NO QUIT Elite Training Professional Staff
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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