Tennis Lessons By Tony
I provide lessons to adults and kids 10 and older. I focus on fundamentals for beginners and strategy/fitness for the tournament level players. I played tennis in high school and for Eastern Illinois University. I have coached high school tennis and given private lessons to all ages.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I always start with proper grips, stroke form, serve form then move onto footwork drills. Once the core skills look good, I move into rallying and pace. Once a student can rally consistently we move into points strategy and fitness.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went to Eastern Illinois tennis and played division 1 tennis there. I also played 4 years of varsity tennis in high school. My undergraduate degree is in education so I enjoy teaching students. I also teach my three sons tennis regularly. My oldest son is 9 years old and is a tournament level green dot player.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
If you purchase a package or 10 lessons you will get a 10% overall discount.
How did you get started teaching?
I started playing in 8th grade when my then basketball coach asked me to try it out. I tried it out and fell in love!
What types of students have you worked with?
I work with students 10 and above of all levels. I can be strict and results oriented so I will push you/your child to get better. If you or your child is looking for a more relaxed less strict/structure based approach I am happy to provide recommendations.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Even though he lost; I loved last years Wimbledon final! Go Federer!!!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Think about what you're looking to get out of it and try one lesson before paying for a package. Some kids respond better to group lessons; some respond better to private lessons that aren't as stringent. If you are looking to be the absolute best you can be, give me a try!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do you want to work on the most and why. What are your weaknesses? How can you better use your strengths during points to win more?