Professional Tennis Instruction
Where values and people always come first.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.