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Tennis ProFESSIONALs

The Tennis Staff is here to serve you!

Tennis Pros are ready to instruct all levels of players, from beginner to advanced. Our program offer everything you need for your tennis game. 

To schedule a lesson or clinic: 361-992-7100 ext. 1246

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Joe Rosa
Director of Tennis

CERTIFICATIONS:
• USPTA Certified Professional (P-1)
• USRSA Certified Stringer
• TDM Certified Tournament Director with USTA Texas and Nationals
• Pickleball Instructor

From a very young age tennis has been a part of my life. It all started at my birth place in Puerto Rico at the Rockefeller Resort Cerromar Beach Hotel and CC in 1978. I quickly came up on the junior tennis ranks in the Caribbean, reaching the top 5 ranking in the islands from 1979-1983. In 1984 my family moved to Austin where I played at Anderson H.S. and earned the #1 position and ranked #45 in Texas for Junior Tennis. After high school I accepted a full tennis scholarship to Temple College under the direction of All American Coach, Dick King. While there I reached the Rolex Top 50 National Ranking with a best of #25 in Singles and #10 in Doubles. I am also a two-time Collagen Conference Champion and National Qualifier. After college I started competing in the Men’s Open Championship Division throughout the US and abroad. During this time is when I discovered my passion of teaching and event programming. For over the 20 years I have gained top-level experience teaching all levels of players, managing events and tournaments. I have been married to my wife Vonda for over 24 years and father to two boys, Cristofer and Austin. As the CCAC Director of Tennis, I look forward to growing our tennis program and giving all members 5-star service in a fun family environment.

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Jihad Benbarka
Director of Jr. Development

CERTIFICATIONS:
• USTA High Performance Coach
• USTA Nationally Ranked 26
• PTR Professional Level 4A
• Etcheberry Certified: Strength, Conditioning, & Movement in Sport
• International Tennis Federation for Play & Stay Tennis Program
• International Olympic Committee: Technical Coaching Course UAE

I work with junior players and helped them move from Challengers to Champs then to Supers. In the Summer 2017 I was selected to be the USTA Texas Team Under 14 Boys and Girls Zonal Coach, placing 2nd in the Zonal National Tournament. I was also selected among 20 coaches nationwide for the USTA High Performance Coaching Education Program. I have previously coached in Seattle, Morocco, and Dubai, where I was the Head Coach for the UAE National Team Under 18. I have worked with ATP players ranked from 1000 to 500, as well as ranked ITF boys and girls juniors from 700 to 200. I started playing tennis at the age of 10 on clay courts in my hometown of Kenitra, Morocco. I have played competitive tennis and won open and national team club tournaments. I am currently USTA Level 5.0 and ranked #4 in Texas age 35 and over. I always work with heart and passion. I teach, coach and train players to develop the fundamentals skills that enable them to perform their best to complete a game.

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Krystyan Lazarin
Tennis Professional

League Coordinator
CERTIFICATIONS:

• USTA 10 & Under Certified Pro
• USTA Junior Hot Shots Training Certified
• Pickleball Instructor

I started playing tennis in school at the age of 14, continuing on to varsity at Carroll High School, Tennis on Campus at the University of Texas at Austin, and finally transitioning to competitive NTRP USTA Adult leagues and Tournaments.  Going on 10 years now I have enjoyed teaching tennis to all ages from the HEB Tennis Center, Longhorn Tennis Camp, Aggie Tennis Camp, Courtyard Tennis Club in Austin, National Junior Tennis League in Austin, to abroad at the Country Club Huancas in Peru.  Tennis has allowed me to travel around the country meeting people, playing in tournaments, as well as around the world with the opportunity to volunteer and give back through the sport. Whether you have never picked up a racquet before and itching to try a new sport or just looking to fine tune your game to get ahead in you next local league or tournament, I enjoy taking juniors and adults alike, listening to their personal goals and working together to achieve them, whether it be competitive, socially, or just as a means of fitness goals. Hope to see you court soon.

Alannah Mendoza
Tennis Professional

CERTIFICATIONS:
• USTA 10 & Under Certified Professional
• USTA Junior Hot Shots Training Certified

I started playing tennis at the age 8 years old and played competitively for 10 years. I’ve also been assisting the Club’s Junior Tennis Program for 4 years with ages ranging from 4-11 years old. I love teaching juniors the basics and how fun tennis can be.

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Eric Hernandez
Head Stringer

CERTIFICATIONS:
• 3 Years Instructing Experience
    • Tennis Success & Love
    • Tennis & Education

I am a Corpus Christi native, and started playing tennis my freshman year of high school. I was always amazed by the stringing process, which lead me to learn, and now I have been at it for 10 years. Around 7 years ago I started playing tennis competitively in tournaments around the country. Tennis has a great social aspect that has allowed me the privilege of meeting many amazing people and creating lifelong friendships.  

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Jasmine Bryant

Tennis Junior Staff Professional

I have been playing tennis for most of my life. My love for the sport came when I was really young; the game was an all-around lesson about life. After playing all through high-school I decided I did not want to give up this part of my life. Tennis led me to Hardin-Simmons University which was one of the biggest blessings I have encountered. I was a starter all four years and was opened up to many new teaching styles and players. I enjoy coaching young kids all the way up to high-schoolers who want to learn what it takes to play college. My goal as a coach at the athletic club is to spread the love of the game to others.