Santa Monica Tennis COaches

The coaches at Santa Monica Tennis Academy are professional, friendly and will help take your tennis skills to the next level with coaching that fits your style and skill level. 

Evert Kruse – Head Coach & Founder

Top tennis coach Evert Kruse has been involved in the sport for over 30 years. He is originally from Sweden where he played at the Elite Juniors level. From there, he competed in tours in Europe and the United States as well as coached players on tour and trained other athletes.

In 1999 he opened his own tennis academy in West Los Angeles. Just Love Tennis? Serious Competitor? Today Kruse trains and coaches many of the up and coming tennis juniors training to turn Pro. Just as well, he trains people that simply have a love for the game. 

This tennis academy uniquely customizes lessons to meet the individual needs of each client, bringing out the best in each player and helping them accomplish their specific goals.

It is often challenging but very satisfying for Evert Kruse who says the efforts and rewards of training are even greater than being a professional tennis player.


Jordan Tolbert – Assistant Coach

Jordan Tolbert brings 20 years of player experience to Santa Monica Tennis Academy. He was previously a Top-20 ranked USTA junior and a 3x Nationals competitor at the collegiate level. Graduating with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts: Amherst, Coach Jordan teaches players the crucial aspects of the tennis mentality from the beginner to advanced level.

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