Taking Our students to Collegiate Level Play

Our players have achieved success at the highest levels. They have competed and won on the ATP/WTA tour, college, junior ITFs, and junior nationals. The strong tradition of winning has come through years of hard work and dedication by our coaches and students and parents.

Announcement: Currently accepting new students

Currently accepting new students

Giavara Tennis Players Highlights

L5 Tennis Championship

Congrats to Char for winning the L5 in Irvine.

L4 tennis championship

Congrats to Tai for winning the L4.

l6 tennis winner and coach

Congrats to Jonny for winning the L6.


Congrats to Max winning the L6.

Maureen Connolly

Congrats to Charliz for winning the Maureen Connolly.


Congrats to Jake Murray for winning at Barnes.

L5 irvine tennis championship

Congrats to Ava for winning the L5 in Irvine.

L6 Barnes Tennis Championship

Congrats to Max for winning the L6 at Barnes.

kathy willette tennis championship

Congrats to Sammy for winning the Kathy Willette at Barnes.

Congrats to Haley Giavara and Alycia Parks for advancing to the semifinals of the Girls National 18 Hardcourt doubles Championships.

Congrats to Tai Macdonald and AJ Moore for winning the Long Beach L3 boys 16 dubs.

Haley Giavara took home a big win over the number 1 seed and WTA #186.

Cal women’s singles line up vs UCLA.

Hometown hero Haley Giavara is one of three Team So Cal Players advancing today in the 18s singles draw at USTA Girls Nationals in San Diego!

Congratulations to Haley Giavara for winning the Sportsmanship award at the Girls 18 National Hardcourt Championships.

Haley being interviewed by Kusi. 

Congratulations to Haley Giavara and Alycia Parks for taking 3rd place at Girls 18s National Hardcourt Championships.  

Great morning workout with WTA #126 Leylah Fernandez and her team.

Jack McCullers finished his senior year at Air Force with a bang. He earned All-Mountain West honors in singles and doubles, winning 13 matches playing No. 1 singles and 17 playing No. 1 doubles. He also received the Mountain Region ITA Division I Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. 

Congrats to Lexi Milunovich for taking 4th place at the girls National singles Hardcourts.

Congratulations to Haley on her new career high WTA singles ranking. She is the 10th highest ranked American junior on the WTA rankings.

Congrats to Elizabeth Goldsmith for winning the Sacramento Regional girls 12 and under. Congrats to Shatoo Mohamed for winning the title at the Palm Springs Desert Open girls 14s.  

San Diego 2012 CIF Champions. Pictured above (left to right) are Aaron Meltzer, Derek Klein, Jack McCullers and Greg Lyon

San Diego 2011 CIF Champions. Pictured above (left to right) are Jakob Karnopp, Jack Murphy, Derek Klein and Jack McCullers

Congrats to Jake Roberts for winning ITA doubles title.

Congrats to Ava the Destroyer Lawson for winning G14 L4.

Congrats to Seevan Superstar Ghazi.  Champion L4.

Congratulations to Haley on being the #1 senior in California and #12 in the country.

Congratulations to Haley on getting her first top 300 WTA victory by defeating Louisa Chirico 6-3 6-4.

Haley Giavara and Serena Williams

in the latest WTA statistics, Haley is nine behind Serena Williams in cracking second serve returns.

Haley Giavara Scoreboard

Congratulations to Haley on her highest WTA win. She defeated WTA #199 Katherine Sebov. She went on to land 12 in the world at Cranking Returns (WTA Stats).

Giavara Academy student, Brandon Nakashima, celebrated his 11th birthday with some of the top players in the area. Brandon is currently ranked in the top 10 in the country and is ranked number 1 among 5th graders in the country. Happy Birthday, Brandon!

Students benefit from a program that recognizes both the physical and psychological game of its students. The Giavara Tennis Academy was proud to hold a seminar on the mental game of tennis. World renowned Tennis Psychologist Jeff Greenwald, author of Fearless Tennis, provided our students with a day of on and off court mentoring on how to play your best tennis when it matters the most.

We Would Like to Congratulate our College Scholarship Recipients

Josh Isaacs

Cal Poly

Zach Leslie

Wake Forest University

Nikko Karnopp

Gustavus University

Trevor Donovan

LaSalle University

Axel Cramer

Cal Berkeley

Joel Garcia

Cal Berkeley

Michael Rabinovich


Irving Stone


Kevin Wei


Cody Chwala

Northern Colorado

Gerado de la Conch

New York University

Jakob Karnopp

University of San Diego

Anthony Kim


Brandon Chao

University of California at San Diego

Robbie Shaw


Hiro Yamamoto

Cal Berkeley

Aaron Meltzer

New York University

Jack McCullers

United States Air Force Academy

Derek Klein

Cal Poly

Jake Roberts

Weslyan College

Greg Lyon

Weslyan College

William Chui

Columbia University

Jack Murphy

Georgetown University

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Haley Giavara
Giavara Tennis Academy courts

Giavara Tennis Alum On the Move

Jake Roberts, William Chui, Greg Lyon, and Jack Murphy are all headed to begin their college careers. Jake and Greg will be freshmen at Weslyan College and William will be attending Columbia University and Jack will be attending Georgetown University. Jake ended his junior tennis ranked #85 in the country. He was the top Division 3 recruit in the nation. He will be playing number 1 for the Weslyan Cardinals. Greg ended his junior career ranked #176 in the nation. Together with Jake they will make Weslyan a strong contender for a National Championship. William Chui weighed his many options and in the end he decided to attend Ivy League Columbia University. William, who still has a year of junior eligibility remaining, is currently ranked #53 in the country. Jack Murphy ranked #95 in the nation will attend Georgetown University and looks to make an immediate impact as a freshman.

Some updates on past classes. Derek Klein had an amazing freshman year playing for Division 1 Cal Poly university. Derek stepped right in to the line up as a freshman at a school that was ranked top 30 in the nation. Jack McCullers also made an immediate impact as a freshman at the Air Force Academy. He played number 5 singles and number 2 doubles. Anthony Kim playing for RPI was named freshman of the year. Aaron Meltzer is playing number 1 singles for NYU. Jakob Karnopp played a big role for USD as they were ranked top 20 in the country. Robbie Shaw also played a role in MIT winning their conference championships.

Recruitment is Key

Not only do Giavara Tennis Academy students increase their competitive ranking through tournament play, but Ken and Jason carry that success to the next step by maximizing the visibility of their students as college prospects. Please view the tennisrecruiting.net website to see feature articles on our students– Derek Klein and Jack Murphy.