High Performance Junior Tennis 

Based in La Mesa, California, Team Diaz Tennis USA/Cougars Tennis Camps provides an outlet for beginners and seasoned tennis players. We have an upcoming tennis camp featuring training lessons and activities everyone can participate in.

 Sign up by calling (619) 787-4745

The racquet at La Mesita Park is in full swing with summer tennis/The East County Californian

Team Diaz Tennis USA, a non-profit 501 c3 tennis program, returned to La Mesa to host its seventh Summer Tennis Camp. The camp holds two sessions Monday-Thursday for four weeks. Session one is the 10 and Under program, and session two is the High Performance Junior Training program.

To improve the program Diaz shifted from Helix High School’s facilities, to La Mesita Park.

“You need to get the exposure,” he said. “If you want the program to grow you have to be on the outside.”

Outside of high school courts, and in community courts, where local residents will take notice. La Mesa resident Casey Arnold credits the camp’s location for her family’s involvement in the program. 

“I would have never heard about it, since we don’t have a high school connection I’m not looking at the high schools for activities,” she said. “It’s a convenient location, they are having a good time. I feel like we landed on a gold mine.”

Arnold discovered the program in her local community center’s camp listings.

“I’m enjoying the fact that it’s small group, there is a lot of people to help them learn how to play, and the courts are great.”

La Mesita Park has unique mini tennis courts for children to use. Diaz’s 10 and Under program teaches the fundamentals of tennis and mini courts are a great introduction.

“I think it’s cool just because they are small,” said Coach Kimberly “Kim” Tran of Team Diaz USA Tennis.

Tran likes to focus on small details of her little players games. 

“I help teach the little things because if you don’t teach kids how to do the right stroke eventually it turns into a bad habit,” she said.

Tran realizes the benefits of La Mesita Park as well.

“We get more outside kids, and its beneficial to little kids because we can start them on a smaller court,” she said. 

But not all attendees need smaller courts. Jorge Kcomt is into his third year of the program as member of the High Performance Training camp. Kcomt did not know anything about tennis when he began. Now he is heading into his third season with the Helix varsity team and credits his rapid progression to Tran and Team Diaz summer camp.

“Kim is pretty much the person who taught me how to play, because when I began she would rally with me, and teach me how to hit difficult balls,” he said.

Diaz coached Tran, and his other assistant coach Elaine Wise at Helix high school where he coached more than 10 years. Both Tran and Wise were part of the Summer Tennis Program as players.

“I created this program so that I can help kids develop in Tennis,” said Diaz. “But (tennis) is something you can carry through business, something you can carry through friendship, and it’s a good leadership tool.”

Diaz sponsors a World Team Tennis program, a co-ed program during the winter that allows a group of six to eight players to travel around the nation playing tennis, and meeting high-ranking tennis players. 

“San Diego is the only county in the United States that has a winter high school World Team Tennis program, so they use the Team Diaz USA Tennis program as an ambassador of Billie Jean Kings' WTT to show other cities the opportunities available in between seasons,” he said.

La Mesita Park is the only park in San Diego to have a nationally recognized tennis program, and mini courts. There is a lot of racket coming from La Mesita Park this summer and the community is enjoying it.

Group Picture of the Participants in the Tennis Camp

Tennis Camp

Meet other tennis players and have fun playing the sport. Athletes will be grouped according to their age and skill level. Activities in the first hour focus on stroke production, footwork, and technique, with competitive games during the hour.

Please wear sunscreen and bring water and your tennis racket. We'll provide snacks, drinks.


                         Steele Canyon Cougar Tennis 

                         2021 Summer Camp 

         Camp Director: Jerry Segawa 619-787-4745

         Steele Canyon High School Tennis Courts

Featuring: Coach Mike Espinosa – USPTA Certified

                 Coach Jay Díaz - USPTA/USTA Certified

Summer tennis program features:

Monday-Friday 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Group and Individual Instruction
Stroke Development and Strategy                   
Drills and Competition
7th – 12th grade

Camp Sessions:
Check the weeks that you plan to attend:              

? July 12 – 16                    ? July 26 - 30

? July 19 – 23                    ? Aug 3 - 6

$60 per week {Discount} or $15 per day.

Make checks payable to: Jerry Segawa

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Jerry Segawa

11024 Fury Lane

La Mesa, Ca 91941

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Contact us in La Mesa, California, for details about our fun tennis camp and instructional tennis lessons.