John Letts

A former National Junior Champion, John earned a full scholarship to Stanford University where he was an All-American and two-time NCAA team champion. On the professional tour, he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Champion and played in all the Grand Slams. iTennis has grown from a single court into a large and successful company.

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Genya Trosman

A 25 year teaching veteran from the Ukraine, Genya has served as the Dir of Tennis at Arroyo Seco since 2007. Prior to that, He served as the Director of Tennis for Rose Bowl Tennis. Genya has worked with thousands of kids and adults, ranging from beginners to advanced.

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Brian Teacher

Grand Slam Champion (Australian Open 1980), Teacher had successful career on the ATP tour reaching a career high #5 in the world in singles. As a coach he led Greg Rusedski from 85 in the world to the top 10 and the U.S. Open finals. He coached So Cal native Marissa Irvin to a Stanford scholarship and a top 50 in the world WTA ranking.

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Gary Palmer

Gary is 25 year teaching veteran bringing and is an outstanding addition to the iTennis team. Prior to working with iTennis, Gary owned and operated his own tennis academy, Palmer Tennis Academy. in Pasadena. Among his students, were #1 in the country and USC All-American Luana Magnani. Gary has tremendous enthusiasm for his work.

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Kelly Gullett

An All-American at Pepperdine, he reached the top 250 in the world in doubles with wins over James Blake among others. He was an NCAA finalist in doubles, losing a tough three setter to the Bryan Bros. When Kelly is not teaching, he is a professional actor.

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Stefan Studer

Stefan has an unmatched energy and enthusiasm for teaching. His tiny tots programs are always full, and he is a perfect choice to help kids learn and enjoy the sport. From Switzerland, Stefan is a USPTA certified Prof 2. When he is not teaching, Stefan is a successful professional photographer.

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Jaycee Cruz

Jaycee is Arroyo Seco's Assistant Director of Tennis. She was a highly ranked junior player and competed four years for Pasadena High School's varsity girls tennis team. She earned a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton where she was a four year starter. She enjoys working with beginning players and tots especially.

 

Mike Ridaoui

Mike is a 15 year teaching veteran from Casablanca, Morroco. She is one of Arroyo Seco's most popular instructors and teaches all levels and ages. Mike always teaches with 100% energy and enthusaism and is loved by his students.

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Chris Porter

Chris has been teaching tennis for over 25 years, most recently at the historic LA Tennis Club. He was assistant pro at Carrollwood Village Golf and Tennis Club in Tampa, where his "Excellence Program" for top juniors thrived. A USPTA certified pro, Chris is former #1 singles for SF State. When not teaching, Chris is a stand-up comic and voice-over artist.

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Maureen Diaz

Maureen works with kids and adults when she is not competing on the WTA tour. She is one of So. California's top open tennis players has ranked in the world top 700. A top junior player in So. California, she received a full scholarship to USC and competed on the women's team for 4 years.

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Thomas Bubilek

Tomas came from the Czech Republic to the US on a full tennis scholarship and competed for Division I South Carolina State for 4 years and then worked as assistant coach for 2 years. He moved to CA 4 years ago to attend Pasadena Design College, studying car design. Tomas has worked with many of iTennis top junior players.

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Rachel Viollet

Rachel is iTennis' latest high performance coach. A standout player herself, Rachel was at one time the highest ranking British player in the world. A member of the University of Miami hall of fame, she was an outstanding collegiate and professional player.

 

 

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Ron Catano

Ron has been a staff professional with Arroyo Seco Racquet Club for four years. When not teaching at the club, he serves as the varsity head tennis coach for Flintridge Prep high school girls and boys teams.