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.
Jahan Kashani, tennis pro
Jahan Kashani been in the tennis industry for 15 years. He brings a technical expertise and high performance mindset. Jahan began as a teaching professional with RJ Tennis which led to his role as Director of Adult Programming at CourtPlay. After Jahan’s success with Courtplay, and the company's decision to move to Florida. Jahan stayed in the area and began teaching at the 4 Star Academy. He played a lead role with the 12 and under program alongside coaching the junior national and super national players. He launched and led the 4 Star adult program creating evening classes and the weekend HITTS program. He leaves his current position as the Junior Director at Chesterbrook Swim and Tennis with TopNotch Tennis.
Certifications include USPTA- Elite, PTR and Coach Youth Tennis. He plays a lead role in coaching EDC camps through USTA. His experience in Business management has influenced fostering a professional team environment with a growth mindset. Jahan’s background in sports and business has allowed him to enhance, develop and create a variety of programs. His combined education and experience has accelerated his vision of passionately developing players, cultivating programs, as an impactful ambassador of the sport.