USPTA/PTR Certified Teaching Professionals

All members of the BETC teaching staff are certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association or Professional Tennis Registry. Certification requires continuing education to help ensure our staff is up to date on the most recent teaching trends and techniques.

 Additionally, all staff is CPR/AED/First Aid certified and SafeSport trained through the USTA and United States Olympic Committee to protect every athlete’s emotional and physical safety.

We offer first rate instruction for players of all ages and abilities

To inquire about lessons, contact Head Pro Allan Overland or any Pro listed below.

Allan Overland

Head Pro

Coach Allan has been Head Pro at BETC for over 25 years. He is one of a select few teaching Pros in the Pacific Northwest with both a USPTA Elite Professional Rating as well as certification as a High Performance instructor from the USTA. As a junior, he held the number one ranking in the Pacific Northwest, then went on to play for top 20 NCAA team University of California Irvine. After college, he earned Men’s Open Singles and Doubles titles locally. He has also served as an assistant coach for the University of Washington Men’s tennis team. Allan teaches a weekly Adaptive Recreation class for children and young adults with Special Needs.

Jim Robison

COACH

Coach Robison has been teaching tennis in the Seattle area for over 25 years. He was a state championship runner-up while playing for Green River Community College and then played #1 Singles and Doubles for Eastern Washington University. He is active in USTA Leagues and achieved a #1 ranking in Mixed Doubles and a top 10 ranking in 35’s singles. 

JJ Jackson

COACH

JJ began coaching at BETC in 2004. He has an incredible playing background, highlighted by #1 rankings in the nation in both singles and doubles in boys 14 and 16 and under divisions. He then went on to be the #1 ranked player in the world in boys 18 & Under Doubles and top 10 in the world in 18 & Under singles. In 1992, JJ won the U.S. Open Junior Doubles title over a team that included future World #1 Marcelo Rios. In addition to private and group lessons, JJ heads our Junior High Performance Program, coaching several juniors to national rankings and helping secure Division 1 college scholarships.

Ingrid Bakke

Coach

Ingrid grew up playing at BETC, where she honed her skills to become one of the top junior players in the Pacific Northwest. She was ranked as high as #3 in the 18 and under division. She went on to play at Montana State University, achieving second team all conference. After college, she reached a high ranking of #3 in the PNW Women’s Open Singles Division. Ingrid is the current Head Coach for the boys and girls teams at NPSL powerhouse Kentwood.

Patrick Nam

COACH

Coach Nam began teaching at BETC in 2014. He is an active player in the PNW Open Circuit as well as USTA Leagues. He won the 2015 BETC Men’s 5.0 Club Championship in singles. A former standout at Thomas Jefferson High School, Patrick became Head Coach of Todd Beamer High School in 2011. He quickly took a team that finished 0-10 in 2010 to a perennial power in the SPSL Central division, qualifying numerous players for State and winning Coach of the Year honors in 2013. He coached the Newport High School girls team to a State Championship in 2017. Patrick holds a USPTA Elite Professional rating.

Cameron Martin

COACH

Cameron began playing at BETC at the age of 5. As a junior, Cameron honed his game and reached a top 10 PNW ranking in Boys 18’s. Cameron then went on to break several state records at Thomas Jefferson High School. Rather than moving on to collegiate tennis, he decided to pursue his dream of coaching. Cameron is ambidextrous, providing a unique insight to players that are right or left-handed. He currently assists several colleges with recruiting and player development.

Ryan Fike

Coach

Ryan is a PTR Certified Instructor and a USTA Net Generation Coach. He grew up in California, where he played tennis and was a ranked junior. Ryan lettered in tennis all four years in High School and was All League. He was part of the Fresno City College Men’s Tennis Team that was ranked #3 in the State. Ryan graduated from Fresno State University in 1995 with a degree in Engineering. In the State of Washington, Ryan founded Crosscourt Tennis Academy in Normandy Park, has worked at Amy Yee Tennis Center, and was the Kennedy Catholic High School Tennis Coach from 2014-16. He compiled a Boys & Girls Team record of 46-2. Ryan received the 2015 & 2016 Seamount League Coach of the Year Award.

Miko Curry-Edwards

COACH

Miko has been with BETC since 2018 and recently transitioned to a full-time pro following his graduation from the University of Washington. He captained the Kentwood High School Tennis Team to an NPSL Championship and reached the 4A State Semifinals in Doubles. He went on to captain Bellevue College to an NWAC Championship. In addition to coaching students of all levels, Miko is the Director of our 10 & Under Tennis program and also leads our Adaptive Recreation instruction.

Joseph Smith

COACH

Joseph Paul Smith comes to BETC bringing 35 years of coaching and playing experience at the 4.5-5.0 level. Joseph is a self taught player with a keen eye for spotting talent and developing potential. He founded the Sky’s the Limit Tennis Academy in 2010. The program has trained and developed many junior players to #1 at their respective high schools. Joseph is available for adult players seeking to improve their skills as well. His motto: “Players just get better around me. They also get inspired!”