Francisco Ruiz (Owner – from San Jose)
Francisco Ruiz is an (ITF) International Federation High Performance Coach which is the highest ranking certification offered to coaches. A respectable accomplishment and a gratifying journey, Francisco strives to share the knowledge gained to train nationally and world-recognized players.
Francisco has also been the traveling coach for many ATP and WTA professionals, where he picked up the subtle nuance that he takes to the courts, furthering his already accomplished training technique.
He served as the Director of the Mexico City Multicultural Exchange Program and was the first Latino to be on the USTA NorCal Board of Directors in 2006. In 2004, he was awarded the Diversity Leadership award for his outstanding coaching, and in 2010 he was presented with the prestigious Trailblazer award for his lifelong service in the minority tennis community.
Francisco has been playing tennis for over 50 years, competed in USTA tournaments and has made USTA champions and tournaments champions. For over 35 years, he has been a dedicated coach across the Bay Area and has established branch academies in Santa Clara (new branch in Kona Kai) and Mountain View (we serve the entire South Bay Area – San Jose, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, etc.) the home for some of the top ranked players in Northern California. His interests include his family, teaching his two sons tennis, and attending the US Open every year.
His coaching philosophy embodies the belief that the path to professional-level competition takes 10 years of committed effort and a cumulative 10,000 hours of practice. This framework also applies to the journey of elevating a recreational player to a 3.5 NTRP level, requiring approximately 1,000 hours of dedicated instruction.
In practical terms, if a player dedicates one hour per week to lessons (accounting for 52 weeks per year), achieving the goal would span 20 years. Francisco’s guidance to those he has coached emphasizes consistent engagement in tennis activities, ideally three to four times a week. This approach, he suggests, is a realistic strategy for an individual with average talent to attain a low intermediate level within a timeframe of 5 to 6 years.
Bilingual: English – Spanish
Edgar Marin (from Costa Rica)
USPTA Certified – Edgar is an international tennis player with 30 years of coaching experience. His ability to demonstrate and teach both physical, technical and mental aspects of the game are phenomenal. His professional business background is to ensure program development, operations and public relations.
Bilingual: English – Spanish
Anthony Carpio (from Cupertino)
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, Anthony Carpio can help you learn the basics of tennis or help you reach your competitive goals. A highly sought after tennis pro in the Bay Area, he has taken many junior and adult tennis teams to state, regional and national championships. Anthony has been teaching for more than 15 years and is a certified tennis professional with USPTA and continues to compete in USTA tournaments.
Anthony is the tennis pro at Silicon Valley Tennis and Rinconda Hills Country Club. You can also find him teaching adult clinics at Silver Creek Country Club. He also teaches the Middle School tennis team in Cupertino. In 2010, his team at Lawson not only went to the Regional Championships for the first time in the schools’ history, they won the Championships.
Gabriel Peres Pimentel (Brazil, Brasilia. Also with Portuguese citizenship)
Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Former professional tennis player ranked on ATP. Co-Author of Tennis Teaching Methodology, PI Squared – a science based methodology.
Co-Founder of GSET – Gabriel Sports Engineering for Tennis
Training company specialized on developing young players , reaching for
excellency through its own methodology. GPTCA B level.
Gabriel will join our team on July 21st 2021 and he will lead the Core Skills Level & High Performance.