Alex is the head coach for both the Cooper 4 and 5 classes and one of the co-founders of JAMMA. He has played tennis for 10 years, including two years on the Mountain View Highschool varsity team as a singles and doubles player. As a coach, he focuses not only the student's growth in the sport, but also on fostering their energy and sense of community to develop a love for the sport that might one day rival his own. When he's not coaching, Alex participates in marketing and leadership development as an Executive Director to ensure that JAMMA continues to expand and maintain its high quality coaching.
Elwin is the head coach for the LAHS 1 clinic. He has over 7 years of tennis experience, and played on the varsity teams since freshman year. Elwin is passionate about teaching young kids tennis and other skills. Through his energetic and silly personality, he hopes to make meaningful connections with students, so that they can enjoy learning not only the sport, but also soft skills such as respect. Other than coaching, Elwin works to improve curriculum and develop leadership for coaches as an Executive Director to maintain clinic quality for all.
Alyssa is a coach for the Cooper 3 class, and was on the Mountain View High School Varsity Girl’s Tennis Team this year. She’s been playing tennis for the past 9 years, and also just happens to be a competitive gymnast. Alyssa is positive and compassionate, and something she loves about coaching tennis is watching both herself and the players grow and improve as individuals. She also directs the Revenue committee on the business side of JAMMA.
Adeline Shen, sophomore at Mountain View High School and head coach of the Blach 1 class, has been playing tennis for 11 years and has been on the varsity team for two years. She loves getting to know her students outside of tennis and brings fun energy on to the court while maintaining a focused environment and giving individual feedback to help improve their strokes. Outside of lessons, Adeline also works on JAMMA's social media presence and content.
Karen is a coach for the Blach 2 class. She has been playing tennis for 6 years and has played both singles and doubles for Homestead High School's varsity team. She strives to maintain a positive and encouraging learning environment and hopes to inspire students to challenge themselves physically and mentally. As Roland Garros said, "Victory belongs to the most tenacious."
Phoebe is the head coach of SAC1 and a co-founder of the JAMMA Sacramento Branch. At 15, she is ranked 267 in Girls 16s nationally and 27 in NorCal. Phoebe won several G16 national tournaments at 15 years old, including doubles sectionals and four national L5s in a row in SoCal and NorCal. As a coach and experienced player, Phoebe is passionate about watching her students climb the ladder of success and promoting the love of the game. She is dedicated to helping her students understand and practice the fundamentals of tennis, as well as the most up-to-date game strategies and techniques.
Sarah has been playing tennis for 6 years and plays doubles two for the Gunn High School Varsity Team the last two seasons. She has unlimited patience when working with students and feeds off their energy to create a fun and energetic environment. She loves hearing their ideas and tries her best to help them achieve their goals.
Miu has been playing tennis for around 10 years, and she has played on the LAHS varsity team since Freshman year. She usually plays Singles 3, and her school has gone to numerous tournaments in Southern California. She practices at Mountain View Tennis Academy, and occasionally participates in USTA tournaments. She also has experience with coaching little kids both on zoom and in person. She is the head coach of LAHS 2, and she coaches in a patient manner with a few jokes here and there that some people find funny. She hopes to be a lovely service! (get it? like service game? anyway).
Sean is a head coach for the SAC 2 class, where he enjoys building connections not only with players but parents as well. He is a patient, passionate and playful coach when working with kids. He has been playing tennis for around six years and is a big fan of sports. He is very active in cross country and field & track outside of the tennis courts.
Aidan is a coach for the Cooper 4 and 5 classes. He played singles both years of high school on both JV and Varsity, and also won the perseverance award. He has also been on a nationally ranked science olympiad team for the past 2 school years. He is a very energetic coach who makes students laugh and with his jokes and clownery, while also providing helpful and constructive tips for his students.
Sean is the coach for the Cooper 4 class. Right now he plays varsity tennis at Bellarmine College Preparatory as a senior. As a coach, Sean focuses on having fun with his students while making sure that his lessons are engaging. He values hard work and discipline, but also enjoys cracking a few jokes here and there.
Megan is a coach for the Cooper 1 class. She is a junior at Mountain View High School. She has been playing tennis as a hobby since she was 7 years old and now plays doubles on the MVHS varsity team. She has also been working as a summer camp counselor at Run For Fun for the past 4 years!
Amanda is a coach for Cooper 1. She has been playing tennis for 5 years and joined the Girl's Varsity Tennis team as a sophomore at MVHS this fall. Amanda creates a positive and inclusive atmosphere while making sure students receive all the help they need to become the best tennis players they can be!
Eric is a coach for the Blach 3 class. He’s been playing tennis with his family since he was a toddler and was the MVP for the Mountain View High School Junior Varsity team in his sophomore year. He has experience with both singles and doubles strategies and is overall a very experienced player. Eric is patient and willing to directly help students with specific feedback and positive reinforcement while pushing students, no matter their skill level, to continue to improve.
Sophia is a coach for the Cooper 3 class. She has been playing tennis for 6 years and is on Mountain View High School’s Varsity Tennis team. Sophia aims to spread her love of tennis with students by building a safe and inclusive environment and fostering sportsmanship. Sophia is also involved in the JAMMA business team.
Kavin Wazhi is a coach for the Cooper 2 class. He has been playing tennis for 8 years, and was part of the Mountain View High School Tennis Team. He has played in several tennis tournaments and matches. He is dedicated to teaching his students how to enjoy the sport of tennis, by creating a safe and fun environment, and works hard to provide each student with personalized feedback.
Sophia is a freshman at MVHS. She played on the girl’s varsity team as Doubles 1. She coaches for Cooper 2 and has been playing tennis for nine years. She loves working with children and helping them improve their game, seeing them grow mentally and physically. Sophia is caring and compassionate while coaching and promotes a fun environment for the clinics.
Nadia is a coach for the Blach 2 class. She is a junior at Cupertino High School, and has been on the varsity girls' team for the past three years with the most recent season serving as captain. She enjoys learning new skills and bettering herself as a coach and as a person.
Arhant is a coach for the Blach 3 class. He has been playing tennis for around 4 years, and has coached various sports for over 3 years. He likes to joke around a little, and gives quick feedback that can be implemented quickly and easily.
Kai is a private lessons coach for JAMMA. He has been playing tennis for about 6 years, and was a doubles player for Mountain View High School JV Team last school year. In his private lessons he takes his students through the step by step process to improve each aspect of the students’ tennis game. He creates a fun and welcoming environment on the court, while at the same time working 1 on 1 to add to each student’s unique tennis gameplay.
Nimisha has been playing tennis for 8 years. She is a junior at Gunn and has been on the girls varsity for three years. She has previously coached at Jim Gorman's summer camp and is excited to work with her students!
Hannah is a head coach for the Blach 1 class, where she helps to teach the basics of tennis and build a strong foundation for future development. She has played tennis for around six years, and played #4 singles for Mountain View High School's varsity team as a freshman this year.
Isabella is a coach for LAHS 2. She has been playing tennis for almost 10 years, and is on her high school’s varsity tennis team. Over the years, she has gained an appreciation for coaching. She focuses on teaching players basic technique in order to help them build a solid foundation, while simultaneously ensuring they have a great time at practice.
Sania is a coach for the LAHS 2 class. She has been playing tennis for 5 years and played doubles on the Los Altos High School varsity tennis team last season. She coached kids ages 7-12 at Silicon Valley Tennis Academy this past summer. She is super encouraging around kids and is extremely talkative, making the students as comfortable as possible. She also works to give each student attention and helping them individually.
Ellie is a coach at JAMMA. She has been playing tennis for 7 years and primarily played Doubles 2 for the Gunn High School Varsity Team last season. She focuses on giving meaningful feedback and evaluations for students and is observant and knowledgeable about tennis.
Adam is a coach at JAMMA and has been playing tennis for almost 8 years. He is a junior at Gunn High School and has played a variety of positions during his time playing for Gunn. These include: number 1 and 2 singles as a freshmen on JV, number 2 doubles as a sophomore on varsity, and number 1 doubles as a Junior on varsity. On top of that, he has a good amount of tournament experience.
Kamran is a coach for the Gunn 1 class. He has played tennis for 7+ years. He is a sophomore at Gunn High School and has played doubles and singles for his high school team. At JAMMA, Kamran ensures a fun environment for students to learn.
Maria has been playing tennis for over a decade, and had volunteering experience with kids outside of coaching. She has coaching experience with a wide range of students age and experience level. Her main goal when working with students is use be efficient and keep a comfortable environment for any kid.
Daniel is a co-founder and one of the head coaches for the Sacramento Branch. He has been playing tennis 9 years, and is the captain and #1 singles player for the Oak Ridge Varsity tennis team. As a coach, Daniel is very patient and positive, helping kids of all ages. Daniel works carefully with the kids to educate them of the core values of honesty, attitude, and teamwork.
Audrey is a private lessons coach at JAMMA. She has been playing tennis for around 8 years and is a current member of the Palo Alto High School Varsity Team, playing singles. Audrey likes to keep a positive and cheerful atmosphere while she coaches and hopes that her students will find as much joy in the game as she does.
Ava is a coach for the Cooper 1 class. She has been playing tennis for over 8 years and is now playing for Castilleja School's Varsity team as a sophomore. As a former student of Francois, Ava strives to coach others in fun and challenging ways. She loves working with kids of all ages, while prioritizing the growth of each individual.
Ted is one of the head coaches for the Sacramento class. He has been playing tennis ever since he was 8 years old. He is the captain and #1 singles player for Cosumnes Oaks High School while also competing in national tournaments. Ted enjoys coaching tennis and watching his students improve.
Saahil is the head coach for the LAHS 2 class. He has been playing tennis for 8 years and is currently apart of the Homestead Varsity tennis team. Saahil emphasizes motivating and creating a positive environment on court. Each week he loves watching the kids grow their skills and their confidence. He also works part-time as a martial arts instructor to kids of all ages. Currently, he is also part of the Pod Development committee in hopes of building our community.