NO QUIT Elite Training Professional Staff

Tim Blenkiron

Executive Director of Tennis.

A native Australian, Tim Blenkiron came to Las Vegas to attend UNLV on a tennis scholarship in 1993. In 1997 he made history by winning the NCAA doubles championship with partner Luke Smith. This was and is UNLV’s only NCAA tennis championship title. . Tim is also President of the USTA in the state of Nevada, a board member of the USTA-INTERMOUNTAIN section and the Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation. He is married to Lisa Blenkiron, also a UNLV tennis graduate and has two children, Sara and Dylan.

Phone: 702-468-8741
Email: tim@vegastennis.com
Rates: $130
Location: Lorenzi

Karlos Jones

Phone: 702-985-5136
Email: karlos.jones@hotmail.com
Rates: $90
Location: Lorenzi

Mark Saperstein

Teaching Professional and No Quit Academy Manager and Administrator.

Mark is a PTR Certified teaching pro and former Director of Tennis (12 years) at the Paris Golf and Country Club in France. The program consisted of 750 juniors. He personally coached several juniors to top 10 in France. He has been coaching at No Quit for the past eight years.  He played college tennis in California and played semi-pro tennis in France. His biggest achievement was to develop his children as top nationally ranked tennis players.  His daughter, Victoire, now plays no. 1 at Georgetown University.

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

James Johnson

Teaching Professional.

STPA PTR Certification Teaching all levels and ages. Started playing tennis in 1964 and also played seniors and college tennis at the University of Kansas. Played a number of circuit events, coached college tennis at South Mountain Community College in Arizona. Over 36 years of coaching experience and traveling coach for two ATP Tour players.

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

Claudia Scariot

Teaching Professional.

Claudia is a PTR Certified teaching pro. She has been coaching at the NO QUIT Tennis Academy for the past six years. She coached in Paris for twenty years teaching juniors and adults and specialized in the Mini-Tennis before the Mini-Tennis was in fashion. She also spent several years in Brazil working as a tennis pro. She is fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, as well as in English. She was ranked # 12 in Argentina at the same time as she was ranked #1 in her region as a junior when she was in the 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s. She was also ranked #3 in the world in the 40s in 2007. She also competed at the ITF level and played semi-pro tournaments in France.

Phone: 702-630-9208
Email: cscariot@hotmail.com
Rates: $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. Jeff 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 the Junior Davis Cup, Orange Bowl Kalamazoo. Jeff has numerous gold, silver and bronze balls from USTA Level I tournaments in both singles and doubles. Jeff holds countless awards such as the 2009 Intermountain Sportsmanship Award, the 2011 Josh Muterspaw Award and the Andre Agassi MVP Award in 2005. Jeff will be entering business school at UNLV in the fall of 2012 and will continue to coach at the No Quit Tennis Academy.

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

Eli Deville

Teaching Professional.

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

Rudy Abitago

Teaching Professional.

My name is Rudy Abitago, I’m 26 years old and I’m a teaching pro for The No Quit Tennis Academy out of Anthem Country Club in Las Vegas, NV. I was born in Anaheim, CA but was raised in San Jose, CA, where I’ve played most of my tennis career. I’ve been playing tennis since I was 8 years old and have been fortunate enough to play at the junior, high school and the collegiate level. Growing up, my family didn’t have the financial stability to provide a private coach, regularly compete in tournaments or enroll me into a tennis academy. Instead, I practiced with my father, learned as much as I could with the resources I had and made the best out of the hand I was dealt. Given the circumstances, some of my greatest accomplishments are a state championship for Independence High School in San Jose, CA, #1 and #2 singles player for Mission College in Santa Clara, CA, Most Valuable Player and Most Inspirational voted by players and coaches. 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 can’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
Rates: $65
Location: Anthem

Danny Buongiorno

Teaching Professional.

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

Eric Alcentara

Teaching Professional.

PTR certified and played Junior competition level 1994 and I was offered a full-ride athletic college scholarship 1996 at the University of the East in the Philippines and where I competed in the UAAP which was equivalent to the NCAA here in the US. With the tennis scholarship I was able to finish a Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering. Working at NO QUIT Academy made me appreciate the unique talents of every kid in the academy. And with my over 6 years working as one of the coaches, I was able to witness how the academy strives to improve each and every students talents and to bring the best in them with either as a junior tennis athlete or in their personal lives. I’m happy to impart and use my experience to guide and teach the students on how to improve their skills and make them believe of their strengths and capabilities.

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Hassan Humayun

Teaching Professional.

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

Jl

Teaching Professional.

Jean-Laurent “JL” started playing at the age of 11 in France, where he trained at the tennis academy of Haut de Nîmes. Got ranked to 1100 itf under 18. Won one G5 Doubles title. Went to the USA to played college at Western New Mexico university. Best team ranking #22, best single ranking #31 ncaa II.
Working at Meadows and No Quit means a lot because it allows me to be in contact with young players of any age. As such being able to have an impact in their tennis or also in their educational upbringing. Main goal is to give the best experience to the kids or teenagers to make them able to be good tennis as well as good people.

Phone: 775-505-7577
Email: Jlpageault@hotmail.fr
Rates: $80
Location: Meadows

Patrick Kawka

Teaching Professional.

Patrick Kawka has been at No Quit since it was created. He was one of the few that started the academy. He accomplished many achievements during his tennis career. For example, he has won many national tournaments in his junior years, has won a pro tournament, made into the finals of 2 other pro tournaments, and made into the semifinals in 2 others. He reached the professional level reaching 700 in the world. Patrick went to BYU for college and played on the team, finishing as #1 in singles and #1 in doubles. Not only that, he won the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year Award, Mountain Region Rookie of the Year Award, and Mountain Region Player of the Year Award. He’s been coaching since his senior year of high school and is PTR certified. He teaches high performance juniors at No Quit striving for them to play at their highest level possible.

Phone: 801-680-0653
Email: kawka.patrick@gmail.com
Rates: $90
Location: Lorenzi

Billy Derango

Teaching Professional.

 

Phone:702-609-5689
Email:  Billytennylv@yahoo.com
Rates: $85
Location: Meadows

James McGee

Teaching Professional.

 

Phone:470-398-6477
Email: Teambryan@inspiringchildren.net 
Rates: $85
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Ainsley

Teaching Professional.

 

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