Youth Tennis Coalition SF


MISSION

Our goal as the Youth Tennis Coalition Board is to promote an accessible, inclusive and positive environment where young people can develop their game, foster their love of tennis, and have fun with their peers. We support the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center, which will create this kind of environment in the heart of San Francisco.

 

Join us!

Looking for community service hours? Want to influence a major city project and have a world-class tennis facility in SF? Apply to be a leader on the Tennis Coalition Youth Board. Send email to Executive Director Julie Exley at julie@tenniscoalitionsf.org.

Mirabelle and Eric with the Bryan Brothers

Co-Chairs:

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts, Co-Chair

San Francisco University High School, Class of 2021

I have been playing tennis for the last ten years. I am in the high performance clinic at the Cal Club. I play tournaments on the weekend, play on my high school tennis team, and hit with my friends frequently.

1. Where are some of your favorite places to play tennis?
I love to play at the Cal Club, Golden Gate Park, and Mountain Lake Park.

2. What other interests and hobbies do you have?
Tennis aside, I am passionate about finance, creating electronic music, and soccer.

3. Who inspires you on the court?
On the court, I am inspired by Gaël Monfils. I think he serves as a reminder that tennis should be fun in addition to competitive, which I am a strong believer in. I also really admire his athleticism.

Mirabelle Brettkelly

Mirabelle Brettkelly, Co-Chair

San Francisco University High school, Class of 2021

I have been playing tennis for 13 years and I currently train at the high performance clinic at the California Tennis club.  I play USTA tournaments on the weekends and I have always played practice matches or high school matches at Golden Gate Tennis Park.

1. Where are some of your favorite places to play tennis?

I love to play at Golden Gate Park, Mountain Lake Park, California Tennis Club, and the Olympic Club.

2. What other interests and hobbies do you have?

I try to raise awareness and advocate for people with physical and mental disabilities by leading various events at school, and I also work with Achieve Tahoe organization to teach kids and adults with physical or mental disabilities to ski. At school, I am most interested in math and french, and love to bake in my free time.

3. Who inspires you on the court?

On court, I look up to Naomi Osaka. Her focus level, grit, perseverance, and tranquility on court are characteristics that I hope to someday gain. Her passion for the game is a good reminder of what tennis is about, a truly fun sport that brings me, my friends, and my family all together.

Past Co-Chairs:

James Sutton, Co-Chair

Lowell High School, Class of 2017

I have been playing tennis for as long as I can remember, and have spent most of that time playing on San Francisco's public courts, including junior camps at GGPTC. I am a junior in high school and captain of my tennis team.

1. Where are some of your favorite places to play tennis?
I love to play at Golden Gate Park, the courts at Mountain Lake, and my high school. 
 
2. What other interests and hobbies do you have?
I do parliamentary debate for my high school, and I'm interested in history, politics, and rooting for SF sports teams. 
 
3. Who inspires you on the court?
In my life, I've been blessed with fantastic teachers and coaches in many different subjects and sports, who've not only inspired me with their knowledge and skills, but also taught me how important it was to be hardworking, dedicated, and most importantly passionate about whatever I was doing. 
Caroline

Caroline Rotenstreich, Chair

San Francisco University High School, Class of 2018

I have been playing tennis for 10 years and have been training and playing matches as part of the junior program at Golden Gate Park throughout high school.

I am also a teaching assistant for SF Rec and Park.

1. Where are some of your favorite places to play tennis?
I love to play at Golden Gate Park, Mountain Lake Park, and Julius Kahn Park.

2. What other interests and hobbies do you have?
I am interested in urban planning, city government, and biology.

3. Who inspires you on the court?
On the court, I am inspired by the Williams sisters. They exemplify passion, diligence, tenacity, and resilience in their profession and in their ability to overcome serious health challenges. I also admire the love and support they have shown each other as sisters and competitors.