SBW Tennis

Shawna Barasch Wilson

has been involved and had a love for tennis her entire life. After growing up in Southern California where she was consistently a top ranked junior she went on to a very successful college career where she was one of the top ranked doubles players in the country, and an all American. After travelling and competing all over Europe Shawna realized her true passion for the sport was through teaching others. 

For the past 14yrs SBW has coached many up and coming juniors that have gone on to receive college scholarships.  She has also worked with top high school players, beginning juniors, as well as adults of all levels. Shawna loves to teach anyone at any level that shares her love and desire to learn the sport.  Her unmatched energy and love for the game comes through with every lesson that she teaches.


Grant Friedman

has been teaching tennis in some capacity for 10 years. He has been teaching full time with the SBW Tennis Academy for 5 years. He currently serves as the Paul Revere Middle School Tennis Coach, where he has won multiple Delphic League championships. While in High School at Windward in Los Angeles, he spent 2 summers coaching at the Brady Tennis Camps in Santa Barbara, and 2 summers on his own, coaching tennis on the Jersey Shore at the St. Francis Aquatic Center. Then while at Pitzer College, Grant played college tennis for Pomona-Pitzer, one of the nations best Division 3 programs. There he earned All Academic Honors and was an ITA Scholar Athlete. While earning his bachelors, Grant spent summers administering the Nike Tennis Camps up in Santa Cruz.  Grant was born and raised in Los Angeles and learned the game at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. He competed heavily on the USTA junior circuit and was highly ranked from ages 10-18. He brings an intimate understanding of the game and an unmatched passion for the sport. He is excited to continue bringing his expertise and energy to the SBW Tennis Academy.

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currently serves as the founder and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association, the world’s top coaches association dedicated to advancing education for the coaches of female tennis players. Known for her player-first approach and technical development expertise, Stone has coached six top 100 WTA tour players including Samantha Stosur, Aleksandra Krunic, Romina Oprandi, Alexa Glatch, Vasilisa Bardina and Anastasia Rodionova. Stone’s coaching highlights include 3 Grand Slam doubles titles with Stosur, WTA and ITF singnles tites with Krunic and Glatch. A former professional player herself, Stone won 11 ITF doubles titles and competed in the main draw doubles at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon before injury abruptly ended her playing career. Outside of her on court coaching, Sarah is an international renowned presenter speaking at many prestigious coaching conventions including the ITF World and  and Australian Open Conferences. 

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Alex Kantarelis

came to Southern California from Stamford, Connecticut, where he spent summers as Head Pro at the Italian Center of Stamford Country Club, and spent his winters running the 10 and under program and working with nationally ranked players at Solaris Racquet Club, a high performance academy in Stamford. Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, he was head coach of Worcester Academy’s varsity tennis team, and worked as an assistant pro at Westboro Tennis and Swim Club in Westboro, MA. He also spent 2 years as Worcester Academy’s middle school coach, and one year as coach of the JV team at St. Marks School in Southborough, MA. In Stamford, he worked with adult USTA teams from 2.5 - 5.0. Alex played college tennis at Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) where he was team captain and named all conference 3 consecutive years. There he consistently finished in the top 3 of the NEC conference (Division 1). In addition, he has played guitar in a punk-rock band and toured the country and Europe. He released 3 CDs along the way.

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Kyle McPhillips

Grew up in Cleveland Ohio. She was ranked #1 in the nation for every age division from 12s to 18s. She reached # 11 in the world in juniors (ITF) , playing all the junior grand slams. She went on to play for the UCLA Bruins where she helped the Bruins win their 111th national championship in 2014.   Due to injuries, she chose to forgo the tour post-college and is now currently using her passion and experience of the game to coach. Before teaming up with SBW Tennis, she coached at various clubs in Cleveland and the Hamptons. She works with adults from beginner to 5.0, as well as children who are just picking up a racket to those competing on a national level. Her goal is to help you maximize your potential on court and develop a love for the sport no matter where you are on your tennis journey. 

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Lauren Marker

In college, Lauren captained the University of Arizona tennis team and played the #1 singles and doubles position, consistently ranking among the top 20 in the NCAA in singles and doubles. She finished her career at Arizona as the second winningest player of all time where she was also only the second person to surpass over 100 collegiate singles wins. Lauren played professionally on the WTA tour post college for a year before accepting a job at William Morris Endeavor in the Music Department during the week and coaching for SBW Tennis Academy on the weekend.


sam megowen

has been coaching tennis for close to 10 years.  He spent his summers coaching at the Heritage Pool and Racket Club outside of Boston, MA, where he helped run all the tennis programs, from youth clinics and teams to adult clinics and social events.  Outside of SBW he coaches the Paul Revere Middle School team with Grant and is the assistant coach for the Pali High Girls team.  He has a passion for helping players reach their full potential both on and off the court.

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