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)

KIM KINBERG, Tennis Professional
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Kim is originally from Ventura County in Southern California and moved to Hawaii in the summer of 2014.  Kim grew up playing Southern California USTA Sanctioned Junior Tournaments, High School Varsity for 4 years, and eventually went on to play Division 1 Collegiate Tennis at San Diego State University.  Kim graduated from San Diego State with a BS Degree in Health Science.  In 1997, Kim and her family moved to Japan where she coached high school tennis in the Department of Defense School System as well as teaching private lessons.  While in Japan Kim attended the University of Maryland University College and obtained her teaching credential.  In 2002, Kim returned to Southern California and has been teaching and coaching at Calabasas High School for the past 12 years.  Kim had tremendous success at the highly competitive high school and went on to win the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Girls Tennis title in 2004.  The same year, Kim was honored as the 2004 Los Angeles Daily News Coach of the Year.  Kim is a USPTA Certified Professional and actively plays in USTA Leagues under her current rating as a 5.0.

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)