Originally, Coach Jeff came to Las Vegas to play tennis for the UNLV Tennis Team. After graduation, Jeff became the Assistant Men’s and Women’s tennis coach for two years. It was here Coach Jeff decided he wanted to make teaching tennis to youth and adults his career. Jeff has been a USPTA Level 1 Certified Tennis Professional & High Performance Coach for more than 20 years. Jeff was Director of Tennis at Red Rock Country Club from 1999-2008. Afterwards he became the Director of Tennis at Anthem Country Club working to develop their adult and junior programs. Currently, Coach Jeff is Director of Tennis at the Darling Tennis Center. In 2011 Coach Jeff also became the Head Coach of the Faith Lutheran Girls and Boy’s Middle School and High School Tennis Team.
John wants to help grow tennis in the Las Vegas community and enjoys sharing a high level of instruction with students that wasn’t available to him when he was growing up.
Coach Saad is a former Division I collegiate coach and former Director of the USTA Intermountain Regional Training Center. Saad has developed several juniors who’ve won Sectional Championships and received Division 1 college scholarships including Gabby Smith (USC), Brian Foley (Boise State), Rohan Gupte (Tufts University) and many others. In the last 4 years coach Saad has developed 8 sectional #1 ranked players.
After returning to his Las Vegas roots Coach Mike starting playing recreationally. Wanting to be a more active part of the game Mike took a job at the Darling Center in 2012 teaching beginner level juniors and Seniors. Coach Mike continues in this role and is also the head racket stringer at Darling.
In 2017 Coach Mike was recognized by the USTA as Junior Team Tennis Coach of the Year.
He was on the coaching staff at BW when they received their first two national rankings in program history (2002 and 2003).
Jeff stayed true to his Las Vegas roots and attended UNLV where he played his collegiate tennis. Currently, he is the coach of the Adelson Middle School and High School tennis teams.
Jeff joined Darling Tennis Center in 2016 and works with players of all ages from juniors to adults.
Treasure Nyame – Director of High School/Middle School
He teaches all ages and levels.
He currently attends UNLV where he studies Kinesiology.
Treasure is one of our youngest teaching pros and became PTR certified at 16.
Myles Brooks-Tiffany – Fitness & Teaching Professional
Fitness Trainer and Tennis Coach: American Council of Exercise certified. PTR certified. Onnit Fitness Academy Foundations certified. Focusing on building strong, stable and durable athletes through tennis specific workouts that revolve around bodyweight exercises as well as strength training using kettlebells, steel clubs and maces. Worked alongside the University of Washington tennis program and other tennis clubs in the PNW. Also, previously trained in Eastern Tennessee before moving West. Well versed in the demands that sports ask of athletes’ bodies. Myles competed in tennis(15yrs), wrestling(13yrs), soccer(10yrs), lacrosse(4yrs) and basketball(3yrs). Still an active athlete himself, Myles’ goal is to make sure everyone that trains with him gets physically healthier, technically better, and is able to play whatever sport they fancy for as long as possible.
Ytai Abougzir – Teaching Professional
Ytai was born in Be’er Sheva, Israel. He moved to Florida in 1991 and went on to rank #1 in the nation for the Boys 14 and Under by 1997. That same year, he won 3 of the biggest tennis tournaments: Easter Bowl, National Clay Court and Hard Courts. By 2001, he won the Australian Open Doubles Title and became #1 in the world in the ITF Ranking (International Tennis Federation) in singles and #5 in doubles.
He turned pro at the age of 18 and played professionally for 3 years before deciding to attend Florida State University on a full scholarship in 2004. At FSU, his team made it to the finals of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament and to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournaments – both were firsts in the school’s history. They ended up ranking 9 overall – also a best at the time. After graduating, he decided to teach tennis. He has been teaching tennis in the Summerlin area since 2014. He has a wife named Mary and a beautiful baby girl named Ziva Olive.
Brendan McClain – Teaching Professional
Brendan was ranked as high as #1 in the boys 18’s in Southern California and as high as #8 in the nation.
Brendan attended Boise State on a full ride scholarship, studying business.
Won MVP of the Blue Gray College Tournament as a Freshman.
Brendan went 22-3 his collegiate freshman year in the Mountain West Conference. He is a fantastic coach available for private lessons and you’ll see him around coaching adult clinics.
JP White – Teaching Professional
Coach White was born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada. Starting at an early age, he played competitive junior tennis and attended Valley High School playing on the varsity tennis team for four years while competing in two state championships in singles and doubles. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy and is a proud veteran of over 10 years active service duty. Returning to his roots in Las Vegas, Coach White completed two bachelor degrees from the University of LaVerne and Devry University. He has been a part of the teaching faculty with Gorman high school as a world history teacher since 2019. Coach White is currently an assistant tennis coach for the women’s and men’s Bishop Gorman High School Tennis Team. His goal is to grow and develop players of all ages while sharing and giving back to the community all the love and passion of tennis that he enjoyed as a junior player in Las Vegas.
Gelico Agcaoili – Teaching Professional
Coach Gelico was born and raised in the Philippines.
He moved to the US in 2020 and became a certified USPTA pro.
He started playing tennis at the age of 4. He ended up playing HS and college tennis in the Philippines at San Sebastian College Recoletos in Manila, Philippines.
He was part of the team that won NCAA titles (singles and doubles) 2006-2009.
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