Seminole Lake Tennis is devoted to making each player meet his or her greatest potential. The teaching professionals at Seminole Lake all have an extensive background and the knowledge to help improve the ability of tennis players from all levels. Their experience with numerous players has led to a strong one of a kind program. Through clinics and individual teaching, players are able to get the necessary attention to exceed their personal goals. 

Tanya Lahteva

            Tanya was born in Yambol, Bulgaria.  She started playing tennis from an early age.  She started playing tennis competitively a short time later, rising up the ranks to become a nationally ranked player in Bulgaria.  Tanya was nationally ranked through the 12, 14, and 16 age divisions, winning numerous national tournaments along the way.  Then, she turned her focus to teaching.  She was certified in 2012 by the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria while working on her Law Degree from Burgas University in Bulgaria.  

            After getting certified, Tanya moved to the United States to fill the position of the Head Tennis Professional at the Santa Barbara School of Tennis in Santa Barbara, California.  Over the two years at the Santa Barbara School of Tennis, Tanya worked to develop the skill of both adults and juniors.  While in Santa Barbara she became certified in 10 and under tennis through the United States Tennis Association. In 2015 she made the move to St. Petersburg to teach at Seminole Lake Country Club, where she continues to help players develop and succeed.  Tanya has worked to develop strong junior tennis programs at Seminole Lake.  She uses her past competition experience and knowledge to help develop the ability of junior tennis players of all ages.  Tanya is an extremely motivated, experienced, and energetic tennis professional.  Her tennis programs teach players to improve through hard work, motivation, and confidence while learning a strong sense of sportsmanship along the way. 

Drago Dragicevic

            Drago has been involved with tennis his whole life.  However, he spent a number of years in engineering. After moving around from places like, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia he landed in Germany.  While in Germany, Drago spent time playing tennis in the German Competitive Tennis League.  He would spend his time teaching tennis whenever he wasn’t playing competitively; working alongside tennis coaching great Niki Pilic.  His son Goran was included among the number of students taught by Drago at this time.  Towards the end of 1999, Drago and his family moved to the United States.  It was at this time that his son Goran made tremendous strides in his tennis world ranking.  Playing in professional tennis tournaments, he reached his pinnacle being ranked 103 in the doubles world ranking with his father Drago as his coach.  

              After a few years in the United States, Drago began working as a Tennis Coach for Innisbrook Golf and Tennis Resort.  He would work at Innisbrook for the next few years before finally landing in Seminole at Seminole Lake Country Club.  He has wealth of experience both in playing and teaching tennis. His work with his son has also sculpted a strong junior tennis program.  His tennis knowledge acquired over the years has led to a strong strategic mindset when teaching.  Drago places great emphasis on simulating competitive gameplay, helping players to apply his tactics in their own matches.