The TennisPAL Community: Origin Story to 108K followers

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Welcome to TennisPAL Chronicles the podcast to feed your passion for all things tennis!   I am your host  Phillip Kim also know as Coach PK the tennis pro for the Langham Huntington Hotel in sunny southern California

Tennis PAL Chronicles is sponsored by TennisPAL the best app to find people to play tennis with.  Visit to download the app today.


LoveSetMatch is a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization.  We started in 2010 as a successful private tennis academy and in 2022 transformed to a Not for Profit community based organization thanks to funding and support from the US Tennis Association (USTA) and the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA). 

We offer year round tennis classes and a summer camp. LoveSetMatch is a program partner with the County of Los Angles for Tennis & Yoga and the USTA to provide tennis programming at various sites around So Cal.

I am excited to share my second interview with my good friend Haleh Emrani, the founder of TennisPal.  As you know TennisPal is the sponsor of this podcast but more importantly Haleh and the team at tennispal are passionate tennis partners who have dedicated the last 8 years to create the best possible tennis community app.  

In addition to being a passionate tennis player, Haleh is Trained as an Electrical Engineer, she has been working in the technical field since 1991. She leads a multidisciplinary team to perform optimally in achieving client and organizational business objectives as a  provider of a community building software engine, focused on facilitating group collaboration and communications.

And In addition to her professional activities, Haleh Emrani pursued a degree in the history of Pre-Islamic Iran and obtained a PhD in Sasanian Social History from UCLA. She is a Research Fellow at UCI Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture. Her research focuses on the position of women across the many religious groups of the Late Sasanian and Early-Islamic Iran,

Please welcome my dear friend from Haleh Emrani!

Currently, TennisPAL™ is an iPhone and Android app devoted to connecting tennis players and coaches, whether it be through simple conversations, scheduling a playing time or simply sharing moments. The concept is simple; you use the app to search for players near you, locate a court close by, find local tennis events, schedule matches, and share these moments via TennisPAL™’s social media feature.

Haleh’s vision was to build a platform where avid tennis fans could play, learn and buy tennis related items. The first step in the journey to realize her vision was a focus on the player side, helping other passionate tennis fanatics to find their tennis pals.

As Haleh began demoing the app with her tennis community, she quickly realized that there was a major need for an application like TennisPAL™. That is when she opted to leave her executive role at the systems engineering firm where she was a partner to focus her attention on TennisPAL™ full-time.

Since its inception, the TennisPAL™ player app has grown to a community of over 75,000 members within the United States. Based on that success, TennisPAL™ is now unveiling their coaching platform, TennisPAL™ Coach, with the help of the WTCA.

If you would like to contribute to the work that TennisPAL is doing you can support them here :



Passionate Tennis player and team leader of the LoveSetMatch tennis blog living in the city of Angeles. Check out our podcast "TennisPal Chronicles" and say hi @LoveSetMatch_