Our Team

We are extremely proud of our coaches and staff at Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy! Our coaches bring playing and coaching experience from all over the world such as Serbia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Venezuela and Iran. Our coaches create an electrifying atmosphere that inspires players on the court and beyond to reach their full potential. We try not only to create better tennis players but better student athletes by insisting good values and habits such as team work, visualizing success, leadership, preparation, consistent improvement, extreme effort, and the ability to stretch yourself both mentally and physically. When working on an individual basis, students will get the one on one attention that is extremely important with regard to stroke production. Students will receive expert advice on technical aspects of every stroke and tactical knowledge from former collegiate players and world ranked tennis professionals. Lessons are available to any age or level of player.
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Meet the Owners

Brian Eagle

Owner/Co-Founder Brian Eagle co founded the Eagle Fustar Tennis program in 2003 alongside Nick Fustar with a mission to develop elite junior tennis players in Northern California by providing them the most professional and structured training possible. Eagle has helped grow Eagle Fustar to be the premier program in the Bay Area. Eagle was a highly ranked National and Northern California junior. In fact, he was ranked #1 in the 12s and 14s for four consecutive years and was a winner of the prestigious Fiesta Bowl National tournament. In his junior and senior collegiate seasons at UC Berkeley, Eagle played #1 and #2 singles and #1 doubles. Playing in the demanding PAC 10 conference, he achieved high rankings of #34 in singles and #19 in doubles. Eagle played professionally on the ATP Tour for 4 years. In that time, he won 7 professional doubles titles in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. He also traveled in Asia and spent considerable time in Europe where he had the honor of playing professional club tennis in Germany. Brian has worked individually with dozens of excellent players. In fact, he has sent students on to play collegiate tennis @ UC San Diego, UC Riverside, Claremont, USF, Santa Clara University, UC Davis, Stanford, University of Washington, Arizona, Amherst, Dartmouth, Penn, Boston College, and many other schools. For private lessons, please contact Katy for rate and availability.

Nick Fustar

Owner/Co-Founder Nick Fustar is the General Manager and co-founder, along with Brian Eagle, of the Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy. Fustar and Eagle founded the academy with the goal of creating the premier high performancetraining center to develop and train elite junior tennis players in Northern California. Basing their training plan on the experiences in college and the pro tour, Eagle Fustar began working with players in 2003, and their vision has grown into the largest academy in Northern California with over 300 players, most with aspirations to play college or professional tennis. Prior to starting the Academy, Fustar played on the ATP tour following a successful college career at Fresno State. Fustar also coached several professional players, and for some of those players his role included traveling coach. His extensive worldwide travel included preparing for coaching through the Grand Slams, in addition to training time with his player in Dubai while working with Roger Federer. Nick is proud to have worked with a two time National Champion that called Eagle Fustar home for his junior career. He has worked with many of Eagle Fustar’s top national and ITF juniors that went on to attend topranked universities and on to the pro tour. As General Manager, Fustar oversees the business direction and strategic partnerships of the Academy, including vital relationships with the USTA, which named Eagle Fustar a Regional Training Center in 2010, and Babolat, a very important sponsor and partner with the Academy. Fustar remains very involved in teaching through private lessons and regularly at Elite and High Performance Clinics. Additionally, he works with elite Eagle Fustar juniors on specific long range and strategic training plans. Private Lesson Rate: Contact Katy for rate and availability

Meet the Coaches

Jakub Cech

Tennis Professional Partner and Director of Tennis at MHAC Jakub is a partner at Eagle Fustar and Director of Tennis at MHAC. He is from Prague in the Czech Republic and played collegiate tennis for Fresno State where he played #1 singles. During his college career, he was ranked top 30 in NCAA DI singles. In addi on to his collegiate career, Jakub played pro on the ITF/ATP circuit where he was ranked both in singles and doubles. A er comple ng his degree in Interna onal Business at Fresno State, Jakub joined the Santa Clara Broncos men’s tennis team as an assistant coach, where he gained valuable collegiate coaching experience and insight while working with SCU players from all over the world. While coaching the men’s team he also a ended classes at SCU’s graduate business school. During his me at SCU they quali ed for the NCAA DI Championships for the rst me. A er receiving his MBA from SCU, Jakub joined Eagle Fustar where he has played a key role in Core, HP, and Elite programs. He is an avid hiker and completed his rst marathon in 2013. Private Lesson Rate: Please contact Katy at katy@eaglefustar.com for lesson rate and availability

Mohammad Jafari

Tennis Professional Mohammad Jafari, born and raised in Iran, has been working with Eagle Fustar since September 2008. As a certified PTR professional, he will primarily be directing our Core Performance program (formerly Champs). Additionally, he is involved in Eagle Fustar’s daily tennis programs including High Performance Clinics, adult group clinics and private lessons. Mohammad brings a high degree of skill, energy and enthusiasm to his coaching. His focus on proper technique for both beginner and intermediate players combined with his philosophy of discipline & hard work creates an environment that encourages students to reach their highest potential. Mohammad’s other passions are soccer and flying. He is currently attending flight school in San Jose. Private Lesson Rate: $110

Austin Andres

Tennis Professional Austin Andres just completed his successful D1 collegiate career at UC Riverside where he was playing #2 singles and #1 doubles while leading the team as captain for three years. Prior to college, Austin was a top ranked Norcal and national player, and one of the original students of the Eagle Fustar program, making him an expert of our teaching structure and philosophy. As a player, Austin has always been a role model for his on court attitude and work ethic. As both a player and a coach, Austin brings great passion and enthusiasm for tennis to the court everyday. Austin has been coaching part time with Eagle Fustar during his four years of college and now that he has graduated with a B. A. in Sociology from UC Riverside, has joined Eagle Fustar full time. He is also working towards his MBA at USF as well as PTR certification. Austin will be highly involved in all of Eagle Fustar’s daily programs including High Performance, Advanced, Champs, and private lessons. He is excited to be developing players and help them navigate the junior system en route to college play. Private Lesson Rate: Please contact Austin at austinaandres@gmail.com for rate and availability

Tony Yang

Tennis Professional Tony Yang is a High Performance Coach at Eagle Fustar Tennis. Since the Academy’s inception in 2003, Tony has helped produce numerous nationally & sectionally ranked players and was recently invited to attend the USTA High Performance Coaching Program. In addition to his coaching, Tony also heads up two key programs: Video Production & Analysis and the RTC ( Regional Training Center ) camps held at the Santa Clara University campus. Along with coach John Togasaki, Tony utilizes Dartfish software technology to help analyze stroke production for our Fulltime program as well as some of our highly nationally ranked players. Tony and John are also are in charge of the College Recruiting Video service, which has enabled many of our players to get noticed by college coaches during the recruiting process. Tony has also served as a member of USTA Norcal’s Coaching Commission. Tony played college tennis at UC Berkeley, where he and Brian Eagle were teammates. Tony played professionally briefly after his college career and trained with the Taiwan national team before obtaining his MBA at Willamette University, where he served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach. Tony has continued to stay in tournament shape and was the #1 ranked Norcal player in 2008 in both the 30s and 35s. He also took 5th place in the 2008 National Grass Courts 30s held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Private Lesson Rate: Contact Katy for rate and availability

Devin Barber

Devin Barber

Tennis Professional

Devin played D1 tennis for Cal Poly, where they were two time Big West Conference Champions and made two NCAA tournament appearances during his time with the Mustangs. Coach Devin graduated from CPO with a degree in Sports Management. He also interned for former world #1, two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka serving as a hitting/training partner and video analysis coordinator. Devin gave lessons and hitting sessions throughout college, but he also gained valuable coaching experience under Victoria’s head coach who has also worked with Kim Clisters and Simona Halep. Besides practicing and warming her up for matches on some of the biggest courts in the world – Arthur Ashe, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Hisense Arena, Louis Armstrong – his favorite memory of this experience was warming her up on Arther Ashe Stadium before her quarterfinal match at the US Open where she won in 3 sets to move into the semifinals. Her team felt that video analysis was critical in her ability to see the areas that she could improve the smallest parts of her game, and Devin spent a great deal of time piecing together film from her practices, off court training sessions, and matches with her coach.

Lesson Rate: Please contact Katy at katy@eaglefustar.com for availability. Rate $100/hour.

Szymon Linette

Tennis Professional Szymon’s experience with tennis began on the red clay courts in Poland where he was introduced to the game at the age of 7. As a junior, he played competitively in both singles and doubles. Aside from regularly competing in the tournaments, he was involved in regional, ATP, tennis tournaments such as the KGHM as a ball boy. When he moved to the United States and started High School in 2006, he began to compete as #1 singles player for Mchnery High School in Illinois for 4 years. A year later, he moved to the Bay Area where he completed PTR training. He began coaching at the age of 18 and was involved in recreational and later more competitive programs where he had the chance to work with all age groups including adults. Currently, he coaches privately and is involved in Eagle Fustar’s High Performance and Champs programs since summer 2012. Szymon is currently working on his Business Management degree but also plans to earn a degree in Psychology and/or Physical Therapy. Outside of tennis, he has a passion for music and has been playing bass guitar for several years.

Marco Foelz

Marco Foelz

Tennis Professional / Digital Marketing Consultant

Marco is a PTR certified tennis professional with over 15 years of coaching experience. He was selected to be the USTA Northern California’s Player Development Specialist in 2014 before returning back to Eagle Fustar at the end of 2015 to continue practicing his love for coaching.

Marco successfully developed numerous players ages 9 to 18, many of which are now either professional or collegiate tennis players playing at prestigious colleges such as Harvard, Stanford, Cal, and USC. He specializes in the technical and tactical development of players and has been called “The Serve Doctor” by some of his students. Marco keeps his roster of private lessons small to be able to give them as much individual attention as possible, but do not hesitate to ask for his current availability. He teaches one-on-one lessons and small groups of 2-3 players of the same level.

As a collegiate player, Marco played for the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds, where he won the State Championships in 2008 and 2009, and the National Championships in 2009. He was also the recipient of the prestigious “Champion of Character Award” for four years in a row. Marco successfully played numerous open prize money tournaments on all surfaces around Europe before becoming a college player in 2005. He played professional club tennis in Germany for several years mostly playing #1 singles and #1 doubles for his teams.

Lesson Rate: Please contact Katy at katy@eaglefustar.com for lesson rate and availability

Leticia Mccaig

Tennis Professional Leticia Mccaig is originally from Caracas-Venezuela and competed as a Junior in her Country where she was a top 5 player in her Junior years. She came to the US on a full tennis scholarship and went to Mary Hardin-Baylor University in Texas. As a college athlete, Leticia was a 4 time all American in Singles and 2 times all American in doubles, 4 years all conference and received the “Oustanding Senior leadership award” for the Heart of Texas Conference. In 2008, she was ranked #1 in singles, doubles and mix doubles in the NorCal Open Division. Leticia has a degree in Physical Education and Business management, has been teaching tennis for over 20 years now and likes teaching both adult and Juniors at all levels. She enjoys playing squash, Racquetball or any racquet sport. Private Lesson Rate: $90

Sam Ling

Sam Ling

Tennis Professional

Sam finished his college career playing #3 singles and #2 doubles for UC San Diego and was Team Captain for 3 years while being voted Most Inspirational as well. Not only is Sam a local Norcal player and coach, he is an alumni of the Eagle Fustar program who graduated from Homestead High where he played high school tennis and was a two time team MVP. Keen on a career focus in tennis and athletics in general, Sam is now a USPTA certified pro and has been coaching in San Diego since graduating with a degree in Human Biology. On top of coaching, Sam specializes in sports massage and spent the first year out of college traveling to professional tournaments to work and support players as a trainer. We are always thrilled to have an EF alum return to coach with us and we know Sam brings an incredible work ethic and positive attitude to the court. In his spare time Sam hits the beach, loves playing basketball, skate boarding, and eating to fuel his love of sports.
Lesson Rate: Please contact Katy at katy@eaglefustar.com for lesson rate and availability

Meet the Staff

Marco Foelz

Marco Foelz

Digital Marketing Consultant / Tennis Professional

Marco is a Digital Marketing Professional focused on the development and execution of strategic online marketing plans and implementing successful eCampaigns. At Eagle Fustar, he is consulting Eagle Fustar on online marketing campaigns including social media, website, email, content marketing, online advertising, SEO/SEM, campaign and website analytics, reporting and other cool stuff 😉

Marco is certified in Google Analytics (IQ), Google Adwords (Search, Display, Video, Shopping, Mobile), Hootsuite Social Media Marketing, and HubSpot Inbound Marketing. He graduated from Fresno Pacific University School of Business with a MBA in Global Marketing Management in 2009. Prior, he received his B.A. in Management and Marketing from Fresno Pacific University.

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If you are interested in private lessons from one of our coaches, call or email Katy at (408) 242-5559 or katy@eaglefustar.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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