About TGA Premier Tennis of San Fernando Valley - After School Enrichment Programs - 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

TGA of San Fernando Valley
Southern California Tennis Association

Testimonials

Meet the Team

Nancy Abrams
USTA - Southern California - TGA Premier Tennis - Program Director

Nancy is the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA)/TGA Premier Youth Tennis Program Director and an Assistant Director for the organization. She is focused on expanding the presence of TGA after school programs in So Cal to give all young kids an opportunity to experience and enjoy the game of tennis, eventually moving through the “player pathway”.  Nancy has worked for the SCTA, a section of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), for over 16 years including a tenure as the USTA Junior Team Tennis Area League Coordinator. The San Fernando Valley is her home, and Nancy is very familiar with the school community. She has served on various community boards in the “Valley”, and has two young adult athletes raised in local schools. Nancy clearly has demonstrated that tennis is the sport for a lifetime, picking up a racket at age eight, competing in high school and college NCAA championships (Cal Poly SLO), and continues to compete on local and national levels.

Contact Nancy to arrange for TGA Premier Tennis to become part of your school enrichment or camp program: abrams@scta.usta.com.

Kevin Finkelberg, USPTA
USTA - Southern California - TGA Premier Tennis - Program Coordinator / USPTA

Kevin manages the TGA coaching crew, ongoing training, curriculum and facilitates quality control for all TGA Tennis programs. In addition, he programs our seasonal camps. Kevin is an SFV “local”, and an alumni of Egremont, Alemany High School, Pierce College (where he played on the men’s tennis team), and a graduate of UC Davis. He is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certified professional, and was awarded the 2017 Southern California USPTA District Pro of the Year. In addition to his tennis imprint in the community, Kevin has managed a number of sports programs and coach/ref trainings for the City of Santa Clarita Recreation Department.  For information about private or small group lessons, student levels and coach employment opportunities, contact Kevin: FInkelberg@scta.usta.com

Will Mauriz
USTA - Southern California - TGA Premier Tennis - Administrative Coordinator / USPTA

Will grew up in Northern and Southern California, graduated from Cal State San Bernadino and taught hands on banking for five years to K-12 graders! In addition, he has coached his many brothers in soccer, and is an avid tennis player. Will not only was an outstanding TGA Tennis Head Coach (2017 TGA Coach of the Year!), but he has been promoted to manage daily administration of the program.

Angela Donoslovic
Lead Head Coach / PTR

Angela has an impressive background as a high performance junior coach, as well as a recreational coach. She worked in the tennis mecca of Hilton Head for many years, and is a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) certified pro. Angela recently became certified in pickelball!

Amanda Saxe
Head Coach

Originally from Arizona and a Wildcat alum, Amanda has raised three kids in the SFV. Amanda has an array of youth sports experience in the local area, and is an accomplished USTA Adult League Player.

Yeng Thao, USPTA
Head Coach / USPTA

A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he mentored and tutored high school students for the university’s Steven’s Point camp. Along with his passion for tennis, Yeng is accomplished in volleyball, basketball and holds a class E coaching license as a club soccer coach.

Shannan Haft
Head Coach

Shannan was a standout tennis player at Grant HS (Go Lancers!), and is currently a Junior at UCLA on the competitive club team. Shannan also has experience as a summer counselor and tutor for young kids.

Earl Jay (EJ) Loredo
Head Coach / USPTA

EJ is a Business Management major at CSUN, and another proud member of the CSUN Tennis on Campus team. Prior to college, he was the Varsity captain at El Camino High School, and has just earned  his USPTA certification.

Jessica Madlangsakay
Head Coach

Jessica is a recent graduate of Cal State Northridge, pursuing a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology. She also served as the business manager of the CSUN USTA Tennis on Campus club team. Jessica has coached with USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) programs in Ventura county, and brings her skill and warm personality to our TGA students.

Kiana Jimenez
Head Coach

Kiana played varsity tennis at Alemany High School, coached by our very own Kevin Finkelberg. She is currently at student at Mission College, pursuing an arts degree.
TGA students look forward to Kiana’s smile and energy each week!

Neth Dharmasiriwardena
Head Coach

Neth is currently a student at CSUN and planning to move into the field of radiology. Known for his patience and amazing work with up and coming orange ball players, Neth served as one of our USTA Junior Team Tennis coaches in the Spring!

Felicia Daffara
Head Coach / USPTA

Felicia is a USPTA and PTR certified professional. She has coached for TGA Tennis / Los Angeles, and brings her top notch coaching skills to the SFV.

Mercedes Le
Head Coach / USPTA

Mercedes is a student at CSUN, and currently working towards her USPTA certification. From a tennis playing family, Mercedes grew up in Northern California, learning the game from her father.

Alejandro (Alex) Pezqueda
Head Coach

Alex is a student at CSUN, majoring in Kinesiology. He works part time as a teacher’s aid in a local LAUSD school and has plenty of experience with 5-10 year olds. Alex played Basketball and Volleyball at Birmingham HS.

Diana Donlosovic
Head Coach, PTR

From the tennis mecca Hilton Head, S.C., Diana is the daughter of tennis professionals. She played competitive tennis from juniors through college, and has  a degree in performing arts from Savannah College of Art & Design. She also has a PTR coaching certification, and has coached the Harvard Westlake girl’s team.

Robert Ramirez
Coach

Robert is a student at Cal State Northridge, majoring in Deaf Studies. He is an accomplished soccer and football player.  As one of the most popular TA’s in a local LAUSD school, we are thrilled to have Robert on board with his amazing class management skills!

Gretel Arenas
Coach

Gretel is currently a student at Valley College, and has extensive experience working in day cares and pre-k. She has played tennis from an early age, and also enjoys gymnastics and dance.

Mitchel Roco
Coach

Mitchel is currently a health education student at CSUN. He plays and coaches badminton, and has a background in tutoring young students.

Diana Melendez
Coach

Diana is a Communications Disorders major at Cal State LA. She is an avid tennis player, participating on USTA Adult League teams in her spare time. Diana is also an AYSO youth soccer coach!

Jorge Rodriguez
Coach

Jorge served as captain of the Grant High School varsity tennis team and participated in city championships. He is currently a student at Valley College studying computer engineering.

William Burt
Coach

William is an Anthropology major at CSUN, and played varsity tennis on the Granda Hills Charter HS team. Throughout high school, Matthew was an academic tutor and student mentor. He has honed his “kid skills” as a counselor at the YMCA.

Larissa Kazantsev
Coach

Larissa is an avid USTA Adult League tennis player. She enjoys working with young students and sharing her passion for the game!

Alex Arredondo
Coach

Alex has been teaching tennis in the SFV for many years, and truly enjoys every aspect of the game. He strives to encourage kids to enjoy playing tennis at an early age in an effort to create a love for the game while having fun.

Henley Walters
Coach

Henley has a very diverse sports coaching and academic background. He has studied applied Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Sports Injuries and Sports Nutrition. In addition, Henley has coached football at Santa Monica City College along wiht fitness classes. Along with tennis and football, he enjoys golf and basketball.

Mitchel Roco
Head Coach

Mitchel is a graduate of Faith Baptist HS, and is currently a Health Administration student at Cal State Northridge. Along with tennis (and his matches with Coach EJ), Mitchel enjoys a number of sports, including badminton, basketball, dirt-biking, soccer and chess!

Celine Vuong
Coach

Celine hails from the “Happiest Town in the US”, San Luis Obispo. She was a star on the SLO HS tennis team, and is currently a member of the USTA Tennis on Campus Team at Cal State Northridge, where she studies Sociology.

Kimberly Minjivar
Coach

Kimberly is a graduate of Grant High School (go Lancers!), where she was a tennis team standout and also played soccer. She is currently a member of the USTA Tennis on Campus Team at Cal State Northridge, where she studies English Literature.

Alice Kazantsev
Coach

Alice played varsity tennis at North Hollywood HS, but has spent much of her athletic career in the pool. She is an accomplished swimmer, diver and synchronized swimmer. Alice is a certified lifeguard, and has taught up to 20 young students at time how to swim! On land, she enjoys working with our young tennis students. Among her many talents, Alice is an artist and will begin her studies at Otis School of Art & Design soon.

Sammie Xiao
Coach

Sammie was a tennis and track & field athlete at Wilson High School, then went on to the tennis team at Santa Monica College. She is currently a member of the USTA Tennis on Campus Team at Cal State Northridge, where she is a senior in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. Sammie has also completed a personal training certificate at CSUN and volunteers her skills teaching fitness class to adults at a community park. Sammie has an impressive youth sports coaching background in tennis and club volleyball.

Raymond James Cala
Coach

Raymond (RJ) is a graduate of Providence High School, and currently a Business Administration student at Pierce College.
Along with tennis, his athletic experience includes soccer, track and cross country. RJ has plenty of experience as a summer camp counselor!

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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