Tennis Lessons By Eric Davidson
My teaching philosophy has three approaches that touches all areas of learning. They are:
- By Lecture - Gives those who learn by hearing the information
- By Visual - Give visual learners the opportunity to see techniques of tennis
- By Practical - Allows the students to apply techniques in a practical lesson
By touching all three areas, it provides a more comprehensive approach for skill development for the student. This training method effectively increases students learning, understanding and skill development toward their goal of learning the proper way of playing tennis.
I have been unofficially instructing tennis for over 12 years. I had the opportunity to play on the red clay courts in Heidelberg Germany and learn the European techniques of hitting on several surfaces during my 9 months over in Germany while serving in the military. I played team tennis for several years as the number two singles player and would rotate and play as the number one doubles player in the tennis league in Washington DC. I currently play on the Anne Arundel Tennis Association Ladder, and have reached ranking of 6 in the Men’s 45 Singles and reach ranking of 15 in the Men’s Open Singles.
My playing style is similar to that of Ivan Lendl. Strong forehand and backhand, smooth and consistent ground strokes, steady serve, incorporated with good fitness. I believe in consistency. Tennis is a sport that challenges your mental and physical abilities. It is a great sport that allows you to test your limits in self-esteem while helping you build your confidence.
I will help my students understand and improve on the techniques of hitting the tennis ball, court movement, body positioning, racquet control, and strategy.