Tennis

We are proud to announce that DIMITAR Tennis Academy and EleVen by Venus have joined forces to offer our First Annual Pro Am Tournament. This December, distinguished local tennis professionals will meet and play at the Elings Park Tennis Center in Santa Barbara, CA. This is an exclusive chance to watch or play tennis at a competitive Pro Am level and win unique prizes.

The First Annual EleVen by Venus Pro Am Tournament will be held on December 14-15th at the beautiful Elings Park Tennis Center in Santa Barbara, CA. This 2-day FREE event will pair one professional with 2 guests (1 man and 1 woman, 4.0 or higher) to represent each club and compete against some of the most respected local tennis legends and professionals.

The format of the tournament will be as follow: Each professional will pair up with 1 woman (4.0 or higher), 1 man (4.0 or higher), and 1 junior (age 9-17). All matches, except for the finals will be played 1 set (tie-break at 5-5) and will have Ball Boys on court; the finals will be played 2 out of 3 sets. All participants, except for the professionals, are guaranteed to play at least two matches, pros are guaranteed to play 6 matches.

During the first day of the tournament, Saturday December 14th, starting at 9 a.m. will begin the Adult draw, and a back draw will be offered as well. A Player’s Party will be hosted at 6 p.m. and all players and fans are invited. On Sunday, December 15th the day will begin at 9 a.m. with the Adult Finals for the regular and back draw. Each final will be accommodated with a Chair Umpire and Ball Boys. The Pro Am Junior Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday with the same format of 1 set and tie-break at 5-5 and will be played throughout the afternoon, as the finals will take place at 6 p.m. along with a Cake Party for all junior participants.

Elings Park Tennis Courts
1002 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

We are pleased to announce that Elings Park has partnered with Oceanside School of Tennis to provide  top quality tennis instruction and an environment where players can develop and enhance all aspects of tennis, including technique, footwork, fitness, peak performance, nutrition, and strategy.For more information and description of our programs, please visit: http://www.sbschooloftennis.com

Reservation and  light usage fee per court is required for night time play. Light usage fee: $15 for non-members and $10 for members.

FREE 30 minute lesson for all 2013 members. Must redeem during the first 6 months of the year (this offer expires June 30, 2013).

Our junior clinics are certified for independent P.E. credit for schools.

Instructors

Dimitar Yazadzhiev, MPE – Owner & Tennis Director at Oceanside and Santa Barbara School of Tennis

Dimitar YazadzhievDimitar is USPTR Professional and has been coaching at the top professional level and working with some of the top ranked national and international junior players for almost 20 years. Before founding of the Oceanside Tennis School & Academy, Dimitar was the Head Coach of the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, CA for 10 years, Coach at the Maleeva Tennis Academy, and Tournament Director for the Bulgarian Tennis Federation and a Management Director for the Academic Tennis Club (Sofia, Bulgaria). He has been ranked among the Top Four Juniors in Bulgaria and has been a professional USPTR since 1993.

Dimitar graduated from the prestigious Bulgarian National Sports Academy with a master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Management. He has been coaching and working with some of the top ranked national and international junior players, among them: Sesil Karatancheva (Top 40 WTA and French Open Quarter Finalist), Ksenia Milevskaya (Top 200 WTA, 2007 #2 ITF), Nolan Bauer (#1 Southwest Section B14s, Top 40 US B14s), and Grigor Dimitrov (#1 ITF B18s, 2006 Orange Bowl Boys 16s Singles champion, 2008 Jr. Wimbledon champion, and 2008 Jr. US Open Singles champion). Email: dimitar@sbschooloftennis.com

Pete Kirkwood – USPTA Professional / Head Coach and Adult Clinic Coordinator

Pete has 18 years of experience as the Head Coach Women’s Tennis at UCSB and co-directed the Nike Tennis Camps for ten years. He was responsible for recruiting successful student athletes to compete at the Division I level for the UC Santa Barbara Women’s tennis team. Over the years Pete won 2 big West championships, 3 All Americans (only all Americans in school history) and over 200 wins at Division I level (most all time at UCSB). Peter has a bachelors of science degree in physical education from CS Bakersfield 1985 and he is a USPTA certified professional since 1992.
Email: pete@sbschooloftennis.com

Tiago Hayashi – USPTR Professional / Head Coach

Tiago was on a full tuition athletic scholarship at Westmont College, from where he graduated with Bachelor of Art in Economics & Business. He worked as Tennis Instructor for Guy Fritz Tennis Camp (San Diego, CA) and for Westmont College Tennis Camp. Tiago was ranked Top 10 Juniors in the 18’s in the state of Sao Paulo. He won several junior tournaments playing against top Brazilian ATP players such as Thomaz Bellucci, Joao Souza, and Daniel Silva. Tiago is the winner of the Ojai Tennis Tournament for Junior College in Singles as a Sophomore. Tiago finished season at Westmont College ranked as #19 in the Nation for singles. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish and has basic skills in German and Japanese.
Email: tiago@sbschooloftennis.com

Geoff Pryce – USPTA P-1 Professional / Head Coach

Geoff brings to Oceanside School of Tennis some 30 years of teaching and coaching experience. First certified by the USPTA in 1977, he went on to be Head Trainer for the W.C.T. International Tennis Academies in Cala D’Or Mallorca and Playa Jandía, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Spain). He later became Tennis Director of the America Embassy Club in Bonn, Germany, where he trained future German ATP and Davis Cup player Marc-Kevin Peter Goellner. Geoff was awarded by the Sportgemeinschaft Deutscher Bundestag honorary player status on their Parliamentary Team. As a member of this team, he was a finalist in the Apollinaris Cup in Bad Neuenahr. Presently, Geoff is also the assistant tennis coach for men’s at Westmont College.
Email: geoff@sbschooloftennis.com

Maia Semerdjieva Tennis Head Coach – Juniors Development

MaiaMaia Semerdjieva grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria and she plays tennis since 3 years old. During her junior tennis years, she actively participated and competed in many national, European (ETA) and ITF tournaments. In 2006, she came to the United States on a full scholarship playing NCAA Division I for Tennessee Technological University (TnTech) and later on for Grambling State University (GSU) in Louisiana.

Maia was awarded Freshman of the Year Award and led TnTech to the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) in 2006. In addition, she was the No.1 seeded player and a team captain for GSU during 3 consecutive years (2007-2010) and led her team to the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during all three years, where she was awarded First-Team SWAC and Second-Team SWAC on multiple occasions.From 2007 to 2010, Maia was a Tennis Coach in Kinyon/Jones Tennis Camp in Dartmouth College, NH, where she managed the 10-17 age group summer camps and coached junior tennis clinics totaling more than 50 children weekly. She is also a certified ITF Chair Umpire and a Line Judge. Maia graduated from GSU in Business Management in 2010 and began her graduate education in August 2011 at GSU, as she is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Sport Administration with an anticipated graduation date of May, 2013.

Membership Fees

Annual Tennis Membership Fees:

Individual Adult Membership: $495

Senior Membership: $295

Junior Membership: $250

Family Membership: $695

Day Pass: $8  /  Day Pass Card: $150 for 25 passes

  • Facility hours:

Monday – Friday from 7 am until 8 pm
Saturdays from 7 am until 7 pm
Sundays from 7 am until 6 pm

  • FREE 30 minute lesson for all 2013 members. Must redeem during the first 6 months of the year (this offer expires June 30, 2013).
  • All memberships allow for play seven days per week.
  • Senior’s spouse will be charged $100 for annual fee, a $195 savings!
  • Family membership covers children 18 and younger.
  • Day Pass court use fee is $8. You can purchase a package of 25 day passes for $150 ($6 each).
  • A light usage fee per court is required for evening time play for all players. $10 for members; $15 for non-members and guests. Reservation is required for evening time use of the tennis courts. For reservation please call 698-5442.

For more information you can contact us at 805-698-5442 or 805-746-3644, or email: dimitar@sbschooloftennis.com

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Private Lessons

TENNIS DIRECTORHEAD COACHCOACH
1/2 HOUR$50$40$35
1 HOUR$90$75$65
1 1/2 HOURS$125$105$95
1 HOUR / SEMI-PRIVATE$100$85$75
1 HOUR / GROUP$35 per person$30 per personcontact us for more information
Package of 5 Lessons$400$350$300
BALL MACHINE RENTAL
(per hour) $30
BALL MACHINE RENTAL
(per-hour package of 5) $100

For more information you can contact us at 805-698-5442 or 805-746-3644, or email: dimitar@sbschooloftennis.com

Spring Break Tennis Camps for Juniors Ages 9-18

March 25 – 29, from 10 am to noon and  2 pm to 5 pm.
April 1 – 5  from 10 am to noon and  2 pm to 5 pm.

All level tennis players are welcome!

Cost:
Half day for $295 per week or full day for $495 per week.
Early drop-off at 9 am and a late afternoon pick-up at 6 pm for an additional charge of $50 per week, or $75 for both.

Junior Clinics

Pee Wee (ages 4 to 7) – 5:00-6:00pm – Year-Round
One day a week (Tue/Thurs/Sat):   1 hour – $95/month or $25/day
Two days a week (Tue/Thurs/Sat):   1 hour – $180/month or $25/day
Tree days a week (Tue/Thurs/Sat):  1 hour – $250/month or $25/day

This class focuses on coordination, hand-eye orientation, following directions, beginner technique with low-pressure tennis balls, and working as a team. Our activities, which we change every 10 minutes, are fast-paced with high-energy, keeping the children involved, yet having fun.

Future Stars (ages 6 to 10) – 4:30-6:00pm- Year-Round
One day a week (Mon/Wed/Fri):   1½ h – $150/month or $40/day
Two days a week (Mon/Wed/Fri):   1½ h – $295/month or $40/day
Three days a week (Mon/Wed/Fri):   1½ h – $399/month or $40/day

Our goal is to prepare these players for competitions and match play. The professional staff instructs these players on how to hit the ball in order to achieve their desired results, and we begin instructions on serving. Players will focus on technical and tactical aspects of tennis.

Sectionals Group 1 – 3:30-5:30pm – School-Time Only
One day a week (Mon-Fri):  2 h – $185/month or $50/day
Two days a week (Mon-Fri):   2 h – $350/month or $50/day
Three days a week (Mon-Fri):   2 h – $495/month or $50/day
Four days a week (Mon-Fri):   2 h – $650/month or $50/day
Five days a week (Mon-Fri):   2 h – $750/month or $50/day

Our goal is to improve SCTA and Open players to become National level competitors. The professional staff oversees a program that focuses on match tactics, development of strategy, footwork and technique.

NEW! Get Fit With Tennis
This unique new youth program is a high-cardio workout geared to reduce body fat and increase muscle mass while having fun learning tennis skills.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Sectionals Group 2 – 3:00-5:30pm – School-Time Only
One day a week (Mon-Fri):   2½ h – $220/month or $60/day
Two days a week (Mon-Fri):   2½ h – $420/month or $60/day
Three days a week (Mon-Fri):  2½ h – $595/month or $60/day
Four days a week (Mon-Fri):   2½ h – $795/month or $60/day
Five days a week (Mon-Fri):   2½ h – $950/month or $60/day

This group is designed for competitive tennis players, which focuses on advanced technical instructions. This program emphasizes on all aspects of tennis; including proper technique, footwork, tactics, mental toughness and strategy in how to win successfully.

Junior TEAM Tennis – 2:00-4:00pm – School-Time Only
One day a week (Sat):  2 h – $185/month or $50/day

Tournament Travel Team (TTT) See our website for more information: www.sbschooloftennis.com

* All monthly prices are based on 4 weeks.

Our junior clinics are certified for independent P.E. credit for schools.

Adult Clinics

Monday, 8:30 – 10:00 am: Net play Drills and Serves – with Pete Kirkwood
Monday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Advanced: Stroke Production, Live Ball Drills, Match Play – Singles and Doubles Strategy

Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:00 am: Stroke of the day – with coach Pete Kirkwood
Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Adult Beginners: Learn Basics for FH & BH, Groundstrokes, Volley and Serves.

Wednesday, 8:30 – 10:00 am: Men’s and Women’s Beginners – with coach Pete Kirkwood
Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm: 
Intermediates: Tennis-Expand on Elementary skills, Learn Spin, Transition Game Incorporate Live Ball Drills.

Thursday, 9:00 – 10:00 amBaseline shots Drills – with Pete Kirkwood.
Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Int/Adv: Combination of Drills and Playing, Emphasis on Honing all Skills for Competition

Friday, 8:30 – 10:00 am: Lady’s A2 and B Team Interclub – with Pete Kirkwood
Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Happy Hour Mixer – Singles or Doubles Round Robin Sets

Saturday, 9:30-11:00 amCardio Tennis – with coach Geoffrey Price

Clinic Rates: Members: $15 for 1 hour / $25 for 1.5 hours | Non-members: $20 for 1 hour / $30 for 1.5 hours

Tennis Schedule

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  • The Elings Park Foundation operates and manages the Las Positas Tennis facility for the benefit of our members and their guests.  Our managing pro is Dimitar Yazadzhiev.
  • We do not receive any tax dollars.  All expenses are covered with program fees and donations only.  We do charge a fee to use this facility.  We appreciate your support and your understanding.
  • Our goal is to offer an affordable, safe, clean and enjoyable place to play tennis.
  • Before playing, please check in with the facility manager on duty.  If you need assistance, please call our site manager at 805-698-5442 or our park host at 805-698-7064.  In an emergency, please call 911.
  •  As a condition of use of the facility, you agree to use the facility at your own risk.  The Foundation or its representatives will not be held liable for any injury or loss associated with using the facility.
  • We ask that you wear an appropriate shirt, shorts and shoes while at the facility.
  • You are required to wear non-marking tennis shoes only.  No black soled shoes are allowed regardless of their warranty against marking.
  • Consumption of alcohol or tobacco is by permit only.
  • We ask that you respect your fellow members, the Park’s representatives and the facilities.  We reserve the right to ask members or visitors to leave the premises for violating the Park rules.
  • The tennis courts are to be used to play tennis only unless approved by the management for other purpose.
  • We reserve the right to change our fees and policies at any time.
  • Members may reserve a court by calling 805-698-5442. Depending upon the level of activity at the courts, we reserve the right to only allow one reservation per member at a time.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the reservation if you are not ready to play within 5 minutes of your scheduled reservation time.
  • If there is anyone waiting, court usage will be limited to 30 minutes for
  • A non-member court pass is valid for 1 hour for singles and 1.5 hours for doubles. The cost is $8 for singles and $7 for doubles.
  • A $15 light usage fee per court is required for all members, non-members and guests for night play. Reservation is required for night time use of the tennis courts.
  • If you have any concerns, questions or suggestions about the policies or management of the facilities, please call Elings Park Office at 805-569-5611.

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