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Laurent Lecellier, Tennis Director

Laurent Lecellier
Tennis Director

Laurent was born in the Bay of Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France and began playing tennis at the age of twelve. He played college tennis for Cardiff University (UK) for two years, one of which he was part of a doubles team that was runner up in a National college tournament. Laurent later went on to play for privately owned clubs in Avranches in France and a private London country club in Kensington. While at those clubs, he would compete in the European Club Cup events. Additionally, he played ITF Challenger tournaments around Europe. Laurent has taught tennis all around the world, including Avranches (FR), England, Saint Barts in the Caribbean, New York, the Hamptons (NY), Dominican Republic and here in Marin County (CA). From 1997 to 2004, Laurent was the Director of Tennis at Marin Tennis Club.  Before coming to SVSTC, Laurent was the Head Tennis Professional at Rafael Racquet Club in San Rafael. He lives in Marin County with his wife and four children.

Wakana Turner
Tennis Professional

Wakana was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. At the age of 6 she began her lifelong journey with Tennis. In middle and high school, she played in national competitions. Wakana began teaching tennis after she graduated from college.  She studied under a successful coach who taught many women competitors who went on to national level leagues. Wakana moved to the USA - Portland, Oregon after she was married. She worked for Vancouver Tennis Center as an assistant pro for 7 years in which she worked with many junior programs. Wakana still loves to play tennis as well as teach. She is rated USTA 5.0 and plays tournament and leagues. Her teaching style is building muscle memory through modeling and repetition, and her teaching specialty is to guide and demonstrate how to improve doubles games, giving fun and energetic lessons. In her free time, she enjoys different kinds of sports, cooking and spending time with her family. She lives in San Rafael with her husband and 2 children. Her name "Wakana" is a bit tricky to pronounce. The pronunciation is 'Wok-a-na"

David Halleck
Tennis Professional 

Dave built his tennis strokes on the public courts of Central Pennsylvania. He's been hooked to the game ever since and played all four years at Vassar College, achieving the #1 singles and doubles position. Since moving to the Bay Area, Dave has had great success competing in tournaments including winning the Manteca Open Singles title in 2015 as well as being chosen for awards such as “Outstanding Sportsmanship” and “Player of the Year.” Dave has been teaching tennis for over 20 years with his most recent position spanning 6 years at The Gateway in San Francisco. He combines creative ways to build biomechanics, with insights into his students best strengths. Dave lives in West Sonoma County with his wife, and son Kabreem where he never misses a chance to get his fingers in the dirt or toes in the sand.

Tony Delario
Tennis Professional

Tony began his tennis career at age 6, at Tenefly Racquet Club in New Jersey, and Binghamton Racquet Club in New York. After moving to Santa Rosa at age 13, he quickly became one of the top players in Northern California. Tony attended The John Newcomb Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, TX where he was excited to learn from some of the best coaches and play with some of the best juniors in the world. After moving back to California, Tony won the Boys 16's Pacific Coast Jr Nationals in Doubles. After a long Hiatus, Tony rekindled his love for the sport at age 23, playing for Santa Rosa Junior College and achieving a ranking of 32nd in the state in 2002. He began teaching tennis in 2003 in the Marin area, coaching players at The Rolling Hills Club, Belvedere Tennis Club and Rafael Racquet before taking the Director of Tennis position at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club (2011-2017). Tony has worked with many top juniors in Norcal, and specializes in stroke development/technique and doubles tactics and court positioning. He currently lives in Petaluma with his wife, Kellie, and three children, Gracie, Luca and Leo.