Private, semi-private, group and clinic lessons are available on a daily basis, seven days a week. All tennis teaching professionals are USPTA certified. Please call the Tennis & Pickleball Center at (775) 832-1235 for appointments and pricing information.
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.
Billy Knight, Teaching Pro
A Chicago native, Billy attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and earned a degree in physical education. He played college baseball and later professional hockey, many years ago. Billy is USPTA certified Pro 1 and has coached North Tahoe boys varsity tennis and many of the areas top players and juniors. Billy offers a devoted, technical, strategic and personal teaching approach to all skill levels and abilities. He is available for private, semi-private, group lessons and clinics.
Deanne Larsell, Teaching Pro
Deanne grew up in Oregon where she was a three time High School State Doubles Champion. She played college tennis at Oregon State University and went on to be a tennis professional a Tumwater Valley Racket Club in Olympia. Deanne then began her 25 year teaching career in Health and Physical Education for Portland Public Schools. She also coached tennis at Pacific University and Benson High School where she won a USTA National No Cut Coach award for the Pacific Northwest.
Deanne continues to compete at 5.0 and recently as a 4.5. She went to USTA Nationals several times with teams at the 5.0 level. For over 10 years, Deanne and her doubles partner were ranked #1 in the PNW section. Deanne has been a USPTA certified Professional for over 35 years, loves to teach and is very excited to be back at the Incline Village Tennis Center.
Sylvain Malroux, Teaching Pro
New this summer is Teaching Pro Sylvain Malroux, who brings expertise in both tennis and pickleball to the staff of the Incline Village Tennis & Pickleball Center. Sylvain recently wrapped up his seventh season as Head Coach for the UNR men’s tennis program, guiding the team to its first Mountain West titles and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. Under Malroux's guidance, the men’s team had four players earn All-Mountain West honors in 2022. Prior to coaching the men’s team, Sylvain was the Nevada women’s tennis head coach from 2006-11, after which he spent time coaching the San José State Spartan’s women’s team from 2011-15, before returning to coach the Wolf Pack men’s tennis team in 2015-16. Sylvain began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Clemson University in 2001, and was named the ITA Division I Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004.
Dominic Morelli, Teaching Pro
Dominic has been a teaching pro at the Incline Village Tennis & Pickleball Center since 2016. He’s a USPTA Certified Level 1 Coach and teaches youth clinics, camps, tennis academy, cardio tennis and adult lessons. Dominic has been playing tennis since he was a boy and won State Champions for his high school team two years in a row. He also has been playing pickleball for several years and is available for private pickleball lessons. When he’s not on the courts, Dominic likes to surf, run, snowboard and lift weights to stay active.
CJ Johnson, Pickleball Coach
CJ teaches the pickleball clinics here at the Incline Village Tennis & Pickleball Center and was the tournament coordinator of the inaugural Incline Open Pickleball Tournament. She is a highly respected and sought after coach and lifestyle expert for Better Pickleball and Age Well with CJ, both companies being dedicated to helping players over 50 live their best lives on and off the pickleball courts. She also cofounded the first online pickleball community in 2020, VIPickleball.