Hello Tennis Students!
Love Tennis is back in session for Fall!
Thank you to everyone who attended the summer session! It was great to see some of our returning students as well as many new faces. We learned new skills, made some new friends and had a blast! Our Fall session is quickly approaching. It is a 9 week session and the times have been adjusted to accommodate our student’s school schedules. It will begin Monday August 24th and run through October 22nd.
CLASSES: ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE COVENANT HILLS TENNIS COURTS
Each student has the option of attending:
1 class per week
2 classes per week or
unlimited/4 classes per week
There is a drop in price for attendees who are first timers who would like to try it out or who are unable to commit to the entire 9 week program.
If you would like to sign up for the entire session but know you will be gone for a short span during the 9 week session, please let us know in advance for details and pricing.
We have been forced to implement a strict policy with regard to waivers and payments. PLEASE PRINT THE CHILD MEMBER WAIVER UNDER THE REGISTRATION TAB. THE WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM ALONG WITH PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AND BROUGHT WITH THE STUDENT TO THE FIRST CLASS THEY ATTEND. IF THE FORM AND PAYMENT ARE NOT WITH THE STUDENT PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE FIRDT CLASS, THE STUDENT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND AND CANNOT RETURN UNTIL PAYMENT AND WAIVER ARE TURNED IN.
** If your child attended the summer session, we have your waiver on file and only payment needs to be made.
Payment can be made by:
•Check to Love Tennis Inc.
•Venmo to Billy Casas @love-tennis
Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us at: lovetennisinquiries@gmail.
We look forward to seeing our students again!
Coach Billy and Coach Brian
Ladera Ranch Junior Tennis Program Class Times
|RED BALL||3:00 – 4:00pm||Monday – Thursday|
|ORANGE BALL||3:00 – 4:00pm||Monday – Thursday|
|GREEN DOT||4:00 – 5:30pm||Monday – Thursday|
|YELLOW BALL||4:00 – 5:30pm||Monday – Thursday|
|YELLOW BALL + (by coach approval only)||5:30 – 7:00pm||Monday – Thursday|
The “Red Ball” program is the beginner entry level class in which most junior players should start. This class is designed to be fun, build hand-eye coordination, and learn proper stroke technique all while playing fun tennis games.
The “Orange Ball” program is designed for the junior tennis player who has gone through the Red Ball Program and has developed simple stroke technique. Here we focus on repetition and continue to learn all the elements of the game including score keeping and court etiquette.
The “Green Dot/Yellow Ball” program is for the student who has had 2-3 years playing experience. One-on-one drills, point play and heavy repetition drills will be the focus of this class as well as court positioning and game strategy.
*ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE COVENANT HILLS TENNIS COURTS LOCATED AT: 1 Covenant Hills Drive, Ladera Ranch, 92694
Rainy day cancellations will be credited toward the next session or you may join the make up class offered on the following weekend. Once the session has started, students must attend their specific day(s) of choice; we will not be able to allow day changes until the end of each session. If a student misses a class during their session, the class must be made up within that same session. There will be no rollover between sessions.
Billy Casas joined our community as Director of Tennis on January 7, 2019. Billy brings decades of tennis program management experience. An avid tennis player himself, he is currently ranked #6 nationally in senior men’s 40s.
Billy is widely regarded among the local tennis community for his strength in creating and growing tennis programs as well as his ability to foster a positive, fun and inclusive environment driven by shared passion for tennis. He looks forward to expanding and enriching Ladera Ranch’s tennis program offerings – from classes to clinics to social events, from novice to pro levels of ability, for every age.
Most recently, he had the privilege of serving for nine years as Director of Tennis at Mission Viejo Country Club, where he managed youth and adults tennis programs. He has also run tennis programs at Nellie Gail Tennis & Swim Club and Felipe Tennis Center.
Billy is honored to join the Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS) Ladera Ranch Tennis program and looks forward to getting to know the residents in the community.
Coach Brian Pham has competed with world-class players, trained collegiate athletes, helped thousands of high school tennis competitors, and is ready for any students ready to learn the game. Coach Brian a professor of the game, continues to compete yearly, study the game in depth, and is always trying to learn more, and teach his knowledge onto all of his students. Whether you’re hitting the red ball, rallying with the green dot ball, or smacking volleys with the yellow ball, Coach will always make it fun, competitive, and make sure you strive for the best you can be. Always show your effort, be ready for owning your repetition, and let your confidence take you as far as you can. Look for Coach Brian on the courts!
Coach Brian is an alumnus of the University of California, Irvine and started professional coaching since 2002. He helped Concordia University, Irvine with their first Men’s/Women’s NAIA Tennis Team, has coached Varsity Tennis Teams of Mission Viejo High School & Capistrano Valley High School. Held the Director of Tennis position at one of Orange County’s exclusive private clubs, Marbella Country Club (2012-2016) in San Juan Capistrano.