The Board of Directors of the Elings Park Foundation and the Santa Barbara School of Tennis are pleased to announce a new fee schedule for annual memberships at the Las Positas Tennis Courts. Effective July 1. 2015. Our Daily Pass and Punch Card prices will remain the same. In addition, we will sponsor free Community Clinics and Free Play on all Courts on Saturdays, as well as, tournaments and mixers every month.

Annual Tennis Membership Fees
Individual Adult: $250
Senior: $150
Junior: $125
Family: $300
Daily Pass: $8
Daily Punch Card: $150 (25 day passes)

Community Clinics
1st Saturday – Mesa Residents Clinic 9:30-11:00 am
2nd Saturday – Members Clinic 9:30-11:00 am
3rd Saturday – Open House Clinic 9:30-11:00
4th Saturday – All Students Clinic 9:30-11:00 am

Free Play
Every Saturday, free play on all courts 5:00-7:00 pm

July Tournament
July 2, 6:00-8:00 – Wimbledon Night Mixed – Strawberry and Cream
July 11 and 12, time TBD – All Member and Friends Summer Torunament
July 5 and 26, time TBD – Elings Park Junior Tournament

Las Ppositas Tennis Courts
1002 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Santa Barbara School of Tennis at Elings Park is situated at one of the most beautiful and prestigious destination on the West Coast.

Overlooking Hendry’s Beach with 360 degree views, Elings Park is a 230-acre privately funded park open to the public. Our location provides a unique place to train and learn from world-class coaches and instructors while enjoying the eminence and tranquility of the environment.

We offer high quality tennis clinics for juniors and adults, spring and summer tennis camps, private instructions, and a tennis pro shop. Please come, join, and experience it for yourself!!!

Our mission at Santa Barbara School of Tennis is to provide top quality tennis instructions and an environment where players can learn to compete, win, and enjoy the game of tennis. The Tennis School aims to develop and enhance all aspects of successful tennis, including technique, footwork, fitness, peak performance, nutrition, and strategy.

Reservation and  light usage fee per court is required for night time play. Light usage fee: $5 for non-members and free for members.

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


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

Dimitar Yazadzhiev

USPTR Certified Professional with 20 years of tennis teaching experience

USRSA – Master Racquet Technician

USTA Competition Training Center (CTC) – Head Coach for Ventura/Santa Barbara since 2009

HEAD/PENN Racquet Sports Advisory Pro of the Year in 2013

Dimitar is the Owner and Tennis Director of Santa Barbara School of Tennis (SBTP) & DIMITAR Tennis Academy (DTA) in Santa Barbara, California. He is a 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 over 25 years.

Before founding of SBTP & DTA, 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 was 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: Grigor Dimitrov – #28 ATP, #1 ITF B18s, 2006 Orange Bowl Boys 16s, Singles Champion, 2008 Jr. Wimbledon Champion, and 2008 Jr. US Open Singles Champion; Anna Tatishvili – #50 WTA, #10 ITF; Sesil Karatancheva – Former #35 WTA and French Open Quarter Finalist; Ksenia Milevskaya – Top 200 WTA and 2007 #2 ITF; Nolan Bauer – #1 Southwest Section B14s and Top 30 US B14s, Kento Perera – #1 SoCal B14’s and Top 5 SoCal B16’s and many more.

You can reach Dimitar at:

Jeff Banwer – Head Tennis Coach/Adult Tennis Activities and Junior Development

 Jeff is a USPTR/USPTA certified tennis professional with over 20 years of teaching experience instructing various ages and levels. He received full athletic tennis scholarships to both the University of New Mexico, where he earned a place in the Hall of Fame, and California State University, Long Beach. At both institutions, Jeff played NCAA Division 1. Both teams and earned a top 20 ranking nationally.

Jeff has taught tennis internationally on the red clay in southern Germany, on the east coast in the Hamptons, and extensively on the grass and hard courts of Southern California. He is the 1993/94 Men’s Grass Court Champion and the Coachella Valley Teaching Pro Champion in 1992, 1993, and 2012.

Jeff’s  teaching approach involves tailoring every tennis lesson to fit each player’s needs, whether it be for match play, overall conditioning, cardio workout, basic fundamentals, ground strokes, serve and volley, or just for pure fun and love of the game!                           

You can reach Jeff at:

Plamen Avuski – Tennis Coach/Summer Camp Activities, Adult Programs and Junior Development

Plamen was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is 21 years old and is currently a student at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. He is competing for the university’s tennis team which is in NCAA Division 1.

Plamen is majoring in Business Management and Management Information Systems. He has a record of 12 wins and 3 losses during his first season as a player of the Saint Francis Men’s Tennis team. He has received Rookie of the Month honors and has been selected for the All NEC Conference team (the best 6 players in the northeast conference). As a player in Bulgaria, Plamen had top 3 rankings in juniors and was ranked 63rd in Tennis Europe Under 16s.He has also competed in Futurse Tournaments in Europe. Plamen has been coaching tennis since 2012 and has international experience.

You can reach Plamen at:

Ryan Chung – Tennis Coach/Summer Camp and Junior Development

Ryan played competitively for the Santa Barbara Senior High School team. He was able to maintain a consistent rank in the top 100 in both the 16’s and 18’s age division. During each season Ryan had the privilege to play some of the best High School tennis teams in SoCal such as University High, Corona Del Mar, and Harvard Westlake etc.

During his junior and senior year at SBHS, Ryan also worked for Nancy Wheeler teaching tennis to young children under the age of 12 for the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation organization. Playing competitive tennis and coaching has been Ryan’s passion over the last few years. He is very excited to pass his experience to the young upcoming future stars.

You can reach Ryan at:

Membership Fees

Annual Tennis Membership Fees:

Individual Adult Membership: $250

Senior Membership: $150

Junior Membership: $125

Family Membership: $300

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

  • All memberships allow for play seven days per week.
  • 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. Free for members; $5 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:

Get your membership online right now!

Private Lessons

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
(per hour) $30
(per-hour package of 5) $100

For more information you can contact us at 805-698-5442 or 805-746-3644, or email:

“Excel to the Next Level” ~ Tennis Camps 2014

(Summer Camps: June 15, 2015 through August 21, 2015)

* Now on both locations *

Join and rise to the next level by gaining a competitive edge in this intense tennis program!

Summer Camps with Santa Barbara School of Tennis at Elings Park – Santa Barbara, CA Our “Excel to the Next Level” tennis camps are robust and rigorous and are for serious intermediate and advanced players only. You’ll train with top international coaching staff in high-performance tennis, fitness, and mental toughness programs designed to make you a top performing Champion!

Learn, compete, win …

Group A – Intermediate:

9:00am to 12:00pm – Lunch – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

- Full day (lunch included): $110/day, $495/wk, $925/2wks

Group B – Beginners:

9:00am to 12:00pm OR 1:00pm to 4:00pm

- Half day: $70/day, $295/wk, $550/2wks

* 15% discount for your additionally enrolled siblings.

* 10% off when you pay for 10 Summer Camp training sessions by end of June.

The camps program includes:

30/15 hours of Tennis & Fitness Training a Week . International High-Performance Coaching Staff . 3/1 or 4/1 Player to Coach Ratio . Group of 8 to 12 Players . Match Play (Singles and Doubles) – every afternoon . Tactical and Technical Drills – every morning . Ball machine . High Performance Fitness Program with The Training Room . Psychological “Peak Performance” Program . One Semi-Individual Attention per week (for full time campers) . Final Evaluation for Each Camper . Training for Jr. Tournaments with Ranked Players . Nutritional Education . Dynamic Warm-up & Stretching Education . Santa Barbara School of Tennis Camp T-shirt & a lot of Prizes . Lunch Provided for Full Day Campers

Optional (additional fee applies, see Services):

Video Analysis of a Lesson or a Match . So. California Jr. Tournament Travel & Competition . Private Tennis Instructions with Santa Barbara School of Tennis Coaching Staff . Day Trips to Professional Tournaments . Sign-up, Travel and Participation in Weekend Tournaments . Tournament Attending Charge (for adult supervision and travel expenses):

- $150/tournament

- 15% off for all additionally enrolled siblings.

. Airport pick-up:

- From SBA: Complimentary

- From LAX: $210

Camps Schedule:

Week 01: Mon, 06/08/2015 – Fri, 06/12/2015
Week 02: Mon, 06/15/2015 – Fri, 06/19/2015
Week 03: Mon, 06/22/2015 – Fri, 06/26/2015
Week 04: Mon, 06/29/2015 – Fri, 07/03/2015
Week 05: Mon, 07/06/2015 – Fri, 07/10/2015
Week 06: Mon, 07/13/2015 – Fri, 07/17/2015
Week 07: Mon, 07/20/2015 – Fri, 07/24/2015
Week 08: Mon, 07/27/2015 – Fri, 07/31/2015
Week 09: Mon, 08/03/2015 – Fri, 08/07/2015
Week 10: Mon, 08/10/2015 – Fri, 08/14/2015
Week 11: Mon, 08/17/2015 – Fri, 08/21/2015
Week 12: Mon, 08/24/2015 – Fri, 08/28/2015

Junior Clinics

Pee Wee (ages 4 to 7) – 5:00-6:00pm – Year-Round

Our camps and clinics are for young players who are determined to excel in their game to a level of successfully competing at tournaments.

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:

- One day a week (Tue/Thu/Sat): 1 hour – $95/month or $30/day

- Two days a week (Tue/Thu/Sat): 1 hour – $180/month or $30/day

- Three days a week (Tue/Thu/Sat): 1 hour – $250/month or $30/day

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 $60/day
- One day a week (Mon-Fri): 2½ h – $220/month or $70/day

- Two days a week Mon-Fri): 2 h – $350/month or $60/day
- Two days a week (Mon-Fri): 2½ h – $420/month or $70/day

- Three days a week (Mon-Fri): 2 h – $495/month or $60/day
- Three days a week (Mon-Fri): 2½ h – $595/month or $70/day

- Four days a week (Mon-Fri): 2 h – $650/month or $60/day
- Four days a week (Mon-Fri): 2½ h – $875/month or $70/day

- Five days a week (Mon-Fri): 2 h – $750/month or $60/day
- Five days a week (Mon-Fri): 2½ h – $995/month or $70/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 $60/day

Tournament Travel Team (TTT) See our website for more information:

* All monthly prices are based on 4 weeks.

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

Competitive Strategy Sparring

(As an addition to clinics and private lessons)

One-hour competitive sparring sessions with a Head Coach or a ranked ITF Player for our hard-working players that need more consistent and competitive rally balls and strategy ideas for positioning during their points to take their game to the next level.

- $40/h when you prepay for 10 hours ahead ($400),

- $45/h when you prepay for 5 hours ahead ($225), and

- $50/h if you would like to just try it out once.

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

  • 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.