EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

My name is Theodore Nguyen, and I am a senior attending La Quinta High School. I am among the top scholars of my class, taking advantage of the AP classes and rigorous courses that my school has to offer. I have been on my school's Varsity tennis team for four years and am currently the Varsity captain. I am also a part of several clubs at my high school, including E-sports Club, California Scholarship Federation, and National Honor Society. In the fall, I applied to four universities: UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine.

Regardless of the school I plan to attend, I see myself seeking knowledge from professors, engaging in discussion with peers, and taking the appropriate classes that would foster my interests for applied mathematics and computer science. My goal is to graduate from college as a well-rounded individual, capable of positively impacting society.

 

STAFF

Donald Alger - Director of Tennis for the Fountain Valley Tennis Center  1987 to Present

Graduated from Cal State Fullerton - California Credentialed Teacher  -   Retired from Orange Unified after 32 years of teaching.
Cal State Fullerton Tennis Team - 3 years
USPTA Professional   30 years
Taught tennis on the High School and College Levels since 1980
Owner, President of Recreational Management Services, Inc. since 1981

“Ask Don any Question about Tennis and you will have a discussion for Life”

Russell Alger - USPTA Professional - Head Professional for the Fountain Valley Tennis Center 

Graduated from El Toro H. S. 2006
2 years at Orange Coast College and Golden West
2 years at Ashford University - Curriculum Development  - towards  Education Degree
High School Tennis Team - Junior and Senior
Wrestling Team - Freshman, Sophomore & Junior
3rd Degree Black Belt in TaiKwon-Do   10 years 1991- 2002

“If you want someone to LOVE Tennis and you have been less than Successful, Russ is the Pro you want.”


Ali Mirzaei - USPTA Professional - Staff at the Fountain Valley Tennis Center

Ali started playing tennis in Switzerland at the age of 8 and joined the Iranian Junior National Team and reached an ITF world ranking of #400 in Juniors Doubles in 1998. In 1997, he successfully completed the First ITF West of Asia Regional Training Camp conducted by ITF expert, Roland Hansson.
Ali is USPTA certified and has 3 years of teaching experience with children and adults. He started coaching tennis in Dubai and after moving to California, he joined the French Junior Tennis and the Johnny Allen Tennis Academy. Ali is passionate about tennis and his mission is to transfer his passion to his students.

Other than tennis, he is an accomplished Business Development Executive with over 10 years of Global experience in the Real Estate and Advertising industry. He is trilingual, fluent in English, French and Farsi. Ali holds a Master’s degree in Tourism and a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.


Frank (Hoang) Weiskirch - USPTA Elite Professional - Teaching Professional for the Fountain Valley Tennis Center

A native of Viet Nam, Frank (Hoang) Weiskirch has a passion for the game of tennis and is committed in developing players with a foundation to grow without limits.

Frank is graduate of the TENNIS TEACHER INSTITUTE, an Elite USPTA Professional, received a BS in Industrial Engineering degree from California University at Pomona. However, Frank’s true calling is teaching tennis. In 1999 he got USPTA certified and has been a full-time tennis teacher ever since, teaching at the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts with Don Henson, an original USPTA Master Professional, coaching at Northwood High School in Irvine, in 2000, teaching tennis classes for the City of Irvine from 2000 to 2007, and is currently teaching with RMS at the Fountain Valle Tennis Center.

Frank believes strongly that “Complete teachers of tennis are much more than tennis experts. They also possess an in-depth understanding of the body in motion, and have the ability to communicate in a clear and powerful way.” – USPTA Master Professional Don Henson.


David Dong - Teaching Professional for the Fountain Valley Tennis Center since 2008

Graduated from La Quinta H.S.  2008
2 years at Orange Coast College  2009 -2011
High School Tennis Team   Sophomore – Senior Year
Studied under Director of Tennis Donald Alger to learn how to teach & play tennis   2005 – 2010
Currently pursuing a Credential as a Chef at the Culinary Arts School, Nappa

“David is an avid tennis coach, he loves what he does and he wants the best for every one of his students.  He considers all of them his Family.  He is a great teaching pro.”


Minh Duong - Teaching Professional for the Fountain Valley Tennis Center since 1988

Former Davis Cup Player and Teaching Professional  - Vietnam
Arrived in the U.S. and pursued his love of the game and teaching, and he has been doing just exactly what he wanted, for the entire time he has been in the U.S.  At 73 years old he still is teaching and his students love him.

“Minh carries with him his memories and experiences as a Former Davis Cup Player, just stop and talk to him sometime, You will love his friendly attitude towards everyone and the love the game.”
He truly portrays the saying: “Tennis the Game for Life”.

We offer

  • 12 Hard Courts with Lights
  • Pro-Shop
  • Backboard/Wall
  • Tennis Lessons (5 Teaching Pros)
  • Tennis Clinics
  • Juniors Tennis Programs
  • Adult Tennis Programs
  • Player Match-ups (Singles & Doubles)
  • Racquet Stringing & Re-gripping
  • 24 hour Stringing Turn Around on Request
  • Racquets Available for Class Registrations
  • Ball Machines Rental Available

 

Programs

Women's and Men's Doubles Tennis

  • Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Monday: Contact Nancy at (714) 775-7026
  • Friday: Contact Melinda at (714) 839-5950

PICKLE BALL

  • All play will be based on court availability & during the hours of 6:00am – 12 noon and from 4:00 – 9:00pm Monday – Friday and during the hours of 8am to 5pm on Saturday & Sunday. These hours may change. The fee for drop in play is: $3.00 per person per hour.

Private and Semi Private Tennis Lessons

Private and semi-private tennis lessons give you the personalized attention you need to build your strengths as a player.

Our experienced professionals offer lessons for players of all ages and levels. Working with a professional is the quickest way to either learn the game of tennis or to take your game to the next level. As your game develops, private lessons can allow you to learn progressively advanced shots, as well as match strategy personalized to your strengths.

For more information and to schedule a lesson, contact the Reservation Desk at (714) 839-5950.