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John Letts


Private Lesson Rate: $125/hr

A former Stanford All-American, U.S. Junior National Champion and ATP player and coach, John has been involved at the highest levels of tennis for over 40 years.  After creating the largest tennis management company in Southern California with six facilities and thousands of students, John decided to turn his attention to creating the #1 academy in Southern California, founding the iTennis Performance Center in 2016.

John's dream is to recreate the magic of his junior development days, where at his home training ground, the Jack Kramer club, a small tight-knit community produced three #1 in the world players (Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport & Tracy Austin) as well as numerous top twenty ATP and WTA tour players (Derrick Rostagno, Kimberly Po, Eliot Teltscher & others).

Here are some career highlights:

  • John has over 40 years of experience as a junior tennis player, collegiate player, ATP touring professional and coach.  

  • As a junior, he was the 18 & Under U.S. National and SCTA Sectional Junior Champion as well as the captain of the #1 high school team in the country.

  • He received a full scholarship to Stanford University where he was a two-time All-American and member of two NCAA championship teams.  He played as high as #2 singles for Stanford and partnered at #1 doubles with three future #1 in the world doubles players (Scot Davis, Jim Grabb, and Patrick McEnroe).

  • On the ATP tour, John ranked in the top 250 in the world with highlights of reaching the second round of the Australian Open Singles championship (losing in 4 sets to Stefan Edberg) and reaching the round of 16 of the TransAmerica championship (losing to John McEnroe).  He was also a Quarterfinalist at the Australian Open doubles championship and winner of numerous ATP tour Challenger doubles titles.

  • John graduated cum laude from Northwestern University of Law and practiced intellectual property law for four years before founding iTennis.  iTennis has grown from a single court to a multi-million dollar instructional and management company.  John still finds time to teach motivated top ranking juniors

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