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Dave Rapp, Director of tennis

Dave, a USPTA PRO 1, has been in the tennis business for over 30 years, and absolutely loves the game. Since his high school and college playing days in Washington State, he has continued to learn and grow as an instructor, player, tennis camp director, and manager of tennis operations. He attends regular tennis conventions and seminars with continuing education as a benchmark of his growth as a tennis professional. As a past Pro of the Year for San Diego USPTA, and former board member of the San Diego chapter, he believes the certification is important to the professionalism essential to being the very best tennis professional. He also led the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club to San Diego tennis club of the year in 1999.

A resident of Encinitas for 21 years, he is passionate about his running, basketball, camping, reading, and enjoying his great friendships, family, and especially time with his sweet girlfriend Linda and son Scott. His son Kyle, a recent 4 year student-athlete graduate of Seattle University as a tennis player and liberal studies major, is now residing in Chicago as a mentor and fellow at an inner city charter school.

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Max Bauer, Junior pro

Max is a recent graduate of Sonoma State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During his college tenure he created a tennis program in which he gave private lessons to high school and aspiring high school players, growing his clientele through extensive networking. Max attended Poway High School where he lettered four times and earned the player of the year award four years in a row. It was during this time, his junior and senior years of high school, that he began giving private and group lessons to junior varsity players in the Poway and Rancho Bernardo area. Max has a passion for the game and enjoys working with children and adults alike.   As a teaching professional, Max emphasizes fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary to realize a degree of individual and team success. “As the job implies, a tennis instructor is someone who can not only take a job seriously, but is energetic and can make a lesson fun and enjoyable.” Other interests include travel as in recent years surfing in Panama, hiking through Costa Rican jungles, and reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

To inquire about his availability and pricing, contact him directly at bauerm92@yahoo.com.

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Toly (TOle Marinkovic) 

Before moving to San Diego, Tole was a five time national doubles champion in his native country, Yugoslavia.  He was also a ten time national singles and doubles champion of Serbia.  In addition, he was a two time All American in college and played #1 in singles and doubles for San Diego State University on a full ride scholarship.  After graduating from SDSU with a degree in business management, he won the United States National Grass Court Championship and numerous other tournaments.

Tole is a USPTA certified tennis professional with over 20 years of teaching experience and currently teaches all levels including many players that have won national championships and are among the best players in the world in their age divisions.

To inquire about his availability and pricing, contact him directly at tolemarinkovic@gmail.com.

 
 
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Donald Naan

Don Nann former Head Tennis Pro South Yarmath Tennis Club 2002 – 2006; Head Tennis Coach Dennis Yarmath High School, Connecticut; and Head Boy’s Tennis Coach, Francis Parker Charter School, winner of Division III CIF Championship. Currently Don is the Head Boy’s and Girl’s tennis coach at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad.  A USPTR Certified tennis Professional, Don has enjoyed working with juniors for the past 12 years focusing on enhancing their tennis games as well as their lives. Don says “As a coach, my first job is to help the player move up to the next level.”

 
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Maja Muric

Maja is a former professional tennis player from Croatia.  She competed on the Women’s Professional Tennis Tour including all the Grand Slams from 1991 – 1999.  She was the 8th junior in the world and represented Croatia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and many other occasions.  Winning two medals at the 1993 Mediterranean Games, which was the first time Croatia competed as a country, was one of the most memorable moments of her career.

Maja, in her own words, “Tennis has been more than just a game or a career, it has been a stepping stone to where I am today and I would never be here without it.  I owe a lot to this game."

Maja teaches part time at her favorite tennis club (SDTC) that she is also a member of. Maja’s aim is to help promote the game of tennis.  She coaches men and women of all ages and focuses on three key areas: raising technical and performance level of her students, helping them become healthier and more physically fit while having fun.


To inquire about her availability and pricing, contact her directly at mmuric@aol.com.