Tennis Professionals

Peter Smith

General Manager, Director of Tennis

​Peter has administrated and coached tennis at the highest levels for the past 34 years. Peter’s love and passion for tennis extends through his family with all 3 of his sons having played Division I college tennis.  He has coached 1000s of people all with the goal of loving tennis while being at your best.

Contact
(310) 326-4404 Ext 1002
petersmith@jackkramerclub.com

Notable Achievements
  • Division I Men’s College Coach
    • USC from 2002-2019
      • 8 Time NCAA Champion – Coached 5 Team & 3 Individual championships
      • 6 Time Pac 12 Champion 2 Time National Coach of the Year
      • 5 Time Pac 12 Coach of the Year, 2012 USPTA Coach of the Year
    • Pepperdine from 1997 – 2002
      • 5 Time WCC Champion and 5 time WCC Coach of the year
    • Fresno State from 1992 – 1997
      • 3 time WAC Champion and 3 time WAC coach of the year Coached team to highest team ranking in school history – #5 in nation
    • Long Beach State from 1987 – 1992
      • Lead team to top 25 ranking
  • Cofounded & Led Southern California Tennis Academy in Long Beach 2010-2020
  • 20 Gold Balls in Singles, Doubles & Father – Son Divisions ​
  • 2020 coached trained & traveled – ATP pros-Steve Johnson & Sam Querrey
  • Top 100 ATP Pros Coached-
    • Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey, Robert Kendrick, Robert Farah, Robert Lindstedt and Glenn Weiner
  • ATP player 1987 –  Played Wimbledon & US open qualifying

Cecilia Fernandez Parker

(310) 594-1900

Cecilia has coached tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for over 30 years and enjoys instructing players of all ages and abilities. Cecilia played on the Women’s Professional Tennis Circuit for 6 years, making over 10 Grand Slam tournaments while achieving a Top 100 World Singles Ranking.

Notable Achievements
  • Top 100 WTA Singles Rankings
  • Four-time All American and Two-time National Champion as a scholarship athlete at University of Southern California (USC)
  • Gold Medal winner at the World University Games held in Montreal, Canada
  • Ranked #1 in Southern California in 16U Junior Rankings
  • Ranked in the Top 10 Nationally as a Junior (ages 11 to 18)
  • Three-time member of the Junior Wightman Cup Team (each year the team is selected from top 10 players in the country)
  • Three-time member of the Junior Federation Cup (each year the team is comprised of the top 10 women in college tennis)
  • Winner of Ojai Inter-Collegiate Singles Title
  • Two-time winner of Ojai Women’s Open Singles Title
  • Winner of numerous Open-level singles, doubles and mixed-doubles tournaments

Rylan Rizza

(310) 346-8251

Rylan Rizza grew up in the South Bay and developed into a top ranked USTA junior and touring professional at The Jack Kramer Club.

Notable Achievements
  • Stand out junior tennis player at Peninsula High School, winning a CIF Championship (2000)
  • Top USTA junior winning prestigious Boys 16s Easter Bowl (2000)
  • Ranked Top 30 Nationally in Boys 18s
  • Athletic Scholarship to University of Virginia – Degree in Sociology (2006)
  • Lead University of Virginia to ACC Championship, and back to back ACC Conference Titles (2004/05)
  • #1 National Collegiate Team Ranking (2006) and All American in 2006 – University of Virginia
  • ATP Career High – Singles #871
  • ATP Career High – Doubles 217
  • 10 ITF Futures Doubles Titles
  • Coached top ranked USTA juniors and WTA Top 100 – Mirijana Lucic, former semi-finalist at Wimbledon
  • Assistant Coach at LMU 2013-2016, leading team to highest national ranking to date #58
  • USPTA Certified

Trey Mason

(310) 809-2818

Trey has taught tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for over 15 years and enjoys instructing players of all ages and abilities. Trey played on the Women’s Professional Tennis Circuit for 8 years, achieving a world singles ranking of #35, and making 24 Grand Slam appearances.

Notable Achievements
  • World Singles Ranking of #35
  • Avon Futures & Virginia Slims Singles and Doubles titles
  • 2-time All-American and 2-time National Team Champion while playing #1 at Singles and Doubles at USC
  • NCAA Doubles Champion and Singles Semifinalist
  • Ranked #1 girls 16 & 18 Southern California
  • Ranked #3 National Girls 18 and under
  • National Hard Court Doubles champion 16 and 18 & under
  • World Team Tennis Team (L.A. Strings)
  • Winner of Ojai Inter-Collegiate Singles and Team Title
  • US Amateur Indoor doubles champion
  • Avon Futures & Virginia Slims Singles and Doubles Titles
  • Winner of numerous Open-level singles, doubles and mixed-doubles tournaments
  • USPTA member P-2 rating
  • USTA Jr. Wightman Cup – Head Coach
  • U.S.C. Women’s Assistant coach

Kip Brady

(310) 795-8852

Kip has taught tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for the past 19 years. Growing up in a tennis family, Kip, his brother Kevin and sister Kara have started the famous Brady Camp which tours Southern California.

Notable Achievements
  • Palos Verdes High School Varsity Coach (2018,2019) (Girls Bay League Champions, 2018)
  • National Father/Son Southern California Ranking #2 (2018)
  • National Father/Son National Ranking #8
  • ​Formerly ATP World Ranked Touring Professional in Singles and Doubles
  • #1 Singles at UC Santa Barbara (1985 & 87)
  • NCAA All-American (1989)
  • Ranked NCAA Top 30 Nationally Division 1 (1989)
  • United States Professional Teaching Association National Champion
  • High School State Singles and Doubles Champion
  • Coach at USTA South Bay Training Center (1997-99)
  • Coach for Peninsula HS Boys Varsity Tennis Team (1997-01)
  • Achieved #1 Ranking in U.S as Coach for Peninsula H.S (2001)
  • ATP Career High-Singles #369 (1995)
  • ATP Career High Double #471 (1995)

Joseph Lizardo

(818) 536-3024

Joseph has been coaching tennis for 25 years starting from his homeland Philippines and was designated as the National Head Coach for the Philippine Tennis Association. Appointed Davis Cup Captain and Coach for 2001 Team and helped Philippines advance to Group 2.

Notable Achievements
  • Davis Cup Captain and Coach for 2001 Philipinnes Team advancing to Group 2 stage.
  • Moved in the US in 2003 and opened Lizardo Tennis Academy in the East Coast relocating to Southern California in 2009.
  • #1 Davis Cup Player for Philippines 1993-1999 -former Ranked 740 ATP player
  • #1 Temple Singles Player and Atlantic 10 Conference Singles Champion.
  • Competed in Junior Wimbledon Championships and US Open Championships
  • Former #1 Ranked 40s ITF Mix Doubles Ranked Player
  • Head Coach Fairleigh Dickinson D1 school – Mid Atlantic Section CTC (4 years)
  • #1 Ranked Junior Player in the Philippines from 14 & Under to 18 & Under

Frederique Carver

(310) 528-4454

Frederique has coached tennis at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for the past 19 years. She was born in the Netherlands where she developed her tennis career at the age of seven. Frederique’s passion is coaching children the fundamentals of the game with proper technique, movement, and fun.

Notable Achievements
  • Collegiate tennis player
  • Champion junior player in Holland
  • USPTA certified

Jun Hirasawa

(310) 897-9358

Jun has coached tennis in the South Bay over 15 years and enjoys working with world class to beginning level players. Jun worked on the Men’s and Women’s Professional Tour as a International Player Service Manager at YONEX for over 10 years. He has been an active member of the International Committee (Japan Tennis Association) for over 10 years and High Performance Division (Japan Professional Tennis Association) for over 7 years.

Notable Achievements
  • Worked 2020 Olympic tennis championships in charge of player services
  • Worked with 5 World No.1 Singles players. (Monica Seles, Lleyton Hewitt, Martina Hingis, Ana Ivanovic, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario)
  • Worked with 6 World No.1 Doubles players. (Gigi Fernandez, Natasha Zvereva, Martina Hingis, Todd Woodbridge, Mark Woodforde, Peng Shuai)
  • Currently working with Tour players. (Zarina Diyas, Magda Linette, Saisai Zheng, Xu Yifan, Lu Yen Hsun, Peng Shuai)
  • Certified Professional Coach at USA (USPTA & PTR), Japan (JPTA) and England (LTA).
  • Assistant Tournament Director of Rakuten Japan Open (ATP 500) and Japan Women’s Open (WTA International)

Wade Murphy

(310) 293-0442

Wade has been active with Junior Development at Jack Kramer Club since he became an equity member over 20 years ago. Always up for a hitting session or a challenge match, Wade always brings fun and energy to the tennis court. His primary goal is to assist the tennis program at JKC achieve its objective of providing high level tennis programs to our members.

Notable Achievements
  • Palos Verdes High School Varsity Coach (2020,2021) Girls Bay League Co-Champions 2020
  • Top 20 National Father/Son Ranking (2019)
  • Top 35 National Singles Ranking Men’s 45’s (2012)

Becky Shtilkind

(718) 249-7953

Becky Shtilkind grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to joining the Jack Kramer Team, she coached at Sportime in Lynbrook for 5 years working heavily with the ROG players as well as adults and high performance juniors.

Becky played for the Division 1 tennis program at Stony Brook University from 2012-2016. During that time the team became nationally ranked for the first time. Graduating with a degree in Health Science with a concentration is Emergency and Critical Care.

As a junior Becky trained at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY. She competed in sectional and national tournaments reaching rankings as top 5 in the Eastern section and top 50 nationally.