Jennifer Weller – Head Coach
Jennifer Weller is in her second year as men’s tennis head coach after an abbreviated season in 2020.
Weller is a USPTA Professional in Junior, Adult & Excellence Programs. She grew up playing tennis in the Pacific Northwest and held Junior Champ rankings in both singles and doubles.
She graduated from Seattle University on a NAIA Division 1 tennis scholarship where she earned a national ranking in both singles and doubles.
Weller has been teaching tennis for 20 years, most recently teaching group and private lessons for kids and adult USTA teams at Nordstrom Tennis Center and Eastside Tennis Center. She also coached high school boys and girls tennis for several years at Issaquah and Hazen High schools.
Before coming to Bellevue College, Weller worked as a teaching pro at Edgebrook Tennis Club, where she formed and lead the Junior Team Tennis program and orange ball leagues. She has also taught at The Sammamish Club, Newport Hills, and the Plateau club.
Weller loves to help people build a life-long interest in tennis through her innovative coaching techniques and is excited to be part of the talented Bellevue College team.
“We are very excited to have Jennifer a part of our Bulldog family,” said Bellevue College Director of Athletics Jeremy Eggers. “We know she will do a great job in continuing the strong tradition of tennis at Bellevue College and I look forward to helping and supporting her in achieving the very best for our student-athletes.”
Leanna Ive – Assistant Coach
Leanna Ive is the Assistant Coach for both the Bellevue College men ‘s and women’s tennis programs. A Hood River, OR native, Ive graduated from Western Washington University and received an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Upon graduation, Ive worked as the Executive Director of a non-profit in Bellingham. She spent four years teaching ESL in Mexico and Greece before returning to the U.S. and working as an administrator and educator at Bellevue College, Edmonds CC, and Everett CC.
Ive was captain of the U.S.T.A. Cup women’s teams at the Eastside Tennis Center. She won all doubles matches at sectionals in 2016, competing against teams from Washington and Oregon.
Ive has two grown children; son, Tony and daughter, Page.
Last Updated December 24, 2020