As a Vancouver native, John has been immersed in the Clark County tennis scene for over 30 years. He attended Columbia River High School where he excelled in tennis, basketball and baseball. After winning the Washington State Community College singles title, John was awarded a scholarship and played for local tennis powerhouse, University of Portland. Upon graduation, he utilized his marketing degree with a fulfilling career at The Oregonian and Columbian newspapers. In 2001, John returned to tennis, gaining experience at Vancouver Tennis Center and Club Green Meadows. Over eight years, he also coached both the boy’s and girl’s teams at Columbia River High School.
John continues to have a tremendous passion for tennis, in teaching and playing. He also enjoys cooking, running, music and has a love/hate relationship with golf! John’s students, both juniors and adults, enjoy his teaching style and make great strides with him. John oversees all aspects of the Junior Program and also offers private lessons with juniors and adults. John is a USPTA certified instructor.
“My greatest joy working at Evergreen is watching our juniors grow. To see transformations of shy to outgoing, alone to formulating friendships, insecure to confident, scared stepping out on court to wanting to play everyday. To me it’s not a job… it’s a privilege!”