Founder / Director of Tennis
Vincent brings significant tennis experience to the program with over 15 years of teaching and coaching.
Vincent is a USPTA Certified Elite Tennis Professional, a former UCLA All-American and professional ATP player.
He was a top 10 junior in France, before being recruited by the No. 1-ranked University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) tennis team. During his senior year, he was ranked in the top 4 NCAA Division I. Vincent graduated in 1998 with a degree in Economics.
Upon graduation, he played on the professional circuit (ATP Tour) at the Grand Prix level including worldwide top players such as Sampras, Agassi, Ferrero, Federer, Hewitt and Roddick. He retired from the professional tour in 2001 at the Mercedes Benz Cup Tournament in Los Angeles.
Notable wins over Vincent’s tennis career were Mike Brian (ranked career high #1 in the world in doubles), Nikolay Davydenko (ranked as high as #3 in singles), Jonathan Erlich (ranked as high as #5 in doubles), Thomas Johansson (ranked as high as #7 in singles) and Hicham Arazi (ranked career high of #22 in singles). Vincent was also a hitting partner for Natalie Tauziat (ranked as high as #3 in the world), Peng Shuai (ranked as high as #1 in the world in doubles); and Mary Pierce (ranked as high as #3 in the world) during her first Grand Slam win in Paris in 2000. He then acquired some coaching experience on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour with local players.
He has been teaching and coaching junior, college and professional players all over Orange County for 20 years, and he is very excited and enthusiastic to bring and develop his tennis program in Aliso Viejo.
Coach Dae has been either playing or coaching tennis for 40 years. During his primary and secondary school career, he was the #1 player for all his schools from 7th to 12th grade. Also, he had the privilege of living in many different States in the US and Countries around the world. While living in Okinawa, Japan and as a junior in High School, he won the Far East High School Tennis Tournament which included 13 High Schools from South Korea, Japan, and Philippines. He was one of the top High School tennis players in the Far East.
He started his coaching career while attending University of South Florida. Then he worked as a full time tennis coach at the world famous Port Washington Tennis Academy, living and working 6 days a week at the academy. He worked with beginner to high level tournament players.
He left Port Washington Tennis Academy to run his own program. During this time, besides running his own summer camp and other programs, he worked as a traveling coach for many of his tournament players. He has coached many of the top ranked Eastern Sectional and USTA National players. Even though his primary job was a tennis coach, he also functioned as a training partner, physical trainer, sports psychologist, nutritionist, and mentor. Working as a traveling coach for over 10 years has giving him invaluable knowledge on how to efficiently develop a top junior player as well as pitfalls to avoid. Many of his students have gone on to play college tennis and on a tennis scholarship; Northwestern University, MIT, Swarthmore College, Washington University at St. Louis, Indiana University, University of Connecticut, Etc.
Other notable credential of coach Dae is that he worked as a Tournament Training Director for a members-only private tennis club, North Shore Tennis and Racquet Club, for 4 years. He is USPTA certified.
Eric Truong has been working as a tennis instructor for 10 years for the City of Irvine before joining the French Junior Tennis. He has a PTR certification for ages 10 and under and he is currently working with youth ages 5-16, several who have autism and other learning disabilities.
Eric have played competitively in World Team Tennis and USTA Leagues. In both leagues he was captain and helped direct his team to finals. Eric won first place at both the Hank Lloyd’s Orange County Team tournament and the Long Beach, CA Billy Jean King Round Robin competition.
Coach Eric has a deep passion for teaching children, and feels the one to one relationship he builds with each child is as important as the technical skills that he helps them develop their game.
John is a USPTA Certified, and he started playing tennis when he was 5 years old. He also played soccer, baseball, basketball and football until age 13 when he focused mainly on tennis. He attended tennis camp every summer from age 8 and also attended various prestigious tennis camps and Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
He played varsity high school all 4 years, was #1 singles, all-league, all-County, and MVP 3 years. He also won numerous USTA tournaments (14s, 16s and 18s). He was recruited by several D- I, II, and III colleges, but elected to play Club Tennis at University of Arizona during his undergraduate studies and also at Cal State Fullerton.
He was the junior varsity tennis coach for both boys and girls at his high school prior to relocating from New York to California. He has been coaching in the OC for the past 10 years, teaching children and adults in groups as well as private lessons. He continues to play in USTA tournaments as his schedule allows.