Warner Tennis Center in Woodland Hills, California
Warner Tennis Center in Woodland Hills, California

Get match tough at Warner Tennis Center
in Woodland Hills

by Rich Neher
After years of uncertainty about the future of Warner Tennis Center in Woodland Hills, a once thriving tennis club that had 26 courts in its heydays, and ended up with 12 courts on top of a parking garage under LA Fitness ownership, the club is once again filled with the sound of bouncing tennis balls. Tim Schnaible, the club's owner since February 2014, has turned it around and is happy to see the courts so busy.
Tim, who owns and runs Match Tough Tennis Academy out of Warner Tennis Center, Balboa Tennis Center (Encino), and Lindero Country Club (Agoura Hills), has been in the junior development trenches for the past two decades and is regarded as one of top junior development coaches in the country. Tim brings to the court over 30 years of playing and coaching experience. He has personally coached hundreds of sectionally and nationally ranked juniors including winners at Kalamazoo, Easter Bowl, and Winter Supernationals. Tim was the exclusive coach to ATP Top-20 Pro Sam Querrey from the ages of 10-16 years old and was recently featured on the Tennis Channel's "Sam Querrey -Tennisography". In addition Tim has been a USTA Zonals Coach, USTA CTC Coach, College Coach and High School Coach. Tim has been a member of the USPTA since 1999 and a graduate of the USTA's High Performance Coaching Program.
Match Tough Tennis Academy provides year round tennis programs for every level of tennis player from 5 year old beginners to USTA National Champions to current ATP Tour professionals. The Academy has a Pro-Staff of 3 more tennis professionals, Troy Aiken, Reggie Drew and John Quijano, providing a complete schedule of junior programs and offering match play opportunities at the highest levels, as well as Summer camps for all levels and for High Performance juniors.
Tim Schnaible was able to set up a membership structure and a full program for tennis players in the San Fernando Valley, including
ADULTS (Full Schedule)
Adult drop-ins 3 x per week (Tue/Thu nights and Sat mornings)
Boot Camps (Mon/Fri)
Drills, Point Play (Mon/Wed)
Drop-In Workouts (Wed/Sun)
Beginners (Wed)
Advanced Beginners (Sat)
Wheelchair Tennis (Sat)
4.0/4.5 Drop-In Singles Ladder (Sun)
JUNIORS (Full Schedule)
Quick Start I (5-10)
Quick Start II (5-12)
Quick Start III (5-12 match ready)
Drills, Point Play, Tactics (Mon/Wed)
Novice, Satellite, Jr. Team Tennis Players (Tue/Thu)
USTA Junior Drop-In Match Play (Fri) - must be a USTA tournament junior
Warner Tennis Center, home to 6 USTA adult league teams and 10 USTA Junior Team Tennis Teams (2 sectional champs last season), offers HD Match Recording for players on 6 courts as well as many events, such as
Warner Tennis Center Spring Classic March 6-8. NTRP Event prize money in 4.5 events.
Wounded Warrior Project-Round Robin and Fundraiser Event March 28th 1-4pm
Pickle Ball Demo Day March 29th 10-12p
Youth Tennis Day April 11th 1-3:30pm

Tim's vision is to produce the best a tennis club and an academy can offer to junior and adult tennis players. His progressive thinking goes beyond teaching and offering courts and events. Lately he has signed up to become a representative of a brand new collection of tennis apparel: BONES Original Tennis Wear. Tim says, "We are taking pre-orders for all Bones Original items. This is an amazing clothing line made in Brazil, the shirts are incredibly light and breathable, and there is a large number of designs to choose from. We are the exclusive reps for Southern California." The Bones line will be subject to a separate LA Tennis Examiner article shortly.
Tim gave Sam such a solid foundation for his game and prepared Sam for the next step in tennis. Tim kept the training and coaching fun, while instilling excellent habits to build on for the future. Tim has the big picture in mind and understands how to customize the coaching for all types of players!
From top to bottom, the whole junior experience with Tim was extremely positive and both Sam and Tim achieved the maximum results.
Chris Querrey, Mother of ATP Top player Sam Querrey
My daughter has been coached by Tim Schnaible for several years. She is consistently learning, developing, and honing her tennis skills with every lesson she takes. Thanks to Tim her progress grew exponentially and she is now a top So. Cal junior. Her technique is better than most of the kids I've seen. Tim keeps his lessons fun and engaging while getting the best out of his student. I truly feel he is the best coach out there, and we are extremely lucky to have found him.
Aneta Zelensky, Mother of SCTA-USTA ranked player
I have employed Jack's concepts to my own game with huge results this past year, reaching the final of the 45 and over Grass Court National doubles. I have also employed the concepts to my students with great success.
John Dokken- USTA 4.5 Tournament Player

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