“I am so glad i played at the Leong Tennis Academy. Chris and Angela are very dedicated and work us really hard but know how to have fun. They are the best coaches anyone can ask for. They have so much knowledge to give and can relate to each and every one of us. These two people are the nicest people you will ever meet. It was a great feeling to have two wonderful people help me become the best tennis player/person I can be. Thank you so much for everything.”
“Before Chris and Angela, I felt like I never had a real tennis coach or someone I could listen to and learn… They taught me valuable things, not just regarding tennis but life lessons as well… I couldn’t be more grateful to have Chris and Angela in my life. If you want to get better in tennis, then LTA is exactly where you need to be!”
“I can be quite the handful to teach… Chris and Angela are the best coaches I have ever had. They understand how to teach me … they know what they are talking about… and they motivate me to want to work hard… They commit to us and they believe in us.“
Academy SELECT Player
“As a current Division 1 level player, I am very appreciative to have gone through Chris and Angela’s training program on and off the court. Living two hours away from their training facility, they were able to work with me via email and phone. They sent me meal plans, workout plans and kept in touch with me on a regular basis. I would visit them a couple weekends a month and every weekend was always successful and valuable with the amount of training I went through. They pushed me out of my comfort zone day in and day out and helped me become a better player every time I stepped out on the court.
I started working with Chris and Angela Leong around the time when I was beginning my freshman year in high school. During the OSAA state tournament, I had lost to the girl that won the tournament very easily. I continued to train with Chris and Angela and a year later, when the OSAA state tournament came around for my sophomore year in high school, I faced the same girl I lost to in the previous year. I ended up beating her in three sets and it was one of the greatest matches I have ever played. The match overall was a good indication of how much I had improved within a year through Chris and Angela’s training.
Currently, I attend and play for Loyola Marymount. To this day, I still use the instruction and advice that Chris and Angela drilled into my head while I was a junior. Their dedication to the sport is impeccable and they have a lot of experience with developing players in to college players. What I appreciate the most was the ability to create a life long friendship with them. I look up to both of them so much for their hard work and am truly grateful to have had the chance to train with them.”
“Playing at LTA really made my tennis experience a great one. Being able to play with players who share the same commitment and intensity as myself has improved by game a lot. Angela and Chris did a great job on teaching me how to use my mind and understand point construction which helped me with the mental side of my game. The fitness training they incorporate has made me a top athlete. All of the stretches, circuit training and condition maked matches easier physically and mentally.”
“I will be honest, Angela and Chris’s coaching is the best you will find in the PNW. They are amazing people who have taught me more life lessons then they will ever know. This is an incredibly character strengthening experience. Tennis is a life application as well as all of the lessons that go hand in hand with the sport. Passion, Dedication and Commitment, LTA’s watchwords, give us the strength to persevere and become the best tennis players with every practice. And… if it makes any difference… our coaches are pretty darn HOT too!”
“They best way I can describe Angela and Chris in one phrase is “the perfect coaching team.” They create the most constructive, intense and focused training sessions and I always had the most fun in their programs. They balance each other perfectly and are dedicated to helping each of their students, regardless of ability, reach their best potential. In addition, their enthusiastic and efficient method of coaching was the greatest help to me in matches and I completely trusted their guidance and advice. Most of all, the reason I loved learning from them was because they truly care about each of their players and they inspired me to always do my best. I was privileged to work with them for five years and I will always remember them as the most motivational and dedicated coaches I have ever had.”
Former #1 doubles & #3 singles player for UC San Diego ‘02-‘06
“Of all the choices I made on and off the court during my years in tennis, choosing Chris and Angela as my coaches was easily the smartest decision I ever made. Their experience in working with players and overall tennis knowledge elevated my game to an entirely new level. A lot of young players don’t understand that the mental aspect of tennis is just as important as the physical, and teaching a sound mental approach is where they both really excel. Any coach can teach you how to hit a forehand or a backhand, but Chris and Angela were able to teach me how to think when playing tennis. I learned to focus my thought process before, during, and after a big match. Their teaching and guidance helped me achieve a top 50 ranking in Juniors and become a top collegiate Division I player.”
Former #1 player for Loyola Marymount University ‘02-‘06
“Angela and Chris put more time into their players than any coach I know. They know what its like to be out there and can relate to what we go through as players. Both of them are tough, but in a good way, they are honest and never try to sugarcoat their explanations. Their commitment, knowledge of the game and their ability to communicate is very impressive.”
Former Academy Player
“Chris and Angela focus on all the aspects of development that contribute to championship-level performance. This includes off-court physical training programs, dietary plans, mental approach, competitive focus, strategy, sportsmanship, and being a good citizen. Any youngster who enters the LTA will emerge not only as a more successful and complete tennis player………….but also as a more healthy, mature individual.“
-Bill & Kuei G.
“The best overall tennis academy in the Pacific Northwest, that’s how I would characterize the Leong Tennis Academy. Under Chris and Angela’s leadership, the passion, and intensity are contagious… I enjoy watching their practices as much as I enjoy watching them play in a tournament. Recently, one of my daughters said, “Leong Tennis Academy is like home, you feel good when you are there.” That to me says a lot about a program and the dedication of the staff. “
SELECT Program Parent
“My daughter Katie began tennis when she was 11 1/2 and immediately fell in love with it. She was very lucky because Angela and Chris began working with her and she has developed into a skilled tennis player. She is currently looking at colleges and is being recruited by highly competitive ones. She works very hard at tennis and despite the tough adversity that comes along with competitive tennis, she remains incredibly excited and devoted to the sport. As important as the tennis has been though, other things stand out about Angela and Chris’s program. These include their amazing devotion to the kids they work with, the fun, and the relationships that the kids have formed as they have all worked together on this challenging sport. As a parent it is wonderful to know that my daughter has this supportive, caring and fun family in the tennis community.”
SELECT Program Parent
“Having already experienced the Leong’s passion for developing junior players through private lessons, it was a very easy decision to put our son into the SELECT program full-time when the Academy began in the fall of 2006. The Leong’s focus on stroke mechanics, match strategy, mental toughness, fitness and strong ethical play has had a huge impact on Sam’s on-court performance. The change in his game over the last two years is substantial thanks to the Leong Tennis Academy experience. We highly endorse this program for junior players who want to make it to the next level.”
SELECT Program Parent
“Angela and Chris have put together an amazingly potent program for developing junior talent. You will be hard-pressed to find a coaching team who care as deeply as they do about the growth of their students both as players and as people. Add to this their passion, knowledge and experience and you’ve got a package that is unsurpassed.
I’ve been fortunate enough to know them both on a personal level…you won’t find more professional, dependable and kind people anywhere. If you live in the Portland area and are serious about improving your game and want to work with two of the best in the business, do yourself a favor and join forces with the Leong Tennis Academy!”
Creator/Director, TenX Fitness
“I was proud to hear of the opening of the Leong Tennis Academy. Angela has worked hard at imparting the knowledge and experience that she has accumulated throughout her tennis career and now has the opportunity to share it with players with the same aspirations. Under her guidance, a tennis player will develop into a solid competitor. They will receive the best coaching, training, conditioning and mental preparation necessary to achieve the goals of being a highly competitive tennis player. Angela and Chris Leong will maximize your abilities through hard work and dedication.”
Head Women’s Coach for Loyola Marymount University Women’s Tennis