Brookside Tennis Training is designed to develop and challenge all Juniors from young beginners to advanced tournament players. We have created a program to take our players to the next level by developing an all around game. We are committed to building the complete player by forming a solid technical base for each player to grow and reach new heights with their tennis.
We pride ourselves on being a smaller tennis program where players get more personalized attention and customized lesson plans to fit their own individual needs.
Brookside Club of Saratoga is the home to Brookside Tennis Training located in the beautiful Bay Area of Northern California. This hidden gem located in teh neighborhoods of Saratoga makes for one of the best places to train for up and coming Junior and Adult players.
Steve Roberts | Tennis Director
Steve graduated with a degree in Professional Tennis Management. He played 4 years of NCAA collegiate tennis at Ferris State University, MI, where he scored several wins over nationally ranked collegiate players and won the USTA Midwest Indoor Championships in Grand Rapids.
Steve is an elite USPTA professional which is the highest certified qualification a coach can gets. He also has his Level 1 certification in USTA sports science. Steve is certified through Tennissmith in both the Great Base Initiative and Tennis Intelligence courses as well.
He has 11 years of coaching experience and has worked with world class players with both national and international rankings at John Newcombe Tennis Academy in Texas. He also worked with many top ranked Northern California Junior players, some of whom have finished top in the section.
Steve is very passionate about the game of tennis and loves helping people improve no matter what level they are.
Claire Soper | Tennis Professional
Claire is originally from Tucson, Arizona where she started playing tennis at the age of 4. She competed in the Southwest section and traveled nationally playing tournaments. She regularly held the #1 ranking in the Southwest section and reached as high as #9 in the country.
Claire received a full tennis scholarship to Saint Mary’s College of California where she earned a degree in Kinesiology. She also has a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. While at Saint Mary’s Claire reached a high of #25 in NCAA Division I doubles and helped her team win the West Coast Conference title for the first time in school history.
Prior to SMC she competed in some professional futures where she traveled internationally for a year before deciding to play college tennis
She has 9 years of coaching experience with both beginners and advanced players. She was heavily involved with the junior development program at Moraga Country Club for 7 years. She is coming from Club Sport Pleasanton where she was a vital part of their tennis programs.
Claire loves to work with players of all levels whether they are just starting or are a seasoned player.
cell: (520) 465-9283
Brendan Moore | Assistant Tennis Professional
Brendan has been helping young beginning tennis players hone their fundamentals and skills at Brookside Tennis Training for the past 4 years. He is certified in The Great Base Initiative through Tennissmith.
Brendan has been coaching tennis for the last 8 years and has worked with a wide variety of ages and levels while coaching at numerous different academies in the area before coming to Brookside.
Brendan captained the Los Gatos High School varsity tennis team to 2 CCS quarterfinals over his 3 year span as the team captain.
Brendan brings lots of energy and enthusiasm to the court while coaching. He hopes the kids he coaches develop the love for the game that he has.
Adult Training Schedule
|Class Description||Class Time|
|3.5 Ladies w/ Steve||Monday 9:00 am – 10:30 am|
|4.0/4.5 Ladies w/ Steve||Wednesday 8:30 am – 10:00 am|
|3.5+ Mens w/ Steve.||Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Beginner Men/Women Drop In w/ Claire||Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Cardio Tennis ALL Levels w/ Claire||Thursday 9:00 am – 10:00 am|
|Class Rate||Class Length||Class Participants|
|$30||1.5 hours||4 members|
|$25||1.5 hours||5+ members|
|Add +$5 for Non-Members||All Lengths||Non-Members|
Private Lessons also available. Please contact Tennis Director Steve Roberts with any Tennis Lessons or Clinic Questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 835-2552.
Why Our Program?
- We use a proven system to develop beginning juniors to professional player with a strong emphasis on stroke development
- Small groups which lead to more attention with the coach
- Customized lesson plans to develop each players needs
- Work on agility and coordination to be a top tennis player
- Proper tennis footwork and fitness
- Injury prevention by building an efficient foundation
- We support our tournament players 24/7:
- They can send videos to coaches for stroke analysis and feedback anytime
- They can contact coaches by phone/text for extra advice when needed (e.g. before/during/after a tournament)
- We will travel to local tournaments with our players when we are available
Junior Training Schedule
|Class Type||Class Time|
This class is for USTA tournament players looking to take their game
|Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
* Weekends for unlimited training tournament Juniors
* Home School training avaliable – just ask
|Class Type||Class Time|
This class is an introduction to stroke mechanics for beginners and
|Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am|
** Special arrangement available (start at 4pm for beg/inter clinic etc.)
Brookside is active in the Lower Peninsula leagues of Northern California USTA as well as supporting a variety of interclub play. Tennis players at most levels can easily find compatible hitting and or practice partners. Members are encouraged to participate in league play to enjoy team camaraderie as well as to meet and play with more players of a similar skill level.
If you are interested in joining one (or more) of the teams or would like more information, please contact the captains directly:
USTA Combo Doubles
6.5 Combo, captained by Matt Christiano – email@example.com
7.5 Combo, captained by Steve Saxe – firstname.lastname@example.org
8.5 Combo, captained by Bruce Bruno – email@example.com
5.5 Combo, captained by Shari Day – firstname.lastname@example.org
6.5 Combo, captained by Suzanne Anderson – email@example.com
7.5 Combo, captained by Jill Hagenlocher – firstname.lastname@example.org
8.5 Combo, captained by Maisun Totah – email@example.com