Tennis Budz Lessons

Tennis Budz Lessons

5.0 (1)
7 hires on
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

My services stand out due to my ability to teach all ages and hitting styles.I can adapt my teaching style to fit the goals of my clients and give high or low intensity training.

I am not a burned out pro who still loves competeing on the court, so when ever I am playing and teach, it never feels like work!

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Albany, NY 12201
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  • Jay Blumenstein

    I have had over 10 hours of lessons with John over the past three months, and plan on continuing to work with him. He is a great coach, easy going person, and knows his stuff. He is able to critique one's stroke – and make that one simple suggestion that nudges you in the right direction – that allows the student to find his own way to solve the problem. He's particular intuitive regarding the "rhythm" of the game; a few adjustments he's suggested to various aspects of timing: breathing, split step, when to finish the backswing, recovering after the stroke – were in my opinion high quality coaching advice that have allowed me to greatly improve my game. John's lessons also incorporate a sound structure, including a standard warm up routine, ground stroke practice, practicing various patterns in a point, specific techniques and then simulated games. Finally, John was amenable to my schedule and location for lessons. I highly recommend John as a tennis pro.


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

I want to find out your end goal when it comes to your tennis asperations.  Knowing if you are looking to just hit with your hubby or you want to play high level tournaments, will greatly determine the level and type of coaching I give.

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

10 years of tennis training in clubs and private.

Trained by my uncle, Jeff Budz (Head Pro at Villa Roma Resort in NY), over fourty years of tennis teaching experience, former #1 player in the US navy, and held a top ten ranking on the east coast for the over 35 male catigory of the USTA.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I include a price quote for the first lesson 

packages and pricing can be agreed on after first lesson, I want to find out your goals first and we can negotiate what priceing would be best,  based on the needs of both sides.

How did you get started teaching?

I started as a way to make some money during my college career at Johnson & Wales University.  After college, I continued teaching as a supplimental income along with my 'normal' job as a chef. Within the last 5 years, I have grown my clientel into a full time buisness venture;-)

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and levels... I am currently training high level tournament players as well.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I took a few weeks off from teaching to work at the 2017 US OPEN.  I have a food nutrition/culinary background, and I got to work in the presidents suit as server.  The position allowed me to meet some of my idols in tennis and many celebrities. Of course, the best part was getting payed to watch the main stadium matches up close and personal!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would look for someone you can laugh with on the court, this game is supposed to be fun.  On the other side, you should want someone who can motivate you to try new things, and when you are pushed to be better, you feel comfortable with their approach

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

whats my budget for lessons

what is my schedule availability look like

do i have time to practice between lessons once i start

what level do i think im at

are you looking to be a student, or are you trying to just find a hitting partner

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