José Avalos
Head Professional, PCC

Birthplace: East Palo Alto, CA
Residence: San Francisco, CA
High School: Sacred Heart Prep/Menlo Atherton High School

  • Played 3 singles at Sacred Heart Prep
  • 1999 Male Track Athelete of the Year: St. Joseph’s
  • 15 years of tennis experience
Pete Chaiyapan
Head Professional @OC

Birthplace: Bankok, Thailand
Residence: Palo Alto, CA
Exp. Professional

  • Won numerous singles and doubles ITF titles
  • Gold medalist in the University Games
  • Member of the Thai Junior David Cup Team
  • Won numerous singles and doubles ITF titles
  • Gold medalist in the University Games
  • Member of the Thai Junior David Cup Team

Pete brings tremendous playing experience to the Player Capital Team. His clean rhythmic ball striking abilities will be sure to enhance his student’s consistency and flow on the court.

Lorenzo Correa
Head Professional @TPP/Digital Marketing Coordinator
  • Former Member of Foothill College Tennis Team
  • Nationally Ranked Junior In Colombia
  • 15 years of tennis experience
Gerald Sargeant
Tennis Professional

Birthplace: Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom
Residence: Palo Alto, CA
Secondary School/High School: Langley Park School For Boys

Former Member at Park Langley Tennis Club.
Worked at Stanford tennis camps.
Played tennis since 4 years of age.
Plays with and works closely with Francis Sargeant (volunteer assistent coach for the Mens Stanford Team).
Played on clay courts growing up in the UK.

Steven Chung
Tennis Professional

Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Residence: San Jose, CA
College: University of Southern California; Business Administration

  • Ranked Top 5 in Northern California Juniors
  • Played #3 Singles for Bellarmine HS
  • Junior Team Tennis Gar Glenney Cup 3x Winner
  • 13 years of tennis experience
Vita Talakai
Tennis Professional

Played highs chool football, wrestling, and basketball. Coached Nike tennis camps at Stanford for 3 years. Coached at EPATT (East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring) for 5 years.

Jesse Castillo
Tennis Professional, TTP

Jesus "Jesse" Castillo

Residence: Half Moon Bay, CA
Grew Up: Des Plaines, IL

School(s): Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University (selected additional coursework)

Jesse is a USPTA registered Recreational Coach and is currently working towards the USPTA Certified Professional credential. A standout USTA League Player, he has played on multiple District and Sectional teams, representingNorCal at the National leve.

Coltrane Hunt
Tennis Professional

Born: Atherton, CA
High School: Menlo School, CA
College: University of Southern California

  • Coltrane began playing tennis at the age of seven under the tutelage of Coach Dick Gould at Stanford University.
  • Played for Coach Bill Shine at Menlo School, competing on teams which won titles at CCS and NorCal.
  • Went on to University of Southern California where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and Masters of Finance in 2010 and 2011.
Michael Jessup
Managing Director

Birthplace: Seoul, Korea
Residence: Menlo Park, CA
College: Pepperdine University; Business Administration

  • Ranked #1 NorCal juniors going undefeated last 3 years
  • Played #1 Pepperdine University
  • Ranked #370 ATP Singles and #350 ATP Doubles
  • #2 Nationally Boy’s 18s
  • Longest win streak in NorCal Men’s Open history (3 years- 76 matches)
  • Played #1 Pepperdine University
  • Ranked #370 ATP Singles and #350 ATP Doubles
  • Wins over Paradorn Schrichaphan, Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent, Victor Hanescu
  • Hitting partner for Michael Chang & Kim Clijsters
  • Announcer SAP Open

Michael has had the opportunity to work with passionate tennis players since 2001. In those years, his students have gone on to play at top colleges around the nation. Michael is known for teaching tactics, footwork, and strategy. However, he believes his greatest accomplishment is when he can help players see the game from a new perspective, or psychological vantage point. Michael’s core belief is that every student has the ability to be great. This is where Michael’s coaching passion lies.