Jerry Johnson PTR Certified
Have been teaching tennis about 50 years. Taught high school at Birmingham University School (Bham,AL) and Baylor PREP School(Chatanooga,TN). My players at Baylor won National Prep School Championship in 1970 and 1971. Fully certified through Professional Tennis Registry(Hilton Head SC) with Professional Rating in 2012.Have been an active member there for 13 years.
Have a great passion for the sport and compassion for all young players wanting to improve their game. Do not have a specific teaching location but can negotiate court time in various places in Austin Tx at your convenience. Prefer individual lessons but am open to group lessons.
As a younger player I participated in many tournaments in the state of Texas,Alabama,California, Massachusetts, and Washington state.
My philosophy of teaching is based on the mastery of fundamentals and that is why I chose the PTR methods to be the platform of my techniques. Will always approach each student as a different individual with different talents. Will attempt to maximize each student's strong points through repitition of various strokes and encouragement of both physical and mental discipline.
My qualifications may be verified through the PTR at PO BOX; 4739 Hilton Head Island,SC Phone: 29938 843-785-7244
My last tennis mentor was Dani Leal (head professional tennis instructor) Wynn Lakes Country Club, Montgomery, AL.
He can vouch for my tennis coaching abilities.
I enjoy most about the game the signs of development of the individuals's progress. Tennis without question is a very dignified sport and it is a pleasure to introduce the principle of sportmanship to the pupil.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First of all to identify with the individual and his guardians to find out what his or hers interest is in the sport and what ambitions they may have in the game. Then give him a verbal overview of the sport and how a new student should approach the game from the standpoint of fundamentals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Sixty years of playing and teaching the sport. Fifteen years as a member and instructor with the Professional Tennis Registry out of Hilton Head South Carolina.