Coaches and Staff

Dimitar Yazadzhiev - Owner and Tennis Director

Dimitar Yazadzhiev, MPE
Owner & Tennis Director

USPTR Professional
USRSA Master Racquet Technician
USTA Competition Training Center (CTC) Head Coach for Ventura/Santa Barbara since 2009

I am the owner and founder of Dimitar Tennis Academy and Santa Barbara School of Tennis. Over the past 25 years, I have had the pleasure to work with some of the world’s best amateur and professional players. I am a USPTR Professional and truly enjoy every aspect of teaching and coaching tennis players of all levels.

Previous to founding the Dimitar Tennis Academy and Santa Barbara School of Tennis, for more than ten years I was the Head Coach and Director of Summer Tennis Camp Programming for the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, California. I also coached at the Maleeva Tennis Academy and was the Tournament Director for the Davis Cup held at the Academic Tennis Club, both in my native Bulgaria. In my junior playing days, I was ranked among the Top 4 Juniors in Bulgaria. I received a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Management from the National Sports Academy in Bulgaria.

In 2013, I was awarded the prestigious HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports Advisory Pro of the Year.

You can reach me directly at

Henrik Rosvall - Sports Psychology Coach

Henrik Rosvall
Peak Performance Coach

“In The Zone On Demand”

Playing to win instead of not to lose, dealing with nervousness, using beliefs and self talk, visualization, projecting a confident body language, focus and concentration, pre-match preparation, and goal setting – these are all areas where Henrik provides specific tools in order to become a peak performer and being able to be “In The Zone On Demand,” both on and off the court.

With over 76,000 coaching hours in the areas of Peak Performance and Leadership, Henrik walks his talk – Literally. Paralyzed from his chest down in 2007, he was told by his doctors that there were a 99.5% risk that he would never walk again. In what became The Ultimate Case Study, Henrik was instantly forced to “walk his talk” and use the peak performance tools he had already been teaching for years to athletes and business leaders. Defying the odds and learning how to walk again, Henrik is an in demand speaker and coach, conducting programs throughout the US and Europe. He was also awarded Outpatient of the Year by the US Congress.

A key member of Santa Barbara High School’s tennis dynasty in the early 90’s, Henrik went 42-0 as a freshman and captained the team in his senior year to a historic 18-0 team win in the CIF Finals. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Henrik worked and traveled with Hall of Famer Jimmy Connors for five years.

Henrik has also spent extensive time coaching peak performance in Barcelona at the Sanchez-Casal Academy working with Hall of Fame coach William “Pato” Alvarez, who coached Andy Murray and Illie Nastasee among others. He is a USTA High Performance Coach and a Professional Tennis Registry Professional who conducts peak performance coaching workshops for coaches throughout the United States.

Henrik can be reached at or at (805) 689-3998

Endorsed and recommended by Grigor Dimitrov!

(805) 746-3644
News & Announcements

• Vasyl at his 2016 clay journey in Europe. Great experience!!!

Eddie Herr Tournament 2015 Vasyl Yazadzhiev

• We are now accepting players for the 2022/2023 Tennis Academy program. Players must demonstrate advanced skills during their player evaluation in order to be considered. Space is very limited so please contact us for more information.

• All of our junior clinics are now certified for independent Physical Education (PE) program.

• We are proud to announce the new “Tennis & Language” Program for international tennis players. The program is for non-English speaking junior tennis players who can come and train at Santa Barbara School of Tennis as they learn English in a leading ESL program in Santa Barbara, California. For more information, please contact us.

Mina Yazadzhiev

• Dimitar Tennis Academy offers seasonal/part-time employment as tennis coaches for international student tennis players as interns, CPT (curriculum practical training-during the course of study) or OPT (optional practical training post-graduation). Please contact us for more information.

• Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin to win 2017 Nitto ATP Finals title! Grigor finished as world number 3 for 2017.

Grigor Dimitrov won Brisbane 2017

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