Coach Warrick Taylor Jr., is the founder and owner of Empact Tennis, a Triangle-wide tennis coaching business with a vision of inspiring the love of the game through fun and engaging instruction and play. Coach Taylor is a native of the Chapel Hill/Durham area. As a youth he competed in the high school, state and regional level. Coach Taylor went on to play high school basketball and tennis and college basketball at the College of Eastern Utah and Palomar College in California. From 2007-2010 Coach Taylor served as the team manager for the Division I North Carolina Central University Eagles men’s tennis team. During his time with the team he gained valuable experience coaching competitive tennis at the collegiate level. Working with student athletes is what has inspired him the most to pursue spreading the love for the game. Coach Taylor is certified through the Professional Tennis Registry and is working toward the PTR Master of Tennis certification. He has a combined 25 years of playing and coaching experience and he is excited to offer his passion for this sport to people of all ages. Along with a unique, fun approach to teaching, his ability to make tennis an enjoyable experience helps cultivate a true desire to PLAY tennis.
EMPACT means empowering through action. We are a community based business that offers high quality inclusive programming to the triangle area. I enjoy serving the love of the game for all people who have the desire to improve their game.
Taylor coaches my 6 year old daughter and 7 year old son and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience! He is able to connect with the kids and help them learn the game while having tons of fun! I greatly recommend giving Taylor and Empact Tennis a try! You won't be disappointed!
EMPACT tennis offers a free 45 minute assessment to determine the best way to proceed with a perspective client. That way the client gets an opportunity to view the coaching style of the instructor and the instructor can assess the best way to help the client. Session usually involves the client showcasing forehand, backhand, volley, serve, court positioning and coverage.
Certified Teaching Pro/PTR (Professional Teaching Regisrty) 10 and under, 11-17, High Performance, and Adult
Team Manager for Division 1 NCCU Eagles 2010-2014
Current Head Coach for Duke School Middle School Boys team
Current Director of Tennis for Chapel Hill Parks and Rec
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My Dad was a tennis coach so it has always been a family business. I began volunteer teaching at 13 years old by working summer camps for Country Clubs and Parks and Recs. That lead to paid private lessons by the time I was 16.
I continue to be passionate about growing the game on every level of tennis from beginner to professional. I spent four years working with high level college players and currently work with high level Juniors, beginners adults and kids.
This past summer 2018 EMPACT tennis camps ran 6 total weeks. We were able to successfully run that while simultaneously start Try Tennis Leagues for adults with over 80 participants.
Take time to get to know what type of Coach you decide to work with. For example some coaches are Coach Centric while others are Player centric. Its important to find that balance but ultimately all instructors at EMPACT strive to be Player Centric.
Students should think about asking the Coach what their tennis coaching philosphy is. For example. Does the coach cater development of individual needs on a progression level base over a series of lessons. More importantly will the Coach be able to connect players with other opportunties to participate in development outside of the lesson scheduled.