Dial Jones Tennis Academy
Dial Jones Tennis Academy has been an integral part of Santa Monica's tennis culture for the past 20 years, with Dial himself having over 30 years of tennis teaching experience. Most tennis academies focus on training players in their tried-and-true methods, often with competitive play in mind. We are more of a family-friendly boutique academy focused on customizing lessons to a client's individual needs. To ensure this versatility in coaching styles, Dial has chosen instructors with the highest available teaching credentials who share our core values of professionalism, positivity, and community engagement.
Dial is a Pro-Elite Level instructor with the USPTA, trained with USA Olympic Coach Steve Stefanki, and was the former doubles partner of #1 ranked doubles player Steve Denton. Our Head Pro Sanad Rashed played for the Libyan National First Team in the 2001 Davis Cup and is completing his PTR Master of Tennis in Junior Development and High-Performance Training (the highest level of certification offered worldwide). Hunter Wood has 17 years of tennis experience and is a USPTA Certified Professional Instructor. He was ranked in the top 50 juniors in the country in the 16s division and has coached extensively in both California and Washington.
While we do coach numerous players active in the tournament scene from the local to the national level, the majority of our clientele have goals similar to those of visiting players looking to enjoy all the amenities Santa Monica has to offer. We have locations all across Santa Monica: Ocean View Courts directly across from the beach, Reed Park Courts walking distance from the Pier and Promenade, and Marine Park Courts near Marina Del Rey and Culver City. For those looking for an immersive experience in the Southern California tennis scene, Dial can pair anyone with enthusiastic players of similar skill after a lesson so they can put what they've learned to immediate use!
Because of our established presence in the local community, we have some of the most flexible pre-reserved court hours of any instructors in the area. With a quick trip to our user-friendly online scheduler or a phone call, you can view and reserve available times and just show up on the courts! Our instructors even have loaner rackets for those looking to try out the sport for the first time! Visitors can get a great value by taking advantage of our large introductory discount offers or joining our Live Ball drill series (good for groups of 6-8 players per court). Our instructors prioritize making strokes feel effortless and teach strategy that makes court movement feel natural so that tennis can stay a lifelong healthy passion. We would like to help you grow as a player of the sport and grow as a person through the sport. We're excited to meet you on the court!