Our Team

Michael Jessup

Managing Director

  • Played #1 Pepperdine University
  • Ranked #370 ATP Singles and #350 ATP Doubles

Highlights and Information

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

  • Ranked #1 NorCal juniors going undefeated last 3 years
  • #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 of working with passionate tennis players since 2001. In those years his students have gone onto 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 psychology. Michael’s core belief is that every student has the ability to be great. This is where Michael’s coaching passion lies.

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Tamra Paulsen

Business Administrator
Residence: Burlingame, CA
College: Santa Clara University; Accounting

Highlights and Information

Residence: Burlingame, CA
College: Santa Clara University; Accounting

Tamra brings her business background along with a knowledge of the sport. Tamra works as a Financial Systems and Accounting Consultant and has worked as an Office Manager and a Corporate Controller. She follows junior tennis, having coached high school JV tennis for 10 years.
In her free time, Tamra cares for her dogs, helps with Bingo at the VA Hospital and watches NASCAR whenever she can.

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Jose Avalos

Head Professional @PCC

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

Highlights and Information

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
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Pete Chaiyapan

Head Professional @OC

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

Highlights and Information

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

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.

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Lorenzo Correa

 

Head Professional @HPP/Digital Marketing Coordinator

– Former Member of Foothill College Tennis Team

– Nationally Ranked Junior In Colombia

– 15 years of tennis experience

 

 

Highlights and Information

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia 
Residence: San Francisco, CA
College: University of San Francisco B.A. Politics.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ranked #2 Hawaii Pacific Section
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Played #5 & 6 singles and #2 &3 doubles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Player Development strengths: Fitness, Intangibles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MIL High School Titles (doubles 2008, singles 2012)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Undefeated MIL High School season 2012

Gerald Sargeant

 

Staff Professional 

– Played tennis for 12 years.
– Ranked player in the UK.
– Former student at London Southbank University.

 Tyler Nii

Staff Professional

-Head Men & Women’s Tennis Coach, Archbishop Mitty HS

-California Polytechnic State University, Pomona Tennis Team

-USTA Northern California, Board of Director 2016

Highlights and Information

Birthplace: San Jose, CA

Residence: San Jose, CA

College: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Business Entrepreneurship

-Played 1 & 2 at Leigh High School with undefeated Freshman and Senior seasons

-Captain of the high school team for 3 years, leading the team to 2 League Championships and 4 MVP awards

-Cal Poly Pomona Tennis Team

-Practice Director for the Cal Poly Pomona Tennis Club Team

-Head Men’s/Women’s Tennis Coach, Archbishop Mitty

-USTA Northern California, Board of Director

-20 years of experience playing tennis

With over 20 years of experience in the sport, Tyler has managed to attain extensive amounts of knowledge being trained by some of the best coaches in the Bay Area. Being well rounded in almost every sport invented, he most enjoys spending his spare time playing basketball, being a former high school MVP and Senior Showcase All-Star starter. A passionate teacher always striving to create fresh and engaging drills. A believer in his personal philosophy for universal success of Adaptation, Awareness, and Authenticity.

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Daniel Morkovine

Staff Professional

-Former member of 2x national champion Menlo Knights high school tennis team

-Former NCAA Div. 3 Player and Captain at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

-2015 NCAA National Champion

-3x ITA All-American

Highlights and Information

Birthplace:San Carlos, CA

Residence:San Carlos, CA

College:Claremont McKenna College. B.A. Economics, Minor: Computer Science

-Former member of 2x national champion Menlo Knights high school tennis team

-Former NCAA Div. 3 Player and Captain at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

-2015 NCAA National Champion

-3x ITA All-American

Nick Previte

Staff Professional

-Top ranked junior growing up in norcal starting tournaments at the age of 9, reaching a high ranking of 12

-Former NorCal zonal team member and Gar Glenny Cup winner

-2010 USPTA national doubles ranking of 17

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Highlights and Information

Born: Palo Alto, California
Residence: Santa Clara, California
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 16 years of experience playing tennis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Played #1 & #2 at Foothill college
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Was ranked #6 in NorCal in singles and #3 doubles in California
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Became All-American in 2015 for California JUCO

Coltrane Hunt

Staff Professional

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Highlights and Information

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
-Coltrane played for Coach Bill Shine at Menlo School, competing on teams which won titles at CCS and NorCal
-Coltrane 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

Todd Bartolomeo

Staff Professional

– #1 Ranked Boys 18 & Under player in R.I.

– Captain and #1 Singles and Doubles for U.R.I (Div. 1)
– Ranked #27 in Florida Men’s Open Div.
– Ranked #197 in USA (Top 500 List)
– 2013 USPTA Midwest Division Men’s Open Player of the Year
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Highlights and Information

Birthplace: Cranston, RI

Residence: Palo Alto??

College: University of Rhode Island

 

-Trained thousands of junior players over 28 years of coaching

-Former USTA Player Development Coach (Flushing Meadows)

-Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)

-Former Academy Coach at Saddlebrook & Evert Academies

-Trained with numerous ATP & WTA Players

 

Todd has coached at world class resorts (The Colony & Sea Island) as well as having worked with former top 10 player, Wimbledon Semi-Finalist Tim Mayotte, as a Player Development Coach for the USTA at Flushing Meadows.  His coaching style is a blend of refined technical progressions and regressions designed to help players move and strike efficiently within individually constructed patterns to fit their playing style.  As a personal trainer, Todd’s first goal is always achieving balance within the body for powerful movements and long lasting success.

 

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