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.