Coach Harvey Mardyks
After graduating from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Psychology, Harvey started his tennis teaching career at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. After 2 years, he returned to his home state of New Jersey and went to work at the Allaire Racquet Club in Wall, N.J. during the winters and was head pro at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood, N.J. in the summers. At Allaire, Harvey was responsible for junior development and was fortunate to work with Caroline Stolle who later became the 11th ranked woman in the world.
In 1978 Harvey followed the American Express Professional Satellite Circuit to California and ended up as the head pro and director of tennis at the Westshore Tennis Club in Westlake Village. He joined the USPTA in 1982 and introduced Krissy Hamilton to tennis at the age of 6. At 13, she won the Girl's 18 & under Junior Sectional Championships in Southern California. Westshore was closed for commercial development in 1986 and he entered real estate, but continued to teach his son, Adrian, the game of tennis. Highly ranked nationally (#13 in the USTA 16 & under division), he ended up playing for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His younger son Devan played #1 singles for Newbury Park High as a Freshman.
In 1980, Mardyks helped the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) introduce Jr. Team Tennis to the Conejo Valley and served on the SCTA satellite tournament committee. In 1983-1984, he was president of the Ventura County Junior Tennis Association (VCJTA) and helped expand the tournament schedule to what it has become today. 11 years ago, missing tennis, Harvey took the position of varsity coach for the girl's tennis team at Newbury Park High School. He is also the lead tennis professional for the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park district in Camarillo. Mardyks has dedicated his semi-retirement to coaching junior players. He?has enjoyed living in Camarillo with his wife, Kathy, for the last 25 years.
Still playing competitively into his 40's and 50's, he was nationally ranked #44 in the 45 & over division of the USTA in 1997. Representing the SCTA in the Intersectional National tournament was one highlight of his playing career. He strongly believes in teaching solid stroke fundamentals and specific techniques for mental toughness. He hopes to share his passion for "the sport of a lifetime" and give back to the game he loves through coaching and teaching tennis.
He won his last tournament at the USTA Ojai Senior Clay Court Championships and was named The USPTA California Coach of the year for 2009. Currently he has developed 3 championship USTA junior tennis teams in the 10 and 12 & under division from classes at the Park and 5 juniors under 11 have SCTA rankings.
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Coach Harvey Mardyks
United States Professional Tennis Association
2009 California High School Coach of the Year
Girls Varsity Tennis Coach
Newbury Park High School
A native of Southern California, Lucile studied art at UCLA and worked in the motion picture business, the travel industry and adult education before taking up tennis. As a Certified Modern Tennis Methodology coach, USPTA and USTA member specializing in teaching beginning/intermediate seniors, adults and children (NTRP 2.0-4.0), Lucile offers classes for the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks District as well as private, semi-private and group lessons in The San Fernando Valley and Ventura County areas.
For more than a decade Lucile has dedicated a great deal of her time to tennis, serving for six consecutive years as a USTA league tennis captain. She progressed from beginner to tournament competitor with a unique ability to lead, guiding her team to several sectional and two national championships. Since 2007 she has received extensive one-on-one training from a world-renowned tennis professional and has assisted in numerous private lessons, conferences, seminars and clinics throughout the United States.
Lucile has been Assistant Tennis Coach at Ventura High School, Tennis Instructor at the prestigious Ojai Valley School, and has conducted summer camp clinics for children and teens in Hollywood. In addition to private teaching she assists at USPTA & USTA events, and participates in various tennis activities throughout Southern California.
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Brian is a USPTA Certified professional who brings over 25 years of teaching experience to the court. A graduate of Camarillo High School and former UC Riverside All-American, Brian has extensive experience coaching both adults and juniors. From running junior and adult classes to leagues and tournaments, he brings passion, enthusiasm and fun to the sport.
Over the last 25 years he has been teaching in Ventura County where he was the Tennis Professional at Spanish Hills for 16 years. Programs he has been involved with are Junior Team Tennis, USTA Zonal and Competition Training Centers. Working with both juniors and adults, he makes learning tennis Fun and Easy. Sign up today and start learning the sport of a lifetime.