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Laura Rizzo, Head Coach - USPTA Tennis Pro

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Phone: 248.808.0512

Laura's philosophy:
Laura sees tennis as an opportunity to enjoy life and to cultivate life skills through the great game of tennis. Laura strives to make tennis accessible to everyone. Elite players or the financially advantaged have dominated the sport up until the recent past, but today, tennis has the opportunity to reach much farther. The life skills that we attribute to tennis can be leveraged beyond the court--perseverance, success in the face of adversity, performance under pressure, and sportsmanship are some great examples.

Laura's background:
Laura's tennis history spans over 20+ years of playing and teaching tennis in both competitive and recreational settings with players of all ages and abilities. Laura played 4 years of collegiate tennis at Kalamazoo College where she also earned her secondary teaching certificate. Laura spent several years teaching high school Spanish and coaching high school tennis. It was during that period that she became a certified USPTA pro. Laura brings her professional teaching experience onto the courts, in the design of lesson plans targeted meet the developmental needs of the children on court.

Laura Today:
Laura draws on her personal and professional experiences to develop tennis programming that helps children, families, and individuals of varying abilities to learn tennis, and to meet the challenges that we face in our daily lives. Luv All Tennis demonstrates Laura's commitment to her passion. You'll see it on and off the court. Look for her teaching her own Cardio Tennoga, a cardio-yoga fusion, or mentoring aspiring players through Mom and Me tennis and USTA's exciting new format, QuickStart tennis.

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Randy Kazdan, USPTA Professional

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Randy has worked at the Beverly Hills Club and the Grosse Pointe Hunt club. He has also held summer positions at the Grosse Pointe Club, Academy of the Sacred Heart and Woodside Athletic Club. He was the Head Varsity Coach for Boys and Girls at Birmingham Groves, and an assistant for the University of Liggett High School Teams.Randy specializes in working with kids who are striving to play U.S.T.A. tournaments and/or who play High School varsity tennis. 

 

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Phone: 248.417.8760

Carly will be a sophomore at Grand Valley State Univeristy in the fall of 2015. She played varisty tennis for Shrine High School all four year and is a member of the Grand Valley Tennis Club. Since 2012 she has been teaching at Luv All Tennis and has luved every minute of it! She has had the chance to work with all age groups, and her favorite classes are the Pee Wees. Carly also luvs to give private and semi-private lessons for anyone interested at any site! She can be reached at the above information, if you would like to set up a time and place for as lesson. You will see her this summer at the Red Run, Royal Oak, and Huntignton Woods courts. She hopes to see you there!

 

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Jim has a wealth of experience coaching and playing tennis. He played college tennis for Western Kentucky University where he also received his education degree. Jim teaches and coaches the boys' varsity team at U of D High School. He also is the girls' varsity tennis coach at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Jim has won three State Championships, 2009 boys, 2013 and 2015, girls.  For two consecutive years (2013 & 2014), Jim has been named the MHSTeCA/MHSCA "Coach of the Year." Jim heads the Inter-Club tennis team for Red Run Golf Club, which is run by Luv All Tennis.

 

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About Luv All Tennis

We luv the game of tennis and want to share our passion for this life long sport with everyone! Currently we offer programs in the cities of: Royal Oak and Huntington Woods. We continually strive to expand our commitment to our communities through programs that develop the individuals, the families, and their communities, while learning the “life” sport of tennis.

Put your skills to the test in one of our Adult or Youth leagues. Find out what leagues are running near you. Call Laura Rizzo at (248) 808-0512.

Laura Rizzo

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Head Coach, USPTA Tennis Pro. Laura's luv of coaching and connecting with others is infectious.  As a trained teacher, she brings her professional teaching experience to the tennis courts.  Whether it is through a youth or an adult class, Laura's enthusiasm for all aspects of the game is noticed on the court.  She oversees and participates in the tennis programming at the Parks and Recreation programs as well as at Red Run Golf Club. 

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Randy Kazdan

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Randy has been working with Luv All for over four years.  Randy enjoys working with youth players who are striving to play U.S.T.A. tournaments and/or who play High School varsity tennis.  He also crafts challenging Drill & Play classes for the higher level adult player. 

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Carly Cook

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Carly has been teaching at Luv All Tennis since 2012, and has luved every minute of it! Carly has had the chance to work with all age groups, enjoying the little kids the most.  Carly also enjoys teaching private and semi-private lessons to children of any age. She will be available this summer if you would like to set up a time and place for a private lesson.

PHONE: 248.417.8760

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