Management

A.J. De Leon

Tennis Director and Head Coach

Born 1978 and raised in Cerritos California ,  I began playing tennis at the age of 4. I was a top 10 ranked junior sectionally and nationally, NCAA DIV I college player at Pepperdine University and also had a brief professional career on the ITF Future and Challengers series. I hold the highest professional coaching certifications from ITF (International Tennis Federation) as a High Performance level 3 Certified coach and from PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) a Performance Specialist Certification. 

I have been coaching professionally since 1999 and have taken part in developing many Southern California junior’s into NCAA Division I-III players. It is my life’s mission to continue this type of work by providing pathways into college universities and/or career management onto the professional tour. 

One of my most favored accomplishments was working as a private national coach for Philippine Tennis Academy. The academy produces the best talent in and out of the country, including the Davis Cup and Fed Cup National Team and Jr. Davis Cup and Fed Cup National Teams. These players became Scholar Athletes for Division I US colleges and some are currently on the pro circuit.

As a coach, I work with all ages and levels across the board, which include private settings as well as managing small and large group clinics. I consider my  teaching style as holistic, which emphasizes on the mind, body and spirit of the sport. I’m inspired to continue growing the sport I love, creating active lifestyles for the community that enjoy the process of reaching one’s full potential as an athlete, performer and person, on and off the tennis court.

John Nguyen

Tennis Instructor, USPTA

John played #1 singles and doubles at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from 2003-2006.  He graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Marketing. He was ranked top 50 in the nation in NCAA men’s division I tennis and has more than 10 years of full-time coaching experience. He provides motivational coaching as well as detailed skills instruction for many top southern California juniors into college.  He has won many local mens open titles and is a USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor.

Private Lesson Rate
$55.00 per 1/2 hour or $100.00 per hour