About - Beach Cities

We believe sports change lives

TGA Programs combine athletics, academics, and life lessons

Cheer, dance, stunt, and tumble!

Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be with TGA

Pass, catch, run, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting flag football can be with TGA

Swing, volley, and serve!

Discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA

Drive, chip, and putt!

Discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA

TGA of Beach Cities
Michelle Rockholt, Chapter Director (310) 347-7342 michelle@playtga.com
Kiara Williams, Program Director (310) 987-1667 kiara@playtga.com

Testimonials

Rated 10/10 by R. C. on August 14, 2017

We Asked: "What do you like about our services?"

"Love the program and the coaches. A very positive and fun experience for my son."

Rated 9/10 by J. O. on August 7, 2017

We Asked: "What do you like about our services?"

"My son learned the basics and had a good time and now wants to play golf"

Rated 10/10 by J. H. on August 7, 2017

We Asked: "What do you like about our services?"

"We did the tennis camp last year with Cliff and this year golf with Cliff and my kids enjoyed both camps. Also, the other teachers were great also. My kids also liked them too. I have been happy with both camps and the teachers and people that run them are very friendly and kind."

Rated 10/10 by j. c. on August 7, 2017

We Asked: "What do you like about our services?"

"My daughter really liked the coaches this year, much more patient and understanding. Traveling from course to course was also fun. "

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Meet the Team

Michelle Rockholt / Mike Ward
Chapter Owners

Mike, Michelle and their three children, Michael Jr., Kiara and Jene’, have made the South Bay their home for over 25 years. They have a passion for TGA and believe the program far exceeds golf and tennis instruction. The character development and educational concepts are what make TGA so unique and they believe this enrichment program empowers each student to reach their personal goals. They are both dedicated to expanding TGA in the South Bay and Long Beach area and making TGA Premier Golf and Tennis available to all the families in our community.

Kiara Williams
Program Director

Kiara began working for TGA while in high school as an afterschool enrichment and summer camp intern. She was later promoted to Program Director. Kiara is currently pursuing a degree in Children’s Learning and Development from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is passionate about growing the educational components of the TGA program by helping develop new programs and curriculums, and is grateful to be contributing to the family business.

Cliff Legaux
Head Tennis Director
Will Reigadas
Golf Director
Mike Landry
Golf Instructor
Lisa Laurent
Golf and Tennis Instructor
Jene’ Estrada
Media Director
June Lambert
Cheerleading Instructor
Etan Mozia
Sports Director
Jason Footlick
Golf Instructor
Ray Malazl
Golf Instructor
Kristopher Patterson
Golf Instructor

Company History

2003

TGA launched its first Golf Enrichment Programs at six Los Angeles schools. TGA’s focus was to provide PK – 8th grade students with an opportunity to learn golf through an innovate 5 level after-school program. This program made golf affordable and accessible for children, and received an overwhelmingly positive response from schools, parents and students. TGA expanded its programs within Los Angeles area schools to accommodate the demands from students and parents who wanted a golf program within the safe, convenient environment of their schools. The curriculum also provided transition for students to go from their schools to programs at the golf course.

2004

TGA’s first camps and clinics were offered at golf courses. TGA also incorporated the expansion of physical fitness and education components as well as adding a character development initiative within its school programs.

2006

Golf professionals along with entrepreneurs began expressing their interest in the unique sustainable and scalable model of TGA. By the end of 2006, after three years of honing and improving the TGA business model and curriculums, TGA began offering geographically exclusive franchisees which became the TGA Premier Junior Golf Program now running throughout the United States.

2008

The USGA approved TGA’s curriculum under the rules of amateur status and TGA became National Partners with the After School Alliance and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

2009

TGA achieved its first ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, and won two industry awards for Business Achievement and Player Development.

2010

Golf Magazine named TGA’s CEO, Joshua Jacobs to Golf’s 40 Under 40 list. TGA was named as one of 10 Best Franchise Deals around the world by Entrepreneur, along with jumping 131 spots in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking from #450 to #319. TGA was also termed the 4th best youth fitness franchise. TGA also formed the 501c3 TGA Sports Foundation, to be able to apply for grants and funding to serve under-resourced areas as well as mentally and physically disabled youth.

2011

TGA gained its 50th franchise along with having seven multiple franchise owners across the country. TGA also branched out into the sport of tennis, signing a National Partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). TGA’s model is now being offered in both the golf and tennis industries and is known as a leading initiative to grow both sports while providing small business ownership and job opportunities. The TGA / USTA proprietary Enrichment Curriculum is solely used by TGA Franchises within schools. TGA works with USTA National along with USTA Sections, Districts and CTA’s to complete the Player Pathway and help feed the USTA’s adult and junior initiatives to grow the sport.

2012

TGA signs its first tennis franchise. TGA’s Youth Sports Franchise model is now one of the fastest at growing junior golf and youth tennis participation amongst 3-13 year olds. TGA’s motto is to Keep Swinging!® and we strive to provide all American youth with the opportunity to learn golf and tennis in a fun and educational environment.