A great coach should be able to motivate their players in order to make it a positive experience while giving constructive criticism. It is important to keep their energy up through the good and bad days so they are able to achieve their goals on and off the court. I make sure that I am approachable for my students to bring up any questions or concerns and make learning tennis fun.
The best part about teaching tennis lessons is to see the student's improvement from where they started to where I am able to get them. It is rewarding to see how far they have come after hours of training on the court and see their accomplishments whether it be winning a tournament or learning a new skill they were not able to do prior to their lessons. Growth in any shape or form is a sign of success for me.
Great professional always on time and the best coach my kids ever had
I initially talk to the student (and parent if applicable) in order to get a sense of exactly what they want to achieve. This can range from just wanting to play a sport and be active to wanting to play competitively. Additionally, I do my best to maintain professionality while trying to get to know the student better so they can feel more comfortable to reach out to me or speak up if they need to ask anything.
I have been playing tennis since I was 8 years old and have not stopped since then. I worked with several different coaches with different training styles and have learned from my own experience what I expect from my coach. I played D1 tennis on full scholarship where I became an All-American player. Statistically, my best ITF (International Tennis Federation) was 423 and my current UTR is 13.0. My degree was in Sociology but also studied Nutrition and Kinesiology as part of my interest in coaching and fitness.
All players are charged $80 per hour.
I began coaching clinics at the University of Texas at San Antonio where I was responsible for a large group of students and coordinating drills and activities.
I have worked with students of all ages and levels
I would advise the student to make sure they are qualified to teach whether they have played tennis themselves at a high level or have coached players very successfully
Students should think about what goals they want to achieve in the sport, how they can achieve this and if this is a realistic goal for them. It is important to communicate the needs of the student to the teacher so that they are able to provide the best coaching for them