Our TeamWe 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.
Meet the Owners
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 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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for rate and availability.
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
Alina Soltanici was born and raised in Moldova, where she also became one of the highest ranked juniors in the country. She had a very successful D1 college career at California State University, Sacramento, playing #1 singles and doubles all four years, while achieving a career high NCAA D1 ranking of #47. As a top ranked junior in Moldova, Alina represented her country at international events including the European Junior Championships and European Summer/Winter Cups. One of her biggest achievements was representing Moldova at FED Cup for three consecutive years. After graduating Sacramento State with an Accounting degree, Alina joined Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy on a full time basis. Alina is highly involved in all our programs: Core Performance, High Performance, Elite Performance, and our Full Time Program. Coach Alina always emphasizes the importance of hard work on the court and a positive mind set. She shares her valuable D1 experience and strong background of international competition to help our High Performance and Elite players identify areas of focus to strengthen both mental and physical aspects of their game. She also enjoys working with the younger players in our Core program, ensuring they develop the proper fundamentals and techniques to carry forward as they move to the next levels of junior tennis. Outside of tennis, Alina enjoys reading, hiking and attending cooking classes.
Ryan has a hard working attitude and gives all he has to meet his goals. He is a favorite with Eagle Fustar players because of his positive and enthusiastic on court attitude. Ryan is the head of our Pre-Core Program and enjoys working with our youngest players, developing both their fundamental skills and a passion for the game. He is also heavily involved across all EF programs including High Performance and Core Performance clinics. Outside of tennis, Ryan enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with family. Please contact Ryan directly for his private lesson availability and rate.