I have over 20 years playing and teaching experience. My company specializes in teaching students 12 and Under. I started the 10 and Under program at Garden State Tennis Academy. After three years it was a very successful program. I have extensive training in this area. I am very passionate about teaching tennis and making it fun to learn. I always work to bring out the best in my students. I am a PTR Certified Professional. I look forward to working with your child.
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First I will assess the child's current tennis knowlege and abilities to determine starting point for them. Will work with student to develop a specific set of competencies for their current level. Will utilize a games based approach to teaching, so the student learns tactical as well as technical skills.
I have PTR Certification for 10 and Under tennis.
I have trained over 200 hours with industy leaders and experts in 10 and Under Tennis, including Mike Barrel, Butch Staples, and Emma Doyle, among others.
Participate in continuing education annually.
Private lesson (1 student): $50 per hour
Semi-Private (2 students): $60 per hour
Group (3 or more): $20 per student.
Classes with 5 or more students, I will normally have second instructor.
I have worked with kids from 4 years old to adults.
I have coached adult USTA teams to National Championships 5 times.
Teaching methods have changed over the years. You should seek and instructor who understands and uses the latest teaching methods.
1. What is your goal. What are you trying to accomplish.
2. What are the traits you are looking for in an instructor beyond their tennis knowlege.
3. What level of commitment you have to learning to play tennis. For example, how many days per week will you dedicate to learning and playing tennis.