About - West Portland

We believe sports change lives

TGA Programs combine athletics, academics, and life lessons

Cheer, dance, stunt, and tumble!

Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be with TGA

Pass, catch, run, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting flag football can be with TGA

Dribble, pass, shoot, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting floor hockey can be with TGA

Cradle, pass, catch, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting lacrosse can be with TGA

Mark, catch, and throw!

Discover how fun and exciting Ultimate Frisbee can be with TGA

Serve, set, block, and spike!

Discover how fun and exciting volleyball can be with TGA

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

Testimonials

Rated 10/10 by C. F. on November 13, 2017

We Asked: "What do you like about our services?"

"My son is enrolled in tennis classes at Cedar Mill Elementary and he is relishing playing tennis. Coaches are attentive and caring. I strongly recommend it! "

Rated 10/10 by K. K. on November 4, 2017

We Asked: "What do you like about our services?"

"My son loved the activity, the coaches were fabulous, nurturing and sooo very patient! "

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Meet the Team

Kendall Moore
Chapter Director

TGA of West Portland was founded by my three year old son Judah. After playing a round of golf one Saturday morning I walked into his room to find him sad sitting on his bed. I asked what was wrong and in a teary voice he said “Daddy I wish I knew how to play golf ball.” I then began my search of junior golf programs in the area and found that while there were some options none were exactly what I was looking for. I reached out to my lifelong friend who was running the TGA Chapter in Austin, Texas and he encouraged me to bring this amazing program to Portland.  Now I get to teach not only my son but, I have the privilege to enrich the lives of the children all across Greater Portland. I am a nine year veteran of the U.S. Navy and am soon to graduate from Portland State University with and B.S. in Business Supply Chain Management.

Riley Stricker
Assistant Golf/Tennis Coach

A 22-year-old born and raised in Tigard and the Beaverton School District. I graduated from Southridge High School in 2012 with a 3.2 GPA focused in engineering and architectural design. I went on to spend three years at PCC-Sylvania studying Graphic Design and Kinesiology. I started playing golf at three years old and my current handicap to be around a 10-12. The most important thing in my approach to teaching golf is explaining and demonstrating the overlooked athletic movements needed to make a great golf swing, a great golf swing. Tennis is my favorite sport to play, watch, analyze and teach/coach. I was a late bloomer when I started tennis but was always intrigued by racquet sports. I started playing actively in the seventh grade and made my high school team my sophomore year of high school. I played Varsity, and qualified for the annual district tournament all three years i played for my school. Senior year i was chosen as team captain by our coach and my fellow teammates. My knowledge for the sport is very deep, as I have coached it before many times. My favorite aspect of tennis to focus on is the most intimidating, the serve. Breaking it down into multiple parts makes it way easier and quicker to learn.

Luke Schroeter
Head Tennis Coach
Cody Pitz
Head Golf Coach

“I am new to the Pacific Northwest, having moved to the Portland area from Casper, Wyoming… Yes, like the friendly ghost Casper. I have been passionate about the game and business of golf since I started playing with my grandma, hitting balls in the backyard when I was 6. Quickly learning about having fun while staying safe (avoiding my older sister’s wild swings), I grew into an accomplished golfer at a young age. My high school team went to state three out of the four years, and I also played two seasons of college golf at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Taking my passion for the game, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Golf Enterprise Management, and currently am pursuing my PGA certification. A thing I enjoy about working with the juniors is how much fun it can be! We have to remember it’s only a game, and through the TGA, definitely a game to play your entire life.”

Kameron Truett
Assistant Golf/Tennis Coach

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.