SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TENNIS ACADEMY
Welcome to Southern California Tennis Academy. SCTA has been in business since 2011 and has been at its home at El Dorado Tennis Center since January 1st, 2013. We offer after-school classes, holiday camps, junior team tennis and private lessons with three levels of programming. High Performance (tournament level players), FUNdamentals (pre-tournament players) and Futures (3 to 6 year olds). At SCTA we have trained players competing at the best universities in the US; UCLA, USC, Alabama and Yale to name a few - and we enjoy coaching new players to the game just as much! Players will enjoy our fun and engaging atmosphere under the tutelage of our highly qualified staff.
Meet Our Coaches
Mitch started for Top 5 Long Beach State before graduating in 1987. He held an ATP ranking for 5 years and was a top 3 Men's SoCal player during that time period. Mitch has trained more than 50 Division One players from all the top schools in the US.
Peter is the former USC Men's Head Coach and 5 time National Champion. He currently coaches ATP #72 Steve Johnson and has worked with many top 100 ATP players.
Jordan Bridge was a Blue Chip U.S. National Junior player with two bronze balls from National Championships. He received a full scholarship to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he played "All Big West" singles and doubles. As a Freshman Jordan was named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year. He graduated with a B.A. in business administration in 2013. Jordan is a SoCal Men's Open player with a high of 13 UTR.
Ayca Gumuscu is a native of Izmir, Turkey. She revived a full scholarship to play for the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was a four-time conference champion and qualified for the NCAA Tournament all for seasons. She earned both Bachelors of Marketing and Management degree in 2005. She is USPTA Certified and has been teaching for over 14 years.
Head Developmental Coach
Veteran coach Mark Chavez runs a fun and physical developmental program with a focus on overall stroke development and introduction to competitive play. Mark matches the physical energy of the younger players and runs an informative and FUN class. Mark has graduated many players from the FUNdamental program to the High Performance.
Taylor has been coaching at El Dorado Tennis Center for 15 years. He trained at West Coast Tennis Academy before competing for Division 2 Concordia University in Irvine. He is a high energy Coach that will push players to work their hardest.
Brett is the current Head Coach at NCAA #1 USC. He was Peter's assistant coach at USC before taking the Head Coach position at University of San Diego followed by Texas Tech. Brett's two kids attend the High Performance Academy.
Justin was a Nationaly ranged Junior and a top SoCal player before attending Chapman University where he played at the #2 position. Justin trained under Coach Mitch for 3 years and attended SCTA.