Angel Lopez Tennis Academy
Angel Lopez Tennis Academy


Angel Lopez Tennis Academy - one of San Diego's best places for learning tennis

by Rich Neher
Did you know that Angel Lopez was declared a “Role model for Latino youth” on an American Latino National TV Show and the County of San Diego declared August 3, 2010 “Angel Lopez and San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club Day” for 30 years of serving the San Diego community? More about this fascinating icon of teaching tennis in this article: "Angel Lopez - Southern California's model teaching tennis professional."
Located at one of the largest and most prominent tennis facilities in San Diego, 23-court San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club, the Angel Lopez Tennis Academy is known throughout the United States as a high quality school of higher tennis learning since 1997. Angel Lopez says, "We use tennis as a vehicle to develop successful young people in life in our junior programs."
Angel himself has a long history of working with players, young and old, from beginners to Top world class, like Zina Garrison, Michael Chang, Alexandra Stevenson, and many more. His accolades are numerous, from Pro of the Year for both USPTA and PTR, to the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame, to World Team Tennis Professional Coach of the Year.
The Academy's Junior Program is extensive. Spring Break Camps, Summer Camps, Winter Camps are very popular and Angel works with the best kids one-on-one. He says about his Academy's Philosophy, "The development of the tennis player is the most important part of the Angel Lopez Tennis Academy. Winning is important, second only to the devlopment of the player."
USPTA Master Pro Angel Lopez says on his USPTA web pages:
Lopez helps young players today by awarding the Angel Lopez Scholarship for $1,000, through Youth Tennis San Diego, to a graduating senior for the college of his or her choice. He sponsors sanctioned tournaments and satellite junior tournaments, as well as a national open at the Barnes Tennis Center. Angel also sponsors an after-school program in his old childhood neighborhood for underprivileged children, the USTA/San Diego District Adult Championships, and the USTA national girls 16 &18 championships at Barnes Tennis Center.
Angel sponsors the tennis programs at Montgomery, Lincoln, Calexico, Clairemont and Hoover high schools, and also at San Diego City College. Lopez additionally sponsors the following schools: Logan Heights Elementary, Las Palmas Elementary, Memorial Middle, Saint Augustine High School, San Ysidro High School and Miramar Junior College.“We use tennis as a vehicle to develop successful young people in life in our junior programs.”

 
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