Active coach and USTA member who enjoys helping others grow in the sport. I think any sport should be fun and a way to challenge yourself at any level. Whether you're looking to compete or or to stay healthy and play in a social setting, I can mold the lessons specific to you and your needs. I played Tennis through high school and in college at FSU-still competing in at a high level and love what I do everyday.
Love working one on one with any level or in group settings to really challenge the client to be their best. I started out working with children while in college at FSU in the late 90s. It is always exciting to see people get better and enjoy working toward something they enjoy. I train individuals 1 on 1 or groups up to 4- so let me know what works best for you.
Tennis lesson was a great workout. Matt gave me great pointers on footwork, grip and overall stroke motion. My back hand is my weak point and I can’t decide between a two handed or one handed back hand, matt coached me on both. I’m looking forward to building on this lesson in the weeks to come!
Matt and I first chatted about some technique tips I recently picked up from another instructor and how I might build on those fundamentals. I am very please with the pace of the lesson in that Matt didn’t try to force too many variables into this initial outing. We placed a lot of emphasis on my forehand stroke, then did some work on my backhand, which was surprisingly more consistent than I thought. After each basket of balls, we do a quick review and casually talk, building rapport. We closed the lesson with work on my serve. After watching me hit a few balls with my serve, he suggested a grip that would produce a flatter serve and I think we we both pleased with the results. The transition to the adjusted grip was actually pretty smooth. We also did a little work on my second serve to end the session. I’m really looking forward to connecting with Matt again to hit a couple of times a week. 👍👍👍
I like to have a conversation over the phone to find out what your goals are and what you are looking to achieve....if it is just for fun, or to become more competitive or even join a league etc. Then lets take a look at your time schedule and figure out when you would like to get started and what type of courts you prefer to play on... ie. clay, hard, tru That way we can set up our lessons and routines to set small milestones on our way to your goals. I guarantee we will have fun and each lesson you will leave eager and excited for the next one!
Played tennis in college and also coached several schools while in Tallahassee (yes I went to FSU) hopefully that won't make you change your mind. Lol
No, it depends on length of time, and travel distance if any.
I was asked by my collegiate coach to help because of my experience as captain in high school and college working with under-classmen.
Children from ages 4 to senior citzens.
Started a new clothing company.
Make sure you enjoy the teacher, and that they make it enjoyable for you. Don't hate your lessons, make sure you are having fun.
Specifics about locations and time schedules.