Ellington Sports

Ellington Sports

5.0 (1)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I have a passion for sports that is unrivaled. You or your kids will become a better athlete,whether it's Tennis, Basketball, or Soccer. Reach out to schedule a phone interview to learn more about my teaching style, experience and unique approach to sports development.

Sports are my passion and it's what's gives me the most fulfillment in life. If I'm able to pass some of that joy to anybody else then my job I had beeen a success. And especifically when I'm able to see someone grow and become a better player because of my guidance..that is the ultimate gift for me.

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Richmond , VA 23221
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  • Sam Hill

    I reached out to Gray for Basketball lessons because my son is training for his upcoming basketball tryouts later this fall. Gray is friendly, smart, fun and great with kids. He has taught Sam the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting and anything else we asked of him. He doesn't waste a minute of your time and is definitely worth the price. He's young, full of energy and he loves basketball as much as anyone i've ever met. I would definitely recommend hiring him! Thank you Gray, see you next week.


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

I tailor each lesson to the specific skills of each student. No lesson is the same. You will see improvement each 

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

I have over 15 years of tennis and soccer experience. I know all the lessons and skills that are required to teach a beginner or intermediate athlete of either sport. I have trained, been coached, and taught everything there is to know about each. I have run soccer camps for youth in my hometown for years and have given private tennis lessons to kids and beginner adults over the summer.

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

My pricing is 20-30$ an hour depending on skill level. I find this price very affordable and it will be the best investment you have made for lessons to date, I have no doubt about that. 

How did you get started teaching?

As a teen I wanted to make some money over the summer so I started youth soccer clinics for local kids. It happened more on accident with tennis although I believe I am an even better tennis coach in some ways. My moms friends wanted to learn so I started teaching them and making extra money on the side. I don't charge alot because I love the game so much and enjoy playing myself.

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners and intermediate players for the most part. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The US Open, The World Cup

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

There is absolutely no reason you should be paying 50-100 $ an hour for a tennis lesson. We all love the game and I want to teach it to you for an affordable price. 20$-35$, depending on travel and skill level.

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

How much have you put into your game? Where do you see yourself in a year if you really train and give your best effort. What athletic qualities do you think will help you out most? More importantly, what are your weaknesses that you and I can work on?