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16th & Kennedy Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Employment at Rock Creek Park Tennis in Washington DC

Rock Creek Park Tennis Pros

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Dr. Valentine Teyedo - Senior Pro
Dr. Valentine Teyedo – Senior Pro

  • U.S. Professional Tennis Registry Certified
  • (PTR) Certified teaching professional
  • 30+ Years of coaching & playing experience
  • Played and Hit with Arthur Ashe in 1974 at (Washington Star International), Washington D.C
  • Director and Head Coach of Youth Tennis Program, Los Angeles, CA, (1992) Culver City High, Culver City CA (1996-1997)
  • Former Collegiate Tennis Player
  • Boeing 737 Captain/Training Captain & Pilot Examiner
  • U.S. FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument, Single & Multi-Engine Airplane - Land
  • Master of Education Degree in Aerospace Education
  • Ph.D Aeronautics
Sean Orban - Staff Pro
Sean Orban
  • United States Professional Tennis Association Certified Pro (USPTA)
  • 10 Years’ Experience working with Children and Adults of all playing levels
  • USTA Captain of a Men's Team for 4 years & former Coach of a Women's Team
  • Utilization of little kids tennis lessons to cultivate their interest and enjoyment
  • High School & Collegiate seeded NCAA Singles & Doubles Tennis Player
  • B.A. in Psychology and MSW, LGSW in Clinical Social Work
James Jackson – Staff Pro
James Jackson - Staff Pro
  • U.S Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) Certified 15 Years of teaching and playing experience
  • Played Division II Tennis at Harpus Ferry Junior College (West Virginia) became #1 Singles and Doubles Player
  • Currently plays in the USTA 45’s Men’s Singles and Doubles Tournaments
  • Certified as a 10 & Under Kids Instructor
Lawrence Washington –

James Jackson - Staff Pro



  • U.S. Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Certified
  • 17+ Year of playing experience /12+ Years of coaching experience
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach – Howard University (Division 1)
  • USTA National Committee Member – Tennis on Campus; USTA Mid – Atlantic Section Committee Member – Constitution Rules & Grievances
  • Former ITF Professional Tennis Player
  • Former Division 1 College Tennis Player – Tennessee State University (#1 Singles & Doubles)
  • Recorded wins over SEC opponents including Vanderbilt University
  • ITA Scholar Athlete & Arthur Ashe Scholar Athlete Recipient
  • Regular public speaker on growing the sport of tennis
  • B.S. Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) – Tennessee State; Masters of Real Estate Finance – Georgetown University