I have been teaching tennis for 25 years. All my students like the fact that I am very patient, dedicated and love teaching tennis. I teach people from all ages and levels. I am USPTA certified. I have coached at the high school and college level.
I love tennis and the fact that I get to help others learn this wonderful sport is incredible. Not that many people get to do something they like for living but I do. I do my job with respect and honesty. When I see someone that just started learning how to play tennis keep improving with each lesson, it makes me feel so proud and happy.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
If they have play tennis before, I ask them questions about their expericence and goals. I also like to watch them hit so I can assess for myself their level and things that they might need to work on. I break each skill down to make it easier for students to understand.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am USPTA certified
How did you get started teaching?
I started as a volunteer coach. After that I started coaching at the high school level. I was on the coaching staff of the Junior College Women's Team that won the State Championship in 2015. I have been teaching tennis classes and private lessons at the Burbank Tennis Center since 2007.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all types of students: recreational players and competitive players. All levesl from beginners to advanced. Junior players, High School players, and College players. All age groups, as young as 3 years old to students over 80.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Teachers as players have different styles: if you find someone that you like right away, keep him. If not, try different teachers until you find some one that you like. My students like me because I am patient, I tell them in a nice way when they make a mistake, and I compliment them when they do something correct. I am honest, I treat them with respect and I am very responsible.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What their short and long term goals are? Are they leaning tennis as a social activity or do they want to compete at school or tennis leagues?