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and levels of player.
One of San Diego's most decorated players. In the late 1970s, Walter ranked number one in the country as a junior ahead of names like John McEnroe before playing several years on the Association of Tennis Professionals world tour.
For 30 years Walter has been teaching and coaching in San Diego through his clinics and one-on-one sessions.. Walter coaches tennis at St. Augustine High School.
Chia's tennis life started at the age of 12. He took numerous junior clinics and private lessons. Chia played four seasons of high school varsity tennis and a season at Southwestern College.
At the age of 20, while attending college, I had a part time job assisting the junior clinics at South Western College. This job was my part time college job. In 2004, I became a certified pro and I have been instructing ever since at ECCTA
I began playing tennis at the age of seven, training at multiple academies throughout San Diego. At the age of 8, I competed in USTA events and have gone on to play nationally as well. At the age of 16, I began playing USTA Open Women events and became nationally ranked. Soon after at the age of 17, I earned my WTA ranking. I am currently competing on the tour where I've had wins over players ranked in the top 300 on the WTA. I've had the privilege of working with top coaches such as Chris Groh, Guy Fritz, and my current coach, Walter Redondo. I was also a guest speaker at the USTA PRO-AM event in Rancho Santa Fe, where I was given a full scholarship to attend the IMG academy by Nick Bollettieri.
My coaching history began at the age of 12 years old when I had the opportunity to help coach the National Junior Tennis League Summer camps for three consecutive years. I stopped teaching to focus on my development as a player and did not start up again till I was 18 years old. I worked alongside coach Chai here at the ECCTA as a feeder for the Adult Live-Ball clinics. Since then, I've been certified as a teaching Professional with the USPTA, and I created my own junior program, teaching multiple clinics and camps for all levels & ages of children. In addition, I serve in four committees on the San Diego District Tennis Association Board. I am currently only taking on Private Lessons.
Born & raised in San Diego. Charlie began his tennis journey at 10 years old learning to play on a concrete tennis court he and his dad built from scratch at their home in Jamul. He took many private lessons early on and went on to play Varsity tennis for Valhalla High School as well as played singles for Grossmont College & Southwestern College. He also played various USTA open tournaments and participated in World Team Tennis for 10 years.
After college Charlie joined the afterschool mentorship program at Mountain View Racket Club where he worked with and mentored the next generation of tennis athletes. He also worked with various juniors playing practice matches to help build their confidence and abilities in tennis.
Lois is the ECCTA Coordinator and Tennis Coach. She was awarded the Community Service Award for 2011 by the San Diego District Tennis Association.
Lois is a real treasure and we are lucky to have her efforts at the ECCTA. Lois is committed to Junior tennis and is actively involved with NJTL which she coaches every summer. Whether it’s a youth tournament, a fun filled “Family Day” event or helping at the courts, Lois has been and continues to be an amazing contributor.