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Meet Our Instructors
Director of Tennis
Avery began playing tennis at an early age in local parks around his hometown in Bellingham, WA. He quickly developed a love of the sport, and rose to become one of the top ranking juniors in the PNW and HS state champion. He played Division 1 tennis at Portland State University, accruing several top 50 NCAA doubles wins and setting the highest win percentage in school history. As a USPTA certified teaching professional with 10+ years of experience, Avery has worked extensively within JR development/curriculum at the 10 and under age up to nationally ranked college athletes, as well as adults of all ages and abilities. He directed a non-profit partnered with the USTA helping under-resourced kids in the Seattle area with homework and tennis. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Geography, and off the court enjoys skiing, biking, and being outside. Avery looks forward to becoming a part of the Yakima Tennis community and putting his skillset to work.
Stacy is a USPTA Professional tennis and instructor. She is excited to fulfill her dream of becoming a tennis coach. Stacy started her journey playing high school tennis at Davis High School and then continued onto the Yakima Valley College team where she learned invaluable tennis strategy from coach Forrest Latham. When the opportunity was given to her to become a coach for the Davis team she jumped at it and fell in love with coaching. Coaching at Davis was an amazing experience for 8 seasons, she stopped coaching when her and her husband welcomed their daughter, Adie in 2009. Becoming a stay at home mom and looking to get some exercise, Stacy joined the Yakima Tennis Club in 2013. She played on numerous USTA league teams and became involved in social planning for club events. When her daughter decided she would play tennis, Stacy became a volunteer coach during the junior lessons. Working with the great coaches and amazing kids at YTC ignited the desire to become a certified tennis instructor.
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