Jamie is our lead tennis pro and played tennis for Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). He went undefeated in singles and doubles play his Junior and Senior years at PLU with an impressive record of 68 wins and no losses. He also won the NAIA District Championships in singles and doubles play. Now, USPTA certified (P-1), Jamie brings over 20 years of high level teaching experience to the tennis court. He has coached and trained at some of the top facilities in the Pacific Northwest. He served as the Junior Tennis Director at the University of Washington, Tennis Director at Mercer Island Beach Club, instructional staff at Central Park, Boeing, Tacoma Lawn, and Bellevue Club.
With a contagious passion for tennis, Jamie has experienced enormous success mentoring players at all levels. Off the tennis court Jamie’s other passion is music. For nearly two decades Jamie has been a member of the nationally acclaimed vocal group “The Coats” entertaining audiences as a singer/composer/beat-boxer. Jamie’s musical background helps him bring a fun upbeat atmosphere to the tennis court. He is also experienced in modern stroke mechanics, core fitness training, cross-fit training, and plyometrics. Several students of Jamie’s have gone on to play college tennis with tennis scholarships.
Jamie has received numerous awards for his outstanding influence on youth with tennis and music. Jamie’s enthusiasm and ability to build instant rapport with his students combined with his entertainment background makes him a BIG HIT on the tennis court!
Kyle grew up playing tennis in the Pacific Northwest and developed a reputation as one of the toughest competitors in the area. As a junior, Kyle was a successful and hard-working student of the game.
Kyle played at Eastern Washington University (EWU) for four years and helped develop the school into a nationally recognized name for college tennis. Kyle played at EWU as their number one doubles player. During that time, he was ranked in the top 70 doubles players nationally and helped secure a conference championship for EWU. Described by his college coach as one of the hardest working athletes he’s ever had the opportunity to coach, Kyle brings his experience as a player and coach to the high performing players and athletes of Tennis Center Sand Point.
Kate is a native of Indianapolis and a USPTA certified teaching professional. Kate has been teaching and coaching since 1992. She competed in the NCAA Tennis Division I at the University of Delaware, where she played #1 singles and doubles for four consecutive years and was named both MVP and team captain two of her four years.
Kate spent 8 years teaching at the Indianapolis Racquet Club, a 32-court facility, where she directed the summer junior program which included over 200 students. She received television and media recognition for her outstanding influence on local youth. She also headed up an outreach program for the surrounding Indianapolis neighborhoods, and developed promotional media for the club. Kate was the club’s summer director for three years, then moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2000.
Since living in Seattle, she has taught at the Edgebrook Club in Bellevue, the Mercer Island Country Club (as the Jr. Tennis Director), the Bellevue Club and the Mercer Island Beach Club (with her husband, Jamie). The husband/wife duo have twice earned their way to the USTA National Open Mixed Doubles tournament. They are happy parents of two children 4-year old son, Eli, and 1-year old son Noah. Eli’s first word was “ball”!!
Jeff has been playing tennis for 22 years starting at the age of 9. He attended Decatur High School in Federal Way, where he became a Washington 4A State Champion in doubles and was ranked in the top 10 of the PNW section in junior competition.
After high school Jeff attended BYU-Hawaii playing tennis all 4 years and helped the team win the NCAA Division II National Championship. He was also awarded the scholar-athlete award 3 times. Jeff graduated from BYU-Hawaii in 2005 earning a degree in Exercise Sports Science with a minor degree in psychology. Jeff has coached with past USPTA president David Porter, and is USPTA certified.
Jeff has been coaching full time since 2005, and served as the head pro of Puyallup Bally’s Fitness Center. Jeff has helped numerous juniors prepare for college tennis in addition to working with USTA teams who have gone on to sectionals and nationals. Jeff most recently coached at the Lakewood Racquet Club. Jeff enjoys teaching and coaching players of all levels, and loves to share his passion for the great game of tennis.
Jerry is a native of Seattle and played as number one seed for four years at O’Dea High School before going on to play Division 1 tennis at St. Mary’s College in California. Jerry has eight years of coaching experience under his belt. His career started as an Assistant Coach for the Aqua Club in Kenmore, WA. He then coached tennis camps at St. Mary’s College, Nike Summer Camps in Malibu, CA and The Moraga Country Club in Moraga, CA. He also served as the Assistant Coach for the Men’s Team at St. Mary’s College.
Currently, Jerry serves as Head Tennis Coach at O’Dea High School and as the Tennis Director at the Aqua Club in the summer months. He is very excited to be working in the Pacific Northwest and to be based out of Tennis Center Sand Point. Jerry is a P-1 USPTA Instructor.
Nick grew up in the Pacific Northwest and played for Mercer Island High School for three years where he served as team captain his senior year. He then attended Washington State University (WSU) and played on the club tennis team all four years in college. During that time he served as President of WSU’s club team in his junior and senior years. While in college he managed Mercer Island’s Parks and Recreation tennis programs during the summer months.
Nick enjoys working with kids and juniors and after college returned to Mercer Island to coach the boys’ and girls’ high school teams for two years and a year respectively. He also co-managed a tennis camp for underprivileged children at the Atlantic Street Center. Nick also worked as Tennis Coordinator and Pro at the Eastside Tennis Center and is excited to now be a member of the tennis pro team here at the Tennis Center at Sand Point.
Brian Park is a Teaching Professional at the TCSP.
Jake is a Seattle native and graduated from Nathan Hale High School. He is our most seasoned tennis pro, with many years of coaching under his belt. He served as coach for Roosevelt High School, Blanchet High School and Seattle University. Back in the day as coach for Roosevelt he sought shelter for his team during those rainy days and started using the hangers at Magnuson Park, this was the impetus for Jake’s involvement in the construction of the Tennis Center Sand Point!
Jake’s positive approach to tennis brings the fun factor onto the courts! He likes to emphasize hitting great shots and moving those feet! This philosophy is apparent in Jake’s very popular early morning class “Ball Machine with Jake”.
Off the court, Jake loves hitting the ski slopes and has 40 years of experience in the industry. You may recognize his face and voice through the ski industry. Jake was one of the founding members of Powder Magazine established in 1972 and served as the voice of the Cascade Ski Report on radio stations throughout the Northwest.
Jake is thrilled to call Tennis Center Sand Point his new “tennis home”.
Jason is originally from Los Angeles, CA and started playing tennis at the age of 11. In all four years of high school, he played as the number one and two seed in singles on the Varsity Team Tennis Team. In college he played tennis for Glendale Community College where he received the MVP award.
After college he became a tennis instructor for the Warner Tennis Center at Topanga Canyon, CA. He also trained junior level and college players in Southern California.
Jason is a USPTA instructor and has been teaching for 9 years. He is currently one of the coaches for the University Prep Varsity Tennis team and helped the team take 2nd place in the 2011 WIAA season. Jason’s coaching and training experience includes work with numerous tennis camps in the Greater Seattle and with players of all ages and of different abilities. He has also served as instructor of cardio tennis at different Tennis Centers throughout the region.
Jason brings great energy and passion to the sport of tennis. His favorite tennis topics include stroke technique, footwork, positioning and strategy. Jason likes to have fun on the court and provide the necessary tools for students to be successful players. We’re excited to have Jason with us at the Tennis Center Sand Point.
Scott is a USPTA certified teaching professional and has taught in the Seattle area for over ten years. He has directed programs for Seattle Parks and Recreation and has been on the teaching staff at both Amy Yee Tennis Center and the University of Washington's Nordstrom Tennis center. He has served as Director of Junior Tennis at the University of Washington for over five years. Scott also served as head coach at Lakeside School in Seattle and was the 2006 Metro League coach of the year.
Scott is committed to coaching excellence at both the junior and adult levels and he has coached juniors ranging from beginners to highly ranked Champs players. Many of the juniors he has worked with have played high school tennis in the Seattle area and some have gone on to play college tennis at the Division I, II, and III levels. Scott is also active in coaching adults, both individually and through USTA League Tennis. His USTA League teams have competed at the 3.0-4.5 levels and have qualified for competition at the Local, Sectional, and National levels--winning eight Local titles and four Sectional titles. In 2005 and 2013, Scott coached USTA League teams to National Championships and his teams have placed in the top four in the country multiple times.
Scott currently resides in Seattle with his wife Nancy and daughter Viv. When he is not taking his daughter to tennis tournaments, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, eating great food, and resting up so he can get back on the courts! Scott is excited to be part of the fantastic teaching staff at Tennis Center Sand Point.
Dea sumantri is a teaching professional at TCSP.
Jeff Richards is a teaching professional at TCSP.