Hello my name is Ginger Helgeson and I am a local Carlsbad tennis coach with over 42 years of playing experience and over 21 years of teaching experience! I’m also a PTR Certified Tennis Professional and here’s my tennis bio: Ginger Helgeson is a former American women’s professional tennis player. She reached her highest singles ranking back on January 2, 1995 when she became No. 29 in the world. Then in doubles, she reached No. 38 in the world back on January 9, 1995.
Helgeson was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and then attended Edina High School where she was a three-time (3) consecutive Minnesota state singles champion and ranked No. 1 by the USTA Northern at all levels. Receiving a scholarship from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Helgeson was a four-year letter winner and three-time All American. She ended her senior year ranked No. 4 in the country in singles and was also a three-time WCC champion. She holds the all-time best career winning percentage at Pepperdine (.837) and is No. 2 in career wins (77) and helped Pepperdine advance to the NCAA quarterfinals each of her final three years there. While at Pepperdine, Helgeson majored in Telecommunications and minored in Business.
Helgeson played professionally from 1987 to 1998. Her best season was back in 1994, where she won her first WTA title in Auckland and reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and the US OPEN. At the latter event, she beat reigning Wimbledon champion Conchita Martínez for her biggest career victory and in addition to her win over Martínez, she also recorded victories over other tennis pros such as Helena Suková, Mary Joe Fernández, Gigi Fernández, Anke Huber, Lori McNeil, Sabine Appelmans, Sabine Hack and Natasha Zvereva.
From 1992 to 2000, Helgeson was an Honorary Trustee and featured tennis professional of InnerCity Tennis, a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that works with inner city youth to build character, self-esteem and physical abilities. Each year a scholarship was given to a deserving female InnerCity tennis participant in the name of Ginger Helgeson under the award category, “Enthusiasm”.
In 2002, Helgeson was inducted into the Edina High School Athletic Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Pepperdine Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 and the USTA Northern Hall of Fame in 2009. She was a featured speaker at the 2008 and 2009 inductions as well as guest speaker to coaches, parents and players at the 2010 USTA (United States Tennis Association) Spring Tennis Festival in Minneapolis, MN.
I teach tennis lessons in the Carlsbad, Lomas Santa Fe and La Costa area but I am also willing to travel up to 50 miles to a court near you. Please contact me through my FindTennisLessons.com coach page and then I will contact you back within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and if you are interested, we’ll set-up your first tennis lesson or hitting session at a time and place that is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you and I look forward to the opportunity to be your Carlsbad tennis coach. See you on the court!
Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $100 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $70 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $40 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $100 Per Hour
Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels!
*Please note that if you are interested in semi-private tennis lessons (2 players) or group tennis lessons (3+ players), you will first need to find a friend(s) to take tennis lessons with you before contacting me.
- Local Carlsbad Professional Tennis Coach
- 3 Time Minnesota State High School Champion
- Tennis Scholarship Pepperdine University
- All American Player Pepperdine University
- Former WTA Professional Tennis Player 1987-1998
- Reached 4th Round Australian Open & US OPEN
- Beat Wimbledon Champion Conchita Martínez
- First WTA Title Auckland, New Zealand
- Former Ranked WTA World #29 Singles
- Former Ranked WTA World #38 Doubles
- Edina High School Athletic HOF 2002
- Pepperdine Athletic HOF 2008
- USTA Northern HOF 2009
- PTR Certified Tennis Pro
- Southern California Coaches Commission