I have been providing tennis lessons, both private and group, for more than 25 years. I have extensive experience teaching players of all ages and skill levels. During my time as a certified tennis instructor, I have served as a teaching pro for the Ft. Washington Pool and Tennis Association (MD), Washington Tennis Services International, City of Falls Church (VA), Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and as an independent private instructor. Over the years, I have directed summer tennis camps and served as both a men’s and juniors’ team coach through the Greater Washington Tennis Association, National Junior Tennis League and First Serve Tennis Academy. Although I specialize in and especially enjoy teaching beginner and intermediate players of all ages, I can teach players at all skill levels, including those with special needs. I live in Alexandria, VA, but I conduct lessons throughout the Northern Virginia area. Private, semi-private, and small group lessons allow for individualized instruction which is absent in large group lessons. The lessons are more enjoyable and productive because I can work at a pace that is comfortable for each individual. If a student needs more focused attention on a particular stroke or movement during the lesson, then we have the flexibility to spend more time in those areas. My teaching style involves breaking down the strokes in a way that makes them easy to understand and execute, while also clearly explaining the function of each step in the process. I incorporate the use of fun and innovative drills, games, and match play to strengthen skills. In addition to being able to set my own hours, I enjoy being able to work outdoors providing lessons 7 days a week and throughout the year. I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I know about tennis to those who are eager to learn. Although I've been teaching tennis for a long time, I still get a thrill out of watching a student learn a new stroke, spin, or strategy to improve their game. Over the years, I've met people from all walks of life, and those experiences have made a positive impact on me both as a teacher and as a person. I look forward to many more years in the teaching profession.
Excellent instructor. Great at explaining the mechanics of the game and teaching how to do them.