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Ojakian Tennis

January 25, 2012 13:01 ET

Chris Ojakian Named California Tennis Professional of the Year by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - Chris Ojakian, one of the foremost tennis pros and instructors in the country, will be named the California Tennis Professional of the Year by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) at a ceremony on January 28.

Founded in 1927, USPTA is the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA offers more than 60 professional benefits to its members, including certification and extensive educational opportunities.

The Tennis Professional of the Year award acknowledges the single tennis professional who has done the most to advance the sport of tennis, and has shown excellence and innovation in coaching and instruction.

"This award is particularly meaningful to me because it comes from my peers," said Ojakian. "I have been a longtime advocate of USPTA and their place in the tennis community, and it is a tremendous honor to be recognized like this from an organization for which I have so much respect."

Ojakian Tennis, operated by Chris Ojakian, also announces that it will be responsible for all staffing and programming at the tennis facility at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, including all tennis activities, private lessons, junior programs, adult programs, tournaments and the popular Cardio Tennis classes.

Ojakian is a celebrity tennis pro and the president of Ojakian Tennis. He is the youngest person to receive a USPTA 1 rating in New England. While receiving a marketing degree from the University of North Carolina, Ojakian was ranked 14 nationally in doubles. Ojakian is a National Speaker for Cardio Tennis, traveling around the world introducing this heart-pumping fitness class to several facilities and other tennis pros. Ojakian has trained celebrities such as Diane Sawyer, Dustin Hoffman, Harrison Ford, Spike Lee, Helen Hunt and many others. His Cardio Tennis technique has been featured on television shows including "The Biggest Loser," "Chelsea Lately," The Tennis Channel, FOX and Telemundo, among many others.

Ojakian Tennis is an elite tennis company that helps individuals achieve the physical and mental skills they need to be confident and self-reliant each time they step on the court. Ojakian Tennis separates itself from other tennis companies through its communication with clients and how instructors break things down in a simple manner and provide clients with a database of tools from which they can draw. Ojakian Tennis employs certified world-class tennis professionals who provide positive reinforcement and develop safe and effective programs that work on getting clients to the next level. Ojakian Tennis has training facilities in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel-Air, Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Hancock Park and Malibu. More information is available at

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