PROGRAMS & CLASSES

JUNIOR

Our programs are designed for all ages and abilities and set in a fun, positive environment by teaching skills, drills, and games through age-appropriate progressions.

 

From the beginner player to the most seasoned Junior Excellence player, ETC offers a complete Junior Pathway program for youth ages 3 to young adult.

ADULTS

ETC has a great lineup of adult classes for every level. Program sessions are generally 5-week sessions, running one session after another, with an exception for Summer sessions and the holiday season.
 

Sign up for one, two, or more days a week. We offer flexible options each week to fit your busy schedule. Space is limited and is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 

Unsure of your level?
Schedule a one-on-one assessment with one of our instructors. After the lesson, the instructor will help connect you with the opportunities that are appropriate for your current level.

League Opportunities

Matchplay opportunities are available for adult players who want to play competitively. Eastside Tennis Center sponsors several opportunities year-round for all levels including Seattle Cup Tennis, Ladies Flights and USTA leagues for men, women and mixed teams in all divisions.

Coaches

 
Germán Sánchez Barajas

Director NextGen Elite Tennis Program

Germán Sánchez Barajas was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia where he competed in national tournaments as a junior player. He attended Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá where he obtained his Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering. During these years Germán played national college competitions.

After moving to the Seattle area in 2016, Germán joined NWHPT at ETC working with both the academy and the developmental programs. He led the 10&under program helping young talents develop their game while progressing through the Junior Excellence pathway.

Germán has coached at USTA PNW Team USA camps and has been the PNW coach in the Pacific Coast 10’s Exchange in 2017 and 2018. He’s currently the USTA PNW Early Development Camp Faculty coach.

Certifications: USTA High Performance Development Certified, USTA Net Generation Certified, USPTR Coach, Certified by Academia Sanchez-Casal as a Professional and Competition Coach.

In his own words, "I am very passionate about tennis, trying to keep myself updated learning new skills to help my players. I enjoy spending time with the kids and give them a hand to reach their goals. I strongly believe that hard work, discipline and perseverance are the keys to get to your goals."

Germán Sánchez Barajas

Director, NextGen Elite Program

Germán Sánchez Barajas was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia where he competed in national tournaments as a junior player. He attended Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá where he obtained his Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering. During these years Germán played national college competitions.

After moving to the Seattle area in 2016, Germán joined NWHPT at ETC working with both the academy and the developmental programs. He led the 10&under program helping young talents develop their game while progressing through the Junior Excellence pathway.

Germán has coached at USTA PNW Team USA camps and has been the PNW coach in the Pacific Coast 10’s Exchange in 2017 and 2018. He’s currently the USTA PNW Early Development Camp Faculty coach.

Certifications: USTA High Performance Development Certified, USTA Net Generation Certified, USPTR Coach, Certified by Academia Sanchez-Casal as a Professional and Competition Coach.

In his own words, "I am very passionate about tennis, trying to keep myself updated learning new skills to help my players. I enjoy spending time with the kids and give them a hand to reach their goals. I strongly believe that hard work, discipline and perseverance are the keys to get to your goals."

Rob Box

Recreation Team & Adult Program Manager

Rob Box was born and raised in Bellevue, WA. He began his tennis career in 1978 with lessons through the Redmond Parks Department and Marceil Whitney. His passion for tennis continued throughout his seasons on the Sammamish High School Boys Team, and on the Seattle University Men's Tennis team where he received a 4-year Athletic scholarship. Rob's teaching career began as an assistant instructor at Robinswood Tennis Center in Bellevue and evolved into Tennis Professional positions with Mark Frisby Tennis Academy, PNW Adidas Tennis Camps, and The Edgebrook Club. He was a Head Tennis Professional at The Samena Club and Mercerwood Shore Club. Most recently he was a tennis Professional at Mill Creek Tennis Club. He also spent 5 years as the Assistant Manager of Avanti Sports in Bellevue.

Ted Kim

Adult Coach & Orange and Green Ball Program Manager

Ted Kim joined TOPs in 2019 as an Adult Coach and Orange and Green Ball Program Manager. Ted was a member of the top 10 team at Seattle University Men's Varsity Tennis Team, where he earned a degree in accounting. After a time in banking as a branch manager Ted returned to his calling as a Tennis Professional. He has 18 years coaching experience most recently at Mill Creek Tennis Club where he directed the high performance junior programs and coaching multiple adult teams to national championships. He cultivated long term private lesson clientele and a devoted following with his high energy style and great command of tennis technique.

Justin Kinney

Adult and Junior Teaching Professional

Justin Kinney grew up in Bellevue has over 10 years of coaching experience in the greater Eastside with both youth and adults where many have continued in successful collegiate careers and USTA National Championships. He is a Professional Tennis Registry certified coach who began his career coaching at Overlake High School and Inglemoor High School.   Justin loves tennis because mental, emotional, and physical fortitude are all required to be successful. Coming together with a client on a game play to progress those foundations and building a positive relationship is what excites him. His coaching style involves good footwork discipline, high tennis IQ, and building skills not only to win now but dominate at all levels.

Roman Kravchuk

Adult and Junior Teaching Professional

Roman brings his passion for tennis while instructing our youth at ETC. Roman was a standout high school player at Lake Washington High School. Roman is an active competitor in the local adult tennis scene and completes as a highly rated 5.0 rated tennis player.

Anh Li

Red Ball & Youth Coach

Ahn Li has instructed youth tennis classes at ETC since joining the staff in 2017.  He has been teaching 10 and Under Tennis for over 4 years and previously taught for TGA of Greater Seattle. As an avid tennis player, he enjoys competing in USTA league and tournaments and volunteering in the local community to spread the game of tennis.

Anson Tse

Tennis Professional, Tournament Director Junior Team Tennis Coordinator & Coach

Anson Tse first learned tennis in Southern California where he began playing tennis at the age of 15, and has been passionate about the sport ever since. Anson played tennis non-stop in high school with a strong passion to learn and share the sport of tennis with others. ​ When Anson entered University of California Riverside in 1994, he was offered an opportunity to walk on and play for UCR's Tennis Team, but decided to pursue Business & Finance. Anson received his CFP© Certified Financial Planner Designation in 2009 and left the financial industry in 2011 to pursue a 2nd career as a coach & tennis professional. ​ Currently, Anson is the Tennis Director of Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club, and the Head Tennis Coach for The Bear Creek School's Boys & Girls Tennis Teams where he was awarded 2014–2015 Coach of the Year for coaching The Bear Creek School's Varsity High School Boys Tennis in the Emerald City League. In addition, both Boys and Girls Tennis Teams won the Best Sportsmanship Awards for our league. In 2011–2012, his #1 doubles team won 1st place in the Quad-District 1/A/2B/1B. From 2011 to 2013, Anson has helped Coach USTA Junior Team Tennis, Junior Eastside Tennis (JET) Teams, Tennis Night in America, Red & Orange Ball Leagues/Teams and helps run Junior & Adult USTA Sanctioned Tennis Tournaments throughout the Pacific Northwest area. ​ Anson has also served as the Director of Operations at Aces Tennis Inc., a Tennis Pro Shop located in the Renton Highlands. For the last 2 years, Anson has helped Aces Tennis as the Tournament Director to the "Rally for The Cure" Villagio Open Tennis Tournament in Kirkland and has doubled the amount of money raised each year for the benefit of Susan G. Komen and The Seattle Serves Foundation. ​ Recently, Anson has joined Eastside Tennis Center (ETC) as a Tennis Coach. Anson is the Coordinator for the 10 & under Red Ball League & coordinates and coaches, all Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Teams at Eastside Tennis Center from ages 9 to 18.

Mike Walter

USPTA Professional Fitness Coach

Mike Walter has had a lifelong passion for tennis. He was a top ranked junior from New Mexico and earned a tennis scholarship to Washington State University where he played 1988-1993. He is a USPTA certified tennis professional and also owns and runs the Fit2Hit Pro Shop at ETC. He loves working with juniors and adults in attaining their individual tennis goals. Mike actively captains 5.0 USTA teams and competes in Pacific Northwest tournaments as well as in National 45 tournaments. In 2016, Mike picked up a Pickleball paddle and began playing and competing in local & national Pickleball Tournaments. In November 2019, he won a Gold Medal in singles in the Margaritaville National Pickleball Championships in Indian Wells, CA . Mike was a founding member of the Tennis Outreach Programs (TOPs) organization. He joined the board in 2007 and has played a key role in through the years of growth and change. While on the board he has helped drive initiatives around fundraising, business strategy & development.

Wendell Watanabe

Red Ball Program Manager

Wendell Watanbe is the Manager of TOPs Red Ball programs, a USPTA professional and a NextGen Elite Coach.  Wendell is originally from Duvall, Washington. He is the eldest of 4 siblings, all competitive tennis players. He reached a #1 ranking in PNW Section for Boys 18-and-Under in 2012 and was ranked top 200 nationally. Wendell went on to play 4 years of varsity tennis for University of Washington and served as Team Captain his junior and senior years.  While at UW he received his Master of Education degree in Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership (Coaching Track). He was named to the Pac-12 All- Academic Second Team in 2017 and received an Honorable Mention in 2016. In his own words, "Seeing people grow through sports right before your eyes is a special and fulfilling experience! I love the mission at TOPs and the things we do for the tennis community on the Eastside."

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