I have several ideas for programming based on my work over the last 25 years as a world traveled professional player, teacher, and coach. The biggest question is how much time would you like to invest in the future for Tennis? I am open to discuss a full time commitment which would be 30-40hrs a week. Based on your commitment, I will help design and personally run a "Tennis Program" that delivers "Legacy and Pride".
I really enjoy seeing the faces of my students light up and the smiles when they see that they have a special gift in playing tennis. When people leave the lesson and are excited to actually play tennis with friends and family or compete with a new realization of "Their Game".
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I enjoy finding out what my students can already do naturally. I spend the first 10 minutes just hitting a few standardized drills live to access the strengths of my players. I then go over a game plan for learning tennis based on each student's individual gifts for tennis.
EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING THEY ARE GOOD AT NATURALLY IN TENNIS!
I find that one or two special thing about each one of my students and we bring them to life in a fun and fantastic way to enjoy playing and winning in tennis.
I have played and competed at every level of tennis from amateur to professional. I have coached at every level of tennis from amateur and small children starting with ages 4yrs old to adult professional players. I have been a certified professional tennis instructor since the age of 19 years old. I was one of the youngest ever certified professionals for coaching in the state of Tennessee. I have been hired by most of the major brands of resorts and hotels nationally as well as work internationally on islands in the Caribbean and Jamaica.
My fee for coaching / Private Lessons varies per region. I always offer a discounted lesson for packages of several lessons to reward my students for being loyal and staying with me as a coach. Time permitting, I would offer anyone 15 minutes of my time for free to see if working with me is something that will work out for them.
I have been an athlete my entire life as long as I can remember. I've participated in several sports including Pole vaulting, track, martial arts, football, baseball, and weight training just to name a few. I fell in love with tennis because of its beauty and one on one combat which requires mental and physical abilities. I became a teacher because I was not able to be as successful as a player as I wanted to be. My thirst for this Sport was not quenched in competition, so I still have a strong desire to compete and be the best coach in the world.
I have worked with every student of every age, every ability, and even Students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities.
I recently began teaching during the main tennis season in the Newport Rhode Island area and now I have concluded a schedule that puts me annually on each coast and spending time in my beloved Nashville TN.
I also have facilities in San Diego and I homebase in San Diego for several months of the year.
Find a teacher that is happy and encouraging and excited about the sport of tennis and teaching people of all ages and abilities. I do not recommend teachers who only wants to work with kids who already have skills.
The most important question you want to ask your teacher before you begin taking lessons is ;
"what has been your experience in tennis and how do you feel about the sport of tennis today in your life?"
interview every potential coach in anything that you are ever interested in doing. You want to know if that person still has a passion and that you have common ground and can relate to each other.