NO QUIT Coaching Staff

Tim Blenkiron

Executive Director and Owner, USPTA Elite/PTR/HPCP Certified Teaching Professional

A native Australian, Tim Blenkiron made history in Las Vegas after winning the NCAA doubles championship in 1997 for UNLV. Tim has worked with many top-ranked junior tennis players as well as several touring professional players. Tim sees tennis as a metaphor for life and has used the sport to change the lives of countless individuals.

Phone: 702-468-8741
Email: tim@vegastennis.com
Hourly Rate: $130
Location: Lorenzi & Anthem

Karl Jones

Director of High Performance, USPTA Elite/PTR/HPCP Certified Teaching Professional

Karl was a top-ranked junior player in England and earned a scholarship to play college tennis at the University of Nebraska. Today, Karl oversees all high-performance tennis at the NO QUIT Tennis Academy. Karl has developed numerous students into sectionally and nationally ranked juniors and aims to use tennis as a vehicle to teach valuable principles and life skills.

Phone: 702-985-5136
Email: karlos.jones@hotmail.com
Hourly Rate: $125
Location: Lorenzi & Anthem

James McGee

Director of Team Bryan, Teaching Professional

James achieved a career-high ATP ranking of No. 146 and competed on Ireland’s Davis Cup team. Now a retired ATP professional, James McGee is the Director of the Team Bryan program, sponsored by Bob and Mike Bryan; which helps youth in adverse situations achieve excellence in athletics, academics, and life. James has a burning passion for life and hopes to share that passion with others through the sport of tennis.

Phone: 470-398-6477
Email: TeamBryan@InspiringChildren.net
Hourly Rate: $125
Location: Lorenzi

Jake Lysgaard

USPTA Certified Teaching Professional

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jake Lysgaard has competed and coached locally for most of his life. In 2018, Jake was nominated by USTA Nevada as Junior Developmental Coach of the Year. Jake specializes in working with juniors of all ages and ability levels. Jake firmly believes that the sport of tennis teaches invaluable life skills that translate far beyond the court.

Phone: 402-594-4763
Email: Jlys89@gmail.com
Hourly Rate: $70
Location: Lorenzi

James Johnson

USPTA/PTR Certified Teaching Professional

USTPA and PTR Certified, James enjoys teaching all levels and ages. James started playing tennis in 1964 and played college tennis at the University of Kansas. James also played a number of pro circuit events and coached college tennis at South Mountain Community College in Arizona. With over 36 years of coaching experience and a heart of gold, James is a massive part of the NO QUIT Tennis Academy.

Phone: 702-577-6460
Email: jamesjohnson269@gmail.com
Hourly Rate: $75
Location: Lorenzi

Eli Deville

Teaching Professional

Originally from Southern California, Eli DeVille has been with NO QUIT for over a decade. He grew up playing tennis at the NO QUIT Tennis Academy, and after college and a short term career in Real Estate, he chose to come back to the academy to help aid in the development of the next generation of tennis players. He enjoys works with kids just beginning their tennis careers all the way up to college-bound players.

Phone: 702-750-7151
Email: elideville1973@gmail.com
Location: Lorenzi

Eric Alcentara

Teaching Professional

Prior to coaching at NO QUIT, Eric was offered a full-ride athletic college scholarship 1996 at the University of the East in the Philippines and played on their tennis team. Now, Eric is a PTR Certified teaching professional and has been working at the academy for more than 6 years.

“Working at the NO QUIT Tennis Academy made me appreciate the unique talents of every kid in the academy. I was able to witness how the academy strives to improve each and every students talents and to bring out the best in them both as a junior tennis athlete or in their personal lives. I’m happy to use my experience to guide and teach the students on how to improve their skills and make them believe of their strengths and capabilities.”

Phone: 702-244-0075
Email: rta75@rta75@gmail.com
Hourly Rate: $75
Location: Lorenzi

Mark Saperstein

Lorenzi Racket Club Manager, PTR Certified Teaching Professional

Mark is a PTR Certified teaching professional and former Director of Tennis at the Paris Golf and Country Club in France, consisting of 750 juniors. Mark also went on to coach several players to be top 10 in France. Prior to this, Mark played college tennis in California and played semi-pro tennis in France. Mark has been coaching at NO QUIT for the past eight years and his biggest achievement was to develop his children into top nationally ranked tennis players.

Phone: 702-373-1938
Email: manager@lorenziracketclub.com
Hourly Rate: $75
Location: Lorenzi

Claudia Scariot

PTR Certified Teaching Professional

Claudia is a PTR Certified teaching professional and has been coaching at the NO QUIT Tennis Academy for over six years. She coached in Paris for 20 years teaching juniors and adults, as well as spent several years in Brazil working as a teaching professional. Claudia was ranked #1 in her region as a junior in the 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s divisions and was also ranked #3 in the world in the ITF 40&Over Tour in 2007. She is fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, as well as in English. Claudia is an extraordinary 10&Under coach, while also working with many adults and high-performance junior tennis players.

Phone: 702-630-9208
Email: cscariot@hotmail.com
Hourly Rate: $75
Location: Lorenzi

Jeff Vongman

Teaching Professional

Jeff was one of the original 8 in the TEAM AGASSI era of talented players to come out of the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club and reached a career high ranking of #3 in the United States in the Boy’s 12 and under division. Jeff has played at the highest level, competing in international events such as Orange Bowl, Kalamazoo, and the Junior Davis Cup. Jeff has several gold, silver and bronze balls from USTA Level 1 tournaments in both singles and doubles, and holds many awards such as the 2009 Intermountain Sportsmanship Award, the 2011 Josh Muterspaw Award, and the Andre Agassi MVP Award in 2005.

Phone: 702-203-6602
Email: jeffervongman@yahoo.com
Hourly Rate: $65
Location: Lorenzi

Danny Buongiorno

USPTA Certified Teaching Professional

Phone: 702-303-3765
Email: tennisprodanny@gmail.com
Hourly Rate: $60
Location: Lorenzi

Hassan Humayun

Director of Tennis at Anthem Country Club, USPTA Elite/PTR Teaching Professional

Hassan Humayun brings more than 20 years experience in managing a wide range of tennis programs, and is currently the Director of Tennis at the Anthem Country Club. He is a USPTA Elite Professional, PTR Professional, and the Head Tester for the USPTA Intermountain section.

Hassan as achieved several notable awards in the tennis industry, such as

the 2003-2007 ClubCorp Superstar Award, 2011 USPTA High School Coach of the Year, 2013 USPTA Intermountain Pro of the Year, and PTR Nevada Member of the Year, 2019 USTA Nevada Sandy Tueller Award. 

Hassan’teaching philosophy is that every lesson should have an equal portion of fun, fitness, and fun.

 

Phone: 702-556-5517
Email: tennishassan@live.com
Hourly Rate: $90
Location: Anthem

Rudy Abitago

USPTA Certified Teaching Professional

Rudy, was raised in San Jose, CA, where he played out most of his tennis career. After overcoming adverse circumstances, Rudy earned the opportunity to play #1 and #2 Singles for Mission College in Santa Clara, CA.

“Being part of NO QUIT provides a huge sense of self fulfillment. In my opinion, there’s no greater feeling of being able to provide the education and the opportunities that I didn’t have growing up. I am extremely lucky to work for one of the best academies in the world and I couldn’t ask for a better team that shares the same passion for the game as I do.”

Phone: 408-816-0850
Email: rodolfoabitago@yahoo.com
Hourly Rate: $65
Location: Anthem

Lorenzi Park

3075 W Washington Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89107

(702) 743-7695

assistant@vegastennis.com

Anthem Country Club

1 Club Side Dr.

Henderson, NV 89052

(702) 743-7695

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