2011 USPTA California Pro of the Year Chris Ojakian is a celebrity tennis pro and the president of Ojakian Tennis. Ojakian has been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1990 and was the 2010 District Pro of the Year in Southern California. He is the youngest person to receive a USPTA 1 rating in New England. While receiving a marketing degree from the University of North Carolina, Ojakian was ranked 14 nationally in doubles.
Ojakian is a National Speaker for Cardio Tennis, traveling around the world introducing this heart-pumping fitness class to several facilities and other tennis pros. Ojakian has trained celebrities such as Diane Sawyer, Alan Thicke, Dustin Hoffman, Harrison Ford, Spike Lee, Helen Hunt and many others. His Cardio Tennis technique has been featured in TV shows like The Biggest Loser, Chelsea Lately on E! Entertainment, The Tennis Channel, FOX and Telemundo, among many others.
In 2007, Chris has organized and implemented one of the fastest- growing celebrity tennis charity events in Southern California. Called “Serve it up to End MS,” the event benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Celebrities from movies, television, music join some of the biggest names in tennis every year to participate in this event. Celebrities who participate include Tracy Austin, Matthew Perry, Gavin Rossdale, Michael Chang, The Bryan Brothers, Alan Thicke, Brody Jenner, and many others.