About TGA Premier Tennis of Central Kansas - After School Enrichment Programs - Tennis Camps

We believe sports change lives

Teach, Grow and Achieve with TGA Premier Tennis

Tennis promotes fitness

All programs include physical activity and muscle development

Tennis is educational

Many lessons use math and science including scoring, distance and shot making

Tennis builds life skills

Our programs promote respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship

Tennis is a life-long sport

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Testimonials

Meet the Team

Santosh Mohan
Chapter Manager, Loudoun County

Santosh first discovered the sport of tennis in his Pennsylvania high school back when he was forced to take tennis as a non-academic course. What started out as a mandatory requirement grew into a passion for the beautiful game of tennis. He went onto a career in the IT field but has decided to leave that behind and pursue a career in tennis. Now a PTR certified coach, his goal is to spark that passion he discovered for tennis in the kids he teaches.

Alex Chan
Former Chapter Director, Loudoun County

Alex was born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  He graduated from UMBC with a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  He currently serves as the Senior Manager of Recreational Programs at USTA Mid-Atlantic Section, where he has worked in various community tennis roles since 2010.  Other previous tennis experience include the captain for his high school tennis team, the founder and president of the UMBC Tennis on Campus club team, and the front desk manager and head racquet stringer at Severn Valley Tennis & Fitness Club.  Lastly, he is a proud PTR-certified tennis professional since 2010.

Alex was the TGA of Loudoun County Chapter Director from February 2016 – June 2017 before passing on management of the program to Santosh Mohan. Alex is now the TGA of Howard County Chapter Director, but continues to work with Santosh to grow tennis in Loudoun.

Cara Orenzuk
Recreational Assistant/Head Coach

Cara Orenzuk has a BA Marketing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She grew up in Boston and currently resides in Purcellville, Virginia. Cara is active in the school system and works closely with many PTO groups as well as working for USTA.  She plays tennis competitively in adult leagues close to home & she is married to a WVU grad who is a die hard Mountaineer from Weirton and they have two school age children.

Achille Ikitofon
Head Coach/PTR Professional

Achille grew up in Cameroon in West Africa. During his career as a tennis player he participated in many tournaments from local level all the way up to the national level.  In 2001, he started teaching as an assistant coach in a local private club.  Achille is now an experienced tennis professional that has worked with all skill levels among youths and adults.  He speaks fluently French and has a bachelor degree in environmental studies and policies from Douala University and also a bachelor degree in business administration/management from Strayer University. Through TGA, Achille is proud to bridge the gap by bringing tennis to not only a small niche but to our larger community with no border limitations.

Kate Putt
Head Coach

Kate found her passion for tennis in 2011 when she began taking adult lessons. Having been a high school track and cross country runner and distance race participant throughout adulthood, Kate found the combination of skills, strategy and camaraderie that tennis offers refreshing. Kate spent 13 years in the financial services industry specializing in higher education before taking time to be home with her children. She actively plays USTA Leagues throughout Northern Virginia, Loudoun and Shenandoah. She has participated in numerous post season playoffs and has played at the National tournament twice. Tennis is truly a lifetime sport with many opportunities for competitive as well as social play. Kate hope to help others find their passion for the game.

Yesim Temeemi
Assistant Coach

Yesim moved to Loudoun County from Fairfax 11 years ago.  She tried various new activities, but the moment she picked up a tennis racquet she never put it down.  She began making amazing friends because of tennis and she has found a great activity that allows her to have fun and be healthy at the same time.  She has captained USTA League teams for 6 years and most of them have gone post-season.  For instance, the team she captained in 2016 went on to Nationals and ended up coming 2nd in the country.  With her passion for the sport and her love for kids, Yesim has come to realize that teaching children how to play tennis is a great way to mix the two things she loves the most into one.  She believes that tennis is not only an excellent way to teach children how to stay active, but it is also a way to teach them how to interact with other kids and learn essential social skills such as team-building, trust, and sportsmanship.  Since she only learned how to play tennis as an adult, her enthusiasm for the sport is fresh and she is excited to share it with the young tennis players of the future.

Becky Puckett
Assistant Coach

Becky is a transplant originally from Virginia Beach and currently lives in Ashburn, VA. Having developed her tennis skills as a young adult she was able to participate and play in countless recreational leagues (3.5-4.0), USTA tournaments, and private programs. Being a “for-fun player” over the last 20 years, she looks forward to sharing her strengths with people new and old to the sport.  When she’s not playing, she teaches middle school math in Fairfax, VA.  Becky is thrilled to be a part of such an impressive organization and can’t wait to share new skills and tennis experiences with students.

Missy Moran
Assistant Coach

Missy has been a tennis enthusiast for most of her adult life.  Having played on several USTA teams and captaining her country club team for several years she is eager to share her experience with the youth of today and to instill in them that is it a fun lifetime sport that can be played virtually anywhere.  She has volunteered the last few years at the Citi Open and enjoys going to the U.S. Open in NYC each year for a few days. Missy is excited to be involved with the TGA program!

William Culver
Head Coach

William Culver began playing tennis in the local Parks and Recreation program in Fredericksburg, VA after falling in love with the sport from watching Wimbledon on TV in 2000. He dove head first into all aspects of the game, even earning the nickname “Coach Bobby” from his fellow High School teammates.

Through programs like this one he grew as a player and was ranked top 10 in the State of Delaware for 18 and Under. Using a technical and speed focused counter punching style (which he passes on to his students) he even played for Methodist University in North Carolina where he also earned his professional certification by the age of 19.

Since college, Bobby has taught at Country Clubs and Parks and Recreation programs from Loudoun County, to Washington DC, to Ocean City, MD. He is always level headed and positive about the sport and teaches that mentality to all of his students.

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.

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