Tennis Lessons For All Ages!

Tennis Lessons For All Ages!

5.0 (2)
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1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching tennis for over 15 years and have worked with all ages and skill levels.  I just moved from Pinceton, New Jersey December 2018.

It is great to teach and inspire people through tennis!

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Clayton, NC 27527
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2 Reviews


  • Alyson Knipe

    To whom it may concern:   For over five years, Derrick has been the tennis coach for my children. While my thirteen year old daughter no longer plays tennis, I watched her grow and develop with his assistance.  He was extremely supportive and knew how to motivate her.  Derrick’s coaching techniques have been instrumental with respect to my son achieving a top rank in the New Jersey District and in the Middle States Section. Besides working on stroke development, he has helped my son understand how to build points in a match and he has helped him with strategies in tournaments. Derrick is truly passionate about his work and understands how to effectively communicate, motivate and more importantly, support his students both on and off the court.  

  • Melissa Grzymala

    Hello- My son Ryan was taking group lessons when he met Derrick, 7 years ago.  Ryan would watch Derrick coach other kids on the court next to where Ryan was playing.  I remember Ryan coming to me and asking if he could take lessons from Derrick.  Ryan is still a rather introverted person, but Derrick knew how to get Ryan motivated and be confident.  As Derrick molded Ryan as a player, he would encourage Ryan to take that next step, entering into leagues, USTA tournaments, and the high school tennis team.  He taught Ryan how to strategize and would constantly refine the strategy with him to improve his game.   I think as a parent, I am most appreciative of Derrick being an important role model for Ryan.  Even though my younger son had no intrinsic interest in tennis, he took lessons with Derrick just because Derrick had such a great way with Kyle as well. Melissa Grzymala

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Start with discoveries  what goals they have short term and long term, then focus on how we can achieve it!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Played Varisty Tennis in High school and College.  I am certified by PTR at the Professional level and have been teaching for over 15 years.  I have worked with beginners to Division 1 athletes as well as adults with all levels of experience.

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