Do you want to improve your game? Do you want to have solid fundamentals and improve your technique? Do you want to hit the tennis ball with less effort? I can show you the tools to enable you to do just that. I have thirty years of playing and twenty years of teaching experience. I am a USPTA Certified Elite Professional. My goal is to better your game and for you to enjoy the learning process.
Seeing the potential, strengths, and abilities in players and applying my knowledge to help coach them to become better players is what is really enjoyable to me. In all my years I have gained the experience to work with all levels and I have found joy in the improvement that I can provide.
I attend group and private lessons and in both situations Max's techniques, footwork drills, proper stroke development geared to my game, has greatly helped in my league play. Max is an amazing instructor, am extremely fortunate to have him as my instructor.
Max has been given lessons to me and my team mates for several months. We have found it to be quite effective. He has a mild manner very positive and encouraging. We have had very effective drills followed by doubles strategy. We all agree that it has improved our game tremendously. We have had other pros work with us but feel he is the best.
Love his clinics. Energetic. Creative. Great instruction while having loads of FUN! Always come away with some new technique or strategy!
Max is an outstanding tennis coach. He is always prepared and has a vast knowledge of the game. He makes it interesting by alternating a variety of drills. He is extremely patient which is important as we are aging and tend to take longer to catch on. He keeps us on track and most importantly he has helped me progress.
I typically evaluate a players knowledge, experience, and what they are hoping to achieve.
I come from an athletic family and was raised by coaches. My parents are cross country skiing coaches and my sister ran track. I began playing tennis at the age of six and was ranked in top ten in Russia in eighteen and under. I was also ranked in top three hundred in the world as a junior. I have co-captained a team to two Southland Conference championship titles at Division I level representing The University of Texas at San Antonio.
As a teaching professional I have had the privilege to learn from the best. I worked at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, Roddick Total Tennis, and Macci Tennis Academies with athletes who won junior Grand Slam titles and pro tournaments. I am proud to say that I have helped to develop adult leagues and teams at club level also. As of now I have served as a Head Professional in two clubs for a total of eight years.
I continue to learn more by attending courses, seminars and conventions above and beyond what is required, in order to provide the best insight within my coaching.
The club where I teach charges $70 per hour for non-members. My rate outside is $60. I offer a package for $300 to buy five lessons and get sixth one free; larger packages as well. Thirty minute lessons are also available.
At sixteen I became a hitting partner for younger players. In college I taught summer camps and did adult night clinics. After graduation I started teaching full time while I was job searching in the international business field. I realized pretty quickly that teaching tennis was what I was passionate about. I wanted to learn and experience coaching at all levels and to become a professional in order to build a career. I'm fortunate because I have had and still run into excellent mentors plus I never stop pushing myself to learn more and more on my own through reading and research. It's a lot of fun!
I have worked with and enjoy working with students of all levels, ages and abilities from age five to eighty, in addition to professional players.
I have two sons, a two and a half year old and a fifteen month old. I love when they watch tennis, want to hit balls in the kitchen or go on the tennis court with me.
First of all, I believe it is very important to have a good connection, chemistry what many call it, and mutual respect between coach and the player. When making a commitment, being patient on both sides is crucial. The learning process takes time and it's never a quick fix. It takes time to make changes and improve. When a teacher and student click it is important to give training a considerable amount of time. Approximately six months to a year.
It is important for students to determine realistic goals; short and long term. Are you ready and willing to commit to achieving these goals? A good teacher will sit down with you and help to make a game plan placing you on the right path to achieve it.