At Tennis Nation our stellar tennis pros live and breathe tennis. On this court, you’ll find a diverse team of tennis coaches all bound by the same passion to help players realize their full potential.
We listen to our clients, and we listen to what our tennis communities are saying to produce players that have a love for the game and that generate real-world results.
Tennis Pros and Instructors
Randy is the founder of Tennis Nation Racquet Sports, USPTA Elite Professional and Head Tennis Pro at the Caughlin Athletic Club. Randy has been coaching tennis professionally for over 10 years. He grew up in Reno, Nevada where he worked at the local tennis center to pay for his tennis lessons. As a junior, Randy played the Northern California tennis tournaments obtaining rankings in the 20s in singles and doubles. Randy went onto play Division I tennis at the University of Nevada, Reno before becoming certified to teach tennis professionally at the age of 19. Obtaining his MBA, Randy has committed himself to making an impact in the tennis community, actively participating in local and national tennis opportunities.
Kristine Wymore is the Director of Tennis Activities at Caughlin Athletic Club, where she organizes all the tennis events, leagues and tournaments. As a junior, Kristine played in Wisconsin and obtained a number two ranking in her division. Kristine went on to play four years of collegiate tennis for St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. On court, Kristine brings personality and passion that makes the game of tennis fun and memorable.
Lauren Evans, a PTR certified tennis pro and ACE certified personal trainer, has been focused on high performance coaching for over 10 years. Growing up in a military family Lauren has played tennis tournaments and has received coaching from some of the best coaches around the world. Her performance on and off the court earned her a full scholarship to play NCAA Division I tennis at Furman University in South Carolina, where she was named MVP. Lauren has a passion for helping people achieve things they never thought possible and brings a wealth of knowledge to the club.
Chris taught at the Reno Tennis Center before becoming a tennis pro at Caughlin Club. Born and raised in Reno, Chris began playing tennis when he was 3 years old with his father Carlo. As a junior, Chris competed in USTA Northern California tournaments and won the team state championship for Galena High School in 2001. Chris went on to play division I tennis for the University of Nevada and continues to compete in tournaments today.
Yazir Nauhm-Barrios – Tennis Stringing Professional
Yazir has been playing tennis since the age of seven. He played Junior in Chile, on red clay, for 10 years. He is now exploring the depths of hard court tennis, as a 4.5 player. Coming from a “tennis family”, he has been involved in the sport for most of his life. Yazir is passionate about racquet tech and enjoys tennis stringing, customizing racquets and matching racquets for tennis players. He has helped a number of players improve their game by providing them with useful insight and advice regarding tennis stringing options, racquet personalization and in-depth technical knowledge of their tennis equipment. As a team member of Tennis Nation Racquet Sports, Yazir will be able to help you with:
- Tennis stringing services
- Finding the right tennis racquet, tension and strings based on your individual needs
Yazir is extremely passionate about tennis and the technical aspects of it. He will be more than happy to help you bring your game to the next level by providing you with professional advice and excellent service.
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At Tennis Nation, you’ll learn to play and teach tennis with confidence, knowing that you can take your game anywhere in the world and doors will open. Plus, our local tennis community and programs up at Caughlin Club are getting bigger.