Part Time

Part Time

5.0
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1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

 Hi, I have a unique method of instruction.  I have participated in Little League baseball, Basketball, Golf, High school Football and College Rugby.  I started playing tennis when I retired from Club rugby in my 30's. My present level is USTA 4.0 which is an advanced intermediate. 

                I lived in Denver and took tennis lessons for 15 years at the Gates Tennis Center with the top Pros there.  I then moved to WDC for 2 years and Played at the Rock Creek Citi Open tennis facility and took a few lessons from the Tennis Pro there.  I have since relocated to Vista.  I used to belong to the Vista Tennis Club but it has closed.  I took lessons from Larry Jester one of the Pro's there. I teach the serve by first showing my student how a football or baseball is thrown which takes the full use of the legs, core, shoulders, arms, and wrist.   Then I show the student how to begin to adjust such a throwing technique into a serve.  I assign home exercises to develop hand I coordination with the ball and racket.

I teach the serve by first showing my student how a football or baseball is thrown which takes the full use of the legs, core, shoulders, arms, and wrist.   Then I show the student how to begin to adjust such a throwing technique into a serve.  I assign home exercises to develop hand I coordination with the ball and racket.

I enjoy helping people learn and improve.

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Vista, CA 92083
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Find out their goals and experience level is and then begin to consolidate their skills, then incrementally improve their on court game playing strategy and skills. 


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

I have taken country dance partner lessons for many years and competed in dance contests.  Anyone can learn how to dance if they just follow the instructions of the instructor.

Tennis is similar to dance in that the path of the racquet swing, the position of the feet, the movement of the upper body, the foot work to get around the court are all important details to learn.

College degree in Engineering successful on sports teams. Baseball, football, rugby, tennis, golf, skiing, mountain biking.

I have taken lessons for 20 years from top pro's.

A USTA teaching certificate is not necessary.

I have been rated as a 3.5 USTA player 4 years ago. Now I am probably a 4.0.


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

flexible


How did you get started teaching?

I have tutored algebra in high school and have various other trainer skills at a non profit organization I worked for.


What types of students have you worked with?

Kids, juniors and adults.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

French Open 2020.  The mens and womens finals were fun to watch.


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

Try several teachers until you find the one with the correct pricing.  Let your teacher know what you do not like about the lessons.

Try to practice alone or with another person for 3 hours between each lesson.  

Or do not take another lesson until you have practiced 3 hours on your own.


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

I have more experience in learning sports.


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