Hamlet Tennis Pros

Head Tennis Pro

Darius Firouzgar.  We are delighted to welcome back Darius for the tenth year.  Darius has been coaching tennis for over twenty years, and prior to coaching, Darius played competitive professional tennis on an international level for fifteen years.  Darius may be reached at darius5307@yahoo.com  or (703) 568-5307 (tel or text).

 

 

 

RJ Tennis Pros

Rob Carvajal

Rob has been a springboard dive coach in the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) since 1985.  He has coached two separate teams to 17 Division One NVSL Team Championships:  Truro Homes Association and Parliament Pool, Inc..  He is the founder/creator of the NVSL Cracker Jack Invitational Dive Meet.  This is the largest one day diving event in the country.  He has also been the Lake Braddock Secondary School (1985 to 1999) and W.T. Woodson High School (2001 to present) varsity high school springboard dive coach.  He has coached both high schools to a combined 19 Virginia High School State Team Championships.  In the 2016/2017 season, one of his W.T. Woodson divers was the National Champion High School Boy’s Diver & earned the rare distinction and honor of being the #1 All American High School Boy’s Diver in the country.

Rob Carvajal has been the Director of Adult Tennis at The Four Seasons Tennis Club since August of 2009.  Having not started playing the game of tennis until he was 29 years old, Rob worked to create an inspiring tennis program where he could bring all of his diving experiences onto the tennis courts.  He created and developed the RJ TENNIS BOOT CAMP program where beginners and all the way to the 4.5/5.0 players could hit tons of tennis balls, play out exhilarating points, learn and grow with other similarly skilled players in a motivating environment, with challenging drills, innovative and fun games, and cutting edge programming.  His dive and tennis coaching philosophies have always been the same: play, practice, train and compete, in the same way you aspire to live your lives.  Like his dive team programs, that he has coached throughout the years, the adult RJ TENNIS BOOT CAMP program has grown to become wildly popular.  So much so, it’s the most popular adult tennis program in the metropolitan area.

Rob is also the owner of RJ TENNIS LLC which has contracted with various outdoor swim & racquet clubs throughout the northern Virginia area since 1991.  He is happily married to his wife Wendy.  They are the proud parents of three Bernese Mountain Dogs:  Marcus, Charlotte and RJ  (pictured below).

Jimmy Lange

Jimmy from just south of Atlanta, Georgia.  He recently graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering and a concentration in Aviation Technology. He played on the team all 4 years at the top of the lineup earning two 2nd team all conference awards and one 1st team all conference award. Prior to college, he was ranked top 5 in the state of Georgia and top 60 in the nation. He has coached at Evert National Tennis Academy, Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, and many other local clubs in the past.

Tyler Lewis

Tyler Lewis is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia and has a passion for the game of tennis. As a junior player, Tyler played #1 Singles all four years at Kohler High School in Wisconsin, earning All-Conference honors each year. A four-time WIAA state qualifier, Tyler culminated his high school career with a 28- 1 record, a silver medal at the state tournament, and All- State honors. An active USTA tournament player, Tyler was consistently ranked in the top 10 in Wisconsin winning numerous tournaments.  Tyler has been heavily involved with coaching QuickStart and Recreational tennis programs throughout his high schoool and college years both in his home state, Wisconsib, and Virginia.

Sean Moran

Sean Moran was the #1 singles and doubles player at Chantilly High School and led the boy’s tennis team to winning the Virginia State Team Championships.  Upon graduating Sean went to Europe to train at elite tennis academies:  Academia TennisComp and Club de Tennis Bonalba.  Then he traveled to Indonesia, Japan and Germany to do additional training and play in the men’s ATP Futures Tournaments.  He will be playing for the George Mason University men’s tennis team in January of 2018.

Sean loves coaching tennis.  He has coached at Luis Rosado Academy, Fairfax Racquet Club, River Creek Country Club, Chesterbrook Swim & Tennis Club, Courtplay Athletics, A+ Tennis Academy and RJ TENNIS LLC.  Abroad, he has coached juniors and adults at Academia TennisComp in Spain, and TennisSchwendi Academy in Germany.  He uses his knowledge and experience from training and competitive playing to help motivate and challenge his students.  He uses a European training model when coaching because he has found that this maximizes the potential of the players he works with.

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