Tuckahoe is proud to work with TopNotch Tennis for all of our tennis programs. TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area for children and adults. Their goal is to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport! For more information, please contact TopNotch at: 703-559-5887.
Mani Barajas-Alexander, USPTA, USPTR
Founder of TopNotch Tennis
Mani has been coaching for 17 years at some of the areas' premiere tennis facilities. Mani has extensive experiences working with players of all ages and skill levels. He played Division I collegiate tennis at Longwood University where he was a 4-year starter, singles and doubles MVP, and team captain. In addition, he coached high school tennis for 7 years, and helped lead the Potomac School Boys varsity team to two state championships in 2014 and 2017. Mani is a certified Coach with both the United Station Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR).
Ivan Pizarro, USPTR
Site Director - Tuckahoe Recreation Club
Ivan holds a professional level certification in Junior and Adult Development with USPTR, a certification in teaching Cardio Tennis, a high performance certification from Bolletieri IMG Tennis Academy, and a Provisional Sports Psychology certification from California Southern University. He has been coaching for 15 years, 13 specifically in the Northern Virginia area and currently, Ivan serves at the middle and upper school tennis coach for The National Cathedral School and The Potomac School. Prior to professional coaching, Ivan played NCAA Div. II. tennis at Salem International University where he obtained his Bachelor degree in International Business.
Head Tennis Professional
Dylan is an enthusiastic new member of the TopNotch Tennis team. He encourages a fun and positive atmosphere in his classes. He has been teaching tennis since 2014 with a history of success in USTA tournaments. Dylan is new to the area, moving from South Georgia; has experience in adult and junior leagues in a highly competitive region. He was 4-time All-Region in high school and won a State Championship with his USTA Junior Team. Dylan is also USPTA certified.