Tennis Pros

Peter Dungca, Director of Tennis
peterdungcaPeter is originally from San Francisco, CA and moved to Hawaii in 1998.  As a teenager growing up he always thought that one day he would love to move to Hawaii to be able to play tennis year round due to the perfect weather.  He has been involved in tennis as a tournament player, coach and professional instructor for over 30 years.  In 2007, Peter joined the USTA as a tennis instructor and was involved in the Recreational Coaches Workshops, Regional Talent ID Camps for junior development high performance programs.  Currently he is also the Local Performer coordinator for the 10 and under programs for the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section.  Peter is a USPTA Certified Professional and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Certified Professional Junior Development.  He attended the City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. (PDF version)

MIMI KENNELL, Tennis Professional
Mimi is originally from Tainan, Taiwan, moved to Hawaii in 1994 as a member on the BYU-Hawaii Women’s Tennis team. In 1996, Mimi and her partner captured the doubles champion titles at the NAIA Rolex National Championships and Small College “Super Bowl” Championships. In 1997, she assisted the BYU-H women’s team to win the NAIA National Championships. Mimi was a Fed Cup player and was ranked No. 2 in Taiwan before moving to Hawaii and had a singles and doubles WTA ranking. Mimi had a Masters degree in Education and was a middle school teacher before working at USTA Hawaii Pacific Section as the Director of Junior Tennis. Mimi is USPTA and PTR certified tennis professional. She has coached varsity/JV/and Intermediate teams and provided private and group lessons to players with various ages and play level. (PDF version)

DENNIS LAJOLA, Tennis Professional
Dennis is originally from the Philippines and moved to Hawaii at the age 1 and started playing tennis at the age 4.  At 13, he became part of USTA High Performance Team and represented the United States at the Jr. World Youth Cup in Czech Republic and the Jr. Davis Cup in Barcelona, Spain.  Dennis played all 4 Junior Grand Slams, was in the top 5 in every age group in the US Juniors, and 21 in the ITF Junior Circuit ranking.  Dennis played for 4 years at University of Hawaii and was awarded Freshman of the Year at the Western Athletic Conference and became the only player in UH history to receive Conference Player of the Year.  He turned pro in 2011 and worked with Michael Chang, Taylor Dent, and Eliot Telscher and with an ATP ranking of 521 in 2012.   Dennis has been coaching several Hawaii juniors over the past year and Robin Kiyabu who plays for Loyola Marymount University. (PDF version)

MAX PAVON, Tennis Professional
Max is a USPTA Certified Elite Professional Tennis Instructor with over 45 years of tennis teaching experience.  Originally from Spain, Max was the Varsity Tennis Coach for six seasons at Harvard School in California.  He taught all ages and abilities at Marina City Club for eight years and captained a 5.0 USTA League team there.  Max has been a tennis professional and academy teacher at Punahou School since 1988.  He is an active local, national and international player that has held No. 1 rankings in different age divisions for the last 20 years.  He holds nine USPTA Senior World Championship titles in both singles and doubles.  Max has a Ph.D. in Spanish, speaks four languages and has taught Spanish language and literature at the University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College and Honolulu Community College for ten years. (PDF version)