Academy & Staff


Richard Tompkins

Richard Tompkins has more than 25 years experience in developing high level competitive juniors. During the past 15 years, he has developed more than 20 Top-10 nationally ranked juniors.


Sandy Tompkins, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sandy is responsible for the academy's fitness and strength programs. She also works one on one with adults and juniors in developing their off court fitness programs.

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Clif Awuy, Director of Tennis

Clif has been coaching at Tompkins Tennis for over seven years. Clif has played a major role in the development of many of the top ranked juniors that have trained at Tompkins Tennis.

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Carmen Pham, Tennis Manager of ClubSport San Ramon

Carmen has been a successful national junior player as well as a Top-10 ranked Northern California player her entire junior career. Since then, she received a full athletic scholarship to Santa Clara University to play Division I tennis and recently graduated in the Spring of 2011. Carmen has been a student of Richard Tompkins since the age of eight and now serves as Tennis Manager of CSSR. Carmen is in charge of junior programming and is the Director of High Performance Training III, Junior Aces, and Future Slammers.

Director: High Performance Training III, Junior Aces, and Future Slammers

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Max Taylor, Director of Tennis

Max was a top ranked Northern California junior. He was ended his junior career, finishing at #26 in the Boys 18s nationally. He went on to play for the Gauchos at UC Santa Barbara. He enjoyed success as a student athlete, playing predominately #2 singles his senior year. Max went undefeated in conference championships all four years, as well as competed in the NCAA tournaments his entire career.

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Nick Caldwell, Staff Professional

Nick has over 8 years of junior development coaching under his belt. He has produced over six, Division I, college players, three of whom has finished in the Top-50. He is USPTA certified. Nick trained under the former junior coach of Lindsay Davenport. In his juniors, he finished #1 in the Southwest region in both the Boys 16s and 18s, and went on to play Division I tennis for the University of San Diego.

Director: Tournament Training II

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