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

Interested in our tennis programs? Want us to come to your school/community? Let’s connect!

Testimonials

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.

Dr. Karl Lee
Coach

It has been an amazing and fulfilling journey throughout my career of dentistry and into the path of tennis. I graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982, thinking I would forever practice dentistry. As my son has ventured off to Whitman College in Walla Walla WA as a player for the men’s team and as a student, I realized that it had come time to make a change. In my next adventure, I have returned to the tennis court, where I am a certified USPTA tennis instructor since 2006. I have been teaching at the Chevy Chase Club, teaching private lessons to juniors and adults, and assisting with junior clinics, as well as adult group lessons. In April of 2016, I started a program called Wounded Warrior Tennis, in which our goal is to teach tennis to our wounded veterans. Recently, I have been trained under the NSR program. In which as a regional scout, I identify and recognize those players who have the ability to play at the college level. In November- December of 2018, I began another chapter of education to further my options of training, joining NSCA ( National Strength and Conditioning Association) to become a certified personal trainer. I also hope to add certification of being a trainer of Special Populations to assist in my training of our military veterans (WWT). I have now joined the TGA program to introduce and teach the game of tennis to our young players. I believe tennis can be a significant metaphor of life, creating pathways of discipline, respect, health, and joyful play.

Antra Patel
Coach

My name is Antra Patel, I am originally from New Jersey, but now I am at American University studying Business Administration and Law and Society. I chose to work with TGA because I love to play tennis and have played my whole life and want to share the joy I experienced with children of all ages. I have taught my cousins and kids of friends how to play, and it was a rewarding experience watching their faces as they hit a ball over the net. I hope to spread my joy and love for the sport with everyone!

DJ Dunlevy
Coach

My name is DJ Dunlevy and I was born and raised in Southern Maryland. I played tennis throughout high school and college. In 2010, I received a USTA Maryland Sportsmanship of The Year. Currently, I am a proud full-time instructor. I love tennis because it gives the opportunity to join a wonderful community, to learn important life lessons, and to strengthen mental and physical skills. I am very excited to bring TGA tennis programs to the DC community and to introduce a lifetime sport to children.

Haley Widom
Coach

My name is Haley Widom and I am a freshman at 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.

Anna Hirsch
Coach

My name is Anna and I am one of the coaches for the TGA tennis classes. I am in my second year at American University, majoring in International Relations. I ran track and cross-country in high school and reached my goal of running a marathon. I have been an assistant teacher for Catholic Confirmation classes and I enjoy working with kids. I am a tennis and all around sports enthusiast. I grew up enjoying sports and I hope that I can inspire the kids that I work with to reach their goals and develop a love of sports and teamwork.

Janay Johnson
Coach

My name is Janay Johnson, and I am a graduate student at America University studying Psychology. I enjoy various sports including lacrosse, swimming, dance, and tennis. I began my tennis journey in middle school and continued throughout high school. I chose to work with TGA because I love the sport and, more importantly, working with children. I have over 3 years of experience working with youth ages 5-17 as an English and math tutor and literacy testing manager. I recognized the importance of STEAM, and that is one of the reasons for me to work with TGA because I will not only get to teach tennis but also STEAM lessons in every class.

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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