Anthony Blackburn

Anthony is our head teaching professional alongside the Junior Academy Director. Anthony has been teaching in the Portland Area for the past 23 years. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Oregon. Anthony is TU Certified and a member of the USTA and USPTA.  

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Juan Padilla

Juan has been competing for over 13 years. He was ranked within the top 20 in the nation at the age of 14. He is PTR certified and has been coaching since 2013. He specializes in coaching juniors as well as helping players train for tournaments and competitions. 


Justin Carrier

Justin played his junior competitive tennis in upstate New York and moved on to play his college ball at Earlham College where he achieved a number two doubles ranking in Division III Midwest collegiate tennis.

Since graduating in 2002, Justin has coached a total of eight years of college tennis at Earlham College (Richmond, IN) and Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR). In addition to coaching tennis teams Justin has coached all ages and ability levels at various clubs in New York, Maine, and Oregon, as well as two years in Germany.

Wes Pierre

Wes was one of the Pacific NW top juniors. He never fell out of the top 3 and was a nationally ranked junior. Wes played his college career in Texas. Wes is currently coaching juniors ranging from beginner to top ranked tournament players. Wes has over 10 years of coaching experience. 

Wayne Pierre

Wayne has been coaching tennis for over 30 years. He has been teaching professionally at Portland Athletic Club for over 25 years, Wayne has coached many of PNW's top juniors. He has coached beginners to world class players. Wayne is known for his hands on teaching approach and charisma on and off the courts. He is a graduate of Tyler college with a degree in business. 

Jack Neer

Jack was undefeated in dual matches all throughout high school and college. Jack's tennis career has taken him international. He has had exhibitions as far away as Dubai. Jack resides as a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame along with the University of Portland sports hall of fame. 

Riley Stricker

Riley found his passion for tennis at age 12 and took it with him to high school tennis at Southridge in Beaverton. He started coaching in 2014 doing private lessons while helping out his alma mater team. In 2017 he started coaching junior beginners through an after school program called TGA of West Portland. Riley has been a coach at PAC since 2018. He assists the junior academy, runs private lessons and semi-private lessons. Riley specializes in juniors, beginners and intermediate players who want to go to the next level.