San Marino Tennis Foundation

Tennis Pros

Sam LizzulSam Lizzul, Club Pro

  • Born and raised in Colorado Springs
  • All American at University of Redlands
  • B.A. in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University
  • USPTA Pro1

 

 

 

 

AdrianAdrian Pina, Assistant Pro

  • Born and raised in Los Angeles
  • SCTA Top 30
  • Cerritos College Number One Singles Player
  • USPTA Pro 2
  • 18 yrs coaching experience
  • Winner of silver ball at Senior National father & son tournament in 2011
  • Ranked #1 in Southern California for Father/Son Doubles in 2008
  • Ranked #24 in nation for Father/Son Doubles in 2008

 

 

 

Yuri KusinaYuri Kusina, Assistant Pro

  • Born and raised in New York City
  • B.A. in Industrial Design
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • USPTA Pro 2
  • Former USVBA Volleyball player, team captain and coach for mens, boys and girls teams
  • Former German American League Soccer player, team captain and coach for mens and boys teams

 

 

Tina Karwaskey, Assistant Pro

  • Retired Head Coach of Women's Tennis at Cal State University Los Angeles where she coached for 20 years
  • Winner of Women's 55 singles and doubles grass court national championships in 2011
  • Winner of over 55 USTA National Titles
  • Currently the 2006, 2009 and 2010 ITF World Champion in Women's Singles 50 and 55 singles respectively
  • Ranked #1 in the United States "55 Women's Singles"
  • Represented the United States in the Connolly Cup in the "55 Senior International Competition" in October 2008 in Antalya, Turkey

 

 

 

Byron Nelson, Assistant Pro

  • Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN
  • Trained by professional, Darlene Hard
  • Rated 5.5 player in California