About TGA Premier Tennis of RVA - After School Enrichment Programs - Tennis Camps

Meet the Team

Kyle Hoffman
Chapter Manager

Kyle has worked for the USTA Mid-Atlantic for over 8 years and is in charge of the RVA and WV chapter for the Mid-Atlantic portion of WV.  He played tennis in high school and college and now coaches tennis at the collegiate level.  He has been running after-school programming for over 10 years to local communities and looks forward to continuing to add more opportunities for kids to play at the local level.

Ron Atkinson
Head Coach

Ron is a USPTR certified coach and has been teaching tennis since 1974.  He has worked with kids of all ages and especially enjoys seeing how they react when they master a new skill.  In addition to tennis, Ron has had much success coaching youth basketball as well.

Lea Kotto
Head Coach

Lea is currently a college student at the Northern Virginia Community College. She started playing tennis when she was just 4 years old and now plays in WTA ITF professional level tournaments. Lea enjoys being around children and sharing her love for the great game of tennis.

Rickey Gibson
Head Coach

Rickey taught tennis in the Portsmouth school system for 2 years before becoming the teaching pro at at Kempsville Recreation Center and eventually joining the staff at the Virginia Beach Tennis and Racquet Club. He has passed all qualifications for a USPTA Professional Recreation Coach.

Rickey was raised in Clarksville, TN and later attended college at UT, Austin where he pursued a business degree.  He has also owned a painting and remodeling business for the past 15-20 years.  Rickey has considerable experience working with juniors and enjoys sharing his love of the game with others.

Gabriel Kotto
Head Coach

With the U.S. Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps, Gabriel has traveled the world for 20 years supporting their mission overseas.  He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from Belgium University.  During his free time, Gabriel enjoys coaching and teaching tennis.  He holds a Master Tennis Performance degree from the Professional Tennis Registry as well as a Conditioning Coaching Certificate.  He learned Nick Bolletieri’s method of coaching and assisted him at IMG Academy when he was coaching Sloane Stephens in 2008.  The father of two daughters who play tennis, Gabriel has coached the American International Schools’ varsity tennis team in Kenya as well as the U.S. Embassy’s tennis team in Paris, France.  In addition to his interest in tennis, Gabriel holds a black belt in judo and speaks English, French and Spanish.

Marques Baytop
Head Coach
In addition to being a TGA Coach, Marques is the Physical Education teacher and wellness champion at Winterpock Elementary School.  He has a passion for working with youth and  growing their skill development.  He enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with his family.
Gabby Oblena
Assistant Coach

Gabby is a 2017 graduate of VCU with a Bachelor of Science, and is working towards becoming a Clinical Rehab and Mental Health Counselor. She is originally from Chesapeake, VA, and is a first generation Filipino-American. Gabby has been an avid player of tennis since she was 12 years old, and continued into high school competitively with the girls’ varsity tennis team. In addition to TGA, Gabby is a Program Counselor at the Mary and Frances Youth Center with their Lobs & Lessons program. She appreciates the sport of tennis as a life-long sport, and hopes to instill the same thinking with youth in a fun way!

Emily Hartman
Assistant Coach

Emily was introduced to tennis as an adult through her husband and a group of neighbors.  At first she declined the invitation to play because she knew she would get the bug.  Once she started playing as a 2.5 USTA player, she couldn’t stop.  Her husband joked he had created a “tennis monster.”  Emily now plays 4.0 USTA tennis leagues and she is passionate about the sport.  Emily has umpired for ITF, Collegiate, and high school tennis matches as a certified ITF referee.  Emily has a son and a daughter who also enjoy learning the game of tennis. If you can’t find Emily on the tennis court either playing or coaching, you can probably find her at home watching The Tennis Channel.  Emily has attended five US Open Tournaments and made one pilgrimage to Wimbledon.

Maya Kotto
Assistant Coach

Maya is a student studying Technical Theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has played tennis for 15 years and participated in many tournaments around the world. She played on her high school tennis team when they won the International School Sports Tournament in 2016. Maya loves sharing her experience with others and working with children as they learn about tennis.  She also speaks fluent French.

Ramish Siddiqui
Assistant Coach

Ramish was raised in Montreal, Quebec where he picked up his first racquet at the age of 12. He has encountered many different coaches and mentors so he understands a multitude of teaching and playing styles. He attended Patriot High School where he played on the varsity tennis team all four years. Ramish is currently a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He enjoys sharing his love for the sport with kids by helping them have fun and enjoy team and competitive play.


Tiffany Duong
Assistant Coach

Tiffany is a 4th year student at VCU, working to obtain her bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  Although her ultimate goal is to become a dentist, she has been playing tennis since a young age and still finds ways to remain involved.  Tiffany was a member of her high school’s varsity team and eventually became captain.  In college, she hits with friends in her free time and volunteers at the Mary and Frances Youth Center with their Lobs & Lessons program.  Tiffany has a passion for the outdoors, music and arts, in addition to tennis and is excited to share it with others.

Mayuri Samala
Assistant Coach

Mayuri  is a sophomore at Manchester High School and has been playing tennis since the seventh grade.  In her freshman year, she made the varsity tennis team, playing in the top four.  She looks forward to playing on the team throughout her high school career.  Mayuri also participates in the USTA’s Junior Team Tennis in the fall and spring.  After trying many other sports, she found she didn’t like them as much as she loves tennis!  Mayuri hopes to spread her love for the sport to others.

Jane Wargo
Assistant Coach

Jane has played recreational tennis since college and taught tennis to youth at the VA Tech Sports Camps. She started playing USTA tennis four years ago and now captains a team. She is passionate about tennis and plays 2-3 times a week at her local club. She loves working with children and is excited to share her passion for the sport.

Company History


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.


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.


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.


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.


TGA achieved its first ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, and won two industry awards for Business Achievement and Player Development.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


TGA debuts enhanced franchise structure to stay in line with the latest market trends and industry standards.


TGA launches a virtual sports program to help our youth to Keep Playing!® at home.