STAFF

Executive

Director

Kerry Blum

Executive Director of Youth Tennis San Diego, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that ownes and operates the Barnes Tennis Center.       
 

E-Mail: kblum@ytsd.org

Calla Vastola

Fund Development Coordinator

Organizes special projects and events with Youth Tennis San Diego and coordinates Facility rental.      

 

E-Mail: cvastola@ytsd.org

Barbara Edwards

Development Director

Barbara is responsible for

Youth Tennis San Diego's fundraising efforts and our Annual MatchPoint Ball to fund junior programs and operating costs.  She joined YTSD in July 2019 

 

E-Mail: 

bedwards@ytsd.org

Lindsey Vosburgh

AST Coordinator

Lindsey coordinates our After School Tennis Program at over 80 school and Park and Rec programs in San Diego.      
    

E-Mail: lvosburgh@ytsd.org

Raiff Doerr

Controller

Raiff oversees Accounting for Youth Tennis San Diego as well as the Pro Shop here at the Barnes Tennis Center.

 

E-Mail: rdoerr@ytsd.org

Nikolai Karnopp

Program Manager

Nikolai began his Barnes career in summer camp 15 years ago. He has coached programs from Rising Stars through Elite, and hopes to pass on the positive experience Barnes has provided him for generations to come.

 

E-Mail:

nkarnopp@ytsd.org

Jenni Myers

Front Office Manager

Jenni oversees the Pro Shop and coordinates court rental here at the Barnes Tennis Center.

 

 

E-Mail: jmyers@ytsd.org

COACHING STAFF

Luda Makarova

The former #1 ranked Russian player was a member of their national team for 17 years, and top player for the Russian Fed Cup team.   During her professional years, Luda won pro tournaments in the US, Canada, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Romania and Malta, among other nations.  As a coach, Luda was a national coach for the prestigious Petit As in France, and World Teach Championships in Japan.  Luda has developed 8 junior national champions in the 12 & under - 18 & under age groups.  A few of the notable pupils Luda developed include Christina Pipescu (ITF #10), Alexandra Wozniak (ITF #3), Stephan Timu (ITF #86), and Christina Makarove (ITF #11.)  Luda has also worked with Anna Kournikova, Marat Safin, Karen Khachanov, and Roman Safiullin (ITF #2.)

Luda created the High Performance Program based on European world development structure.  This program has produced 4 players who have gone on to play junior Grand Slams and countless other national tournament players.  Two national #1 ranked players (Gregory Garcia and Christina Makarova) have been developed through the High Performance Program.

Anthony Shirley

A former D3 college tennis player from 2009 - 2012 at Grossmont before studying Political Science and Law at UC Irvine.  Anthony is a specialist in fundamental technical development of young junior and adult players, as well as high performance progressions geared towards developing tournament players.  

Ascan Lutteroth

Originally from Tijuana Mexico, developed as a player at the Brugiera Academy in Spain.  Ascan is a two time national collegiate team champion and team MVP at ITESM University in Monterrey Mexico.  A former top 100 player in the Netherlands and club player for Netzballverein Velbert in Germany.

Bane Jeftic

Bane grew up in a Serbian household though he spent his early years in Germany.  Within his 30 years of playing experience Bane has participated in ATP sanctioned events and Satellites internationally.  The former ASU standout has lent his coaching insight to academies all over the world, including the German Tennis Training Academy in Spain, IMG Bolletieri Academy, and the Djokovic Academy in Serbia.

Jakob Karnopp

He began is career at age 7 in the Barnes Summer Camps.  Jakob is a product of the Barnes development programs.  The 2012 Union Tribune All-Academic team captain was #86 ranked recruit nationally for the class of 2012.  He went on to play for the highly ranked University of San Diego.  Jakob has wins of various current professional players including last years ATP #67 Ernesto Escobedo.

Juan Pedro Reyes

Born and raised in Mexico before becoming the #1 singles and doubles player at Grossmont College, Juan is a specialist in intoductory tennis progressions for juniors and adults, and hitting lessons.  Juan leads the way for our Rising Stars junior through their red, orange, green and yellow ball progression.

Stephan Siebanbrunner

Born and raised in Austria, with greater than 15 years of coaching at the Barnes Tennis Center, Stephan is a senior member of the development staff.  He tallies over 25 years of total experience coaching levels ranging from top national players down to a players first day on court.  A former D1 player, Stephan uses his Masters in sport psychology to take his students game to the next level.  Stephan is fluent in English and German.

CONTACT US

Questions or comments? Contact us!

Tel: 619.221.9000

Fax: 619.221.9076

4490 West Point Loma Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92107

 

For employment inquiries please email info@ytsd.org.

Business Hours:

Mon-Thur from 8 a.m. to  9 p.m.

Fri -Sun 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

We are conveniently located at the gateway of Ocean Beach and Point Loma.

 

Heading 5 South take the Sea World Exit. Follow it until it splits into Nimitz Blvd. Take a left at West Point Loma Blvd.

Heading 5 North take 8 West. Follow it until it dead ends, go left, you are now on Nimitz Blvd. Take a left at West Point Loma Blvd.

Heading 8 West, follow it until it dead ends, go left, you are now on Nimitz Blvd. Take a left at West Point Loma Blvd.

 

 

 

Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

 

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4490 West Point Loma Blvd. 

San Diego, CA 92107

Phone:  619.221.9000                       

Fax:  619.221.9076

info@ytsd.org