Coach Travis

  • Lake Forest, California
  • Over 10 Years Experience
  • Indoor: No
  • Outdoor: Yes
  • Seasonal: No


  • Private Tennis Lessons: $60 HR
  • Semi-Private Tennis Lessons: $30 HR
  • Group Tennis Lessons: $20 HR
  • Hitting Only Sessions: $60 HR
  • Teaches All Ages & Skill Levels!
PTR Certified

About Travis


Hello my name is Travis and I’m a fun, local Lake Forest tennis coach with over 18 years of playing experience & over 10 years of teaching experience! I am also currently a PTR Certified Tennis Professional.

My tennis career started at the very young age of ten when my mom dragged me to my first tennis lesson (well not dragged). From there I fell in love with the sport. I had tennis lessons at Lake Forest Sun & Sail Club and learned the fundamentals of the game. At the club I started playing junior tennis tournaments. Then I moved to the old Vic Braden Tennis Academy located in Coto De Caza and advanced my tennis game to a whole new level. My game grew because I was home schooled and could play five hours a day. When high school came along, I then went to El Toro High School & played #1 singles.

I continued playing tennis at Saddleback College where I played #2 & #3 singles as well as doubles. My game progressed especially on the mental side. After Saddleback College, I then continued adult tournaments and started training with my coach and roommate, tennis coach Hanley Ernst, whom was introduced to me at college.

He has taught me more then I could of ever imagined. My strokes and knowledge of the game before him were good, but then after training with him, they became more professional quality. Besides strokes, he taught me how to train better, to eat better and much more. I became a confident, well rounded tennis coach and am now able to pass on the technique and mental game to my own students.

I was an assistant tennis coach at San Juan Hills High School, group and camp tennis instructor at Ladera Ranch Tennis Club and I was also a group and hitting tennis instructor at Racquet Club of Irvine.

Now I specialize in private tennis lessons where I help my students by recording their technique so they can visualize their game and they can become the player they want to be. I teach tennis lessons locally in Lake Forest and do not travel to other locations at this time.

Please contact me through my 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 Lake Forest tennis coach. See you on court!

Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $60 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $30 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $20 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $60 Per Hour
Teaches All Ages & 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 Lake Forest Tennis Coach
  • PTR Certified Tennis Professional
  • Over 18 Years Playing Experience
  • Over 10 Years Teaching Experience
  • Played #1 Singles El Toro High School
  • Saddleback College Tennis Player
  • Former Assistant Coach San Juan Hills High School
  • Former Ladera Ranch Tennis Club Group & Camp Instructor
  • Former Racquet Club of Irvine Group & Hitting Instructor
  • Teaches All Ages & All Skill Levels

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“I chose Travis to be my hitting partner because he gives me the challenge I need. He is so flexible, whatever level a person is on. He knows how to help you better your game. I would recommend Travis to anyone that wants to improve on their tennis game by hitting or taking lessons with him!”


Lake Forest, California


"I started taking lessons with Travis in the summer time to try to make the team at San Juan Capistrano High School. We worked really hard on each stroke. When tryouts came for the team this January, I was ready and I made the team. I’m planning on continuing with Travis and the team the rest of my time in high school!”


Lake Forest, California


“I have been taking lessons from Mr. McClellan for almost a year now. This past weekend I won my third tournament! I had taken lessons in the past and wasn’t a successful or confident player. He really breaks down each stroke in a way that makes sense and is achievable. Through the learning process, Travis has been MORE than patient. He certainly knows how to make you a better player!”


Lake Forest, California


“When I started training with Travis, I was a low level player without much knowledge of the technical aspects of tennis. Travis is a teacher who fully interacts with his clients. He takes the time to fully breakdown each and every stroke. I have improved immensely. I made the high school team after training with Travis and would definitely recommend him to any tennis players of all skills!"


Lake Forest, California

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