Tennis Lessons LA
In my lessons, I’m easygoing, easy to talk to, calm, relaxed, systematic without being compulsive & methodical without being inflexible.
My Credo.. I have a unique philosophy of tennis instruction in which I will not micromanage each & every one of your shots on court like most other pros but through a process of intense repetition, will get you where i desire you to be.. Yes, that means no nagging on court. We’ll be having a ball on court with our share of fun & laughs!
What sets me apart?
I’m a current LA Tournament player vis-a-vis majority of LA coaches who’re simply teaching pros at this point in their life and have hung up their ‘playing’ boots.
I’m not simply a ‘human ball-machine’. I play hard with each and every one of my client, including competitive scoring matches as a learning tool. Most coaches are older and ill-equipped to compete.
I go above and beyond the call of duty with personalized email feedback, and tailor sessions accordingly.
I incorporate plenty of tennis training tools and teaching aids, not just ball baskets and hoppers.
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I persist with it because it’s a labor of love for me-it gives me immense satisfaction to teach my enduring passion, and extremely gratifying to see a grin on a student’s face when they finally ‘get’ that down-the-line forehand they’d been angling for, over weeks/months. Teaching is super emotionally rewarding for me. Besides, it keeps me super-fit as well! Otherwise I’d be on the couch growing a beer-belly
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?
This's Dr. Abs Singh. I'm a 37 yr old medical doctor who used to play professionally, before getting into medicine. Right now,I'd rate myself conservatively a 5.5 on the tennis scale, 7.0 being the highest. I coach personalized one-on-one tennis lessons. I work with your existing technique to help you play a smarter & more competitive game. Together, we work on your weak areas & help improve them gradually but definitely.
Some of the areas we'd work upon are:
Forehand, Backhand, Serve, Topspin serve, Slice, Chops, Volleys, Smashes, Killer angle shots on both flanks , etc ..
I specialise in teaching ' Topspin ' (also called as 'forward spin' , 'slicer', 'brush up' in popular parlance..) I teach it according to the Modern Tennis Methodology ( MTM-Oscar Wegner method ) of an 'Open Stance' vis-a-vis the traditional old school method of 'closed stance' with the left knee across & sideways for right handers . This is how the pros are playing modern tennis nowadays & this is how you reduce stress on the joints of your body, importantly the back & the knee joints. It makes playing tennis so much more instinctive & so less mechanical .. :-) I have the method down pat . With me, I can practically guarantee that within 2 months of a flat forehand,you'll be hitting smooth & relaxed topspins like the pros you see on TV, not as effectively as them , though :-) !
If you witness Roger Federer preparing to hit a forehand, much can be learned. Note how he is "loading" his body weight on his back (right) foot and coiling his shoulders with the help of his left hand. From this position, he will "uncoil" his body beginning with his legs, progressing to his hips and then on to his arms. This is how the "modern" forehand utilizing the open stance is executed.
About my personality: In my lessons, I'm easygoing, easy to talk to, calm, relaxed, systematic without being compulsive & methodical without being inflexible.
My Credo .. I have a unique philosophy of tennis instruction in which I will not micromanage each & every one of your shots on court like most other pros but through a process of intense repetition, will get you where i desire you to be.. Yes, that means no nagging on court. We'll be having a ball on court with our share of fun & laughs!
My Clientele: I teach all age groups. I have a spectrum of 15-20 students from Pasadena, Arcadia and San Marino and nearby areas, taking instruction under me right now, little kids to teenagers to the elderly!
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages, all levels, Cardio tennis etc.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Indian Wells Tennis..
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Try a demo lesson!