Coach Wayne is a Petaluma native and grew up playing tennis at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club and was coached by Chris Oakes. He played 2 years at Santa Rosa Junior College and 2 years at Sonoma State, where he earned both a Bachelor and Masters degree. Wayne is a school teacher by day and tennis instructor by afternoon, weekend and summer time!
Wayne holds certifications with both the United States Professional Tennis Association (Elite Professional) and the Professional Tennis Registry (Level 2). He is also a certified Pickleball instructor.
Wayne has been a fixture in RRC’s after school program for the last 7 years, working with players of all ages and specializing in the 10 and under program. Lisa calls him the “Red Ball Guru!”
Tennis is a family affair. The RRC courts have become a second home for the Street kids, Billy and Ella.
Wayne is excited to meet more members as he takes on an expanded role at RRC, offering both private and group lessons.