Tennis Lessons By Rafa C.

Tennis Lessons By Rafa C.

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About this pro

USTA Certified Tennis Instructor--I trach kids as young ad 5 years and up all the way to adults age 18 to 70+. 

To complement my techniques I use a tennis ball machine and I teach in 1.5 hour blocks for one of the lowest fees in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I can travel within a 25-30 mile radius for an additional $10 and still stay as one of the most affordable rates in the area. In addition to tennis I include nutrition and fitness conditioning to my program.

When you sign up for my classes, you'll not only learn the game but how to be fit as well!

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Vallejo, CA 94591
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3 Reviews


  • Eugene Beyder

    Great experience, good instruction, tailored to my skill level. Use of Ball machine is very helpful.

  • Lauren Mackey

    I started seeing a ton of progress after just a few lessons with Rafa. We've worked on many different shots, as well as strategy, best practices, footwork, and fitness during our lessons. After less than 10 lessons, I feel much more confident and consistent, as well as optimistic that my game will continue to improve. Rafa's also been very flexible with his schedule and always arrives on time or early to our lessons. Highly recommended if you want to make great strides in your game!

  • Sam Ju

    Excellent coach! On time, thoughtful, covers a lot of ground yet still manages to focus on a few areas that truly make a difference


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I assess their abilities (hand-eye coordination, athleticism, etc) ghen go from there. 

Each student is different therefore each on needs a customized approach.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a USTA Certified Instructor plus I have over 30 years of playing and coaching experience

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge per 1.5 hour block instead of the usual 1 hour.

I believe 1 hour is too short to learn anything significant, plus I firmly believe in teaching rather than focusing on the money I can make per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I started when I was in the military--I taught many varied classes and went from there.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught all ages from 5 years old to 75

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Coaching high school teams and making the league play off...twice back to back

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for someone who is passionate and who focuses on the student's well being and progress rather than someone who's in it for the money

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Consider the teaching methodology and someone who uses advanced technology to accelerate the learning process

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