We believe that passion trumps skill and hard work builds better players.
Playing with passion has formed the basis of Tompkins Sport success in the California Tennis scene.
As the #1 year-round junior training program on the West Coast, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Tompkins produces more nationally ranked juniors than any other program in Northern California.
GREAT COACHING. GREAT INSPIRATION
Our coaching team, made up of former Pro Tour and Division I players, specialize in high performance junior development between the ages of six and eighteen.
We believe in creating players who strive for excellence, not only in tennis but also by instilling life-long values of self-respect, self-belief and positive thinking, on court and off court.
PLAY SMARTER. PLAY MORE
As a Bounx Centre, we are fully aligned with the Bounx methodology for player development to you get from A to B faster. Our training system gives you a coach-verified rating so that your development can be optimised through Level-Based Play. Targets are between coach and player to level up your game in a structured and measurable way. Every step on the court is about making you a better player.
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PLAY WITH PASSION
Nick Bollettieri was the inventor of the holistic sports academy training model and the worldwide tennis academy industry. He was the Founder and President Emeritus of IMG Academy, which is the first, largest, and most prestigious sports training academy in the world. He was the trainer of an unprecedented 10 number one ranked ATP/WTA tennis players, including Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Venus and Serena Williams, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Boris Becker, Marcelo Rios, Jelena Jankovic, and Martina Hingis, He was a member of 10 halls of fame including the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Black Tennis Hall of Fame, and widely recognized as one of the greatest coaches in tennis history. In addition, he was an author, philanthropist, and a motivational speaker.
The namesake of Tompkins Tennis, Richard has over 30 years of experience developing high-level competitive juniors. In the past 15 years, he's produced over 30 local juniors who have achieved a top ten national ranking. Richard has also coached several players at the junior and adult grand slams!
There are few coaches who can match Richard’s energy or intensity levels on the court, and he has a gift for transferring those same traits to the students who work with him.
Kiril grew up in New Zealand and was ranked Top 2 in the country for under 12's, 14's, 16's and 18's divisions. Kiril went on to reach top 50 in the world in under 18's juniors on the ITF circuit and also attained an ATP ranking.
Kiril competed for the University of Tennessee where he clinched every match to get the team to the SEC final and also achieved an All American academic award.
Kiril achieved success managing 12 tennis clubs around the country and then went on to become one of the tennis directors at the John McEnroe Academy in Manhatten and the Hamptons.
Born and raised in Hayward, California, Aerial trained at Tompkins Tennis throughout her junior career finishing up #1 in every age group (10's-18's) in Northern California and was ranked top 5 in the United States (16's divison) and top 10 (18's division) .
After playing professional tournaments starting at the age of 17, Aeriel decided to accept a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin although she had offers from prestigious universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, and University of North Carolina.
While competing for Texas, Ellis was the incoming Freshman of the Year in the Texas Region, a 2 time All-American, and received a National Sportsmanship award her junior year.
Aeriel feels she can help players best by helping develop strategies and patterns they can rely on to help win singles and doubles matches, improving stroke consistency, and maintaining a positive attitude.
Sandy Tompkins is responsible for the academy's fitness and strength programs. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Certified, as well as TRX-certified. Sandy works one-on-one with juniors and adults in developing their off-court fitness programs.
Specializing in tennis specific conditioning, Sandy has also worked as a fitness trainer with both junior and professional tennis players competing in college and grand slams.
Sofia Zaprianov is a native of Northern California and an alumnae of Tompkins Tennis. She was ranked #1 for Northern California for both the Girls 16’s and 18’s Doubles Divisions. Sofia was also ranked top 40 nationally for both the Girls 16’s and 18’s Doubles Divisions. She was the #74 recruit on Tennis Recruiting Network. Sofia played Division 1 college tennis at Miami University and Samford University on full athletic scholarships. She was named an ITA scholar-athlete in 2022 and held a 6-1 record in conference singles matches for Samford University.
Joey Tscherne was born into a tennis family with both parents being top coaches and founders of the Sylmar, California based non-profit organization, Neighborhood Junior Tennis Program (NJTP). Joey began competing in tournaments at an early age and was a highly ranked junior in Southern California.
Joey received a full scholarship to the Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2015. He played number one singles and doubles for the university. Joey received the ITA Senior Player Of The Year for the South Central Region in 2019.
Prior to joining the Tompkins Tennis coaching staff Joey worked with Peter Smith, Head Men's Tennis Coach for the University of Southern California (USC).
Akbar Mamirov hails from Uzbekistan and moved to the United States in 2011. Akbar was a top ranked junior in Northern California and played Division 1 College Tennis at Saint Mary’s College. Prior to joining the Tompkins Tennis team Akbar coached for both the Nike and CA Berkeley summer camps.
Those experiences helped Akbar realize his passion for coaching and helping players maximize their potential.