Welcome to Napa Valley Country Club
Christopher Paul Kubicka USPTA
Head Tennis Professional/Co-Director
Chris Kubicka grew up over the hill in Fairfield California and currently lives there with his wife Angela and daughter Kendall Evelyn Rose. He graduated from Sonoma State University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Chris has been with NVCC since the summer of 2009 and is the former Assistant Tennis Pro/Junior Tennis Coordinator. He coached the NVCC Men’s 3.0 Team "Net Profits” who were District Champions, Sectional Champions, and Finalist at 3.0 Nationals in 2014. Chris has a USTA 5.0 Rating and is a Tecnifibre Advisory Staff Member.
Sonoma State University 2007-09 (redshirt 2008)
Played as high as #4 singles for the Seawolves and helped them achieve a #41 NCAA D-2 ranking. All-Academic, ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award, & Seawolves Spirit Award recipient while at Sonoma State.
Diablo Valley College 2005-06
Big 7 Conference Champions and Qualified for State Championships in Doubles 2005-06
2006 Placed 2nd in Modesto Tournament Doubles Flight 1
All Conference First Team, Big 7 Doubles Champion
Northern California Regional Doubles Champion
Jeff Jacklich USPTA - Elite Pro
Head Tennis Professional/Co-Director
Jeff Jacklich grew up in Palo Alto, 30 miles south of San Francisco. He attended Canada Jr. College in Woodside California. Jeff was recruited to Fresno State, where he was a scholarship athlete and played #1 singles for the Division 1 team. After his senior year Jeff played tennis full time on the NorCal Open circuit as well as the ATP Tour through Asia, Australia and the US. In 1984 Jeff left the circuit to start his teaching career and was hired as the Assistant Pro at Silverado CC and Resort. In 1998 Jeff took a break from tennis to pursue his second passion and became a full time metal artist. Jeff’s work is found in many wineries around the Napa Valley as well as private collections across the country. In 2010 Jeff returned to tennis and was hired at NVCC as a Staff Pro. Jeff and his wife Lisa and son Cooper live just a stones throw from the club.
1974/78 – NorCal Jr. Tournaments
1978/80 – Canada Jr. College Team/ NorCal Open Tournaments/ National Circuit.
1980/82 – Fresno State Division 1, PCAA Finalist - NorCal Open Tournaments/ Most Improved Player Of the Year Award.
1982/84 – #8 NorCal Open Singles/ #2 Open Doubles -ATP Tour/ Asia, Australia, and US.
2012 - #1 Men’s 50 Doubles and NorCal Player of the Year.
2013 - #1 Men’s 50 Doubles and NorCal Player of the Year.
2015 - #1 Men’s 55 Doubles and NorCal Player of the Year.
2015 - USTA Men’s 55 Doubles National ranking #3.
Kendall has been on staff at NVCC since June 2015. He has been a certified Elite Professional with the USPTA for many years as well as earning a Pro 1 rating with the Professional Platform Tennis Assn. (PPTA). He has also been a CRT (Certified Racquet Technician) with the U.S. Racquet Stringers Association. Kendall brings with him much experience teaching all levels of player. Seeing the satisfaction players new and old receive when participating in a program is what it’s all about: Whether it’s a private with a junior or an adult team practice, it’s very fulfilling to witness that lightbulb moment in the student.” Kendall has a long history in the racquets world, most recently being the Director of Racquet Sports at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey since 1997. After being in New Jersey the last several winters I couldn’t wait to experience the cold” season here in the valley!!” He resides in Napa with his wife Dana. They were high school sweethearts re-united after 32 years and wed last year.