A former NCAA Division III standout at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Blake finished his career among the school’s top-10 all-time leaders in doubles victories. He played No. 1 doubles and was a team captain during his senior year.
Blake, a native of Farmington, Minn., has more than 10 years of teaching and coaching experience. He previously served as a teaching pro at the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis 2016-2019. He has also served as the head boy’s and girl’s tennis coach at Farmington High School in Minnesota 2016-19 and as the tennis director for the Farmington Parks & Recreation from 2013-2015.
Blake is also the current tennis Assistant coach for Ottawa University Phoenix.
A Former U of Az. and Ottawa University player, where he played #1 and made the all conference team 2 years in a row . Graduated from Weil H.S. academy.
Andres brings a lot of energy, plus his great knowledge of the game and experience of competing at the national college level.
Tano is a Former D1 player for U of Az. Coached and practiced with accomplished tennis players if the State of Arizona; such as Aaron Eliscu, Ethan Lee, Beto Carlon, among others.
Tano’s intensity and knowledge of the sport makes him a great coach for our advance level group.
Luis is only 20 years old. Played JUCO for New Mexico Military Academy. Currently playing #1 for Limestone University in South Carolina.
It is the 2nd summer Luis works with us. He will transfer all his passion for the sport to our mentor program. (technique consolidation and basic play patterns)
Louis has been with our academy since 2018, he is accomplished 4.5 doubles player. Loves to work with our intermediate group and doubles strategy.
Louis was the middle school tennis coach for his daughter Gaby and also helped the Smash Tennis Academy for many years.
He began his love of tennis at the age of 7, his experiences laid a solid foundation of learning and practicing his lifelong passion for tennis.
Coach Claudio is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association(USPTA) where he continues to learn and stay current with the game today. He is teaching at Toscano Tennis Academy (located at Indian School Park (ISP). He offers private, semi-private, group lessons, competitive juniors as well as adult groups.
Coach Claudio passion keeps improving players of all levels by utilizing hands on instruction, video analysis and conditioning.
Toscano Tennis Academy:
It creates a path for young individuals to achieve success in tennis and all aspects of life. At the heart of the concept was the desire to create a support system that allowed each participant, whether they attended for a day, a month or years, to become a better prepared player.
Student athletes are educated and prepared for success by combining access to the best performance training and sport-specific training with moral and intellectual development. Toscano Tennis Academy embodies these values, which are the main principles behind the successful professional tennis career of many past and present champions.
We are dedicated to educating the athlete in all aspects of tennis. The program is athlete centered. Each athlete is tested and assessed so that an individual plan for success may be developed.
Mission Statement and Philosophy
Toscano Tennis Academy provides an extensive tennis program that focuses on the technical, tactical, physical and mental development of the player which is the main foundation of the Argentinean methodology of teaching, while fulfilling the holistic needs of each player in their quest to achieve the highest growth possible.
Toscano Tennis leadership devised a philosophy of coaching tennis through an “Integral System” in order to reach maximum success for each individual athlete.
Specific progression drills and techniques are developed so that each student understands the correct sequence of successful tennis to become the best player, as well as an active individual in life.