LA Tennis  WEST HOLLYWOOD (POINSETTIA)

Welcome        Players and Pro-staff

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.

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