Testimonials

Testimonial from Pierre Boulanger "My son Samuel has taken instructions from excellent coaches before but his game stayed at a recreational level. Since he started with Dimitar, his game skyrocketed. Outside coaches told me that "his form looks like an instructional video" and also that "I could retire with his tennis" - although that is definitely pushing it, it's an indication on his progress over the last few months. I believe the key to Dimitar's success is the technical nature of his knowledge and instruction style. He explains HOW to execute the different strokes and can then correct you down to the smallest details as you want. The combination of that one-on-one stroke instruction and excellent group clinics has been the key to Samuel's improvement. In additional to Dimitar, the assistant coaches are fun and stimulating for Samuel. He developed great relationship with them and taps them with during the clinics on whatever he wants to improve - approach shots, put aways or strategy against moon ballers. Santa Barbara School of Tennis provides a good balance between fun and 'work'; we can't get Samuel off the courts anymore. My wife and I also take some lessons with Dimitar; he adapts well to our needs and makes every lesson productive. Makes me wish I was thir..humm...fifteen years younger so I could learn as fast as Samuel. On a side but important note, I have never seen Dimitar in a bad mood. He is definitely dedicated to the school and genuinely cares to make his students improve and love tennis - a win-win scenario for all. Go Santa Barbara School of Tennis!!" (Pierre Boulanger)

"My son Phillip Hicks, age 12, has been with Dimitar for the past 2 months and we've seen a huge difference in his tennis. He's more focused, his strokes are improving daily, his fitness has greatly increased, and he's really enjoying the game again. The private lessons are the most comprehensive I've seen and Dimitar does not let anything slip by. Dimitar believes in total fitness to improve ones game, and Phillip's day with Santa Barbara School of Tennis includes conditioning and weight training. This is a great program that's I recommend to everyone" (Georgette Topakas-Hicks)

 Testimonial from Winnie Wang
Testimonial from Winnie Wang
"The tennis school has a great program for all levels of Junior tennis players and Dimitar is a wonderful coach. He sets a high standard to every kid and pushes kids to a new level. Apart from improving student's basic techniques persistently, the most striking aspect of his coaching is that he instills the importance of work ethic and hard work. My kids have really enjoyed and benefited from his rigorous training drills and fun-filled fitness sessions." (Winnie Wang)

Testimonial from Taryn Mjelde "Being on the Girl's Santa Barbara High School team, I need to be in the best shape possible, and that is why I work out at Santa Barbara School of Tennis. The combination of Dimitar and Sara's drills and match play and Perry's fitness allows me to get the best training possible." (Taryn Mjelde)

Testimonial from Mattea and Shari Kilstofte "I love the instruction I get at Santa Barbara School of Tennis. Everyday I look forward to going there. Dimitar and Sara are great coaches and I learn so much from them. It is the best Tennis Academy I have ever been to. While learning a lot, I also have a lot of fun. I am so thankful to Dimitar and Sara for all of your help!" (Mattea Kilstofte)
"When I was looking for a Clinic for my daughter, Mattea, I really wanted to find a place where she could get excellent instruction and continue to excel in Tennis. Santa Barbara School of Tennis is the place! I like the fact that Santa Barbara School of Tennis also incorporates conditioning/fitness instruction in their clinics. I believe the conditioning helps with Injury Prevention and foot speed. Mattea loves it there and is improving everyday. Dimitar is an excellent Coach! He has a wonderful staff that knows how to inspire the kids and get them to succeed! Dimitar is also a very nice person and Mattea enjoys working with him." (Shari Kilstofte)

Endorsed and recommended by Grigor Dimitrov!

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News & Announcements

• DIMITAR Tennis Academy and EleVen by Venus have joined forces to offer our First Annual Pro Am Tournament. Distinguished local tennis professionals met and played at the Elings Park Tennis Center in Santa Barbara, CA

DIMITAR Tennis Academy and EleVen by Venus have joined forces to offer our First Annual Pro Am Tournament

• Vasyl Yazadzhiev won the "Little Mo" Consolation Tournament in Florida for Boys-9 after defeating on the final the second seeded Andres Ovalle with 6-3 6-1

Vasyl Yazadzhiev won the Little Mo Consolation Tournament in Florida for Boys-9

• Our junior clinics are now certified for independent PE program.

• We are proud to announce the new "Tennis and Language Program” for international tennis players. The program is for non-English speaking junior tennis players who can come and train at Santa Barbara School of Tennis as they learn English in a leading ESL program in Santa Barbara, California. For more information, please contact us.

• Kento Perera is now Nationally Ranked Top 20. He won the Doubles Draw and the Consolation Tournament of the USTA National Open Tournament presented by City of Irvine for Boys '14.

• Please join us in congratulating Odessa Stork and Dominik Stefanov for being selected to represent Santa Barbara/Ventura Competitive Training Center (CTC) in 2013!

• Our HEAD Exclusive pro-shop is now online. It is called Tennis-Depot and offers HEAD tennis rackets, bags, shoes, and strings as well as Penn tennis balls.


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