Director of Programming
With over 20 years of experience working at country clubs, resorts and tennis academies, I have come to one conclusion. "Quality of life," for a player at any level, is vital and is what helps him or her improve. Staying positive while coaching and reminding players to focus on what they are doing well is key to a fruitful player-coach relationship. I approach developing every player using a three-pronged process. Addressing the mental, physical and emotional aspects of playing tennis are all equally important, this is why we at NTA, help players develop in a holistic way.
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Head of Junior Development
Samantha-Anne E. Sismundo
At the age of 8, Sam began playing competitive tennis when she joined a girls tennis team. With her dad as her coach for most of her life she was able to improve her game tremendously. Although Sam's success came slowly, her improvement gave her the confidence to become an important member of her high school tennis team. With new found confidence, Sam directed her attention into becoming a player for Glendale Community College for two years. Success there, catapulted Sam into the hyper competitive world of college tennis at Cal State LA where she played for two years on a scholarship.
Fast forward to a handful of years after being a college athlete Sam's passion for tennis has grown beyond just competing. Sam wishes to share her skills and unforgettable experience with youngsters looking to someday compete at the University level
Between representing Granada Hills Charter High School, and Los Angeles Pierce College as the number one player, Nick spent a year in Spain honing his game and playing tour level tournaments at 4Slam Tennis Academy. At the academy, he was under the tutelage of such world renowned coaches as Fernando Vicente and Galo Blanco. With experience coaching at tennis academies in the US and Spain, Nick joins us at NTA to share his knowledge with our young, up and coming stars.
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