My name is Larry Loeb and I live in Riverside, California. I am originally from Denver, Colorado. I am a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional. I was Director of Tennis at the Denver Tennis Club for twenty years and at Andulka Park Tennis Center, in Riverside, for seven years. I now teach, coach and train juniors and adults in the Inland Empire, giving private and semi-private lessons to players ages 6 - 86. I am currently giving lessons at a private residence in Riverside. I was named USPTA California Divisional “Pro of the Year” in 2010 and “Player of the Year” in 2012. I was selected to be a Coach of the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) 14 & Under Zonals Team in 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2012. I have taught and coached adult and junior tennis players, of all ages and abilities, in groups, camps and individually, at both private and public tennis facilities. I personally taught and coached more state, sectional and nationally ranked players, including several national champions, than, perhaps, any other tennis professional in Colorado.
I was the top-ranked Intermountain junior, and in high school, I was undefeated all three years, winning the Colorado State High School #1 Singles Championship 3 straight years. I was the captain and #1 player at the University of Pennsylvania, earning All Ivy-League and All-Eastern Conference honors. I was the top ranked player in Colorado in Men’s Open and played the ATP circuit, earning a career ranking of #310. I won two bronze medals at the 1977 World Maccabiah Games in Israel, and won the USPTA Men’s Open National Championships in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984. I am consistently one of the top senior players in the United States, and was ranked #1 in the U.S. Men’s 40 Singles in 1992. More recently, I was ranked #1 in Southern California Men’s 60 Singles in 2013 and 2014.
I teach everything - strokes, footwork, tactics, strategy, singles, doubles, the mental game, conditioning, how to compete and how to win. I want my students to love the sport as much as I do and to achieve their tennis goals - and I make tennis fun! And I'll make you laugh with my great jokes!!
Larry is very professional, patient, and an excellent coach!! He know everything about tennis and my son had major improvements immediately!! Larry also was very flexible working with my son's schedule!! Definitely will use him again in the future!! THANK YOU LARRY!!
I had a series of private lessons with Larry to correct my net game. To improve at every level proper evaluation and technique development is essential. Larry was able to point out my technical errors and develop drills to improve my volleys. Within the next ratings year I was bumped from a 4.0 to a 4.5. I currently work with Larry twice a month in a semi group environment to reinforce proper strokes and develop new skills for game improvement . From beginner to advanced , every person will benefit from proper instruction and Larry has proven himself to myself and a great number of other players to be an exceptional professional.
I took individual and group lessons from Larry for the past 5 years on a regular basis. Group lessons usually averaged two to three hours and individual lessons usually for one hour and a half. We usually work on different strokes each session and I always enjoyed our sessions. Larry always asked if there is a particular stroke I want to work on before the session and we worked on improving a particular stroke through repetition and adjustments. He is always energetic and will rally the balls rather than just feeding the balls from the basket. I played competitive tennis in national senior tournaments in my age group and after working with Larry over the years I made great gains in rankings and won many more matches. Larry always summarize the things we work on at the end of the session as an reinforcement. He will follow up on the next session to see if I had a chance to implement the changes in matches or practice. He is also very helpful in terms of giving strategic advice for playing against different type of players. I would recommend Larry highly if you want to improve your game.
Larry is the best coach I have ever had. Extremely patient, very experienced as a teacher, and a very great player himself. He can teach everything including technique, footwork, point construction, etc. He also teachers all levels and all ages and really cares about his players improving! 5 star coach