From Beginner through Experienced player, helping people improve their stroke technique, shot selection and court positioning so they can prevent injuries and enjoy their tennis time.
Getting together with people and knowing that I've helped them work toward their goals and increase their enjoyment on the court.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Discuss what they expect to improve, assess their current skill set and then develop a plan to work toward their goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
- 30 years as Director of Tennis
- Nationally ranked player
- Former Maryland USPTA Pro of the Year
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Private lessons: 6 hours $450
1 hour $ 80
Group of 3: 1 hour $ 30/ player
Group of 4 1 hour $ 25/ player
How did you get started teaching?
Began working in a tennis club while in college. The 2 pros at this facility were outstanding players ( with Davis Cup experience) who became good friends and mentors.
What types of students have you worked with?
In 30 years at the club where I directed the program I was fortunate enough to work with every type player from absolute beginners to juniors who became Division 1 college players. As with most clubs, the main body of players are 3.0 to 4.0 players and the adults play mostly doubles while the juniors play more singles.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
The National Husband- Wife Grass Court champioships held at Mission Hills CC in the Palm Springs area. Steve and Abby Solomon ( son Ken Solomon is CEO of Tennis Channel) ran the best tournament on the calender. 4 seperate age groups, full consolation draws, a luncheon and a dinner dance all in a most beautiful venue. Can't thank them enough for all they did each year to make this event outstanding.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Most pros are nice and went into teaching because they like people so chances are good you will like them. Try to assess how much experience/ skill they have.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
How much time do you average on court weekly?
Is any of that time devoted to practice or is it mainly playing?