SOURCE: Ojakian Tennis

February 24, 2011 17:55 ET

SoCal Celebrity Tennis Pro Chris Ojakian Wins Pro of the Year Award

United States Professional Tennis Association Honors Founder of Ojakian Tennis With Prestigious District Pro of the Year Award

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2011) - The Southern California District of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) awarded well-known tennis pro Chris Ojakian with its prestigious Pro of the Year Award at the organization's 2011 annual convention held January 29-31 at the Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach, CA.

The award is given to the tennis pro who best exemplifies the quality of standard set by the USPTA. The winner is a pro who is integrally involved in growing the sport of tennis in his or her community. The pro is nominated by his or her peers and the winner is determined by the Board of Directors of the USPTA Southern California division.

"This is an incredibly meaningful honor," said Ojakian. "I have been a longtime member and supporter of the USPTA and to receive an award such as this from my peers, who are some of the best tennis players in the country, is very humbling."

Chris Ojakian is a celebrity tennis pro and the president of Ojakian Tennis. Ojakian has been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1990. He is the youngest person to receive a USPTA 1 rating in New England. 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 many television shows.

For more than 20 years, Ojakian Tennis Inc. has been one of the pre-eminent and most well respected tennis companies in the United States. The company has a long-established reputation for providing unsurpassed levels of service, meticulous attention to detail and an ability to satisfy the most reputable facilities. Ojakian Tennis Inc. has extensive management and operational experience that has been refined during more than 15 years of service to the tennis industry. Ojakian Tennis is based in West Los Angeles, and has training facilities in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel-Air, Santa Monica, Culver City, Hollywood, Hancock Park and Malibu. More information is available at

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