Michael PhillipsShepard Newcomb, USPTA Pro-Elite Tennis Instructor
Shepherd is an Elite Level tennis professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association, an organization which he joined in 2013. His collection of tennis experiences, beginning as far back as he can remember, includes training at IMG Academy and Newk’s Tennis Ranch, as well as national and international competition. During a red-shirt year, after playing #1 at Marion Military Institute, Shepherd worked as the Head Coach of junior programs and camps at Peninsula Community Center in Northern California. He finished his collegiate career at Azusa Pacific University, having helped lead the Cougars to the NCAA National Tournament quarter finals and the program’s first ever top 10 finish in DII.

After graduating, Shepherd stayed on at APU as volunteer assistant for the Men’s and Women’s teams while continuing to teach the game to all levels and ages of players. Outside the tennis court, Shepherd enjoys music and design, reading and writing, and spending time with friends and family.

Shepherd teaches at Reed & Marine Courts!



Looking to experience all the best Santa Monica has to offer in a single afternoon? Then come check out Reed Park, some of the best-maintained, most well-lit courts in the city! Besides offering excellent amenities, Reed Park puts you in walking distance of the best attractions downtown Santa Monica has to offer, like the restaurants and shops at 3rd Street Promenade or the views and attractions at the Santa Monica Pier! Use our Easy Online Scheduler above to book your lesson with Mike today!

Reed Park Courts

1133 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90403


Marine Park is ideally situated between southern Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Venice, and Culver City, making it an excellent place to connect with players from all over the region! The courts have excellent lighting and are situated near basketball courts, a soccer field, baseball fields, a handball court, and a children’s playground for all the sport-lovers in your family! With ample free parking available, make your lesson the start of a day trip to Abbott Kinney’s blend of history and modernity while sampling their amazing food trucks, stroll down the Venice Canals, or enjoy some first class seafood down at the Marina!

Marine Courts

1406 Marine St, Santa Monica, CA 90405