Chandler Tennis Center Pros

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

Lasse Akesson

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.

  • 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

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, Harry Hopman's International Tennis Academy, USA, FL - thru 1982
Arizona Tennis Professional: Scottsdale Hilton, Registry & Radisson Resorts & Mountain View Tennis Club - 1980s
New York State Tennis Instructor - Summer Camps thru 1977
Background: participated on High School Tennis Teams - 4 years #1 Singles & Captain, Brooklyn, New York. NYC Public School Tennis Championships 1977 at Forest Hills; finished 6th singles player in Tournament. Played doubles tournaments throughout Florida while attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Ed Wolin
USPTA Certified, P-1 Ranking

For the last seven years, Ed has coached Varsity Boy's Tennis at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee. He took over a losing program (3-13) and in four years took them to the Division 5A State Finals. That same year Ed was named "Coach of the year" by the East Valley Tribune. Desert Vista is now one of the more respected programs in the state. In the past four years Ed's expertise in doubles has resulted in two state runner-ups, three regional championships, and 1st place finishes in both the Silver and Gold divisions in the annual Kiwanis tournament where 32 of the top high schools in Arizona compete.

B.S., The Ohio State University, 1984

More than 25 years of teaching at such places as:

  • Nike Tennis Camps, Bend, Oregon and Lake Tahoe, CA
  • The Marriott's Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Palm Springs, CA
  • The Palm Springs Tennis Club, Palm Springs, CA
  • The Tennis Place, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rancho Park Tennis Facility, Los Angeles, CA
  • Boy's Varsity Coach, Desert Vista High School. Ahwatukee, AZ

Chandler Tennis Center
2250 South McQueen Rd.
Located at Tumbleweed Park (southwest corner of McQueen and Germann roads)