Ferenc is a fun, personable and highly experienced tennis teaching professional with over 25 years of experience as a tennis director and tennis professional. He teaches a whole variety of specialized clinics and private lessons for adults and children of all ages and levels at the Club.
Ferenc was named Tennis Professional of the Year in 2013 and Tennis Director of the Year in 2008 by the USPTA - The United States Professional Tennis Association in the California Division. He holds the highest USPTA Professional I certification rating from the USPTA.
Previously before teaching at SBTC, Ferenc was the owner and Tennis Director of the Beachside Tennis Club, where he organized and built his own private membership and tennis school. He also served as the Tennis Director & Head Tennis Professional at the: Four Season’s Biltmore, Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort and the Ennisbrook Club. Additionally, he has been the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Westmont College.
As an open level player, Ferenc has won the Santa Barbara Open Mens Doubles Title, the 35 and over Mens Singles Title and also the Open Mixed Doubles Title 4 times. As a collegiate tennis player, he won the Western State conference Singles and Doubles Titles while at SBCC and was named Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Player of the Year. He played for the top 5 national ranked NCAA Div. II Cal Poly, SLO Tennis Team. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration and went onto the Graduate School of Education at UCSB to earn a California State Teaching Credential.
Ferenc was honored with The Santa Barbara’s Independent Newspaper Local Hero Award in 2007. While coaching in his full time in his teaching positions, he has also served for 15 years as Program Director of the highly recognized Santa Barbara Tennis Patron’s Match Point Program that he helped create. The program served as an after-school academic, mentorship and tennis program for disadvantaged youth.
Ferenc is married to Andrea who is a surgical nurse and they have identical twin sons who play tennis and basketball at Dos Pueblos High School.
He loves to surf, ski and snow board when off the court.
Please contact Ferenc directly for privates and clinics for adults and children of all ages and levels.
(See his list of the many specialized classes he offers members and guests of the Club)
(805) 452-7516 firstname.lastname@example.org