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Meet our skilled tennis instructors, dedicated to helping players of all ages and levels improve their game through personalized instruction, expert technique, and a passion for the sport.
Tennis Director
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Zack started playing tennis at the age of 12 and was a competitive junior through high school. He went on to play #1 singles and doubles for Spokane Community College, winning the NWAACC conference in 2011 and 2012. After graduating from community college, Zack then transferred to Seattle University, where he continued competing and completed his bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science.
While attending community college, Zack worked at the local tennis club as a lifeguard, as well as a coach for the junior summer programs. It was then that he first discovered his love for teaching tennis. Upon graduating from Seattle University, he chose to pursue a career as a tennis professional and began gaining experience in coaching students of all ages and abilities in the Seattle area. Then in 2019, after joining Peter Burwash International, completing PBI training, and becoming a USTA Elite Professional, Zack coached at many of PBI’s premier locations, such as Carmel Valley Ranch, JW Marriott Desert Springs, Silverado Resort and Spa, and was the Director of Tennis at Stonegate Country Club. 
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Tennis Professional
Prior to joining the team at CVAC, Christy competed in Santa Barbara College Tennis and played in Open Tournaments across Southern California allowing her a USTA rating of 5.0 to 5.5 and a National Doubles Ranking in the top 35. Christy was introduced to teaching through volunteer work with The Municipal Underprivileged Children’s Program in Santa Barbara. This experience expanded to coaching and organizing both women’s and junior leagues, as well as social tennis events and tournaments throughout the Santa Barbara area.
Christy has resided on the Monterey Peninsula for the past 22 years. She has been a member of PTR, Director of Tennis at Pasadera Country Club, NCM and The Club at Pasadera for the last 11 years. Being a part of the CVAC Team is an opportunity Christy is excited to be a part of!
Please contact Christy at or call 831-717-7054.
Tennis Professional
Brian is a USPTA 1 Elite Professional and he is a current competitive player that carries a 5.0 NTRP rating. He has been ranked #1 in the nation in men’s doubles over 16 different years in the senior divisions (25’s, 30’s, 35’s, 40’s and 45″s). Brian has been ranked #1 or #2 for the last 10 years in the men’s 35, 40 and 45 doubles. Brian has won 12 national doubles titles along with numerous Northern California Men’s Open titles to his credit as well. He was ranked #1 individually in Northern California Men’s Open Doubles in 2006 and 2007. Brian was world ranked in men’s doubles on the ATP Tour in the 1990’s, 2006 and 2007. He played college tennis at the University of Arizona and UC Santa Barbara.
He was ranked in the top 10 in Northern California from the 12’s to the 18’s every year and was nationally ranked from the 14’s to the 18’s in junior play. Brian was the Tennis Director at Meadowbrook Swim and Tennis Club, Los Gatos Swim and Racquet Club, Pasadera Country Club, CVAC and Seascape Sports Club. Brian was also the boy’s varsity coach for Carmel High School and Monterey High School.
Please contact Brian at or call 831-594-5699.
Tennis Professional
Alice has taught tennis with husband, Brian Cory, since 1991. She has served as the Tennis Director at Meadowbrook Swim and Tennis Club, Pasadera Country Club, and has taught with Brian at Carmel Valley Athletic Club and John Gardener’s Tennis Ranch. Alice is a competitive 4.5 player and has competed on many USTA league teams.
Alice coached the Palma High School boy’s varsity tennis team for six years. Her main goal is to give a great, positive experience in tennis for all of her students.
Please contact Alice at 831-594-0848.
Tennis Professional
Sergio is a USPTA professional with more than 25 years of experience coaching tennis players of all levels. He came to California from Argentina and played Division 1 college tennis at SJSU. After college, he played and coached on different continents and in several languages. Whether you are looking to learn or to improve your game, he is the right coach.
Sergio can be contacted by phone at 408-242-6354 or by email at