Tennis Instructors

 

 


  Tom Uyehara
Director of Adult Programming
USPTA P-1

tomu@lifetimetennis.com

Sunnyvale Tennis Center

 

Tom Uyehara


 

 

 

     Jan Young

Director Emeritus

Sunnyvale Tennis Center
 

Jan Young

 

Coach Jan is simply known as "Mr. Tennis" in the City of Sunnyvale because he has taught thousands of students over his illustrious 38 year career. He has coached many champions including Brian Garrow, who reached the Top 90 in the world. He is certified through the USPTA at the P-1 level, its highest credential. He was the Head Pro at the Cupertino Hills Racquet Club and was Director of Tennis for both Campbell and Cupertino before he became the first operator of the Sunnyvale Municipal Tennis Center in 1976. He retired in 2004, but has continued to teach tennis at the SMTC to his loyal students. He emerged from retirement to ensure that the legacy he began continues for the next generation of tennis players.

 

 

 

 

  Rick Newman

USPTA P-1

PTR Professional Adult Development

Sunnyvale Tennis Center 

 

Rick Newman

 

 

The "Hardest Working Coach in the Silicon Valley," Coach Rick has taught over 15,000 students during his 36 year tennis career at SMTC. Before coming to Las Palmas,Rich taught at the Chuck Thomason Swim and Tennis School. He also coached numerous tennis teams including: the Sunnyvale Middle School team for 3 years, bring them from last place to 2nd; the Jr. Davis Cup for 10 years; and the Fremont High School Boys and Girls Teams for 12 years, taking them from dead last to League Champions, and also bring them to CCS 4 times. As for his own tennis career, he was ranked 15th in the Nation in NCAA Division III while at De Anza College; during that time he competed with Larry Stefanki, Andy Roddick's coach. Currently, Rick lives in Sunnyvale and rides his bike to work everyday.Rick's Specialized Clinics
                         

                                                   

 

                                    Glory Tang

ACE

gloryt@lifetimetennis.com

Ponderosa Park
 

Glory Tang

 

 

Coach Glory has taught over 1,000 4-15 year old and Juniors over 20 years through the Sunnyvale Parks& Recreation programs. She has a tremendous love for the sport and her 'kids'--who are all fiercely loyal to her--call her 'Mom.' She is an ACE Certified Group Low Impact Aerobic, Step Aerobics, and Strength Training Instructor in the corporate world for 20 years before becoming a tennis coach.She is also on the Board of Directors of the Sunnyvale Tennis Club, serving as Membership Director. Glory has been active with USTA Leagues for over 30 years and has been Captain or Co-Captain for 12 years. She volunteered at the USTA Districts and Sectionals, and also the Men's and Women's Challenger Tournaments in the South Bay. She has been a Sunnyvale resident for over 36 years.


 





Umesh Gadasalli
USPTA PROFESSIONAL

Private Lesson Specialist

umeshg@lifetimetennis.com

Serra Park

Umesh Gadasalli

Umesh Gadasalli’s tennis experience spans 3 decades. Over the past 20 years, his dedication and passion for the game has enabled him to coach both kids and adults, beginners, intermediate juniors, high school / college, and tournament level players.

As a USPTA teaching professional, Umesh utilizes an athlete centered, collaborative coaching style. His knowledge about the game, ability to communicate analytical concepts to players of all abilities, utilizing multiple learning/teaching modalities, and his patient, encouraging coaching style keeps his sessions fun and interactive. Umesh’s coaching methodology was honed by working directly with USPTA Master Professional Mike Van Z  and USPTA Professional J. Huebner.  He is formally trained in the Principles of Coaching and in Coach Effective Training program (CET, a cognitive-behavior approach) and is an accredited Interscholastic coach by NFHS.  As a result, Umesh’s students gain self-confidence, develop positive character traits, experience a constructive sports outcome, and develop overall self-efficacy.

 

Jovan Landeros

Tennis Instructor

jovanl@lifetimetennis.com



Drexler Dy

Tennis Instructor

drexlerd@lifetimetennis.com




Machiko Cyr

Tennis Professional

machikoc@lifetimetennis.com

 

KJ Prince
kennyp@lifetimetennis.com

 
Victor Garcia
victorg@lifetimetennis.com 

 
Hung Ngo
Tennis Professional
hungn@lifetimetennis.com