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MEET SOME OF YOUR PROS!

Dedication    |    Expertise    |    Passion

Each of our tennis professionals are widely considered to be among the top coaches in Hawaii.  All are deeply passionate about tennis and come to the court with proven experience working with all levels of players. 

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RUDY EMBERNATE is the Big Kahuna.  Born and raised on the Big Island, Rudy has been the director of the tennis program at the Fairmont hotel for 12 years, where he has helped hundreds of players improve their game.  Rudy is a USPTA-Certified Tennis Professional and, while he is an accomplished athlete skilled in several sports, tennis is his true passion.  He has played tennis internationally and has directed various tennis programs across the Big Island.  Rudy is uniquely talented at identifying the small changes that have a profound impact on a player’s game.  Rudy loves to teach and help players reach their highest potential on the court. 
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GANNON NICOLL is a USPTA and USPTR-Certified Teaching Professional.  Gannon has served as a tennis pro for over a decade and at some of the most renowned clubs on the mainland and the Big Island.  Gannon was a tournament player in SoCal for many years and he is a former hitting partner with well-known pros like Mark Philippoussis, Michael Russel & Michael Chang.  Gannon's true calling is in mentoring the next generation of tennis players and serving his community, both on and off the courts. When he is not teaching, Gannon enjoys fishing, hiking, and spending time with his family.
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MARITA REDONDO brings exceptional history and experience to her tennis coaching. Marita reached the 4th round in the US Open and the 3rd round in both the French Open &  Wimbledon.  Her highest US ranking was 5 and her career-best world ranking was 9 (!!)  After her many years on tour, Marita worked as tennis director and head professional at renowned locations, including the Kukio Sports Complex in Kona.

 

Marita is thrilled to be a part of the Tennis Camp!  When she’s not on the tennis courts, Marita is spending time with her family, touring art galleries, and enjoying a great cup of (Kona) coffee.

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WALTER REDONDO brings a lot of Aloha and great energy and experience to the courts!   Walter was on the professional tour and he reached a career high ranking of 226 in the world. He has played at Wimbledon and has so much great competition to draw from.  His tennis inspiration is Rod Laver. "I liked his reserved attitude on the court. It inspired me to keep my composure on the court and to be the best I could be." Walter most recently coached with the San Diego Aviators, and he's excited to be a part of the camp for 2024!
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ANDRE LUPIAN was born with ‘tennis in his blood’ and comes from a long line of exceptional tennis players and coaches.  Andre is USPTR-Certified and played junior college tennis.  He has been a tennis pro at many of the top tennis facilities on the Big Island.  Andre is originally from San Diego (his brother is Brandon Lupain, for you San diegans).  Andre has called Hawaii home for almost a decade now and he enjoys all that the island has to offer. When he is not teaching, Andre enjoys cooking, music, and spending time with his family.
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