PDTC STAFF 

Daniel Nabedrick, Director of Tennis / General Manager & Founder / Director of California International Tennis Academy

Daniel has been general manager & director of Tennis for Twin City Tennis Camps since 1999, and Palm Desert Tennis Camps since 2015. He is member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, as well as a lifetime member of the United States Tennis Association. Daniel has also served as a volunteer for the USTA since 2001. He has been coaching and teaching tennis, directing camps, managing facilities, and director of over 100 USTA tournaments since 1997. His passion and commitment to tennis, health, fitness, and education, for children of all ages, and adults of all levels is the #1 driving force behind Palm Desert Tennis Camps.

Daniel graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1993. As a junior player, Daniel was ranked #1 junor single player in the USTA Northern Section for boys 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18's, and he was a top 100 nationally ranked junior player throughout his career. A high school state singles runner up in 1988, three time All Big Ten Academic recipient, Daniel competed on the ATP Futures Tour in Israel, Spain and US with his biggest professional win coming over the world's #750 ranked player in 1994. Besides coaching, playing tennis, biking, yoga, chess, and basketball, Daniel enjoys spending his time with his wife Molly and his two young daughters Bluma and Liza and sons Sunny and Skye.

Office - 760-851-1922 & Cell 612-730-8280 E-mail - daniel@PalmDesertTennisCamps.com

Bryan Hoff, Assistant Director of Tennis & Marketing Director

Bryan has coached and directed camps with Twin City Tennis Camps & now Palm Desert Tennis Camps since 2005.  He loves teaching students both young and old of all levels.  Bryan really enjoys being out on the courts as much as he does directing the camps.  Bryan is a USPTR certifed professional and a business management graduate from Mankato State University, where he played on the men's varsity team after graduating from Armstrong High SchoolOffice - 760-851-1922 & Cell 763-232-7921
Email - Bryan@PalmDesertTennisCamps.com

Office - 760-851-1922 & Cell 763-232-7921 Email - Bryan@PalmDesertTennisCamps.com

Sasha Chuchkovich, Assistant Director of Tennis & Senior Head Professional

Born in Belgrade, Serbia june 11th 1967.Started playing tennis at the age of 6  and started competing in junior tennis tournaments at the age of 9.Top 10 player in National rankings for juniors ( boys 12,14,16,18.). Overall winner of 12 national junior tournaments.National 16 and under doubles champion of former Yugoslavia.

   Participated in International Junior tennis tournaments in Europe as a member of Yugoslav National team.Practice partner for touring professionals (Slobodan Zivojinovic,former top 20 singles player in the world and #1 player in doubles rankings). Running the Intersport Public Tennis Academy in Belgrade with more than 400 kids of all ages and skill sets. One of the top players that came from the Academy was Janko Tipsarevic who was the youngest winner of the Junior Australian Open for boys 18.His best ranking with the professionals was #8.

Coached 3 former Yugoslav Davis Cup players and some the most talented juniors that were aspiring toward professional tennis career.

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering - 
Department for Structural Engineering,Major in Project Management,
University of Belgrade,Serbia.

Came to USA in March 2000. and worked as a Tennis Professional for last 15 years in Palm Desert area.Coached at Indian Ridge CC,Laquinta Resort,Woodhaven CC and from Oct. 2009 till present at PDR. Most of the coaching was related to competitive USTA ladies adult and senior team tennis.USPTA certified as of 2004.

cell (760) 408-5631 email - sasha@palmdeserttenniscamps.com

Roy Cosio, Head Professional - Jr. Development Coordinator

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where I earned a computer science degree at Instituto San Ignacio de Loyola. I started playing tennis at the age of 4 under the supervision of the widely known Olmedo family (Alex Olmedo won Davis Cup and Wimbledon in 1959).

 

When I was 8 years old, I captured my first national title in the age 10 and under division. I went on to hold a string of No. 1 positions in every age group through the 18 and under division.

 

By the time I was 18, I already was in the top 10 of the men’s open division in Peru. I reached my best position (No. 7) at the age of 20, and fall short of representing my country in the Davis Cup (Only the best 5 are part of The Elite Davis Cup Team).

 

At 23, I came to the United States to try professional competition. I played satellite 
tournaments (now called “Futures”) in Florida, gaining much experience and feeling what is like being on the tour.

United States Professional Tennis Association (U.S.P.T.A.) certified Elite Pro level since 1998 (20 yrs.) and with a total of 36 years of teaching experience.

 I started to teach at the age of 17 at the Acuna-Victorero Tennis Academy and Las Terrazas Tennis Club, both in Lima, Peru. I also worked at Ocean Village Tennis Camp in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Santa Clara Tennis Center in Santa Clara, CA; The Tennis Doctors in San Jose, CA.; Clubsport of San Ramon, CA, which twice I was honored with a Quality Service Award; and Lifetime Tennis Inc. at Cupertino Sports Center in Cupertino, CA, where I was elected “Pro of the Year” in 1999.

 In 2005 thru Feb 2008, I launched “INKAnab Tennis” on the beautiful courts of the Jacob 
Hamblin Park in the city of Kanab, Utah. In March 2008, back in California forming “INKAlifornia Tennis” becoming the tennis director at “Millennium Sports Club” in El Dorado County in the city of Shingle Springs.

 

In 2010 I taught in S.F. Bay Area. My position as tennis director in Walnut Creek let me create the path of learning of many students in the area.

From 2011-2014 moved to Santa Cruz, CA , joining the pro team at “La Madrona Athletic Club” becoming the junior program tennis director.

 I have experience instructing and coaching on both hard courts and clay courts, and bilingual (English and Spanish). 

 

Roy still enjoys competing in tournaments from time to time. Over the years, Roy has

held #1 positions in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles (with wife Vicki) in the USTA

Norcal 5.5’s Divisions, and reaching  #27 in the overall Open Division also in NorCal.

I hope to see you on the courts!

cell - (831) 431-0146 email- roy@palmdeserttenniscamps.com

Carol Menefee, Head Professional - Adult Development Coordinator

I have been United States Professional Tennis Association member since 1982 and have lived, taught, and played tennis in the Coachella Valley for over 25 years. 

My passion and love for tennis has taken me to Germany to teach and play for four years, and have spent my summers at Northstar at Lake Tahoe. I have been rated #3 in California in women’s singles, won Pro Am’s (My favorite prize~a two week trip to the French Open) and have also won numerous USTA sanctioned tournaments. 

My sports career has been my life, from holding 6 national records as a young 
competitive swimmer, living in Lake Tahoe for years competing as a Professional 
Freestyle Mogul Skier and as a Coppertone Girl, and running 7 marathons with a best time of 3:33, qualifying for the Boston Marathon. In the summer of 2015,  I raced in the Donner Lake Swim, 2.7 miles, high alpine open water swim, coming in 2nd last August for the 25th year. 

Another aspect of my life involves being a hiking guide and I love of the outdoors here in the desert, including Yosemite and the Sierra Nevadas and specializing in the 
southwest National Parks. I am extremely knowledgable of the flora, fauna, history, geography, and geology of our desert and mountains. 

I believe tennis is truly a sport of a lifetime, from 2-92 and is very excited about being at Palm Desert Tennis Camps as your tennis professional. Let’s enjoy our beautiful 
desert together, so come out and join me on the courts. See you there! 

Cell - (760) 408-5170

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77-333 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Contact Information:

info@PalmDesertTennisCamps.com
Tel: (760) 851-1922