Meet the Team
Director of Tennis
One of So Cal’s leading coaches, Alberto has been an outstanding coach, player and student of the game for over 45 years. He was one of his native country Mexico’s top players as a junior player and moved to California to continue his training with legendary coach Pancho Segura. After being one of top junior’s in Southern California, Alberto turned professional when he was 19 and toured Europe as a professional playing for the top professional leagues in Germany and France. He remained in Europe for 10 years as a playing and teaching professional.
Upon returning to the United States, he left the game for a short time to assist his family soccer business in the San Diego running a retail soccer shop and running a popular soccer league for adults. He and his younger brother Antonio returned to tennis in the early 2000s establishing a thriving tennis academy in Chula Vista and working with some of the top junior players in the San Diego area for over 15 years.
In 2019, Alberto came in as iTennis Arcadia’s director bringing Alberto a new challenge to create a flourishing tennis community in Arcadia.
$85/hr +$10 Semi-Private | $45/half-hour
Growing up in the nearby Pasadena Area, Coach Roger spent his time on the Varsity tennis team at South Pasadena High school where he received MVP honors and Captain of the team. After High School, Roger played on the club team at UCLA and continues to play competitively in USTA tournaments and leagues.
Coach Roger is a passionate player and coach who thrives on seeing others succeed on the court. He extends that passion so others can see the benefits that tennis provides, both physically and emotionally. He is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association with a Professional teaching Certification.
$75/hr +$10 Semi-Private | $45/half-hour
Coach Eddie has extensive experience coaching students of all ages. Being a USPTA Certified Pro for 10 years, his tennis coaching background includes:
- Jr. Team Tennis
- Junior Tournament Players
- Competitive and Recreational Adults
Prior to becoming a full time coach, he competed at the 5.0 & 5.5 levels while having a distinguished career as a classroom teacher. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Cal State University, Los Angeles. Coach Eddie was also awarded by the So, Cal Tennis Association for his dedication, commitment and service to growing the great sport of tennis.
$80/hr | $45/half-hour
Before iTennis, Andy was the Head Coach for Cypress College (Women’s team) and Head Coach for Fairmont Prep. High School.
He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona. His playing accomplishments at the school include:
- #1 Singles and Doubles Player
After his college tennis career, he has pursued his career on the tennis court. Working with all sorts of players, from beginners, to top ranked junior and adult players. His path at iTennis started as Director of Tennis for the past 8 years at our Whittier Narrows location which opened in 2007, now the iTennis Performance Center.
Personal playing accomplishments include:
- #1 Ranking – Men’s Open Doubles (SCTA-2012 & 2016, with David Eiges)
- #1 Ranking – Mixed Open doubles (SCTA-2014)
- #1 Ranking – Men’s 5.5 Singles (SCTA-2003)
- National Title – USTA Men’s 5.0 Team (2007)
- 1st Annual Walnut Open Doubles (Partner David Eiges, $1000 prize money)
- USTA Sectionals Champion- Mixed Open Doubles (2016)
- Defeated former ATP ranked #14, JanMichael Gambill, in the Lakewood Open Doubles in 2016
$80/hr | $45/half-hour