Played tennis at age 8. Competed in USTA sanctioned tournaments, Certified Pro by United States Professional Tennis Registry 1978; Club pro at 5 sites, Pa, Fl, NC; Assisted Cy King ,Director of Raleigh Tennis, in group lessons, directing both sanctioned USTA and town tournaments , establishing the Arthur Ashe's National Jr. Tennis; Co-Directed State College Pa. Town Tennis Tourn, 3 years; Coached both jr. and varsity high school tennis both boys and girls State College, Pa., Raleigh,NC. Current head coach women's tennis Apex Friendship; Teach both private and group.
Seeing the increased enjoyment the student has in raising the level of their game whether a beginner or advanced player.
I was blessed to be one of the few hundred to be under the discipleship of the best pro teachers in the world of tennis, Dennis Van der Meer. He taught the gift of observing the student and to be able to pick the "one" element that would benefit the student to perform the task correctly almost immediately.
I learned so much from the lessons, then I ended up signing up my whole family so we can play together. Bob is awesome and I can easily see our progression week to week with his coaching!
Always OBSERVE the student performing the task at hand, ie serve, volley etc., Pick out the critical error they have and focus on correcting that. This has dramatic good results in a very short time for both you and the student.
1978 Certified Pro, United States Professional Tennis Registry; Have been in the tennis industry since 1978 in multiple roles from conditioning, instructing, coaching and playing.