ABOUT TENNIS ACADEMY OF CALIFORNIA

The Tennis Academy of California believes proper goal setting is essential for our student athletes to achieve their potential on the tennis courts and academically in school. We work with parents and students to build viable plans for the tennis student-athlete to reach their goals. The Tennis Academy of California makes each student sign their own written contract of commitment and sacrifice to reinforce the determination and will needed to reach their desired tennis goals.

Each athlete is tested and assessed so that an individual plan for success may be developed. The plan includes several elements, such as mental conditioning, nutrition, physical conditioning and sport specific training. A myriad of resources are employed to ensure that success is attained including bringing in other top tennis players from around the world.

For more information about The Tennis Academy of California please call (310)462-3161

We're extremely proud

To have such a cool team

Joseph Lizardo
HEAD TENNIS PRO

  • Tennis Coaching Background
  • Tennis Director (2009-2013) – Lizardo Tennis Academy, Cerritos Tennis Center
  • Tennis Director (2008-2009) – Merritt at Bare Hills, Baltimore, MD
  • Advanced Junior Director (2007-2008) – Merritt at Bare Hills, Baltimore, MD
  • Founder, Director (2003-2007) – Lizardo Tennis Academy, Baltimore, MD
  • Tennis Instructor (2005-2007) – West Shore Tennis Club, Staten Island, NY
  • Head Coach (2004-2005) – Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey
  • ITF Traveling Coach (2001) – International Tennis Federation, Europe Circuit
  • Davis Cup Coach (1999-2001) – Philippine Tennis Association, Philippines
  • Tennis Director (1999-2001) – Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Tennis Playing Background
  • No. 1 Player in the Philippines (1993-1999)
  • No. 1 Davis Cup Player of the Philippines (1993-1999)
  • Highest world ranking of 740 in ATP
  • No. 1 singles player of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA (1987-1991)

Dan Wooten
Tac Southend Program Director

  • Lizardo Academy Program Director and coach at South End Racquet Club
  • Bishop Montgomery High Head Tennis Coach – (Girls and Boys Teams)
  • Coaches various junior players and adult players of all levels
  • He has coached numerous nationally and sectional ranked juniors, including Lisa Raymond (2011 US Open Women’s Doubles Champion)
  • Middle States Boy’s 14’s traveling sectional coach
  • Ranked #16 Nationally in the Men’s Over 45 Doubles and #49 in singles 2011
  • Formerly ranked top ten in Middle States – Men’s Open Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles
  • Played #2 singles and #1 doubles at Temple University (D1), BA in accounting
  • Miraleste High Varisty team member – won CIF and the National High School Championship in tennis
  • Hitting partner for Pete Sampras

Justin Stuler
Fitness Program Director

    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Owner of Fitness Evolution
    • Degree in Kinesiology Exercise Physiology
    • Experience in Physical Therapy
    • Designer of corporate fitness programs
    • Highest USPA ranking 85
    • Division I Athlete
    • 20 years of training experience
  • Professional athletes
  • Collegiate athletes
  • Politicians
  • Fortune 500 executives
  • Physique competitors
  • Bodybuilding competitors

Patrick Adam

  • Tennis Coach at Mayfield Junior School (Pasadena)
  • Coach at Badon Tennis Academy (Altadena)
  • Lizardo Tennis Academy Coach (Cerritos, CA)
  • Lizardo Tennis Academy Coach (South End Racquet Club)
  • Has coached junior players and adults of all ages and levels
  • Has coached numerous Southern California and nationally ranked players
  • Top 15 Ranking in Boys 12s, 14s and 16s Southern California junior age divisions
  • Top 30 USTA National Ranking in Boys 12s, 14s and 16s age divisions
  • Top 15 Southern California Men’s Open Singles Ranking (2005)
  • Played 4 Years at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia 2005-2009
  • Played No. 2 and 3 Singles and No. 2 Doubles Freshman and Sophomore Years
  • No. 1 Singles and No. 2 Doubles player Junior and Senior Years
  • Team Leader in wins and MVP both Junior and Senior Years
  • Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honors for Senior Campaign (2009)

PROGRAMS WE OFFER

Full Time Player Development Program

Our elite performance program is designed for the committed full time tournament player development.

Package includes:

  • Club membership, 
  • 4 hrs on court training 
  • Personalized fitness training,
  • 1 private lesson per week,
  • Development of tournaments and training schedules.
  • Accredited teacher overseeing online course work

Optional Add-on Items:

  • Private weight/strength training sessions
  • Private Pilates sessions
  • Private Tennis Lessons – Specialized
  • Nutrition

Players must be actively playing or training to play National USTA, ITF or ITA tournaments. Ages 12 & Up. UTR 5.0

International / National Player Development Program

Our elite performance program is designed for the committed full time tournament player development. Training consists of fitness, drills and ball control, points and game/ match play.

Package includes:

  • On court training

Optional Items:

  • Club membership (required for off court fitness training),
  • Off court workout training (ie. weights, yoga, spin, Pilates, etc). Private weight/strength training sessions
  • Private Pilates sessions
  • Private Tennis Lessons – Specialized
  • Nutrition

Players must be actively playing National USTA, ITF or ITA tournaments. UTR 6.50+ Ages 12 & Up

Open / Satellite Player Program

Our high performance program is designed to accelerate tournament player development into more competitive players.

Training consists of:

  • Drills
  • Ball control,
  • Points and game/match play.

Optional Items:

  • Club membership (required for off court fitness training),
  • Off court fitness training (ie. weights, yoga, spin, Pilates, etc).
  • Private weight/strength training sessions
  • Private Pilates sessions
  • Private Tennis Lessons – Specialized
  • Nutrition

Players must be actively playing USTA tournaments. 1 hr is fitness training + 2hrs tennis. Ages 9 & Up UTR 2.0 – 6.50

Development 1 Player Program

Our development program is designed to accelerate player development towards becoming a USTA tournament tennis player.

Training consists of:

  • Drilling
  • Ball control,
  • Points and match play.

Players must meet minimum skills level to join class and/or playing USTA Novice/Satellite tournaments. This is a Green Dot ball class! Ages 8 – 11

Development 2 Player Program

Our development program is designed for the player who wants to play high school tennis but doesn’t have time to train during the week. Ages 12-16

Training consists of:

  • Drilling
  • Ball control,
  • Points and match play.

Players must meet minimum skills level to join class and/or playing USTA Novice/Satellite tournaments. This is a Green Dot ball class! Ages 8 – 11

Kick Start Player Program (1 & 2)

Our Kick Start program is designed to accelerate young and beginning player’s motor skills towards becoming a tennis player through instruction, drills, exercises, fun games.

Recommended age ranges – KS1 ages 5-7 KS2 ages 7-9

Kick Start Player Program 1

Kick Start Player Program 2

LOCATION

South End Health & Racquet Club
2800 Sky Park Drive
Torrance, CA 90505

Contact:
Program Director – Dan Wooten
dan@lizardotennisacademy.com
310.462.3161