Elite Athletes

The Stewart Tennis Academy Elite lineup, left to right: Forrest Stewart, Wally Thayne, Alejandro Moreno, Kevin Bondnar, Gabriel Rapport, Lauren Louks, Doug Stewart 

A group of heavy hitters from the local tennis scene recently gathered to form the Stewart Tennis Academy Elite Lineup: Forrest Stewart, academy founder and professional tennis player; Wally Thayne, nationally ranked in USTA Boys 12s; Alejandro Moreno, former Pepperdine player who was recently named to the Mexican Davis Cup Team; Kevin Bondar, waitlisted at Harvard University; Gabriel Rapport, #1 on the Malibu High Boys Tennis Team, headed to the University of Pennsylvania in the fall; Lauren Louks, #1 on the Malibu High Girls Tennis Team and attending Tufts University in September; and Doug Stewart, head professional and director of tennis at the academy. 

Stewart, a former national champion and ranked #1 in the juniors, played #1 at the University of Virginia for four years. Forrest Stewart has taught tennis in Malibu for more than 30 years after playing at UCLA and teaching in Bel Air for 20 years.