Tennis at the Lawrence Family JCC

Albert A. Hutler Tennis Center

The JCC offers tennis lessons, groups, and clinics through our independently-contracted tennis professionals.

Malik Benyebka
760-310-4080     |
Private lessons: $30/half hour

Malik, who played varsity tennis at the University of Minnesota, is a former pro on the ATP singles tour in Europe and North Africa, as well as being a part of the Algerian national team.  A USPTA-certified professional, Malik dedicates himself to teaching the fundamentals, techniques, and strategies of the game.  His passion and enthusiasm for tennis are demonstrated on and off the court and his love for the game is evident in his positive, playful yet disciplined approach to coaching.

Ken Heidman
858-405-4572     |
Private Lessons: $60/hour; $55/hour JCC Member;  Buy 7 and receive the 8th free
Contact Ken directly for semi-private and group lesson rates

Ken has over 20 years of teaching experience in San Diego.  The USPTA gave Ken a rating of Profession 1 for the last 20 years.  As a junior player he was ranked in the top 20 in southern California, played #1 at University City High before moving on to be #2 as a collegiate player. His passion for the game is evident with all ages and skill levels.  Ken offers private and semi-private lessons, junior group clinics, adult group clinics, and has worked with Camp JayCee in the summer directing the tennis camps as part of the camp.  Ken has had great success working with youth, juniors and adults of all skill levels and building the programs at multiple tennis centers in the San Diego area as well as coaching at the Bishops School in La Jolla.

Arnaud L’official
405-326-6468     |
Private Lessons: $40/half hour

Arnaud’s tennis career spans over thirty years, from junior player to international professional.  Over the last fifteen years, and as a longtime USPTA-certified coach, Arnaud has translated his passion for playing tennis into teaching and mentoring youth, juniors, and adults.  He has helped transform recreational players into competitive players, including numerous 5-star recruits and successful collegiate players.   His kind, generous, and disciplined disposition allows him to build strong relationships with his players.

Women’s Clinics:
Monday 10:30-12:00;
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 – 11:30 am
$30 per session or 6 sessions for $170
Adult Clinics provide proper fundamentals, technique and court strategy for beginners, intermediate and advanced players looking to improve their game. (Contact Malik or Arnaud for more information)

Adult Group
Thursday 7:00-8:30pm & Friday 9:00-10:30am
Adult group is for advanced beginners to intermediate level players.  The group focuses on the fundamentals as well as more advanced skills and stroke progression. (Contact Ken for more information)

Youth/Junior Clinics and Programs
(Please contact the tennis pros directly for more information on their specific programs and to register)
Youth/Junior Group Clinics (Ages 6-14)
Wednesday & Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm
Learn the basics of tennis in these fun 6 week sessions. The focus is on skill development and stroke progression. Players are grouped into beginner and intermediate groups at the beginning of each session.  All sessions run 6 weeks with payment for entire session due on the first day of each new session.
Contact Ken for more information and to register.

Youth/Junior Programs
Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-4:30pm (Ages 4-8)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:30-5:00pm (Ages 8-11+)
From introductory groups and advanced beginners through intermediate and advanced players these programs offer something for every level and age for youths.
Contact Malik or Arnaud for more Information and to register

For any further questions or information you may also contact T.J. Parry