About TGA Premier Sports of Bergen County - After School Enrichment Programs - Summer Camps

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

Dribble, pass, shoot, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting floor hockey can be with TGA

Cradle, pass, catch, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting lacrosse can be with TGA

Mark, catch, and throw!

Discover how fun and exciting Ultimate Frisbee® can be with TGA

Serve, set, block, and spike!

Discover how fun and exciting volleyball 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

Meet the Team

Christine Kostianis
Director of Tennis/Lead Tennis Coach

Christine Kostianis is a PTR Certified Instructor from NYC. She has joined the cast of TGA Tennis in Bergen County. She comes with 15 years of experience and is looking forward to sharing her passion and knowledge with children in Bergen County, NJ.

Fred Ferber
Director of Golf/Lead Golf Coach

Fred Ferber has been playing golf since the age of nine. He has extensive experience coaching youth baseball, softball, basketball and golf. After a career in finance he is happy to be involved with both golf and children.

Ron
Lead Golf Coach

A PGA Class B Teaching Professional, Ron has over 25 years of golf instruction with junior golfers ages 5-18. For 24 years Ron has bee part of the Bergen County Pioneer Tour, working with the Golf Clinics, Q-School, and the Tour itself. He is a member of the USGA Course Rating Committee as well as the Assistant Golf Coach for Fair Lawn H.S. He ran Little Pro and Junior Clinics, plus Summer Camp programs at Green House Golf, as well as Provided private lessons at Darlington, Green house and the Players Club.

Holly
Lead Tennis Coach

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Phill
Lead Golf Coach

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John
Lead Golf Coach

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Dan
Lead Golf Coach

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Phil
Lead Tennis Coach

Coach Phil came to us after a full career as a Physical Education Teacher. Throughout his teaching career he coached volleyball, basketball and tennis. His passion is tennis so he decided to join the TGA Team to continue to share his extensive knowledge of the game as well as his expertise as a physical education teacher.

 

Mark
Lead Tennis Coach
Mark is a lifelong tennis player having  played both in high school and college.  He also taught tennis in the Summer throughout his high school and college years.  When not coaching tennis for TGA he serves as a substitute teacher in many Bergen County communities including Wyckoff, Allendale, and Franklin Lakes.
Both of Mark’s daughter’s also coached tennis with TGA in the past five years.
Heather
Lead Tennis Coach

Heather is a New Jersey transplant from Massachusetts and is currently teaching in Paramus. She enjoys fostering a love for the game of tennis and prides herself on building the confidence of each athlete she works with. In her spare time she enjoys playing the ukulele.

Heidi
Lead Tennis Coach

Heidi is a part-time German Language school teacher and home school parent/teacher to her son. She loves the sport of tennis and enjoys sharing her knowledge of tennis with children of all ages.

Jodi
Lead Tennis Coach

Coach Jodi, a full time Physical Education teacher is also the Kean University Women’s Tennis Coach and an Assistant softball coach at 6 time state champion, Immaculate Conception in Lodi NJ.

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.

2017

TGA launches a third franchise opportunity that includes 6 team-based sports: cheerleading, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate, and volleyball.

2018

TGA celebrates its 15th anniversary and impacting over 775,000 children through sports programs across the U.S. and Canada.