You’re identical twins who grew up in Southern California loving to play doubles together as juniors and for the same college team – and still do. One guess who your favorite all-time doubles team is.
Alan Chang and his twin brother Andy, 31, still compete at the highest level, recently winning a round at the USTA Pro Circuit Claremont Futures tournament as a wild-card team.
“Playing against the Bryan twins would be a dream come true,” said Alan. “I would say we would get six games off them… in three sets! We have never met them but got to watch them play and train on practice courts. They were and still are our idols.”
Alan, born two minutes before Andy, resides in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County. Alan is currently a teaching pro at Carmel Valley Tennis and the tournament director of the Carmel Valley Open and Carmel Valley Pro Tournaments in November and December, respectively.
Andy currently resides in Pasadena and is the Director of Tennis at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center run by iTennis, Inc. The two played their college tennis at Cal Poly Pomona and as a doubles team had an 8-0 win over other No. 1 NCAA division II doubles team in country.
Alan says his favorite local tournament to play is the USTA National Adult Open Hardcourts. Alan won the 2015 USTA National Hardcourt Open Mixed Doubles title with his student, Megan McCray. The two are currently ranked No. 1 in SoCal in mixed doubles.
Alan won the San Diego District Men’s Open Doubles recently with Emmanuel Mensah and got a USTA silver ball at the 2015 USTA National Grasscourt Open Men’s Doubles with Andy played at the site of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Rhode Island.
“Andy and I played throughout our junior and college careers and recently in professional events starting in 2013,” Alan said. “It gives us a chance to travel together and we naturally have a sixth sense when playing doubles together.”
Andy says his favorite local tournament is the Annual Whittier Narrows Adult Open Tournament in which he runs in April.