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 is the inventor of the holistic sports academy training model and the worldwide tennis academy industry. He is the Founder and President Emeritus of IMG Academy, which is the first, largest, and most prestigious sports training academy in the world. He is 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 is 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 is 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.
Jari enjoyed a very successful college career, playing on a full scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and leading her team to the National Championships 4 years in a row. While there, she completed her degree in International Business. As a junior, she was ranked in the top 10 nationally in her home country of Slovakia.
Jari specializes in working to identify and nurture young talent, helping our students progress from red to yellow ball. We are extremely fortunate to have Jari with us, setting a solid foundation for players as they enter into competition!
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.
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).
Roma is one of the most experienced coaches at Tompkins, having been with the academy since 2009. He has equally impressive playing and coaching resumes, having been the national champion in his home country of the Republic of Georgia, as well as assistant coach at the University of Montana.
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.