1595 Wildwood Drive, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Tennis Coaches

  • Tennis Director | Vita Avery

Vita was born and raised in Riga, Latvia. She played college tennis at Virginia Intermont College, where she received full 4 year scholarship. Vita was the team captain for 3 years and helped her team advance to the NAIA national tournaments three times. She earned the No. 30 national ranking in NAIA and AAC player of the year award. Coach Vita enjoys teaching all levels from beginners to advanced , but specializes in Under 10, Juniors and Advanced Tournament Players. She is very patient with everyone on the court. Vita is a certified PTR Adult Development Professional and is the tennis coach for Gamble Rogers Middle School. Coach Vita uses the latest teaching techniques - slower balls, smaller courts and "game based instruction" - to help make tennis an easy game to learn to play. Most instructors teach tennis for the money. “I really care about all my students. My goal is to bring the great game of tennis to as many as possible".

  • Head Tennis Professional | Bobby Ritacco

Coach Bobby lives to teach tennis, "It is my passion. It is what makes me unique from other tennis instructors. Few instructors put in the effort & time to continuously improve their knowledge & ability to "teach" tennis. Exceptionally good with children of all ages. His teaching style is fun, hi-energy and innovative. He is a patient, positive teacher. Coach Bobby’s specializes in ‘slo mo video analysis which uses to quickly pinpoints key problem areas and to make stroke corrections - often with immediate and dramatic results. Coach Bobby is full time ‘USPTA Professional. Also certified by PTR as "Professional - Junior Development" and "Adult Development." For several seasons he was head tennis coach at Pedro Menendez High School and Gamble Rogers Middle School. Visiting Tennis Pro at 5 star tennis resorts on numerous occasion