Specializing in Tennis Lessons for Kids in Burlingame

Official Coaching Staff for BIS Tennis and The Carey School

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your families!


Thank you to The Carey School, Burlingame Intermediate School, 

and all the players and tennis families for a great year! 

We love coaching The Carey School's after-school program, and the BIS boys and girls middle school teams! 

Thank you for the opportunity to "serve" you and your families!

Wishing our staff and players continued success!

Meet Our Coaches

Coach Isaiah Pekary, Head Coach, USPTA teaching profesional


A Bay Area native, Isaiah gravitated to tennis through the influence of his grandfather, a highly successful player with the US Navy. Under the instruction of great coaches, including former Wimbledon doubles champion Sandy Mayer, Isaiah quickly exceled in the sport and earned a partial scholarship to play for Biola University. At Biola, Isaiah played #1 doubles and #2 singles, and was named to the NAIA Academic All-District team for a combination of academic and athletic achievements.

During his summer breaks, Isaiah discovered his love for coaching when he coordinated clinics at local student programs - Peninsula Covenant Community Center and Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association. After college, Isaiah continued helping students enjoy and excel in sports as a Physical Education teacher, soccer coach, coach of Lick-Wilmerding High School Boys Tennis Team, and most recently as a pro at Broadway Tennis Center.

Working with players of all ages, he enjoys finding creative ways to engage his students in fun lesson plans that bring out their best.

Away from the court, Isaiah is a professional violinist, regularly playing events throughout the bay area, and has just released his second album of original pieces. He also loves to spend time with his wife and daughter, and play any sports that come his way.

Coach Steve Chao, working on USPTA certification


Originally from a small town on the east coast, the Bay Area has become Steve's home. Steve began his athletic career as a soccer and basketball fanatic, but he instantly fell in love with tennis after following in older brother in JV tennis try-outs.

Steve has an NTRP rating of 5.5 and honed his tennis skills at various local tennis academies, particularly with tennis mentors Sonny Mayer and Jim Neal. He played as #1 singles on the Varsity high school tennis team and was eventually recruited to play in  college, where he played as #3 singles and #2 doubles at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

During summers, he worked as the lead tennis instructor for his town's local tennis program, where he worked with players of all ages and skill levels.

Steve is currently studying for his UPSTA certification. His coaching focuses on providing a fun atmosphere to teach solid fundamentals. Steve is always open to discuss and innovate new ways to improve, both physically and mentally.

Off the court, Steve is an avid amateur cook and enjoys experimenting with new recipes. One day, he hopes to meet Gordon Ramsey, and even appear on MasterChef! 

Steve is so happy to have found his home in the Bay and can't wait to work with you on your tennis goals and skills.

Coach Jesper, PTR certified for 10 & Under


Originally from Denmark, San Francisco is now home for Jesper, who specializes in coaching young children ages 3-10. 

Jesper is a favorite coach with our young players- his enthusiasm for coaching children, along with his upbeat demeanor, motivate the players to keep things fun, while also doing their best.

Jesper just finished coaching the spring season for the middle school tennis teams at Burlingame Intermediate School., so he is a favorite coach for our middle school players, as well.

Jesper is currently pursuing his PTR certification, and has completed the "10 & Under" certificate. The next section of his certification process will focus on players ages 11-17.

In his free time, Jesper enjoys yoga, and travel. He regularly travels to Denmark, and is always up for a last minute snowboarding trip to Tahoe!  

Jesper enjoys motivating players and helping to instill a love of the game in our young athletes.  

About Us

Our Purpose

Young Players Program

Scholarship Program

At Peninsula Tennis Academy, we are firmly committed to serving our entire community,

We believe that all children should have access to quality tennis instruction.

It is with humble hearts that we offer Scolarships to any financially challenged family.

Contact us at info@PenTenAcadmy.com for more information.

Classes and Rates

Small Group Lessons

$180/month (5 player max per class)

* Sibling Discount- $160/month siblings

Tot Class (3-4 year olds)- $90/month

(5 player max per class, half hour)

$30 drop-in lessons for players registered for monthly lessons ($15 for Tots)

$55 drop-in lessons for true drop-ins (non-registered players)

Please call first to check that class 

is not at full capacity.

Semi-Private Lessons

$65/hour per player (2 player max per class) 

Private Lessons

$95/hour (individual instruction)

Spring Break and Summer Tennis Camps!


Camps run weekly all summer, 9a-12p!

Tennis FUNdamentals Camp- up to 6 players maximum per court, $350/ player

High Performance Player Development Camp with Head Coach Isaiah, USPTA Certified Tennis Professional- 4 players per court, $450/ player

Click to Register for 2019 Camps

Current Class Schedule- Burlingame

New Classes are always forming, so If you don't see a day and time that works for you, we will build a new class!

Academy Photo Day

Just a few of our amazing 100+ weekly players!


Thank you to everyone who could make it!

Fall Red Ball Tournament



Players enjoyed  practicing their sportsmanship and tennis skills in a fun and friendly environment during our most recent semi-annual Fall Red Ball Tournament.  

Tennis Skills


The tournament gave our young athletes an opportunity to play  in a slightly more competitive environment than weekly lessons provide.



 Players enjoyed playing hard, getting sweaty, and earning their trophies.  

In order to keep the focus on friendly competition and sports and life skills, instead of trophies for Most Matches Won, trophies were awarded for Most Effort, Most Encouraging, Most Adaptable, Best Communicator, Kindest, Most Enthusiasm 

and Best Strategy.

Spring Tennis Festval


Last Fall's Tennis Festival!


Contact Us

Drop us a line at info@PenTenAcademy.com

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Better yet, see us in person!

Come see us in action at Ray Park or Washington Park in Burlingame- feel free to watch a lesson and even join in! Check our calendar above for class days and times (please call ahead of time so that we can confirm that the class you are interested in previewing is meeting that week). 

New classes are always forming, so if you don't see a class day and time that works for your schedule, contact us and we'll start a new class!

Tennis Birthday Parties Available

Our courts or yours!


Let us help you host a tennis birthday party this year! 

We bring the equipment, coaches, and prizes- you bring the cake and guests!

Gift Certificates Available




Testimonials from Actual Clients-

"Great tennis coach! Keeps kids engaged and excited for the game. I can see weekly improvements in my kids skills. Stacy is very easy to work with, and is open, honest, and available to the parents. HIghly recommend her!"- Inga Z. (also on Google Reviews)

"We tried Coach Stacy this summer and my kids absolutely loved her! She makes classes fun, but still manages to teach them great skills at the same time. She's positive, fun, easy to schedule and patient. My kids love going to tennis class and in already a few classes we've seen such a difference. I highly recommend her!"- Reshma P.