Branden beets, tennis director
Branden is a USPTA Elite Professional certified instructor, a graduate of the USTA High Performance coaching program, a 4.5 rated USTA player, and was most recently the Head Pro at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion before deciding to join Beets Tennis, LLC at Great Falls Swim & Tennis. Over his 10-year tenure at AVSP, Branden held positions as the Adult & Junior Tennis Director and the USTA Development Director. Branden brings an energy to the tennis court that inspires players to learn and grow in the sport. He has coached 7 USTA adult tennis teams to the National Championships, and several more to state & regional titles at the 2.5-4.5 level. In addition to team practices, match evaluations, and a variety of technical and tactical class programs, Branden excels at creating pathways for his players. His junior tennis program at Ashburn has 300+ kids from pee-wee ages to the competitive high-school tournament player, and he's coached a number of Mid-Atlantic ranked players through the years. Two of those juniors from Dominion High School signed on to play college tennis in 2016! Branden has a keen understanding of how to design tennis classes and events to fit the needs of a variety of players – of all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced.
alan graves, head pro
Coach Alan is a USPTA/USPTR rated tennis professional and was recently named Head Pro at Great Falls Swim & Tennis. Alan is a veteran of several Professional Satellite circuits as well as a past Virginia State Champion. In over 35 years of teaching Tennis, Alan has successfully instructed and mentored sectionally-ranked and nationally-ranked players and has also successfully coached a number of USTA sectional/national level, championship teams.