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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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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.

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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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.