Meet Our TEAM

HONESTY • EXCELLENCE • ATTITUDE • RESPONSIBILITY • TEAMWORK

OWNER | CEO

AMY PAZAHANICK, PTR & GPTA

Amy is the founder of Agape Tennis Academy. She enjoys reading, writing, coaching, learning, helping others, speaking, traveling, tennis, golf, business, music, and spending time with loved ones.

  • Division I Collegiate tennis player at Coastal Carolina University
  • Participated in the NCAA Championships
  • Ranked top 50 in the nation as a collegiate player
  • Certified in Sports Science, High Performance Player Development, and Mental Toughness
  • Tennis columnist for local, national, and international magazines
  • Founder of Agape Tennis Academy in 2012
  • Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club 2012-2016
  • 2016 Community Outreach Program of the Year
  • 2017 Tennis Director of the Year for Georgia
  • 2017 10 and Under Program of the Year of Georgia
  • 2018 Georgia Professional Tennis Association Program of the Year
  • 2019 PTR Georgia Member of the Year
  • 2019 Tennis Media Group Organization of the Year

BUSINESS MANAGER

MOSES DAS

Moses manages all of the Agape tennis centers in GA and CA from a business and social media standpoint. He was born in New Delhi, India and came to the United States when he was three years old. Moses started playing tennis at the age of twelve and quickly became a highly ranked JR player in the state of Georgia and the Southeast. He was recognized as the Gatorade Tennis Player of the Year for Clayton County during his high school career.

Moses earned a scholarship to play tennis at Piedmont College, where he was the number one singles and doubles players for three of his four years. He was the two time all conference player of the year for Piedmont College and won the conference championship in 2011. After graduating with a degree in Sports Marketing, he was the assistant Men's and Women's tennis coach at Piedmont college until 2015. He also completed his Masters in Business Administration during his tenure as assistant coach.

In addition to tennis and business, Moses is also an actor who is represented by Privilege Talent Agency. He loves to workout, play all athletics, travel, nature, and hanging out with his Siberian husky. Oh, and his favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS MANAGER FOR OXNARD

MARIA CAMBEROS

Coach Maria started playing tennis at 8 years old. She was the State and Regional champion during her junior career. She played national tournaments and was one of the top ranked players in Mexico. She also played ITF and WTA tournaments before entering college. She earned a Division I scholarship to play for Coastal Carolina University where she earned numerous honors for tennis and academics.

She was named an ITA scholar athlete and played in the 2007 NCAA Championships.

Maria majored in Marketing and Management. After college she went back to Mexico and worked in logistics in the automotive industry. She loves sports in general but loves tennis, running, CrossFit and yoga. Tennis has always been a part of her life, be it playing, coaching and having fun on the court!

HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

SOFIA CAMBEROS

Coach Sofia started playing tennis at the age of 7 and competed for the first time at the age of 9. During her junior career, she won state, regional and sectional championships. She also qualified for several singles semifinals and doubles finals in national junior tournaments in Mexico.

Sofia was awarded a full scholarship to play Division I college tennis for the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. There, she was an All-A-Sun Second Team selection singles and a member of the A-Sun All-Freshman Team during her freshman year. She earned Second-Team All-A-Sun honors as a junior.

After college, Sofia continued playing and teaching tennis at a local private club in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

PICKLEBALL PROFESSIONAL

MASON TEDESCO, PPR

Mason Tedesco is a Certified Professional through the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). He is pioneering instructional content and clinics in California. His programs focus on fundamental drills and strategies that will help newcomers learn the sport, or help seasoned players take their game to the next level. He has been playing pickleball off and on since 2006, and competing competitively since 2019. Mason is an elite caliber player in the southern California region, and an active competitor in USA Pickleball sanctioned tournaments at the highest level for singles and doubles.

Mason also has a strong tennis background. He attended Marion Military Institute in Alabama where he qualified for the NJCAA Men’s National Tournament. He continued his collegiate tennis career at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he played Division II tennis.

Mason is also an 8 and half year veteran of the United States Army. He currently resides in Oxnard, California with his wife Gretchen, and daughter Eden. He enjoys teaching players of all levels, and loves to spread the joy and good-heartedness of the sport.

PICKLEBALL PROFESSIONAL

MIKE ASHLEY, PPR

Coach Mike, a Certified Professional through the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) has been playing pickleball for over three years. In that short time Mike has won multiple gold medals in doubles tournament play. Mike believes in teaching his students the right way to play with a heavy focus on strategy, shot selection, and positioning on the court all while having fun playing the fastest growing sport in America.

Mike originally came from a tennis background where he competed at the 5.0 level for the Oxnard Tennis Center’s USTA team. The highlight of his tennis career was playing doubles against the Bryan Brothers!

Mike is a lifelong resident of Ventura County and currently lives in Camarillo with his daughter Amanda. When Mike isn’t on the tennis courts you can usually find him on one of the many local hiking trails.

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

BLEDAR GASHI

Coach Bledar is an international student currently playing college tennis at Ventura College. He was born and raised in Belgium to Albanian parents and has been in the United States for 1 year now. He started playing tennis when he was 8 years old and immediately fell in love with the game. He started playing tournaments at a very young age and dreamt of becoming a professional tennis player.

When he was about 15 years old, Bledar started training daily and participated in tournaments all over Belgium. When he was 17 years old, he went up seven rankings in the Belgian ranking system in just one season – the only person who achieved that. At 19 years old, he finished the year with the number one ranking in the second highest category in the country. Right after this, he went to the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca, Spain to train and practice with the best players and coaches in Europe. About a year later, Bledar chose to play college tennis in the United States.

His next goal is to transfer to a 4-year-university and continue playing college tennis. He started teaching tennis when he was 16 years old and loved it from the beginning. Seeing his students get better over time was an amazing feeling. He has taught tennis to all ages in Belgium and I’m very passionate about continuing to teach tennis here in Oxnard!

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

STEPHANIE PORTILLO

Stephanie was proudly born and raised in Ventura County. Her passion for tennis began when she was 13 and she started playing for her high school team. While in high school, she dedicated her free time and her summers on the tennis courts. She then went on to play for the women’s team at California Lutheran University while studying there. After graduating with her bachelor of science in psychology, she began working with kids with special needs.

Stephanie always appreciated working with kids in clinical settings, so she decided to pursue her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy. She hopes to keep following her passions of working with people in the healthcare field as well as helping spread the love of tennis to the future generation. Some other activities Stephanie currently enjoys are reading, cooking healthy meals, yoga and meditation and learning to golf.

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

PAUL OLMSTED

Coach Paul is the current head boys and girls coach at Oxnard High School for the past 4 years. He has been part of the Head/Penn advisory staff member for 10+ years. He was the former president for Ventura Tennis Club. Coach Paul played D1 tennis in college. He was the head teaching pro at Tennis in the Round in Phoenix, AZ. Lastly, Coach Paul was a former member of the Peter Burwash International tennis teaching organization.