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Ross started his coaching career in Pivoda’s Tennis Academy in Ostrava, Czech Republic. When he arrived to the United States in 1998, he became a coach at Heritage Tennis in Irvine. In 2001, he began teaching at Tustin Racquet Club and then started his own private instruction, which soon became his priority. In 2003, he was a head-pro at Grassini Tennis Academy in Tustin. In 2004, he signed a contract with the City Of Irvine and started Turtle Rock Tennis, with his wife Lanea (USPTR Professional) We offer a full tennis program, providing instruction to all ages and levels. Tennis clinics, camps, USTA Jr. Tennis Teams, Tennis Ladder and private lessons at Turtle Rock Community Park. We led nearly two dozens of teams to Southern California league Championships, claiming the title in 2010 and 2013. Ross is USPTA Certified and serves on the advisory staff of Head/Penn. Ross was awarded the “2007 Head/Penn Advisory Pro of the Year.” “I became a tennis coach because teaching tennis is a rewarding career that will keep me active and allow me to help others play a sport that has brought me such joy in my life,”
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Prior to becoming a Tennis Professional for the City Of Irvine, I have spent over 18 years in the field of early Childhood Education as well as in Administration for Young Children Management. Special skills include working with children and adults with disabilities. My favorite part of my work has been the opportunity to create exercise materials and curriculum both for fine motor and gross motor skill development. Giving children and adults a variety of exercises to enhance their physical coordination as well as their concentration to perform in any activity they choose. I have been fortunate to be able to get involved in sports my whole life starting at age 3, mostly Soccer, Softball and Dance. My passion for Tennis came about the very first time I hit a tennis ball. I am currently a PTR Certified Professional and a member of the USTA. I serve on the advisory staff of HEAD/PENN.
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