Lessons & Drills

Tennis Professional Lesson Rates

Hour Private

Semi-Private

30 min

Private

45 min Private

Group

of 3

Group

of 4

Group

of 5+

Brian Cosma, Director

$70

$38

$36

$54

$30

$28

$24

Bart Bernstein

$65

$34

$35

$49

$28

$26

$22

Buck Bernstein

$65

$34

$35

$49

$28

$26

$22

Mark Mazique

$65

$34

$35

$49

$28

$26

$22

Donni Leacraft

$65

$34

$35

$49

$28

$26

$22

Dan Le

$65

$34

$35

$49

$28

$26

$22

Eric Cornejo

$65

$34

$35

$49

$28

$26

$22

Kristen Samuelson

$65

$34

$35

$49

$28

$26

$22

Jennifer Sparks $65 $34 $35 $49 $28 $26 $22
Brett Bernstein $65 $34 $35 $49 $28 $26 $22

 

Drop In Drills for Women:

Level

Day

Time

Champ level

A level

Tuesday

1:00 - 2:30pm

 

B

Thursday

1:00 - 2:30pm

C

Friday

1:00 - 2:30pm

Beginner Group

Wednesday

1:00 -  2:30pm

 

Drop In Drills for Co-ed:

Level

Day

Time

Champ and A

Saturday

10:00 - 11:30am

B

Saturday

8:30 - 10:00am

B

Sunday

1:00 -  2:30pm

Champ and A

Sunday

2:30 - 4:00pm

Advanced Drop-in

Monday

7:00 - 8:30pm

Men's B level

Monday

7:00  -  8:30pm

 
Professional Tennis Instructor Staff
 

Brian Cosma

Director of Tennis

Bart Bernstein

Head Tennis Professional

Buck Bernstein

Staff Professional

Eric Cornejo

Staff Professional

Jennifer Sparks

Staff Professional

Mark Mazique

Staff Professional

Kristen Samuelson

Staff Professional

Donni Leaycraft

Staff Professional

Brett Bernstein

Staff Professional


Brian Cosma
Is Our Director of Tennis at Sweetwater Country Club. He is a USPTA certified instructor with a “PI” rating, and Wilson Racquet Sports Advisory Board. After completing his degree in recreational management, he has held position at John Newcombes Tennis Ranch, Miracles Hills Golf and Tennis (Omaha, NE), and teaching tennis for the city of Santa Fe (New Mexico). Brian has competed in a variety for tennis tournament from prize money to national junior, including a state finalist in singles (Arizona). His significant accomplishments include the completion of the tennis tech program at Tyler Junior College, finishing first in his class at Vic Braden tennis professional school, and coaching the Marian Girls (Omaha, NE) tennis team to their first state championship. Brian has over 20 years of tennis teaching experience.

Bart Bernstein
Is our Head Tennis Professional at Sweetwater Country Club. He is a native Texan who earned his Bachelors degree in Business Management at Southwest Texas State University. Before moving to Sweetwater, Bart acquired most of his teaching experience from working at various clubs including Barton Creek Country club -Head Tennis Pro, University Houston Clear Lake -Director of Tennis, Texas Christian University -Assistant Coach- Director -Pro, and John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch -Assistant Pro. Some of his accomplishments include: #1 Men's Open Singles in Texas '85, National Collegiate Doubles Champion -NCAA & NAIA '81, National Collegiate Singles Runner-Up-NAIA '81, Collegiate All- American '80 & '81,4 time UIL State High School Champion '74-'77, and USPTA certified teaching Professional- P-1 Rating.

Buck Bernstein
Is a Staff Professional at Sweetwater Country Club. He has twenty-four years teaching and coaching experience. He is a former assistant coach at University of Houston and a former Junior Excellence coach. Buck holds a BA in Business Management at Southwest Texas State University. He is also a former USTA area training center coach, Wilson advisory staff, Former AIA All-American, Former UIL All-American

Jennifer Sparks
Is a Staff Professional at Sweetwater Country Club.  She is a native Texan and a 2009 graduate of Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN with a bachelor in Sport Management.  Before attending Tusculum she graduated Elkins High School, where she lettered in varsity tennis all four years. Jennifer lead her varsity team in line 1 singles and line 1 doubles all four years.  After graduating from Elkins H.S., Jennifer signed to play for Tusculum College where she played singles and doubles all four years.  During her senior (2009) year she and her partner were the only team in the conference to go undefeated in doubles. She was named to the South Atlantic Conference's (SAC) All-Conference First Team two years running.  In 2008 & 2009 Jennifer led her team to earning back to back automatic bids into the NCAA post-season playoffs. In 2009 her team ended ranked #26 in the nation in Division II Women’s tennis.

Mark Mazique
Is a Staff Professional at Sweetwater Country Club.  He is a Rice University graduate with dual degrees in economics and sociology.  While at Rice he was a varsity member of the tennis team that finished the year ranked number twenty one in the nation.  He was also a state and nationally ranked junior player.  Mark has been teaching tennis since 1986 and been a Sweetwater staff member since 1997.  His teaching philosophy would be described as placing a large emphasis on form and fundamentals while incorporating training that makes the game both fun and challenging for his students.  Because every student offers unique challenges, Mark is constantly growing as an instructor and continually finding new ways to help people learn the game of tennis.

Kristen Samuelson
Is a Staff Professional at Sweetwater Country Club. She is a University of Houston graduate with a degree in Information Systems Technology and a Master’s in Instructional Design & Technology. She was a four year letter winner for the University of Houston tennis team that was ranked in the top 25 of the nation. She was the Southwest Conference Doubles Champion her senior year. Kristen has competed in Texas tennis throughout high school and adult levels, achieving top ten rankings as a junior, high school All-America, competing at the national level, UIL State Semifinalist, NCAA Regional top ten ranking, and the top ranking in Open singles, doubles and mixed. She has coached all levels of juniors including being a head high school and national prep camp coach.

Donni Leaycraft
Donni grew up playing tennis on the courts in New Orleans at the age of eight (8). He achieved a #1 state ranking in Louisiana in every age group 12-18 and under. During his junior career, he was selected to play on the U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team along with teammates Michael Chang and Jim Courier.  While attending Brother Martin High School in New Orleans he was chosen as a High School All American while compiling a 62-2 single record.  Two of Leaycraft’s biggest junior accomplishments were: (1) a top 10 national ranking in the Boys 18’s and (2) a victory over one of the greatest players of all time, Pete Sampras.

During his collegiate tennis career at LSU, he was named to the All-SEC Team four(4) consecutive years.  Leaycraft compiled the most career match victories and became LSU’s ALL-Time Winningest Player in school history which still stands today.  He was a two-time college All-American and the only player from LSU ever to win the NCAA Division I Singles Championship in 1989.

As a junior in college, one of the major highlights of Leaycraft’s tennis career was competing in the main draw of a major Grand Slam Tennis Tournament,The US Open.   After graduating from LSU in 1990, he pursued a professional tennis career on the ATP Tour and eventually accepted a top coaching position at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida.

As a result of his accomplishments, Leaycraft was inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. 

Leaycraft joined the Country Club of Louisiana in 1993 as Director of Tennis and held that position for the last 20 years.  Donni has a USPTA P-1 certification.


Eric Cornejo
Eric Cornejo is a Staff Tennis Professional at Sweetwater Country Club, and Head Coach for the Fort Bend Christian Academy Tennis Team.  He is a Certified USPTA Elite Professional with emphasis on high-performance coaching.  He has been coaching tennis for over 18 years and has participated in Junior, District, State, and International Tournaments.
 
Eric takes pride in playing and teaching his students the skills of the game with integrity, hard work, discipline and heart.
In his professional view there are many benefits that make tennis the ideal sport for children, adults, and families.  Eric believes that no other sport can match its excellent benefits of mental, physical and spiritual growth.  Tennis is truly a sport for a lifetime!
 
Eric is a current member of The United State Professional Tennis Association, International Christian Tennis Association, Positive Coaching Alliance, United States Tennis Association, Houston Tennis Association, and serves as a volunteer for the USTA National Competition Training Team and USPTA Texas Division.  Eric has been married to his wife Karen for 20 years and they have two children:  Tatiana, a student at St. Edwards University and player of the SEU Tennis Team, and Erick, who attends LOGOS Prep, is a player on the Varsity team, and has trained with USTA Competition Training Center.

Brett Bernstein
Comes to Sweetwater Country Club after having served as a division one college coach for the last five years. With assistant positions at nationally ranked division one programs such as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Brigham Young University and most recently Head Men’s Coach at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley leading the program to its most successful season in the last two decades, at the time of his hire was the youngest NCAA Division One Men’s Head Coach in the nation. 
Prior to having moved into competitive college coaching Bernstein spent time at Sweetwater Country Club as well as Westside Tennis and Fitness as a teaching professional having taught in all aspects of the tennis program adult/junior lessons, private lessons, summer camps adult clinics and junior program.
 
Graduated from Texas Pan American in 2010 having played tennis for the program alongside his brother and landing in the NCAA national rankings together as well as making the Southland Conference team multiple years Bernstein was named a two-time team captain under two different coaches.
During his junior career Bernstein played in the Texas Super Champ division being constantly ranked in the state’s top ten best junior players and was ranked number one in the boy’s doubles in every age bracket coming up through the junior divisions. Played and trained exclusively at Sweetwater Country Club Jr Academy eventually taking the Texas Grand Slam Doubles title in 2006.