Coach Arnie Tennis Lessons

Coach Arnie Tennis Lessons

1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

My teaching philosophy puts the student first, and emphasizes fun and improvement. 

I am PTR certified, and have been teaching for 11 years.  I coach the Girls' Tennis Team at Suncoast HS, and was named "Coach of the Year" each of the past two years by the Palm Beach County Athletic Conference. I am also the asst. pro at John Prince Park, and have many private students.

I play competitively several times a week, and live the tennis life, complete with nutrician and personal training at the gym.

I coach all ages and levels.  My specialty is children ages 6 to 12, using the Fast Start approach.

I enjoy helping students improve and watching them achieve.  I relish my role as a positive influence on the lives of people, especially youngsters.

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Boynton Beach, FL 33437
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start by asking the student what their goals are.  I then assess their skill level, and develop in my own mind a lesson plan.  The emphasis is to create a good foundation.  Once that is solid, it will stay with the student, even if they play only infrequently.  More importantly, skills can be built on top off that good foundation.  The student can enjoy a lifetime of fun, exercise and tennis competency.

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

PTR Certified (Professional Tennis Registry, the largest international tennis teaching organization in the world).

Head Girls' Tennis Coach, Suncoast HS.

Ongoing education in stroke production, teaching techniques, and tactical tennis.

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

$50/hr. for privates, semi-private lessons are $35/person, and groups are $15/person.

How did you get started teaching?

PTR certification, then worked under pros in the Philadelphia area before I retired to FL.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types, ages, skill levels, both individually and in groups.  Also worked with autistic children and young adults in recovery.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I like to change things up during lessons, and have fun.  In the hot weather, with young players, we get very thirsty.  When we take a break, we have "water appreciation" contests.  It's fun, and the kids get to express their appreciation in very creative ways.

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

Make sure the instructor takes time to build a good base, starting with footwork.  You can never become a good player unless you develop a good foundation.

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

What do I want to get out of these lessons? It might be exercise, learn something new, develop a skill that will enhance self-esteem, etc.

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