MEET OUR TEAM

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Galina Bykova, Director of Tennis

 

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Galina is internationally known for her talent and success in tennis starting as a junior in her home country. As a junior she was ranked in the top 50 and at 18 joined the St. Petersburg team which went on to win the Russian Team Championship, from which she was awarded the title of Master of Sports of Russia (equivalent of National Champion). She went on to play Division I tennis in the US on a full scholarship before joining the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Pro team. She is also a certified tennis coach and has been with the company for 3.5 years now.

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Garrett Patton, Tennis Professional

 

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Garrett Patton graduated from Boise State University in 2015 where he led the team to four consecutive Mountain West Conference championships and four NCAA appearances. He served as the Broncos’ team captain in 2015 and earned ITA Mountain Region Senior Player of the Year honors. He also earned his Master's in Athletic Leadership from Boise State in 2021.

Since his college playing career, Patton has coached at the Division I collegiate level at UCSB (2021-22), as an assistant coach at The University of Michigan (2019-21), and as the associate head coach at Cal Poly (2016-19). He also worked as a coach on the WTA Pro Circuit and played on the Futures Professional Tour in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Coach Patton also has served as the assistant coach of the USA National Collegiate Team in the Master's U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019 which is held in France. The USA team won a silver medal, and two gold World Championships medals under Patton's tutelage.