Bruce Nagel, Director of Tennis / Head Pro. Bruce was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Utah and Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa on a full tennis scholarship, where he received his degree in Business Administration with areas of concentration in Statistical Analysis and Marketing.
Nationally ranked as a junior and an adult, he has lived in Hawaii since 1980 and considers Hawaii home. He ran the tennis programs at Hickam Air Force Base for seven years before joining the Kailua Racquet Club in 1989, where he runs the Bruce Nagel Tennis Academy. His hobbies include skiing, surfing, and kayak fishing. He has been a proud member of the USPTA since 1985, is certified as a Level 1 Pro, was President of the Hawaii Division of the USPTA from 2000-2004, "Pro of the Year" in 2005, and currently serves on the Board of the Hawaii Division of the USPTA.
Judy Weitz was
born in California and lived in Oregon for a short time before permanently
relocating to Hawaii in 1984. Her first ever tennis lesson was from Kailua
Racquet Club's very own General Manager and Head Pro Bruce Nagel! She
competed in Hawaii Opens from 90-97 maintaining a top ranking in both singles
and doubles. She enjoys playing soccer, mountain biking, swimming, running
and would prefer being in the great outdoors. Her favorite tennis workout
is Exer-Tennis class. "Exer-tennis is by far the best tennis
workout I have ever had." It is a fun, unique and effective format
for all ages and abilities. Judy has been at Kailua Racquet Club since
1998. She teaches the Games Only classes on Monday and Friday at 9:30. She
is also available for private lessons weekday mornings and Saturday afternoon.
Jared Carstenn was born in Ocala, Florida in 1984 and picked up a racquet for the first time before turning two. While growing up, he competed on several Florida Section Junior Team Tennis Championship teams. He also played all four years of high school tennis at the Varsity level. Jared started work in the tennis industry at the age of 14 teaching and assisting in club operations at Ft. King Tennis Center in Ocala. He has attended Central Florida Community College, Hawaii Pacific University as well as University Of Hawaii. Hawaii has been home to Jared since 2003 and there is no other place Jared would rather be! His other sports interests include body boarding, basketball, football, golf, volleyball, surfing, and ping pong. He is best known for saying extreme amounts of AWESOME!!! Jared teaches Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday morning Exer-Tennis classes and is available for privates on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Sunday early afternoon. Hawaii has been home to Jared since 2003. There is no other place Jared would rather be than competing on the tennis court – look out Men’s Night Doubles! His other sports interests include body boarding, basketball, football, golf, volleyball, surfing, and ping pong. He is best known for saying extreme amounts of AWESOME!!!
Jared teaches Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday morning exer-tennis classes and is available for privates on Tuesday and Wednesday morning or Monday, Thursday and Sunday early afternoon.
Morrison comes to us from
Washington State where he played junior tournaments, high school and college
tennis. He then taught tennis at Vancouver Tennis Center. As a
sophomore in high school he won the Washington 2A state singles title and was
runner up the following year. His highest junior ranking was #17 in PNW
(1999). He also played two years at Linfield College where he played 1
& 2 singles/doubles and helped lead them to a National ranking of 19 in
2002. His best singles win was against Dermont O'Grady who had a NAIA
singles national ranking #16 (2002). Recently Derek has been ranked #2
in 5.0 singles and #1 in 5.0 doubles (2006) in the Pacific
Northwest. Derek is an avid tennis player and enjoys teaching all
levels. He enjoys keeping up-to-date with the newest techniques of
tennis stroke production. He is known for his patience and enthusiastic
teaching style. Derek has been at Kailua Racquet Club since 2008. He
teaches the Exer-Tennis classes on
Saturday. He is available for private lessons on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday mornings as well Saturday afternoons.
The Kailua Racquet Club 629 Oneawa Street Kailua, Hawaii 96734 (808) 263-4444