Director & Head Pro
ANC Tennis Coaching Director Jian Liu has served as the coach of the US national team and the Singapore national team, holding more than 30 years of professional coaching experience in the field of physical education. Graduated from Beijing Sport University, majoring in physical education and tennis. His students include Olympic champions and world champions. Liu'a outstanding award includes:
Gymnastics National Champion of China
Formal Gymnast of China
United States National Team Coach of Gymnastics
Singapore National Team Coach of Gymnastics
USAG American Gymnastics Association Certified
USPTA United States Tennis Association Certifed
US Center for Safesports Trained
American Physical Fitness Association certification
Gymnastics International Referee
U.S. CPR certified
World Taekwondo Association awarded black belt rank
Certified Coach of World Teakwood Association
From a professional athlete to the coach of a national gymnastics team, Coach Liu's understanding and perception of sports have reached a stage of profound efficiency in the past 40 years. More than ten years of experience as an athlete granted him great expertise in the development of athletics. That experience has accumulated over time, and he has been coaching different national teams for over 20 years, providing him with a unique perspective on how to unleash the potential of athletes and uncover their newfound determination and competitiveness.
Coach Liu has trained many outstanding students, including:
More than 10 of his students were selected for the US national team some have become World and Olympic Champions
More than 30 China and US national champions
More than 500 California and Washington state champions
Over 150 regional champions (One Region includes 3-4 states)
Many have even been admitted to prestigious American universities and Ivy League universities because of their talent nourished by coach LIU. He deeply feels that sports and academics are indeed dependent on each other. He completely believes that students with excellent performance in sports tend to have excellent academic prowesses.
In 2018, Coach Liu Jian formally joined ANC ESCO and established the ANC Tennis Academy Program, creating a unique training method that combines comprehensive gymnastics and professional tennis training. Under his training, students make extremely rapid increases in their expertise in tennis. Many of his students win tournaments and championships providing them with a consistently growing UTR and USTA rating.
Today, under his leadership, ANC Tennis Academy is home to more than a thousand growing and improving young athletes. You could also say that tennis is an accessory that Coach Liu wears gracefully along with his titles of gymnastics and athletics.
UTR Rating 10+
Coach Erika began her tennis career at the age of 6, attending USTA tournaments at the age of 9. She has competed in high-level competitions throughout the United States and has won the Washington State 4A singles championships in her second year of high school. She has been trained by professional coaches, such as Jose Higueras and Brad Stine. Coach Erika has been chosen to represent the Pacific Northwest in Zonals (an sports event where USA competes with other countries) for 5 consecutive years.
UTR Rating 10+
Coach Sam started tennis at age 8. Played many junior tournaments at the advanced level from age 11 to 18. Specialized in doubles during my 4 years at Lindbergh High School. Earned 2nd in 2011, 1st in 2012, 3rd in 2013, and 4th in 2014 at State level for 2A high school. Joined the Bellevue College Men's tennis team for one year in 2015.
Coach Tillman is highly experienced in the field of tennis, ranked fifth in the US Recruiting ranking. Coach Tillman holds a complete scholarship for the US NCAA Division 1 Tennis Team and has played in the lineup of Boise State University, with a prestiegous reputation of ranking top tennis institutions in the United States. Coach Tillman also holds an ITF Junior World Ranking of 611, and has played in the ITF Junior World Tennis Tour. He has rankes amongst the top 3 in the USTA 18s'Texas and has competed in the USTA National Championships being one of the largest domestic events in the U.S numberous times playing hard court and clay court championships. Coach Tillman's refined expertise through his outstanding tennis career prompts him to help his students advance their technique, strategy, and mental aspects of tennis.
UTR Rating 10+
Coach Jere started playing tennis when he was six years old, and has been playing for almost 20 years, with 12 years of competitive experience in Juniors. He has competed in the Philippine Tennis Association, State championships, Nationals, and more. Coach Jere excels best in small group and 1 on 1 coaching, and is able to work well with players of all levels, ranging from beginners to advanced. Due to Coach Jere’s many years of experience in tournament playing, he emphasizes the aspect of an athlete’s competitive spirit, including their mental and physical strength. Overall, Coach Jere puts a focus on a student’s overall player growth, including behavioral, technical and tactical development.
UTR Rating 10+
Coach Tate is a member of the nationally ranked NCAA Division 3 collegiate team, he has played tennis his whole life and have hon the WIAA 3A district, state championships, dozens of local and several national tournaments in singles and doubles. Coach Tate is ranked in the top 10 USTA PNW ranking throughout his career and is continually ranked in the top 150 in his age group. Coach Tate has been coaching for six years and is adept at teaching technique and strategy for all levels and can easily adjust based on the demands and levels of the athlete.
Natalie F. Coach
UTR Rating 7+
Coach Natalie is a NCAA Division 1 tennis player. She started playing tennis at the age of 10 and won numerous PNW tournaments and have competed at national tournaments against other high level tennis players in the country. This year, Coach Natalie won the metro and districts tournament, and continued to win state championships for district 3A. Coach Natalie pays attention to detail and is skilled at mock matches with middle to advanced athletes to quickly improve the athlete's technique and strategy.
Phat T. Coach
Coach Phat has been a member of the Varsity high school team for 3 consecutive years, winning many matches and tournaments. Coach Phat is rich is tennis coaching experience, and his training method is rigorous and active. Coach Phat has an unique coaching method for students with special needs, and he is found extremely popular among junior students. He considers promoting tennis to young people as prideful and meaningful.
Coach Bill began playing tennis in 7th grade, his passion truly grew for tennis when he entered high school. With strong dedication to tennis, he became a top varsity player in just two years and received the most improved award from his team. As number 1 doubles, Coach Bill competed well in his league tournament and was nominated as one of the strongest teams and competed in districts. Despite his achievements, he felt that these were not enough. Coach Bill strives to help people around him improve in the sport as well. Coach Bill is experienced in child interactions and is extremely passionate and skilled in coaching tennis.
Coach Haley D started playing tennis at the age of 7 and became the captain of her tennis team in high school. She has coached for over five years and has won multiple state championships, such as first place in doubles, and the Girls North Puget Sound League. Coach Haley D is rich with experience in junior tennis. Coach Haley D loves coaching tennis and says: “it is a way for me to use what I’ve learned over the years and hopefully help others become as passionate about tennis as I am. I really enjoy helping others improve in the sport of tennis, regardless of age or skill level.”
Coach Sierra has played tennis since she was 7 years old consistently training all the way throughout her school years, where she played for her high school varsity team, remaining top 8 in her region. She has made multiple appearances in state champions and even placed top 4 in Nevada. Coach Sierra advocates for the mental and physical aspects of tennis, sharpening the competitive spirits of her students.