The Coaching Vault

The Coaching Vault

5.0 (22)
1 hire on
5 years in business

About this pro

As of 2019, The Coaching Vault has been ranked #1 tennis academy in Houston! 

You learn faster and a lot more information than any of our competitors. How fast is this improvement? Well, our competitors takes days or weeks to see any sign of improvement and Coach Amir on the first lesson shows his client immediate improvement regardless of age or level. References available upon request. 

The Coaching Vault head Coach, Coach Amir has almost 400 members worldwide which makes him one of the most wanted Coaches in the world. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and you won’t be disappointed!  

I love tennis both as a professional player and coach! I love helping and having a positive influence on people lives! Being a strong role model and mentor for my students is very important for me!

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Houston, TX 77057
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22 Reviews


  • Amer Akhras

    I don’t normally write reviews but I felt compelled to do so in this case. I played competitie tennis at a high level growing up all the way through high school and then continued playing competiively in college and grad school with friends and colleagues. After continuing to play casually on and off I put the racquet down in my late 30’s due to chronic back issues and simply got busy with work and kids. Recently at the age of 49 after getting myself back in shape and yearning to play again, I decided to find myself a coach to help me get back into playing tennis at not only a high level but the right way. And frankly I am incredibly lucky to have found Amir. I have had lessons over the years but I have learned more in only 5+ lessons from Amir than I have my whole life playing tennis. He was able to quickly diagnose the potential in my game and more importantly issues with my technique and footwork. I couldn’t believe how spot on he was and how quickly he’s been able to teach me the right technique with my groundstrokes and footwork. I also know that once I get my fundamentals down he will then provide good insight into strategy when playing matches. He’s also particularly focused on teaching a modern style of tennis that wil position me better to stand out from the pack. Bottom line, I couldn’t recommend Amir more. He’s very experienced and tennis smart and takes a very different and, in my opinion, better approach to teaching tennis than what you see today. Most importantly, he’s passionate about it. This is his profession and he’s committed to being the best at it. I am looking forward to seeing just how far Amir can take my game as I seek to play competitively again both locally and hopefully nationally.

  • Brandon Livingston

    Amir has done an amazing and flawless job in teaching me new techniques and how to execute them. He is very personable, technical, flexible, and has a strong sense of how the game is played. From only a few hours of lessons, it is obvious he loves the game and wants his students to be able to play tennis effectively! My game has greatly improved and I feel I will have a much stronger edge when I play tennis thanks to Amir.

  • Raymond Walker

    My doubles partner and I wanted to elevate our game and were very selective about the coach we chose. Amir has exceeded our expectations. He is very insightful on everything from stroke and stance selection to overall game strategy. Our game and understanding of strategy has increased dramatically. I highly recommend Amir as a coach.

  • Walker

    Knowledgeable Able to assess ones game, break down the individuals game where it can be improved the most, and then provide guidance and drills that will help to improve those areas Work hard and apply Amir's coaching, training and guidance and you will improve

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

I breakdown the different strokes one by one and really take my time to explain in detail how to hit each stroke properly in order to achieve my clients goal. Every lesson is customized to my clients needs and ability to play. 

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

I currently play on the GLTA tour and won the world championships. I am one of the few, if not, the only self taught professional tennis player in the world. Teaching myself how to play correctly has mastered my teaching skills and now I am ready to share to my clients. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Private lesson packages per person. 
100 an hr (if your looking to pay after each session)
90 for 2 hrs (if you looking to pay after the 2 hr session)                                   
                                                  New client(free hrs)
3 lesson package 85 an hr 
6 lesson package 80 an hr 
12 lesson package 75 an hr
24 lesson package 70 an hr (1 free hrs)
36 lesson package 68 an hr (2 free hrs) 
48 lesson package 66 an hr (3 free hrs
96 lesson package 64an hr (5 free hrs)
192 lesson package 62 an hr (10 free hrs) 
384 lesson package 60 an hr (20 free hrs) 
500 lesson package 58 an hr (30 free hrs)
750 lesson package 54 an hr (40 free hrs)
1000 lesson package 52 an hr (50 free hrs)
Please NOTE
1) All packages are prepaid on the first lesson! 
2) Hours have no expiration date.
3) NO REFUNDS unless we can’t continue our service then we will refund you. (So please don’t ask)
4) 5 % discount if paid in cash (during promotions this doesn’t apply)
5) Hours can ONLY be shared with immediate family. (No sharing with extended family and friends)
6) We have the right to cancel lessons due to bad weather. Clients will always be notified when the lessons are canceled. 
7) If we are running promotional rates, keep in mind, once you run out of hours the original rates will apply. 
8) If you pay for a package on the day we spoke, you will get a 3 % discount. (Doesn’t apply to promotions)
9) Last minute cancellations could result in the client being charged. We will always give a warning first! 

How did you get started teaching?

I starting playing tennis at the age of 3 and fell in love with the sport ever since.  My father who was number 1 in Iran, got me started.

Now I am the only self taught professional tennis player that ever reaches a 6.5 rating! For the sake of comparison, 7 is professional on TV. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with all ages and levels. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

RuiRui, one of Coach Amir’s students, is ranked #1 in the United States among all the 8 year olds nationally! 

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

Cheaper coaches, you end up paying more in the long run. Go with a quality coach and don’t shy away from a higher hourly rate. Watch this video made for you.