About TGA Premier Sports of Northern Westchester - After School Golf & Tennis Enrichment Programs - Golf & Tennis Camps

We believe sports change lives!

Teach, Grow and Achieve with TGA

Golf and tennis promote fitness

All programs include physical activity and muscle development

Golf and tennis are educational

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

Golf and tennis build life skills

Our programs promote respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship

Golf and tennis are life-long sports

Play with family, friends, colleagues and clients

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

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Meet the Team

Ralph Blessing
Lead Golf Coach/Director

Ralph Blessing lives in Yonkers, NY and grew up in Southern Westchester. He attended Pelham public schools and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School. There he had extensive sports background lettering in Baseball, Soccer, Football and Basketball. He went on to attend SUNY New Paltz where he starred on the baseball team.

He joined the TGA team in September of 2012 and has run both golf and tennis programs. He brings an energy and enthusiasm to the children which acts as an inspiration to them and our younger coaches on staff. While being a mainstay in the after school programs, Ralph also directs summer golf camps at two our home course, Hudson Hills.

Drew Klein
Lead Tennis Coach

Drew is from Chappaqua, and he played varsity tennis and basketball at Horace Greeley High. He majored in Sport Management at Widener University in Pennsylvania and has extensive experience as a coach and youth sports and fitness instructor.

Drew joined the TGA team in March 2015 as a lead tennis and assistant golf instructor, and he teaches classes in the fall and spring sessions, as well as TGA’s summer camps.  He remains an active tennis player in the men’s league at Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor.

Drew is the head freshman and assistant varsity basketball coach at The Hackley School in Tarrytown and an AAU coach for Lightning Basketball at Brewster Sports Center. He also teaches a variety of sports classes for Rye YMCA and New York Sports Club in Dobbs Ferry.

Kevin Coughlin
Lead Golf Coach

Kevin is one of our Golf Camp Directors in Northern Westchester.  He has coached children from ages 5 to 15 for over 10 years in baseball, football and golf.  He is a certified Youth Sports Coach and attended multiple seminars on coaching children.  Kevin’s coaching philosophy can be summarized as “each player develops at their rate; so if a child plays with heart, drive and sportsmanship…then they played well”.

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.