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.