Head Coach Vi Tran 

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A native of Vietnam, Vi Tran immigrated at the age of 17 to the U.S. in 1988 and settled with his family in Seaside, California.  He received his AA in Art from Monterey Peninsula College in 1991; however, his passion was and is playing, teaching, and coaching tennis. 

From 1991 to 1999 Coach Tran was assistant coach with MPC’s women’s tennis team.  During this time he was also a tennis instructor at various clubs in the Monterey Bay Area. Then, in 1999 he received United States Professional Tennis Association certification. Since then, he has been head coach at Seaside High School and Santa Catalina High School, both on the Monterey Peninsula.  In Coach Tran’s one season at Seaside High, the team had its first winning season in five years.  In his two campaigns at Santa Catalina High School, the team has posted winning records and advanced to C.C.S. playoffs.  

In August 2005 he became head coach of the Women’s Tennis Program at MPC.

Education/Certifications

  • Teaching Professional Certified, United States Professional Tennis Association, 1999
  • Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey CA:  Associates of Arts degree in Arts, June 1999

Coaching Experience

  • Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey CA:   Women's Head Tennis Coach, August 2005 to present
  • Carmel High School, Carmel CA; Girls' Varsity Tennis Coach,  August 2014 to present
  • Notre Dame High, Salinas CA; Girls' Varsity Tennis Coach, August  2013 - October 2013
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, pebble Beach CA: Girls' Junior Varsity tennis Coach, August 2012- October 2012
  • Santa Catalina School, Monterey CA:  Girls' Varsity Tennis Coach, August 2004 to 2008
  • Seaside High School, Seaside CA:  Girls' Varsity Tennis Coach, August 2002-November 2002
  • Pacific Grove High School, Pacific Grove, CA:  Boys' Varsity Assistant Tennis Coach, February 2002-May 2002
  • Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA:  Women's Assistant  Tennis Coach, 1992-1999

Teaching Experience

  • Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey CA:  Tennis Instructor, 2002 to present
  • Monterey CA:  Private Tennis Instructor, January 1995 to present
  • Pacific Grove Tennis Center, Pacific Grove CA:  Tennis Instructor, April 1998-December 1998, March 2002-June 2004
  • Hyatt Tennis Club, Monterey CA:  Tennis Instructor, June 2000-September 2000
  • Santa Catalina School, Monterey CA:  Tennis Instructor, April 1999 to June 1999
  • Corral de Tierra Tennis Club, Salinas CA:  Tennis Instructor, November 1998-March 1999
  • Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey CA:  Tennis Instructor (volunteer), September 1993-June 1998
  • Monterey Tennis Center, Monterey CA:  Tennis Instructor, April 1997-December 1997