LA Tennis GRIFFITH PARK

 3403 Riverside Drive LA, CA 90027 

Welcome to the Griffith Park Tennis Center

Meet our accomplished certified teaching 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

323-663-6060

FOR INFORMATION

Private and Semi-private lessons

Group and Private Group

Tennis Clinics / Liveball

Junior Programs

Senior Programs

Special Request Programs

 

Group Classes

Beginner - Advanced Levels

Children   3 1/2 - 16 years of age

Adult ages 16 +

Staff Pricing: 

$20 per hour/per class with registration and session sign up

$22 without prior registration drop in 

(Ranking system is at bottom please scroll down, check before deciding your level and if need help call us at 323-663-6060

MEET THE STAFF TEACHING PROS

 GRIFFITH RIVERSIDE COURTS

ALL CERTIFIED USPTA/PTR

EXPERIENCE THE BEST

CONTACT

PRO SHOP

323-663-6060

JOHN THOMAS​

LA TENNIS HEAD STAFF PRO

DIRECTOR OF NJTL

USPTR

PRIVATES

GROUPS

RALLY PLAY

323-663-6060

18 YEARS WITH LA TENNIS

CHARLES HUTCHINSON

LA TENNIS STAFF PRO

USPTA

MARYMOUNT HS GIRLS HEAD COACH 

PRIVATES

GROUPS

323-663-6060

22 YEARS WITH LA TENNIS

JESSIE HARDACRE

LA TENNIS STAFF PRO

USPTA

PRIVATES 

GROUPS

RALLY PLAY

323-663-6060

8 YEARS WITH LA TENNIS

MEET THE DIRECTORS OF LA TENNIS

 GRIFFITH RIVERSIDE COURTS

ALL CERTIFIED USPTA/PTR

EXPERIENCE THE BEST

CONTACT

DIRECTLY

25 + YEARS

BRENT PETTERSSON

FOUNDER OF LA TENNIS​

HEAD DIRECTOR OF TENNIS

USPTA CERTIFIED

PRIVATES

GROUPS

LIVEBALL

CLINICS

HIGH PERFORMANCE

CALL FOR APPT / PRICING

323-580-8443

25 + YEARS

DON BROSSEAU

DIRECTOR OF HIGH PERFORMANCE 

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR 

DIRECTOR OF CHARITIES 

DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS CENTER

USPTA

PRIVATE LESSON ONLY

CALL FOR APPT / PRICING

818-209-2327

25 + YEARS

CHRIS ROBB

DIRECTOR OF ADULT ACTIVITES

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL TENNIS NETWORK AND TRAVELS 

USPTA

PRIVATES

GROUPS

LIVEBALL

CLINICS

CALL FOR PRICING

310-428-3777

25 + YEARS

OSCAR WEGNER

FOUNDER OF MTM METHOD

DIRECTOR NATIONAL COACHING

DIRECTOR GLOBAL ATP / WTA COACHES

DIRECTOR GLOBAL COACHING EDUCATION

USPTA

PRIVATE LESSON ONLY

CALL FOR APPT / PRICING / AVAILABILITY

727-735-3293

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS OF LA TENNIS

 GRIFFITH RIVERSIDE COURTS

ALL CERTIFIED USPTA/PTR

EXPERIENCE THE BEST

CONTACT

DIRECTLY

25 + YEARS

BARKY BOODAKIAN

USPTR

PRIVATE LESSON

SEMI-PRIVATE

CALL FOR APPT / PRICING

818-240-4831

25 + YEARS

 ELLIOTT LAW​ 

USPTA ELITE PRO

PRIVATES / SEMI PRIVATES

GROUPS​

CERTIFIED RYT-200 YOGA INSTRUCTOR

CERTIFIED MINDFULNESS TEACHER

TENNIS + YOGA

TENNIS + MINDFULNESS

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

CALL FOR APPT / PRICING

213-422-1759  

5 + YEARS

LISA FILPI​

USPTA

PRIVATES

GROUPS

CALL FOR PRICING

323-573-4230

GUSTAVO MENA​

USPTA

PRIVATES

RALLY PLAY

323-636-2491

5 + YEARS
2 + YEARS

PATRICIA KLEIN​

USPTA

PRIVATES

GROUPS

CALL FOR PRICING

323-806-1651

WELCOME OUR NEWEST TEACHING MEMBERS

GUY VIDAL​

USPTA

PRIVATES

GROUPS​

CALL FOR APPT / PRICING

310-614-9444

ALEX​ POMERANTZ

USPTR

PRIVATES $90 PER HOUR ($80 for package of 5)

GROUPS $ 30-40 / HOUR PER PERSON MIN 4 MAX 8 PERSONS

LIVEBALL $ 30-40 / HOUR PER PERSON MIN 5 MAX 8 PERSONS

RALLY PLAY $80 PER HOUR

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

515-868-5313​

Todd Schuyler

USPTA

PRIVATES

GROUPS

CALL FOR APPT / PRICING

626-483-1745

USTA PLAYER LEVEL RATING GUIDE

The following is a helpful guide to determine your player level so you will be placed in the proper group class. Please note that any of the pros on staff can create a group class for you, especially if you fall in the 1.0 to 2.5 rating.

 

Nation Tennis Rating Program – The Short Version

 

1.0= This player is just starting to play tennis.

1.5= This player has limited stroke development and is working primarily on getting the ball in play. Not ready to compete.

2.0= This player needs on court experience, with emphasis on play. Requires stroke development/lessons and court positions for singles and doubles.

2.5= This player is developing anticipating the incoming balls, adjusting their footwork, how to control their swing for direction and depth, as well of how to start a match and scoring games and sets.  

3.0= This player is fairly comfortable hitting medium paced balls, yet is not comfortable with all strokes especially the serve and return of serve. Player is learning positioning and teamwork in doubles.

3.5= This player has achieved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, yet lacks depth, variety and the ability to alter distance of shots. Has difficulty with the lob, overheads, approach shots and volleys are limited. Learning to be comfortable in doubles.

4.0= This player has dependable strokes with directional control and the ability to alter depth of shots on their backhand and forehand sides with moderately hit balls. This player can use lobs, overheads approach shots and volleys with success. Their serve is more consistent and teamwork in doubles is evident.

4.5= This player can vary the use of pace and spins, has effective court coverage, can control depth of shots and is able to develop game plans according to the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents. Strong first serve with power and accuracy and can place their second serve. Good doubles skills and positioning.

5.0= This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which their game can be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or forced errors off of short balls and puts away volleys and overheads. All strokes are very good, dependable and plays good singles and doubles.

5.5= This player has developed pace and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive situations and hit dependable shots is stress situations.

6.0-7.0=This player typically has had intense training and is training for national tournaments and has a national ranking. The 6.5-7.0 are world class players.

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