RexCo Tennis

RexCo Tennis

5.0
10 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

a longtime, award-winning tennis program for all ages & skill levels that is being run remotely in the interim: more info at facebook.com/rexcotennis

* 25+ years in the industry as a PTR & USPTA-certified tennis-teaching professional

* former president of Dallas Professional Tennis Association, past recipient of DTA Pro Volunteer Award, etc.

email [email protected] for more info on junior or adult programs (private and/or group lessons)

I have a pragmatic approach to teaching: I enjoy helping students achieve the proverbial 'AHA!' moment through positive reinforcement, while implementing easy-to-understand stroke technique corrections and/or executable match-playing tactics

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Dallas, TX 75229
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FAQs


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

a] ask what previous formal tennis experience (lessons, leagues, etc.) the student has had before

b] find if they're interested in group and/or private lessons

c] (once on-court) assess their learning style (visual, audible, kinesthetic) & personality type, then adjust lesson accordingly


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

* longtime Director / Head Tennis Professional at a former U.S.Tennis Association Facility Of The Year award winner

* certified by both Professional Tennis Registry & U.S. Professional Tennis Association

* 25+ years in the tennis-teaching business, 15+ years as a volunteer/advocate of the sport at the local & state levels


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

private lesson-- $70/hour

group lesson-- $108/person for six 1-hour lessons (four players minimum, based on comparable skill level/availability) 


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching part-time as a summer job while in school, but it morphed into a career once I realized I had the ability to help others enjoy a lifelong sport that's given so much to me!


What types of students have you worked with?

all ages & levels: both juniors & adults, from beginners to tournament-level players


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

25+ years into teaching tennis, it still never feels like I'm working when I see the joy a student has during their 'AHA!' moment:

* a less-skilled player finally being to execute a new stroke technique

* a more-experienced competitor finally realizing why we reinforce a particular match-playing tactic


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

* don't focus on someone's playing credentials-- great players don't always make the best teachers

* verify that your tennis pro of choice is PTR (https://www.ptrtennis.org/MemberSite/FindaCoachPro/Directory_Listing.aspx) and/or USPTA-certified (https://usptafindapro.com/)-- don't just take their word for it!

* if they're not certified for some reason, ask to see their liability insurance for teaching tennis (too many reasons to mention here)-- if they can't provide, they're not as 'professional' as you think... you're welcome


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

* ask the teacher what their learning style (visual, audible, kinesthetic) is-- if it matches yours, you're more likely to understand each other

* ask if a pro prefers to teach group or private lessons, and why; then ask what the benefit is of learning the other way (i.e. the answer they didn't choose)

* ask how they would feel if you took lessons from both them & another instructor-- if they're really interested in your well-being, they would welcome another voice/style to complement theirs to ultimately help you improve; if they're selfish & don't really care what you think, they'll want you to have an exclusive on-court relationship with them 


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