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Robin Harris, Racquet Sports Director & USPTA Certified Pro

Robin Harris knows no boundaries. She has had success at every level of tennis; as a player, mentor and coach. As the first woman to play on the Men's Junior College team at San Diego City College she was part of the State Title squad. In the 1970's she competed in the Woman's Tennis Association Tour (WTA) and ranked as high as #75 in the world. In 1990's, she was named United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Player of the Year. In the 2000's she won the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Mixed Doubles title.  These are highlights of a career that spans over 40 years. Robin Harris is one of the most successful Tennis Pro's in all of Southern California. 

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Colin Campbell, USPTA Certified Pro

Colin has been playing tennis since 1978. He competed as a junior here in San Diego at Torrey Pines High School and at Mira Costa College. After spending years as a SCUBA instructor on cruise ships Colin returned to his favorite sport while living on Maui. He anchored the Hawaii men’s 5.0 team that went to Nationals in both 2005 and 2007.

 

Colin’s tennis teaching career began while living on Maui, where he was certified by both the USPTA and Peter Burwash Internation (PBI). Colin coached at the Makena Tennis Club and then went on to be the Head Pro at the Four Seasons Resort Maui. After relocating to Austin,  he joined The Courtyard Tennis Club.

Colin returned to San Diego in 2016 and was the Head Pro at the Del Cerro Tennis Club. He has been teaching here at Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club since 2018 and thoroughly loves being at the club and helping students, of all ages, work on their games.

 

Colin has a keen eye and personable way of relating insights to students that keep the focus on improvement and fun. He loves what he does and that enthusiasm shows through on the court. He is constantly working to better himself and you on the court. Colin is a True Student of the Game.

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Greg Weksel, USPTA Certified Pro & Junior Tennis Academy Director

Greg is a USPTA Certified Professional and was previously one of the staff pros at Morgan Run Club & Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. Before moving to San Diego Greg was the Director of Tennis and Racquetball at the Airport Health Club in Santa Rosa, since 2013. While in Santa Rosa he also served as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s tennis coach at Santa Rosa Junior College. Prior to arriving in California  Greg was a resident pro at several different New York City tennis clubs including Sutton East Tennis Club and Yorkville Tennis Club. He played competitively at Denison University in Granville, Ohio serving as team captain his Senior year. Although his competitive days are mostly behind him Greg still plays at a 5.0 level. Greg is married with 2 young boys and loves spending his free time with them. He hopes to see you on the courts!

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Richard Barvinchak, USPTA Certified Pro

Richard, who was raised in Upstate New York, attended Penn State University and was recently inducted in New York State Southern Tier Hall of Fame for his athletic achievements. At Penn State, Richard played both Football and Basketball and worked with Tennis Camps during the summer months; teaching, coaching, and playing local Tennis Tournaments.  His years at Penn State found him starting at both sports, leading him to the NFL and a preseason cup of coffee with the Philadelphia Eagles!

Following his university experience, Richard worked in the culinary industry, working in Aspen Colorado for the Grand Champions Tennis Resort; then opening Grand Champion’s flagship property in Indian Wells California.  Richard completed his formal culinary career at the   Catamaran Resort Hotel in Pacific Beach California.

His career then pivoted towards medicine, and in San Diego worked for St Jude Medical in their Cardiology Division selling pacemakers and defibrillators.  During this time, with his wife Kim, a kindergarten teacher, they raised three children in Rancho Bernardo. 

 

Life now is cooking for friends and family, brewing perfect Kombucha, teaching and coaching Tennis enthusiasts. Richard helps his students find enjoyment with the game as he improves their court presence. He utilizes his understanding of the kinematic chain as it relates to proper movement, spacing, and balance. He will help you get into tennis rhythm. Richard thrives on getting you looking better on the tennis court. He looks forward to helping all those excited to improve their game.

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