About TGA Premier Tennis of North DC - 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

Play with family, friends, colleagues and clients

Swing, volley, and serve!

Discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA

Tennis at home sessions is available for children ages between 6 to 10. Please click here to learn more.

Meet the Team

Prang Pantusart
Chapter Director

Tennis is one of the best sports for youth development – fostering advanced physical, cognitive, and social aptitudes. Getting children involved in tennis at an early age can tremendous benefits for their future.

Tennis provided a world of opportunities for Ms. Pantusart as an athlete, student, and businesswoman. She believes, through direct experience, that tennis and other youth sports can be extremely beneficial to a child’s most formative years. Not only do youth sports such as tennis instill the timeless values of hard work, teamwork, grace in victory and defeat, they also contribute to a sense of community and friendship which is vital for children. Furthermore, Ms. Pantusart has identified the benefits regarding the intellectual and academic emphasis on the science of playing tennis. Ms. Pantusart is excited to be operating in the DC area and is looking forward to providing children with new experiences, skills, and opportunities.

Jack Ellis
Assistant Director & Head Coach

Jack began his coaching career with USTA Junior Team Tennis circa 1997 after his graduation from Virginia Military Institute where he played on the team for two years. Jack received USPTA certification in 1998 and continued to teach locally. From 2005 to 2007, Jack took an opportunity in Bangkok where he coached at Piyarom Sports Club and Tennis Academy of Asia Nonthaburi. Jack enjoyed working with both young players as well as full-time, nationally ranked, professional players from Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, and Eastern European. Jack was born in Texas and grew up in Virginia. He started to play tennis at the age of 12, and it has been his favorite sport ever since.

Haley Widom
Team Leader

My name is Haley Widom and I am a sophomoreat American University. My hometown is Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and I live on a small farm. In high school, I played soccer and basketball, and currently, at AU I am on the club soccer team. I chose TGA because I love working with children and athletics. I am excited to be able to work with young athletes as they begin their athletic journeys and hope to inspire and ignite passions amongst the participants of TGA.

Daniel Long
Team Member

My name is Daniel Long, a former assistant coach at Takoma Park Recreation. I have been playing tennis for over 12 years, and my love for the sport continues to grow. TGA gives me a perfect opportunity to not only be involved in tennis but also to help children reach their full potential through the game. As a native DC resident, I am very proud to serve my community.

Paul Webster Jr.
Team Member

My name is Paul Webster Jr., St. Alban Prep School and the University of Virginia Alumni. I have been playing tennis since I was four years old. I trained at the JTCC Regional Center in College Park, Maryland, and at IMG in Florida. I’m currently ranked at 221 on the USTA 500 list, and shortly my rank will go up to the top 100. I have an abundance of experience working not only with children ranging from the age of four through 18 but also with adults who are interested I’m playing on the pro circuit.

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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