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Our professional tennis instructors have years of playing and coaching experience. They have experience coaching players at every level. We offer private, semi-private, group, and team lessons for all ages and abilities. We offer them all!

Tennis Instructors

We live and breathe tennis. On this court, you’ll find stellar tennis coaches all bound by the same passion to help players realize their full potential.

AJ Avansino

Tennis Pro

An avid tennis player for over a decade, AJ was the Northern Nevada 5A High School Doubles Player of the Year 2020-2021, and the Reno High School Head Tennis Coach in 2022. He sharpened his skills by attending the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida in 2021. You might see AJ on the court as he currently plays in the USTA league while attending UNR, but he is excited to be joining the men’s tennis team at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. AJ is a USPTA teaching professional.

Specialty: Beginner to High Intermediate Players. Hitting Sessions with Advanced Players.

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Chris Ferguson-McIntyre

Tennis & Pickleball Pro

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.

Specialty: Players at All Levels & Player Development.

Rob Lizares

Tennis & Pickleball Pro – League Coordinator

Rob Lizares is a USPTA Certified Tennis Teaching Professional with over 25 years of experience. Rob works with players of all ages and takes pride in delivering great experiences in every session. He finds helping his clients reach their goals and watching their tennis skills develop over time incredibly rewarding.

Nevada has been Rob’s home for over 30 years. He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors. He has a passion for mountain biking, running, fitness and nutrition.

Specialty: Beginners to High Intermediate Level.

Monika Magusiak

Tennis Pro

Monika was born in Poland and started playing tennis when she was 6 years old. She competed in international and national tournaments and was ranked top 10 in national ranking. She came to the United States to play for the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Monika started getting coaching experience while spending summers in Europe. She coached in Barcelona and at Rafa Nadal Academy.

After graduating from UNR, Monika became a graduate assistant coach for North Park University in Chicago where she obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling psychology. 

She loves working with players on improving tennis skills and techniques as well as working on the mental part of the game.

Specialty: Players at All Levels & Player Development.

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John Mathews

Tennis Pro

John Mathews is a USPTA certified tennis pro with over 20 years of teaching experience. His enthusiasm for the game is as strong as ever as he finds himself continually learning more about the various aspects of the game. John is passionate about connecting with his students through various teaching techniques. His dedication to making progress is a standard that he brings to the court as he strives to get each student to the next level.

Specialty: Beginners/Advanced Beginners & Youth Players.

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Randy Reynolds

Racquet Sports Director

Randy is a former NCAA D1 college player, USPTA elite tennis pro with 18 years of coaching experience, and college graduate obtaining an MBA from UNR. As owner of Tennis Nation Racquet Sports, Randy focuses on training coaches, programing, marketing, and streamlining operations. His goal is to provide racquet sports opportunities and exceptional experiences for everyone in the Reno community.