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Damian Sancilio, Director of Tennis

One of the premier tennis coaches in the Richmond area, Damian has been with Courtside West as both a partner and resident pro since 2002. Before coming to Courtside West, Sancilio coached the Kuwait national team as well as the Kuwait Davis Cup team. He trained Germany’s Sabine Hack, who moved from #46 to #13 on the WTA tour in the four years they worked together. As a player, Damian was a nationally ranked junior, later captain of the University of Virginia tennis team, and is a two-time Richmond City champion (1984, 2006).

In addition to instructing weekly adult clinics and private lessons, Damian has dedicated his career to working with Richmond-area junior players through the Damian Sancilio Junior Tennis Academy at Courtside West.


Three indoor and air conditioned courts provide members with year-round protection from the elements. No matter your level, we offer a variety of ways to play.


Open Court

Court time is restricted to 90 minutes of play, and may be booked up to 48 hours in advance.

Members are welcome to bring a guest for open court play. Guest fees apply. Costs vary based on time and day of the week.

Contract Time

Purchase a guaranteed contract for the same time and day each week, for an entire season. 16 week (Spring) / 28 week (Winter)

Practice with your USTA team, play with friends, or run your own league. Members only. Apply here.

League Play

Weekly rotations pair you with multiple partners and opponents throughout the season. Players are organized by level.

Schedules, court times, and tennis balls are all provided by Courtside West. Sign up here.

Lessons and Clinics

In addition to private and semi-private lessons, we hold an early morning clinic every Friday at 7:30am.

All lessons and clinics are open to members and non-members alike. Guest fees apply. Sign up here.


In addition, members are always welcome to participate in annual tournaments, holiday socials, or book the facility for their own private party.


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