Chris Kayes
Free-lance tennis professional Chris Kayes enjoys teaching tennis to a diverse group of players, and hopes to become a school administrator and develop a successful tennis program within a community.

Chris has a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in school administration from the University of La Verne, and a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from California State University in Bakersfield, Calif.

Chris has been a middle school health and physical education teacher in the Bakersfield area for the past five years. He also is a part-time college professor for the school of education at National University, where he teaches classes in educational technology and techniques in teaching physical education.

Chris has been playing tennis for 25 years, and became a teaching professional in 1995 because he wanted to teach others to play the game so that they can enjoy tennis as much as he does. His expertise lies in his ability to develop lessons and drills to meet the individual needs of his students.

He also coached high school tennis for Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif., where he helped the varsity team earn the Southwest Yosemite League title and a 13-1 record for the season.

Chris wrote and instructed an independent course called “Teaching Tennis” through the University of La Verne for teachers to acquire professional growth hours. He is certified as a Beginning Teacher Support Association trainer for new teachers, a member of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and certified in First Aid and CPR.

When not on court or in a classroom, Chris enjoys traveling and exercising.