WOMEN COACHING WOMEN

We celebrate the women’s game and we also live it! 

GlamSlam's Master Tennis Coaches bring decades of experience and wisdom directly to you. It is 100% inspiring — and fun! — to see them in action. 

Kathy Toon

Kathy Toon is a jack-of-all (coaching) trades and a master of a few. Her quest to gain an edge on the competition led Coach Toon down many paths: Sports medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, time management and sports psychology to name a few. From 1990-2004, Kathy was the Associate Head Coach for Women’s Tennis at the University of California-Berkeley, where she guided three doubles teams to NCAA championship victories. Her collegiate tennis coaching career includes stops at the University of San Diego and Mills College. Kathy also serves as a sports psychology and performance consultant to university and high school teams in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, Kathy is a senior trainer for the internationally recognized Positive Coaching Alliance, having conducted hundreds of workshops for thousands of coaches, athletes and parents across the country. She is the author of the book Get Your Game Face On! 

Contact: kathy@glamslamtennis.com

I see so many female players at the 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 level who just LOVE tennis and cannot get enough of the game. Your passion is infectious. I do what I do because I'm inspired by any player who truly strives to get better — even if she never wins a national championship or makes it to the 4.5+ level.
— Kathy Toon

Jan Brogan

Jan Brogan has long been associated with Cal women’s tennis, including her 29 years at the helm of the Golden Bear program. During her tenure, Brogan built the Cal program into a national contender. Her legacy includes a trip to the finals in 1982 and 19 top-10 finishes since 1982. She also produced four NCAA championship doubles teams, 61 All-Americans, 19 first-team All-Pac-10 selections and five conference player/team of the year honorees during her career. Brogan ended her Cal head coaching career with a 539-223 (.707) dual-match record, and had notched more than 500 career wins. Upon her retirement, Brogan was just the fourth Cal coach to reach the 500-win plateau and the winningest coach in Cal tennis history. 

Contact: info@glamslamtennis.com


Mary Pat Faley

Mary Pat Faley is a spirit of boundless energy! She is the tennis pro at The Riviera Country Club in SoCal and a renowned professional tennis speaker/consultant, sharing her tennis teaching secrets with tennis pros and players all over the country. She published her book, Winning in Tennis and Life in 2009, which provided a blueprint for healthy living on and off the court. Soon after, she created the program, Mary Pat’s Force of Three — designed to help tennis professionals run productive, challenging tennis drills for groups of 4-10 players on the tennis court. Mary Pat has been a featured tennis professional on the Tennis Channel series Celebrity Tennis showcasing her Force of Three.

Contact: mp10s@aol.com


Judy Newman

Judy Newman grew up playing tennis in Santa Cruz, CA. Judy went on to become a top-ranked junior and later played college tennis at USD on a full scholarship. Upon graduation, she embarked on the pro satellite circuit, attaining a top-200 world ranking while traveling to 26 countries. Returning to her roots in NorCal, she earned her masters degree in sport psychology and has taught and coached tennis full-time ever since. In the past 10 years, Judy has played national and international senior events, winning 25 national balls along the way. She recently returned from Finland, where she represented the US in women’s 50’s at the Senior World Championships, placing second only to France. 

Contact: Judy Newman Tennis

 

 


Corinne Mansourian

Corinne Mansourian took up tennis a bit late while a student at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and then went on to play at UC Berkeley. After college, Corinne competed in Northern and Southern California Open tourneys combining top 10 rankings in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Corinne started her teaching career at Stanford, mentored by Coach Dick Gould. After a decade of Co-directing Stanford Tennis School and the Jr. Nike Camps, Corinne went on to small-college coaching at Menlo College as well as running programs at Clubs. Corinne has held Club and Junior Directors positions at San Francisco Bay Area clubs such as Alpine Hills, Menlo Circus Club, and currently, at Foothill’s Swim and Tennis Club. Corinne’s interest in training junior players launched her USTA National Team Coaching career which she coached some 22 USTA Junior National Teams such as Norcal Maze Cup, Intersectionals Teams, Zonals, and Fed Cup. 

Contact: corinne10s@gmail.com


Melissa Gurney

Melissa Gurney reached a career high ranking of 17 in the world in 1986. She reached the third rounds of Wimbledon, the French, and the US Open. She was ranked #1 in the country in the 18 and under juniors, winning the Easter Bowl, National Hardcourts, The Nationals and National Grass courts in her final year. Melissa has worked as an assistant pro at Seascape Sports Club, assistant volunteer coach for Cal Berkeley 1998-2000, and has been teaching for 20 years at Imperial Courts in Aptos, CA.

Contact: Melissa_Vanness@yahoo.com


Amy Jensen

Amy Jensen is the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at UC Santa Cruz while also providing Pac-12 Network commentary. Before UCSC, Jensen found success as the women's head coach at Mills College and the University of Denver. From 2006-2009 she accumulated a 63-18 overall record and was named Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year in consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. Jensen also served as an assistant coach for Cal from 2001-2006. She took a break from intercollegiate coaching in 2009, when she was named USTA NorCal Manger of Player Development working with athletes from youth through college and even the pro circuit.

Jensen was a 5-time All-American at the University of California as well as a NCAA record holder, winning 3 consecutive NCAA doubles titles in 1998, 1999, and 2000. She was inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of fame in 2011. As a professional, Jensen held WTA professional rankings in singles and doubles and played in both the US Open (1998, 1999, 2000) and Australian Open (2001).

Contact: cruzwtn@ucsc.edu

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