group of clientele

Still playing the occasional Men’s Open Division tournament

Having to stretch a whole lot more than I used to

Beat the #6 player in Southern California in July, 2009 at the Manhattan Beach Open