OUR COACHES

Newport Harbor Tennis Association coaches are passionate about growing the game of tennis in our community. They bring years of coaching and playing experience to the courts, along with fun and positivity. 

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Luke FitzSimons is a former Division 1 collegiate tennis player and certified USPTA ELITE PRO 1 with over 25 years of professional teaching experience. He coaches players of all ages and levels, beginners to top-level athletes. Luke provides a positive learning experience while emphasizing fun and inspiration along the way. His innovative ideas and methods are grounded in core fundamentals and personalized to each athlete's learning style and level. His success is in his players' smiles and eager pursuit of their tennis potential. 

Luke FitzSimons
HEAD COACH

Bio and picture coming soon!

Kristen Case Becwar
ASSISTANT COACH

Tori Varela
ASSISTANT COACH

Coach Tori Varela has been playing tennis for ten years and coaching for two years. She graduated from Corona Del Mar High School and now attends Irvine Valley College. Tori played Division 1 tennis at CDM and won CIF Regionals. With her positive energy, she motivates everyone she works with to improve their tennis skills while also having fun. Her love for the game and knowledge of the sport inspires her students to put their best effort into reaching their tennis goals.

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