Serena Quarelli, Director of Tennis & Teaching Pro

Serena lives in Tucson, AZ but is a Southern Cali girl. Born and raised in Santa Monica, Serena played junior tennis and graduated from UC Santa Barbara playing there on a tennis scholarship. She also attended University of Texas in the Permian Basin. Both schools were top 10 in the nation at the time. Serena has worked in her home town as the coach of Santa Monica College where her women's team won the state title; the Riviera Tennis Club; Pierpont Tennis Club in Ventura Ca; was the director of tennis in Tucson, AZ at The Lodge at Ventana; and was an assistant pro at the Tucson Racquets Club and Executive Director of the Tucson Community Tennis Program, a non profit organization that teaches low income youth the great game of tennis. Still competing in the women's 55 and over, she is one of the top doubles players in the country. She has held a top 20 national ranking in women's doubles and singles for the last 15 years and has played on many USTA league 5.0 teams going to nationals on several occasions. Serena loves to teach students of all ages. 

Randy Berg, Teaching Pro

Randy played college tennis at Cal State Bakersfield where he qualified for the nationals in both singles and doubles each year. After college, Randy became Assistant Coach of Pepperdine University, a top 5 nationally ranked team. In 1989 he was Activities Director, then Tennis Director of the Warner Center Club in Canoga Park, California. In the early ‘90’s, Randy served as a “hitting partner” for then teenager Lindsey Davenport who went on to win several Grand Slam Titles.  In 1996 he became Tennis Director of The Springs Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Randy was then named Tennis Director at Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert, California. Randy has won three USTA National Doubles titles; the National 40 Grass Courts, National 45 Indoors and the National 55 Hard Courts. He has been a USPTA certified professional for over 20 years who enjoys working with juniors and adults of all levels.  

josh_olivasJosh Olivas, Teaching Pro

Joshua Olivas has been coaching elite junior and collegiate tennis since 2007. Olivas coached at a number of elite tennis academies and many of his players went on to play Division I collegiate tennis and some even played professional tennis and attained world rankings. Joshua has excellent communication and coaching skills and works effectively with students of all ages. Prior to his coaching career, Joshua was an ATP world-ranked professional tennis player (both singles and doubles) with 10 years experience on the ITF Futures, ATP Challenger and World Tour circuits. He trained at the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy where he was coached by Nick Bollettieri, Fritz Nau and Red Ames.  During Joshua’s career he was also coached by multiple former top 20 players such as Ronald Agenor and Cristiano Caratti.

 

Rachana Bhat, Teaching Pro  

Rachana was born in Tucson, AZ and ranked #1 in the Southwest in the girls 18’s. She won the AZ State Championship in singles and is a two time doubles championship winner as well. Rachana is now playing for the University of New Mexico and was undefeated as a freshman. She joined our team of instructors in 2014. 

 

Nick Saadi, Teaching Pro

Nick is a USPTA and USPTR certified instructor who brings both a high level of energy and excitement with his lesson plans and activities. Nick was previously the Director of Tennis for the Hayward Area Parks and Recreation Department and brings more than 20 years of competitive playing knowledge, which he picked up playing varsity tennis for Mission College.

 

2016 Lesson Rates

Private, semi-private, group and clinic lessons are available on a daily basis, seven days a week. All teaching professionals are USPTA certified. Please call the Tennis Center at (775) 832-1235 for appointments and pricing information.