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Mesa Tennis Cener at Gene Autry Park Tennis Professionals

Barry King
High Performance Junior Coach

Tennis professional with over 32 years coaching experience, USPTR Level P1 and USTA High Performance Coach.  Professional experience includes:

  • USTA Area & Training Center Director/Head Coach
  • Prince Academy PPI Director
  • Nebraska Junior Tennis Champion
  • USTA National Team Coach
  • Missouri Valley Section Junior Council
  • Coached High Performance and Elite Juniors
  • 60 students reaching USTA Top 50 National Ranking
  • Over 200 students received NCAA tennis scholarships

Becky Opoien
Facility Manager

Becky brings more than 25 years of tennis experience to the Mesa Tennis Center. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska she began her tennis career leading her local high school team. Becky held the number 1 position during her time at Mesa Community College where she was recruited with a full tennis scholarship to Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. She returned to the Valley of the Sun to graduate from Arizona State University earning her degree in Exercise Science.

Becky has been a USPTA P1 certified professional since 2002. She is currently working towards her USPTA Master certification. Her vast experience includes coaching the Men’s Tennis team at Mesa Community College for 8 years, during which time she was named 2004 USPTA Southwest College Coach of the Year. She enjoys working with juniors and has coached at 3 successful valley high school teams. While at Kyrene School District Becky created and implemented their after-school tennis programming.

Becky also served as the Head Professional at Mesa Country Club, and as the Director of Tennis at the Seville Golf & Country Club.