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About SDTC

Mission

Our Mission is to bring high level tennis instruction and programming to San Diego’s beautiful public parks.  We believe that tennis is a unique sport in that it requires players to compete as individuals which can build confidence but more importantly build bonds of friendship and community among those that play and compete.  Tennis is expensive, technically difficult, and frustrating to organize.  We believe that tennis programming should be easily accessible and delivered at the highest level to communities across San Diego.

 

Our Philosophy

We strongly believe that while tennis is a competitive sport, it should be fun!  Competitive sports offer many benefits and we believe it is important to continue to learn, improve, and compete at one’s own pace and within one’s personal goals.  We are dedicated to challenging our students while maintaining a fun environment to keep students motivated to learn and improve!  While we love seeing our students succeed on the court, we believe tennis offers many positive life skills that can be used in the classroom and later on in the workplace.  We believe tennis is an amazing vehicle to many other avenues in life!

MEET Greg

In business, Greg spent 7 years working as a commercial real estate consultant representing institutional landlords of class A and class B high rise office buildings in San Diego Metro and then as a tenant representative for Verizon Wireless managing a national portfolio of commercial leases.  As a player, Greg competed on the pro tour, practiced, and trained with players on the ATP tour including Olympic gold medalist and US Open runner up, Alex Zverev.  Greg has over 20 years of coaching experience ranging from new players (young and old) to touring pros.  Greg is a member of the USPTA, USTA SAFEplay certified, and 2021 recipient of the USPTA National STAR Award.   Greg left the Commercial real estate sector in 2017 to join SDTC full time as Coach and CEO of SDTC.

MEET Sam

In business, Sam works as a financial planner and wealth management advisor for both high net worth individuals and growing families looking to plan ahead for their future.  Prior, to Northwestern Mutual, Sam worked as non-profit consultant for private equity donors while receiving his masters in non-profit management from University of San Diego.  As a player, Sam played varsity collegiate tennis at Franklin Marshall.  As a coach, Sam has over 15 years of experience and is driven to teach players of all ages and abilities working with high level competitors, children holding a racket for the first time, to moms and dads looking to get on the court to get fit before a tough day at work!  Sam is a member of the USPTA, USTA SAFEplay certified, and 2021 recipient of the USPTA National STAR Award.  Sam joined SDTC in 2017 and serves as coach, mentor, and both Co-founder & Chief Operation Officer at SDTC.

In business, Luis works at Qualcomm as an electrical engineer and developer for 5g technology.  Luis also works as a consultant for Google on various electrical engineering projects.  Prior to Qualcomm and Google, Luis received his masters in psychology from SDSU while working at Club Excite as a therapist, coach, and mentor for children with developmental disabilities.  As a player Luis competed, trained, and practiced with touring pros and NCAA division I athletes.  As a coach, Luis is passionate about teaching and mentoring children about developing healthy mental, fitness, and tennis habits!  Luis has been volunteering with SDTC since 2020 as coach, mentor, and head of child development.

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