Starfish Tennis

Professional Tennis Instruction

Where values and people always come first.

Thank you for visiting Starfish Tennis!  We are taking registrations for Summer Camps now. 

We also want you to know that during this time, we are still offering private and semi-private lessons (maximum of 4 people).  Tennis is a NON-CONTACT sport, and therefore it is easy to maintain social distancing.  We are in no way encouraging you not to follow guidelines.  However, we are providing an option to stay moving, get out of the house, and be safe at the same time.  Please call or text Vasile to schedule a lesson.  Thank you for your support.”

Welcome to Starfish Tennis

My name is Vasile Beches. I am the head tennis professional at Starfish Tennis. My wife, Mindy Beches, and I founded Starfish Tennis in 2005.  Together we developed a comprehensive tennis program that offers quality tennis instruction in a fun and safe setting.

Starfish Tennis provides children’s camps, marine league, and USTA team coaching, private, semi-private and group lessons to children and adults of all ages and levels.  We also offer after school tennis programs at elementary schools in the South Bay and offer stringing services.


Vasile’s Philosophy: Each person is an individual and everbody has unique gifts that I want to bring out in them, through the great game of tennis. I have seen, first hand, what a great activity tennis is for both children and adults. It improves fitness, promotes teamwork, and teaches the importance of good sportsmanship. Tennis is a fun, rigorous activity that shows how sports enrich people’s lives.


Private & Semi Private Instruction

Private and Semi-Private Lessons are available by appointment only. Vasile teaches at Southend Tennis & Racquet Club and Alta Vista Tennis Center. We also offer High School Tennis Prep lessons for those students who want to make their school squad.

Group Instruction

We provide group lessons and workouts for Juniors and Adults of all levels and ages. 

Marine League and USTA Team Coaching

Vasile Beches, head coach of Starfish Tennis, has been coaching Marine League and USTA teams for the past 25 years. He offers team workouts for all levels as well as partnership and match lessons.

On-site After School Programs

Vasile utilizes the United States Tennis Association’s program, “Net Generation” in his instruction.

This program was specifically developed by the USTA to introduce children to the game and make it fun from the very beginning. Using size-appropriate balls, racquets, nets, and courts makes tennis approachable and not so intimidating for children. We set up nets and courts right on the blacktop and provide racquets and materials for every child.

The USTA program, along with Vasile’s vast wealth of knowledge gained in over 30 years of teaching experience, make Starfish Tennis the best place for tennis instruction!

Vasile was my coach when I was eight years old. He helped me develop a more well-rounded game by teaching me how to hit a slice and a lob. Vasile is one of the reasons that allowed me to earn a full-ride tennis scholarship to USC!

Alison Ramos

Vasile coached our entire high school’s CIF winning team. My fondest childhood memories were learning tennis with Vasile, and I met many life-long friends from Vasile’s workouts. If more kids grew up with coaches like Vasile, we would see better sportsmanship.

Justin Lee

Tennis instruction should be a fun nurturing process that develops tennis skills in a natural progression.  The Starfish Tennis system ensures that every student will improve all their skills and enjoy tennis for the rest of their lives.