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.

An Access Pass is Required for Participation in all Junior Programs.

ADULTS

ETC has a great lineup of adult classes for every level. Program sessions are generally 5-week sessions, with the exception of Summer and Holiday sessions.
 

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-served basis.
 

Unsure of your level?
Schedule a one-on-one assessment with one of our instructors to connect you with opportunities appropriate for your current level.

An Access Pass is Required for Participation in all Adult Programs.

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.

An Access Pass is Required to Join a League at ETC.

Coaches

 
Wendell Watanabe

NextGen Elite Tennis (NET) Manager

Wendell Watanbe is 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."

Rob Box

USPTA Certified 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

USPTA Certified 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.

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.

Travis Roach

Red Ball Program Manager

Travis Roach is the manager of TOPs Red Ball Program. A Seattle native, Travis has coached extensively across the region from Ballard High School, UW Nordstrom Tennis Center, Mercer Island Beach Club, and Woodinville Sports Club. As a founding member of TOPs, Travis was instrumental in building the "Tennis for Everyone" vision at Eastside Tennis Center. “I am privileged to be a part of such a special organization that is Tennis Outreach Programs (TOPs). Our volunteers, board members and staff’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of youth and community is truly inspiring. We, as a community, have a special opportunity now to reach even more youth and at a deeper level thanks to our great supporters, our first-class facility and because of the vision and dream of our founder Marceil Whitney.”

Jack Streeter

USPTA Certified NET Coach

Jack Streeter was born and raised in London, UK. Having also spent time living in Dubai, UAE, Jack has a strong international influence on and off the court. He moved to Seattle when he was 15years old and played #1 for Roosevelt, earning the title "MVP" all 3 years he played.

Jack was part of the first group of juniors training with Northwest High Performance Program to earn scholarships to play College Tennis. He continued his passion for sports and training through studies in Kinesiology at Occidental College, where he developed a strong interest in understanding the science behind the process, before moving back to Seattle in 2015.

Although specialized as a High Performance Junior Development coach, Jack has over 6+ years experience coaching all ages and skill levels. Most of his experience comes from the work he did helping build the junior program at Redmond Tennis Club. Respecting the lessons and values the training process can teach, he is very passionate about developing leadership and strength of character in the next generation of youth- and wants to help players reach their goals, on and off the tennis court.

Mike Walter

USPTA Certified 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.

Nick Kamisar

USPTA Certified NET Coach

Nick comes to ETC from a coaching position with the Gonzaga University Varsity Men’s Tennis team. During Nick’s time at Gonzaga, the program reached an all-time high of #62 in the NCAA Division I rankings. This summer Nick coached multiple elite competitors including Boise State’s #1 singles player.
As a player, Kamisar had a highly successful two-year career at Gonzaga from 2013-2015 after transferring from the University of Washington, where he competed his first two years (as a starter in singles). At Gonzaga, Kamisar competed mostly at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions and earned All-WCC honorable mention for both singles and doubles play.In professional competition, Kamisar defeated an ATP-ranked player who was a then-current member of the Singapore National Davis Cup Team at the July 2015 Vancouver BC Futures tournament, one of three wins for Kamisar in route to qualifying for the main draw. Nick was the doubles champion of the 2016 Washington State Open, and in April 2019, he won the RBC Wealth Management Houston Open.

Nick earned a degree in Finance, with distinction, from Gonzaga University in 2015.

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.

Tim Wong

Red Ball Assistant Coach

Tim Wong is a Coach and facility assistant. He loves to coach, string racquets, and help around the center.  Tim lives in Sammamish and enjoys spending time with family and friends.