Dennis Rizza - Former Director of Tennis (Retired in October 2017 after 31 years)
Dennis Rizza retired as Director of Tennis at The Jack Kramer Club after 31 years in October 2017. Currently residing in Palm Desert, Dennis continues to coach privately at JKC two days each week. He has been one of the premier junior coaches in the country, having worked with most of the top junior players to come out of the South Bay. Dennis, has arguably produced more college level players than any other coach in the country. Thirty-eight years ago he started and still directs the Level 2, Woody Hunt South Bay Junior Tournament. At one time it was one of the largest junior tournaments in the world. In 2013, Dennis receive the Pete Brown, Southern California USPTA Life Time Achievement Award. He has been an active member of the Southern California Junior Competition Committee for over 20 years.
In 1972 Dennis graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Marketing. After a two year military commitment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma Dennis returned to Southern California and began his teaching career.
Cecilia Fernandez Parker
Cecilia has coached tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for over 30 years and enjoys instructing players of all ages and abilities. Cecilia played on the Women’s Professional Tennis Circuit for 6 years, making over 10 Grand Slam tournaments while achieving a Top 100 World Singles Ranking.
Rylan Rizza grew up in the South Bay and developed into a top ranked USTA junior and touring professional at The Jack Kramer Club. Son to Dennis Rizza, the Director of Tennis at the Jack Kramer Club.
Trey has taught tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for over 15 years and enjoys instructing players of all ages and abilities. Trey played on the Women’s Professional Tennis Circuit for 8 years, achieving a world singles ranking of #35, and making 24 Grand Slam appearances.
Kip has taught tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for the past 16 years. Growing up in a tennis family, Kip, his brother Kevin and sister Kara have started the famous Brady Camp which tours Southern California.
Frederique has coached tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for the past 19 years. She was born in the Netherlands where she developed her tennis career at the age of seven. Frederique's passion is coaching childern the fundmentals of the game with proper techinque, movement, and fun.
New to the JKC Tennis Professional Team - Please Welcome!
Jun Hirasawa -
Jun has coached tennis in the South Bay over 15 years and enjoys working with world class to beginning level players. Jun worked on the Men’s and Women’s Professional Tour as a International Player Service Manager at YONEX for over 10 years. He has been an active member of the International Committee (Japan Tennis Association) for over 10 years and High Performance Division (Japan Professional Tennis Association) for over 7 years.
Jeff Tarango - Director of Tennis