Our Coaches

We have a number of coaches who can assist you in improving all facets of your game and technique. Click the envelope icon under the coach of your choosing, or click here to contact us. We look forward to helping you better your game!

Prices below are for private lessons, semi-private lessons are allowed provided the coach clears that the level of play of each player is comparable for the lesson.  Each student added to a private lesson is $20 additional per hour.

 

José Avalos
Head Professional

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 Athlete of the Year: St. Joseph’s
  • 15 years of tennis experience

Private Lessons: $150/hr. $1200/10 pack

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Pete Chaiyapan
Head Professional

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.

Private Lessons: $150/hr, $1200/10 pack

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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

Private Lessons: $140/hr, $1100/10 pack

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Vita Talakai
Tennis Professional

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

Private Lessons: $100/hr, $900/10 pack

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Robert Garcia
Tennis Professional

- Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

- Residence: El Granada, CA

- 8 years of USPTA Professional tennis experience

Robert is an energetic, outgoing tennis coach with a passion for playing, competing and teaching tennis. Robert believes that tennis is the best sport for health and happiness. Whether the youngest Pee Wee player or the most seasoned senior athlete, tennis provides fun, competition and community that can last a lifetime.

- 2015 #1 Ranking – NorCal Men’s 60 Singles

- 2015 Champion - USTA NorCal and Senior Grand Prix – Men’s 60 Singles

- 2014 Champion – USTA NorCal and Senior Grand Prix – Men’s 60 Singles

Private Lessons: $120/hr, $1000/10 pack

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Renan Modesto
Tennis Professional
  • Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Residence: Menlo Park, CA
  • College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Civil Engineer
  • Played #3 Singles at Foothill College 
  • Coached 2 years at Stanford Clinic while at Foothill College
  • Participated in Club Tennis at Cal Poly
  • 18 years experience playing tennis 

Private Lessons: $120/hr, $1000/10 pack

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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.