LA Tennis  WEST HOLLYWOOD (POINSETTIA)

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For Adult and Junior private, semiprivate lessons contact the certified teaching professional of your choice listed below.

All staff professionals are certified either or both:

United States Professional Teachers Association members (USPTA)

United States ProfessionalTeaching Registry (USPTR)

All of our professionals take continuing educational credits to maintain their membership and skills.

The entire LA Tennis coaching staff is also subject to adhere to many of the City of Los Angeles’s requirements to work at public facilities. Safety checks, Covid 19 protocol,  insurances and verifications for health and more.

Please support our local teaching pros listed on our website and not the non-sanctioned instructors who do not have permission to teach at any of the facilities listed.

LA Tennis coaches contribute funds back to the city parks department that support the tennis courts and other parks programs which benefit the entire community. 

Thank You

LA Tennis

Welcome to LA Tennis Poinsettia in West Hollywood

MEET THE PROS

Cliff Frazier

Director of Tennis 

(310) 404-1057

Locations: Poinsettia

Speaks: English

OFFERINGS:

PRIVATE LESSONS

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

DROP IN GROUP

PRIVATE GROUP

Fees:

$ per hour for private lessons

$ per person for group. 

Availability:

Mondays 8am-2pm

Tuesdays 8am-12pm

Thursdays 8am-12pm and 6-10pm

Fridays 8am-3pm

Saturdays 8am-5pm 

Hi my name is Cliff Frazier, but you can call me Coach Frazier. I’m the head tennis pro at Poinsettia Park in West Hollywood.

As a former Division 1 college athlete and Professional Tennis Registry certified instructor, tennis has always been an important part of my life. My lessons always start with the basics and emphasize racquet positioning, and footwork. 

My early development program Aces4Kids, exposes children and families to structured fun that gets them excited about the sport of tennis while teaching them the skills necessary to excel at the game of tennis. 

Call me to set up your tennis lessons....Private, Group, or whatever you need........

Carlos Naranjo
(727) 215-0281

Locations: Poinsettia, Vermont Canyon, Griffith Park

Speaks: English, Spanish

carlosnaranjomusic@gmail.com

OFFERINGS:

PRIVATE LESSONS

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

DROP IN GROUP

PRIVATE GROUP

Fees:

$90 per hour for private lessons

$35 per person for group. 

Availability:

Mondays 8am-2pm

Tuesdays 8am-12pm

Thursdays 8am-12pm and 6-10pm

Fridays 8am-3pm

Saturdays 8am-5pm 

Skilled and dedicated Tennis teaching pro with several years of experience teaching lessons, coaching players, organizing and directing tennis practices, camps and programs.

Thomas Bekkers
(912) 541-4360

Locations: Poinsettia, Vermont Canyon, Griffith Park

Speaks: English, 

thomasbekkers3@gmail.com 

OFFERINGS:

PRIVATE LESSONS

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

DROP IN GROUP

PRIVATE GROUP

Fees:

$ per hour for private lessons

$ per person for group. 

Availability: Please call

****Availability extremely limited currently due to packed-up schedule****

About Me

Hi, my name is Thomas. I started tennis around age 5 in Belgium. Growing up I played in many ITF tournaments around the world, then as I got older played on the futures circuit. After that played four years of Division 1 college tennis. I played and coached in Australia, Romania, Belgium, and here in the United States. I've taught beginners to Division I college players, and have taught a wide array of ages from 4 to 86 even. I've coached women's and men's USTA teams as well in Westchester County, New York.

--------NOTE: Due to the high volume of lessons and the demand it places on my arm and body, I am no longer taking on clients with levels of 4.0 and above.--------

Teaching Style

I'm very big on teaching strong fundamentals from the get-go. I think if you teach the student the proper strokes, then the results will always come as a by-product of the right mechanics. My priorities will always first be groundstrokes and serve, if you become proficient at those then you can really start playing with other people on your own and enjoy it. The more advanced the player is, the different the lesson will be. For 4.0 players and above, we will work on things like match tactics and strategy, court positioning, small tweaks to timing of the ball and even mental parts of the game. If there are glaring mechanical errors, we will address those too.

Eric Davenport
(323) 493-5730

Locations:

Poinsettia, Vermont Canyon, Griffith Park Riverside, Park Center

Speaks:

English,

OFFERINGS:

PRIVATE LESSONS

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

DROP IN GROUP

PRIVATE GROUP

Fees:

$ per hour for private lessons

$ per person for group. 

Availability: Please call

About Me

Eric Davenport, a USPTR Certified Instructor, has been teaching tennis for nearly 30 years. He started teaching group lessons for the Portland Tennis Center and, by the age of 18, he coached the Junior Davis and Wightman Cup Teams.  He continued teaching tennis in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout college. He has now been teaching full time at Vermont Canyon for many years. 

His approach to teaching tennis is finding what works best for each individual person. He does this by analysis and talking one-on-one with his clients. He asks them individually to tell him what their goals are and assesses their strokes. To him the sign of a good teacher is one who enhances what you have, rather than change everything about your game. Drills and match play are incorporated into almost every individual or group lesson. Eric’s ultimate goal is to make sure every lesson is a fun, dynamic, creative and challenging experience.

Ernest Stone
(818) 730-7622

Locations:

Poinsettia

Speaks:

English

OFFERINGS:

PRIVATE LESSONS

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE GROUP

Fees:

Private Lessons - $95 an hour 

Semi Private Lessons - $50 per person 

Group Lessons - $40 per person 

Availability: Please call

Hi! My name is Ernest. I played varsity #2 singles and #1 doubles at Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California. 

 

As a late starter with tennis, I went from serving underhanded at age 15 to challenging for the top singles spot on my lineup by senior year. That two-year metamorphosis was one of the critical moments in my life. I developed discipline, grew my self confidence, and most importantly learned that any goal was achievable if I put in the work. 

 

As a coaching professional, I have worked at the Ritz Carlton hotel, Youth League Tennis and currently serve as the head tennis coach at YULA Boys High School.

 

I’m a 5.0 level player with an aggressive baseline game. My coaching philosophy is based on the premise of the "4 hour work week", namely that focusing on smaller, practical elements of something can often streamline the development of a skill. Sometimes it isn’t the amount of time on a task, but the specificity of the focus that leads to rapid improvement. It’s for this reason I teach my students smaller, more compact groundstrokes... like Stan Wawrinka or Andre Agassi. 

 

I live in Mid-Wilshire with my wife, Lana. My long term goals are growing a real estate business and training a Wimbledon champion.

ANA GASPARYAN 

USPTA 

90$ per hour of single lesson 

Semi private 100$ for single hour 

Call for packages and options

747-322-2194

Ana Gasparyan has been bringing dynamic, educational & fun tennis programming to the West Hollywood/Los Angeles area for seven years. She is now teaching at LA Tennis at Riverside in Griffith Park.  She is an accomplished player, coach, and administrator with decades of experience at the highest professional levels of tennis. As a player, Ana was the #1 ranked player in the former Soviet Union and later became the #1 ranked player in Armenia. She competed for many years for the Armenian Federation cup. Following her career as a player, Ana became a high level WTA tour coach as well at the Federation cup coach for Armenia. Through the years she became a highly experienced ITF world coach and moved up to be on the board of directors of the Armenian National Federation. She moved to Los Angeles area in 2012 and quickly establishing herself as one of Southern California’s most respected coaches.

GRAHAM KAYE

USPTA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR

310-606-9732

grahamkaye99@gmail.com 

CALL FOR RATES

OFFERINGS:

PRIVATE LESSONS

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE GROUP

ABOUT GRAHAM:

Originally from Lake Forest, Illinois Graham was a nationally top ranked junior. He attended the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he played number one singles and doubles.

 

Leaving school he played on the Penn  men's professional satellite circuit where he reached an International Tennis Federation world ranking of 752. 

 

At the age of 24 Graham was hired as the Head Tennis Professional at The Malibu Racket Club in Malibu, California.

He became the personal Tennis Pro for Johnny Carson, Diana Ross, Jerry Weintraub, Richard Zanuck, Merv Griffin, and Elton John.

 

At the age of 30 Graham switched careers and worked in the entertainment industry where he spent 17 years as an agent part of the time at The William Morris Endeavor Agency. Preceding that Graham produced and ran a film division for Brad Grey and Sumner Redstone at Paramount Pictures.

 

In 2018 Graham decided to go back to his first passion which is participating and teaching people the great sport of tennis.

Natasha Matusevich 
(323) 404-2602

Locations: Poinsettia

Speaks: English, Russian

matusevichnatalia@gmail.com>

OFFERINGS:

PRIVATE LESSONS: 

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS 

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Fees:

$85 per hour for private lessons

$90 per hour for semi-private lesson

Availability:

Call for appointment