Frank Ford Tennis

Frank Ford Tennis

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About this pro

I've been teaching tennis for more than 24 years.  I've worked with every age between 3 and 83.  One of the 8 year old girls that began her tennis with me just set the career victories record (57 singles victories, was 55) at Eastern Illinois University, so I can start your kids out right.

One of my ladies' teams came in 2nd in Tennessee, and I had teams in the State Championships 10 years in a row.  I developed a lot of their tennis from the very beginning.

When I was a teenager one of my tennis coaches influenced me a lot.  He encouraged me, and made me feel special.  I made a backhand cross court shot one time, and he just said "wow!".  At that point in my life I wasn't getting any "pats on the back" at home.  The encouragement from that shot has never left me.  I went on to be a college tennis player, and have now grown college tennis players.

I enjoy giving the kids (or adults) the same encouragement that my coach gave me.

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Flower Mound, TX 75022
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FAQs


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

After 30,000 hours of on court experience, it doesn't take me long to assess what's going on with my new students.  I will immediately start teaching what is needed.


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

I have been teaching tennis for 24 years. I am USPTA certified, and have more than 30,000 hours of on court experience.  I've seen my 7 year old beginners become successful college players.


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

30 minute private lesson:  $35.00

1 hour private lesson:  $65.00

A 4 lesson - 1 hour each, series:  $240.00


How did you get started teaching?

I love tennis.  I loved my coach when I was a teenager, and really thought teaching (like him) would be awesome.  Tennis teaching jumped up as a possible job about 25 years later, and I've never stopped.


What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with everyone possible, from 3 year olds to 83 year olds.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my college players texted me:

My college career is over, we just got eliminated in the playoffs!  But, I just won my 57th career singles match.  This is the new career record at my school, the old record was 55 victories!


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

Find a teacher that is knowledgeable and that you like.


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

What do you want to do with your tennis?  Do you have any goals?


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