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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.

Tennis Pro Reno Tennis Center

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.

Reno Tennis Center John Mathews Tennis Professional Reno Nevada

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.

Ruben Santana Tennis Instructor Reno Nevada

Ruben Santana

Tennis Pro

Ruben’s interest in tennis started at an early age in Guadalajara, Mexico as he and his 6 siblings watched tennis every Sunday. Coming from humble beginnings, Ruben got his first opportunity to play tennis in high school when he came to the states in 1988. Ruben has gone on to play for numerous club teams and has competed in tournaments. In 2008, Ruben began volunteering his time assisting tennis teams in the local area. As the Reno High School boy’s tennis coach in 2021, the team made it to the State Championships and captured an Individual Championship. Ruben currently teaches tennis at the Reno Tennis Center and is in the process of getting his USPTA certification.

Specialty: Beginners/Advanced Beginners & Youth Players.

Reno Tennis Center Randy Reynolds Tennis Pickleball Professional Reno Nevada

Randy Reynolds

Racquet Sports Director

Randy is a former NCAA D1 college player, USPTA elite tennis pro with over two decades 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.

Specialty: Players at All Levels & Player Development.