I am a current United States Tennis Association ranked player in my age division with 25 years teaching tennis experience privately & through the public/private school system.
Most recently, I coached boys & girls tennis at Oakwood High School as well as girls tennis at Providence High School in Los Angeles.
While in college at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., I coached boys & girls tennis at Georgetown Day High School & took them to the PVAC championships.
I am avid sports fan accross the board but mostly enjoy playing the game of tennis. If I can enrich someone's tennis skills while making it fun...I feel like I have succeeded in adding another player to the team. I enjoy working with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade because I want kids to have a good time while learning so they can keep up the sport in the future.
For the past 10 years i have also coached adults. I particulary enjoying coaching adult beginners and intermediates and see their growth to the next level.
My hobby is acting (Two and a Half Men, Fresh Off the Boat, How I Met Your Mother...Jimmy Kimmel Live) as well as magic...my son thinks I am a pretty good magician.
Jim has a love for the game and it comes through in his teaching.
Jim is patient, easygoing and makes the the game fun - especially because I am beginner, I needed someone to teach me the basics...he totally respected my drive to learn something new with his patience and teaching skills.
Jim is so fun and has a great way of explaining the moves. A great tip was when he told the kids that a serve in tennis is just like throwing a ball. He is the best!
Jim is a wonderful, patient and fun tennis instructor. He's a dedicated teacher who truly teaches technique and strategy. Great with kids and adults. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn tennis or simply brush up on skills.
I always try to relate well with my students and make the lessons both engaging & fun. My focus is on fun games with the kids, drills & techniques tailored for the students individual needs. I also work on tactics and core fundamentals that leads to consistent play.
Ranked junior player, in state of Maryland. Trained at: The Don Budge tennis academy in Reisterstown, MD, Frank Brennan Tennis Academy with Lele Farood(Womens tennis coach Stanford University) in Princeton, New Jersey, Four Star Tennis Academy in Alexandria, VA and taught at the Julian Krinsky Tennis Camp at Haverford College.