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Dana Smith
General Manager

Dana joined PVTC in 2020 and became the General Manager in 2022. A native of Southern California, Dana started her tennis journey as a competitive junior player at Mar Vista Park, she went on to play college tennis, and competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel, where she won the bronze medal. After 10 years of being a tennis professional at Mar Vista Park, Dana went on to be the Tennis Manager and Teaching Pro at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, CA, from 1998-2015. Dana is a USPTA Certified Professional and is currently playing in the Division 2 Marine League. 

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Nate Bly
Assistant General Manager

Nate was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and moved to PV in 2013. Nate has been at PVTC since 2018, started part-time while attending college at SMC, and now is the Assistant General Manager.


Mike Wojnarowicz
Director of Tennis

Mike grew up playing tennis in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was a top-ranked junior player. Mike played for Loyola Marymount University and graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology followed by a Masters in Sports Management at the University of San Francisco. He worked for the Tennis Channel for several years and was the Junior Tennis Director at the Oahu Club in Honolulu. 

  • USPTA Elite Professional

  • ​Wilson Advisory Staff

  • Former #1 player at LMU

  • Ranked 35th in NCAA DI (Doubles) 

  • Most individual singles wins in LMU history (82)

John Carrizosa
Head Tennis Professional

John has been with PVTC since 2012 and enjoys teaching a wide range of players. His students have included an NCAA doubles champion, a member of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team, nationally ranked juniors, countless Marine League players, and 10 and under QuickStart Tennis. He teaches the Modern Tennis Method which simplifies the game and accelerates the learning process, enabling students to improve at a quicker pace.

  • USPTA Elite Professional

  • Tecnifibre Advisory Staff

  • USPTA District Pro of the Year 2001

  • Wilson Racquet Sports Pro of the Year 2008

  • Wilson National Pro of 2019

Ken Shoji
Director of Junior Tennis

Ken was born and raised in Torrance, CA. Starting tennis at a young age, he competed in junior tournaments in Southern California all throughout his junior years. He has been coaching since 2004 and has experience coaching and playing at international tennis academies in other countries such as Australia, China, and Japan before joining the Palos Verdes Tennis Club coaching staff in 2012. 




  • Yonex Brand Ambassador

  • Yonex Scouting Team

  • USPTA 2017 District Pro of the Year
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Valerie Ogawa
Director of Pickleball

Valarie grew up playing junior tennis in the South Bay area. She competed in many of the SCTA local junior tournaments. Her stand-out play has recently helped PVTC advance to the D-1 level of Marine League. Valarie has a smooth back court game but is known for her doubles anticipation and aggressive netplay. She is our Program Director, pickleball and tennis instructor.



  • IPTPA and PPR Certified

  • Wilson Advisory Staff

Georgie Lalonde
Tennis Professional

Georgie started playing tennis in the U.K at the age of 9 and soon became one of the country's top juniors with a junior world ITF ranking of 417. She turned pro at 16 gaining a WTA ranking and played on the tour for 3 years. She traveled to the U.S for college on a full athletic scholarship to LMU in 1999 and gained her B.A in English. In 2019 she was inducted into the LMU Athletic Hall of Fame. As a USPTR-certified tennis professional she has been coaching at a number of clubs in Southern California since 2004.

Rachel Manasse
Tennis Professional

Rachel joined PVTC in 2022. Prior to PVTC, Rachel was the USC Women's Assistant Tennis Coach and the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach for Occidental College. Rachel grew up in Manhattan Beach and went on to play at Long Beach State University. She also coaches her sister, Maegan, who is on the pro tour and has been ranked 327 in the world. Rachel is available for private lessons on weekdays before or after the Junior Academy and on Saturdays after 11. 


Jeff Lee
Tennis Professional

At PVTC since 2019. Jeff was born in Korea and moved to the U.S. in 2006. Jeff grew up in Palos Verdes and went to Peninsula High School. He played tennis for 4 years at Whittier College and graduated in 2018. Currently, Jeff is commissioned as a Medical Officer in the Army Reserves and is currently serving as a Headquarters Commander for a Field Hospital. Jeff is USPTA certified coach and is available for private lessons on the weekends. 


Katherine Odell
Tennis Professional


Ted White
Tennis Professional


Ramon Toro
Facility Manager

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