USPTA Certified Teaching Professionals

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

¬†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.

Bill Bartlett

Assistant Head Pro

Bill started his tennis career as the number one ranked junior in Hawaii. He was chosen to participate in the National Junior Davis Cup tryouts, where he competed against John McEnroe. Bill played collegiate tennis for NCAA powerhouse UCLA before starting his professional career. He participates in the local Open Tournament circuit. In 2013 he was elected to the Punahou High School Sports Hall of Fame. Bill has a USPTA Elite Professional rating and has experience teaching tennis to absolute beginners as well as national tournament players.

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. In addition to teaching adults and juniors of all abilities, Jim heads our 10 and under program and works to keep current with the newest teaching techniques and strategies for our youngest players.

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 and currently coaches the boys and girls teams at Issaquah High. Patrick holds a USTA Elite Professional rating.

Marilyn Baker

Coach

Marilyn graduated from Washington and Lee University and was a two-time National Semifinalist in singles and won an NCAA DIII Doubles Championship title. She garnered All-Conference honors all four seasons and was Conference Player of the Year each of her final three seasons. She was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) DIII Player of the Year. She then played professionally for over 10 years, achieving a professional WTA ranking of #583 in Singles and #539 in Doubles. While on tour, she played in tournaments across 5 continents. Marilyn holds a USTA Elite Professional rating. Marilyn also runs our Special Olympics and Adaptive Recreation classes and groups.

Mike McCaffrey

COACH

Mike grew up in California and Utah where he was introduced to tennis at the late age of 16. He made it to his High School Playoffs as a Senior and then went on to play collegiate division one men’s tennis at Utah State University. Mike is a certified USPTA Elite Instructor with over 30 years of teaching and playing experience. His strengths are helping students get results fast through sound mechanics. He honed his teaching skills with 6 years of coaching at the prestigious Vic Braden Tennis College in St. George, Utah, voted one of the top five tennis camps in the country. He currently coaches the Tahoma High School Boys and Girls tennis teams. In 2017, he guided the boys team to an NPSL title.

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, Cameron decided to pursue his dream of coaching. He currently assists several colleges with recruiting and player development.