Meet The Pros

  • Brendan Curry

    Tennis Director
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    Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa Brendan began playing tennis at age 7 ranked #3 in the country as a junior. On the ATP Tour from 1989- 1996, he achieved a career high singles ranking of 450 and 181 in doubles. Brendan ran his own tennis school in Cape Town, South Africa before….
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  • Keith Pollak

    Tennis Instructor
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    Growing up in Marin, Keith began his tennis career at Redwood High School. Being accepted at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, he continued his career in tennis. As an NCAA All-American, he reached a #2 national ranking and was a team captain. On the ATP Tour, Keith achieved a top 400 world ranking. He has….
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  • Henry Auriti

    Tennis Instructor
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    Henry incorporates a three-fold mission to inspire students to work, to motivate students in competition, and to teach them to win. Balancing the technical, mental and physical aspects of the game, he seeks to develop the ideal tennis player. Henry’s primary strength as an instructor is the personal attention that he devotes to each player…..
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  • Michael Friedman

    Tennis Instructor
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    Michael joined the TPC tennis coaching team in 2010 and has been teaching and coaching tennis for over 50 years. He started teaching as a teenager in Los Angeles and continued his professional career at Golden Gate Park, Brentwood Country Club, the JCC in Los Gatos, S.F. University High School and Rancho Solano, Fairfield, where….
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  • Elliot Markowitz

    Tennis Instructor
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    Elliot was born and raised in Santa Barbara. He played four years of varsity tennis at Santa Barbara High School and two years at Santa Barbara City College before getting his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara. He has taught tennis at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club for the last….
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  • Tony Ramsdell

    Tennis Instuctor
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    Tony is a Massachusetts native with over 10 years of experience in the tennis industry. He got his start in the Northeast, then moved to the Pacific Palisades where he worked with beginner players that have since gone on to top Division 1 colleges. Most recently, he was at the Burlingame Country Club for 3….
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  • Peter Van Lieshout

    Tennis Instructor
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    Peter coached at the IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program from 2011 to 2017, then went on to teach at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman. He has conducted clinics in Malaysia, China, El Salvador, and the U.S, and as a private tennis coach has coached in Shanghai, China and at Club Med in Port St. Lucie,….
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