My name is Judy Ray and I have played all my life. I was a top 5 junior in the middle states division from the 12's to 18's. I played number 1 for high school play and we were state champions for 4 years straight. I then played number 1 singles and doubles for CU. I was also ranked number 1 in the ladies 35 division for 5 years straight as well as state champ in that division. I have taught groups, privates, club setting, camps, and recreation programs. I have taught in this state since 1980 and have been at the Pinery country club for 13 years. Currently I have branched out to a recreation program in Castle Rock at Bison Park. This season I was assistant coach for Lutheran High School. I have taken first aid classes, and will soon be cpr certified. I have tested rackets for tennis magazine and am knowledgeable about equipment and what rackets may work for each player. My main goal in teaching is getting players to understand the game of tennis, and acquire the ability to hit forehands and backhands consistently so they can play with friends and have fun. I can taylor my lessons to any ability and enjoy working with tournament players as well as beginners. I also coach USTA adult teams. I have played against and taught with the best in this industry.
I enjoy developing relationships with my students and helping them acquire their goals. Most of all I enjoy their success as much as they do!
Judy has helped improve my tennis game immensely. She's taught me so much! A great pronto work with!
I have been participating in Judy's drills/lessons for nearly 4 years. She keeps the group moving and focused on specific skill sets. I appreciate her understanding and knowledge of physiology, and how it applies to tennis techniques. Her advice has saved my shoulder. She keenly explains the 'why' behind various strategies.
Judy has been a fantastic coach for our daughter. Her knowledge of the sport is evident in every lesson, as well as her genuine interest in the improvements my daughter is able to make. Elizabeth looks forward to each lesson she has with Judy!
Judy is an excellent instructor. She can work with various levels at the same time and everyone comes out with a piece of valuable information. She has given my team valuable hints, examples and confidence. This is our first year together as a team and I know it will not be the last. We plan to continue with Judy so that we will have the skills to advance to the next rating level.
I first ask what experience they have. I like the never played student as there are noquirky patterns to break. After finding out experience, I then ask the student what they want to work on and improve. From there we may do progression steps such as working from th service line. I do my best to keep the student moving and working on footwork.