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

 
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LA TENNIS

Group Classes

Beginner - Advanced Levels

JUNIOR GROUP SCHEDULE
JUNIOR GROUP REGISTRATION
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Children   3 1/2 - 16 years of age

Adult ages 16 +

Staff Pricing: 

$25 per hour/per class with registration and session sign up

$30 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

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JOHN THOMAS​

LA TENNIS HEAD STAFF PRO

DIRECTOR OF NJTL

USPTR

PRIVATES

GROUPS

RALLY PLAY

323-663-6060

18 YEARS WITH LA TENNIS

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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

ADULT GROUP REGISTRATION
ADULT GROUP SCHEDULE

MEET THE DIRECTORS OF LA TENNIS

 GRIFFITH RIVERSIDE COURTS

ALL CERTIFIED USPTA/PTR

EXPERIENCE THE BEST

CONTACT

DIRECTLY

INDIAN WELLS LA TENNIS MTM TEACHERS GUID
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

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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

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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

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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  

10 + YEARS

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.

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​

ANTHONY KRUPA

USPTA

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

517-740-9336

Anthony (T.R.) Krupa 

USPTA Certified Tennis Professional

TKrup1444@gmail.com

Anthony Krupa has been a tennis professional in the Los Angeles areas since 2015. His drive to instill joy for the game in all his students has seen them improve both on and off the court. A former nationally ranked junior player he has experience coaching tournament players, beginning adults and children, as well as adult competitors looking to climb UTR and USTA rankings.

 

“When we’re on the court, we’ll have a plan and a good time. It’s all about getting better bit by bit.”

JACK MYKYTYN

USPTA

PRIVATES $90 PER HOUR

GROUPS $30 PER PERSON PER HOUR

LIVEBALL $35 FOR 1.5 HOUR CLASS

914-325-0171

jack.mykytyn@gmail.com

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

My teaching philosophy is to make tennis fun and accessible, to individually tailor each experience so every client wants to keep coming back. I believe a good coach finds attainable goals with their students and provides what they need in order to reach them. As a junior, I benefited from coaches whose influence still impacts me today, and I hope to be able to provide that for my students. I was ranked top 100 nationally. My playing career ended due to injury and after a long break from tennis, I have rediscovered both my love for tennis itself and for teaching it.

TODD SCHUYLER

USPTA

PRIVATES

GROUPS

PRICING:

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $100 Per Hour

Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $60 Per Hour Each

Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $40 Per Hour Each

Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $100 Per Hour

Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!

626-483-1745

Hello my name is Todd and I’m a local Los Angeles tennis coach with over 37 years of playing experience and over 30 years of teaching experience! I am also a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional. Let me be your LA Region Coach!  I teach many clients in the entertainment industry. I understand your busy schedules and I can meet your needs. Expect my lessons to be discreet and highly professional. I have coached several members of the 2019 USTA 3.5 Men’s National Championship Team from the San Gabriel Valley and in addition, I have also practiced with the former Top 10 female player Andrea Temisvari and former Stanford NCAA #1 Ranked Division 1 player Laxmi Poruri. As far as my playing career, I was ranked #1 in high school, Chaffey College, the SoCal JC League and I have won multiple singles and doubles tennis tournaments. Many high school and college clients of mine have improved their games under my teaching. I’m also known as the “The Hitting Coach”. Instead of just feeding balls, I will hit with you, maximizing your lesson experience. You will apply what I teach rapidly with my systematic lessons geared to your game and level. Be prepared to sweat! My lessons are FUN and fast-paced, so be prepared to develop your conditioning as well by getting a great workout during our training sessions on the court.

I am offering fun private tennis lessons, semi-private tennis lessons, group tennis lessons and hitting only sessions for all ages (kids, teens, adults, seniors) and for all skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). So whether you need to work on some specifics like your forehand, backhand, volley, serve, service return, overhead, drop shot, approach shot, footwork, singles strategy or doubles strategy-I would be more than happy to help you out with your tennis game!


Please contact me through my coach page and then I will contact you back within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and if you are interested, we’ll set-up your first tennis lesson or hitting session at a time and place that is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you and I look forward to the opportunity to be your Los Angeles tennis coach. See you on court!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $100 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $60 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $40 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $100 Per Hour
Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!

*Please note that if you are interested in semi-private tennis lessons (2 players) or group tennis lessons (3+ players), you will first need to find a friend(s) to take tennis lessons with you before contacting me.

Local Los Angeles Tennis Coach
USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
Over 37 Years Playing Experience
Over 30 Years Teaching Experience
Ranked #1 High School Player
Ranked #1 Chaffey College Player
Ranked #1 SoCal JC League Player
Won Multiple Singles & Doubles Titles
Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels

 

Coach Todd 

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.