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Chandler Tennis Center RededicationChandler Tennis Center Pros

Meet the tennis pros who teach the youth and adult tennis lessons at the Chandler Tennis Center.

Lasse Akesson
623-225-8008

He has been working full time with tennis for 36 years. First playing professionally and then coaching. He was born and grew up in Sweden.  

Experience:
  • National Coach- Norway- Norwegian Tennis Association, Oslo, Norway
    • Coached elite players-juniors and adults
  • Personal Coach- on the ATP tour. Has coached several times on all the Grand Slams
  • Tennis Director and Head Coach- Lillehammer Tennis Center, Norway.
    • Responsible for the tennis program and coaches
  • Trainer Education Team- Swedish Tennis Association
    • Conducted clinics for coaches
    • Author of instruction manuals for coaches and players
  • Sports Director-ATL, Lund, Sweden
    • More than 2,000 members, four full-time coaches and 40 part time coaches
  • Player-Played professional tennis and played team tennis in Germany for 15 seasons
Coaching Education:
  • Sweden (Level 3- highest)
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • USA (USPTR Professional)

Jerry Horowitz

PTR Certified - Tennis Instructor
480-203-6772

Chandler Tennis Center Teaching Professional - Group Classes & Private Lessons - since 2012
Tennis Head Coach - Seton Catholic Preparatory High School – since 2010
Smash Performance Tennis Academy - assistant
Currently:  Play tennis socially & in 2010 earned Tennis Teaching Certification with PTR (Professional Tennis Registry).  Completed coursework includes tennis specific training for adults, children, and high school coaching along with performance player development.
Tennis Professional