Meet the Badon Tennis Academy Coaches

We’ve been teaching kids and adults for over 17 years. Are you ready to get started? Let us know! 

Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced player, or an expert looking to master a skill, we’d like to help you achieve your goals. Try one of our group classes or one-on-one private lessons. We look forward to seeing you on the courts soon!

Veronica Badon

Founder and Head Coach

Veronica is a certified tennis instructor with the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (U.S.P.T.A.) and has taught professionally for over 25 years.

Badon was #1 in the U.S.T.A. women’s Open Division in Southern California. As a collegiate athlete she achieved #1 ranking in the Western region, #7 National Ranking. This two-time All-American Champion was acknowledged by the Los Angeles City Council for her Excellence in Tennis.

Veronica is also officially SafeSport trained by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. 

Tennis Coach Mike Gaylor

Mike Gealer

Associate Coach

Mike teaches a positive progression of skills and strategies in a fun game setting suitable for all ages and levels. He has an experienced eye to tailor a player’s individual development.

As a certified USPTA, USTA, SCTA Team Tennis (intermediate, advanced) and Competitive Training Center (CTC)High performance coach for 14 years, many of his teams have won SoCal titles. Many of his student players have been top ranked #1- #100 in SoCal and Top 10 Nationally and went on to get College Tennis Scholarships (UCLA, USC, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Maryland, Hawaii, Brown…more) and Pro.

Mike also worked with J.B. Badon for about 4-5 years ages 10 – 14 privately. In 2019, J.B. reached #1 in SoCal Boys 18 and under. He has been teaching So California for over 25 years.

Tennis Coach Weston Hudson

Weston Hudson

Associate Coach

Weston is one of BTA’s newer coaches. More on Weston coming soon! He teaches all levels and is also available for hitting sessions. Go to our Classes page to book a lesson or session with him. 

Start your tennis adventure today!

Tennis is the perfect sport for families and individuals.
It’s a great way to get fit, to connect with others and most of all, to have fun for a lifetime!
Join us today. We’d love to help you learn a few new techniques and skills.