Rajeev Datt, the son of a retired navy officer, was a scholar-athlete who helped CSULA garner a #11 national team ranking. He also got ranked #19 individually in doubles in the NCAAʼS before graduating. While playing the Menʼs Open division in California, he was ranked in the top 20 in singles and doubles. Rajeev has been teaching tennis for 26 years and is an Elite Level Professional through the USPTA. Over the years, he has taught at country clubs such as The Riviera in Pacific Palisades, CA and El Caballero in Tarzana, CA as well as coached at tennis academies such as Top Seed in Calabasas, CA and the Lansdorp-Ducasse Tennis Academy. In the last few years Rajeev took a more active leadership role in tennis as a member of the USPTA Board in Southern California, serving as a VP then as president of District II, while also becoming a presenter at conventions. Rajeev is also a veteran of college coaching, having spent 10 seasons as the Head Men’s Coach at Los Angeles Pierce College; he was voted WSC conference coach of the year by his peers. He is also the first coach in Pierce College history to take players to the ITA Small College Nationals. His proudest moments as a college coach have been having 4 students graduate at the head of their respective graduating class, getting academic scholarships to UCLA, and having one of his players win the coveted National ITA Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award in 2013. Rajeev loves tennis – whether itʼs playing or coaching the game!