Tennis Classes for Thursday May 16th are Canceled due to Rain.

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 and all the tennis families for a great year! Wlove coaching your after-school program! Thank you for the opportunity to "serve" you and all The Carey School families! 

And we are looking forward to a fantastic tennis season for the girls and boys middle school tennis teams at Burlingame Intermediate School! 

Wishing our staff and players continued success this spring!

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 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

Who We Are

Welcome to Peninsula Tennis Academy, the Bay area's premier tennis instruction academy, offering dynamic classes for all ages and skill levels in the Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Millbrae, San Bruno, and South San Francisco areas.

We specialize in offering small group lessons, with a limited number of players on the court, in order to provide maximum individualized instruction time.

What We Do

Using a cooperative coaching philosophy, we communicate with players and parents to set realistic goals, make decisions together and discuss technical aspects of the player's game as we work on skill development, strategy and tactics through a games based, situational approach.

We also serve players who need more specialized attention during lessons. Players who are differently-abled, have autism, ADHD, or who just need a little more specialized attention due to focus or family issues 

are encouraged to join.

Our Purpose

Our Mission

Building Character and Community by Serving the Peninsula through Quality Tennis Instruction with an Emphasis 

on Small 

Group Lessons

Our Vision

To Grow the Game of Tennis and Provide Players of All Abilities the Highest Quality Tennis Program 

in the Bay Area

Our Values










Young Players Program

With our young athletes, we use a positive, cooperative coaching philosophy, which means we work closely 

with parents and players to establish realistic goals, and we work 

together to meet these goals 

though a positive tennis environment. 

We follow the USTA recommended method of teaching, which means that we use lower nets, smaller courts and lower compression balls for players 

age 10 and under. 

Because young players don’t run as fast as older athletes, a smaller court size makes the game more manageable. Using low compression balls means a lower and slower bounce, which results in more hits and scoring opportunities. The overall effect is a much faster learning curve and greater love of the game. 

We acknowledge and reward progression of skills, 

and we work with parents and players to make 

tournament plans, if players want to test their game 

in a more competitive environment.  

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 for more information.

Classes and Rates

Small Group Lessons

$180/month (5 player max per class)

* Sibling Discount- $160/month to add a sibling, $140/month additional 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)

Registration Form for Weekly Lessons

Spring Break and Summer Tennis Camps!


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

Tennis FUNdamentals Camp- up to 6 players maximum per court, $285/ player

High Performance Player Development Camp with Head Coach Isaiah, USPTA Tennis Pro- 4 players per court, $400/ 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

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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.