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.
Randy De Guzman
PTR Master of Tennis - Performance
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.
Randy de Guzman, Coach
Coach Randy is a certified PTR Master of Tennis for Performance. Before joining the GFS&T team, de Guzman was the Head Tennis Professional at Skyline Tennis(Onelife Fitness) located in Falls Church. Randy is very passionate about tennis and growing the game as has been playing for more than 30 years and has been coaching for over 20. A native of the Philippines, de Guzman coached several nationally ranked players in the country. After moving to the US, he also coached at Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion, Fox Mill Woods, Franklyn Farm, Sidwell Friends School and University of Maryland.
Randy played Division 1 college tennis at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines and is a 5.0 rated USTA player. Randy and his wife Christine have a 3-year old son and live nearby in Arlington.