PTR Master Of Tennis Professional

PTR Master Of Tennis Professional

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About this pro

I'm Eben Donkor, I was a professional tennis player. I had a scholarship to study in New Mexico Military Institute, continued my education and earned my masters degree. Because of the love I have for the game, I decided to study and get a certificate to help young tennis players.I have completed the extensive education requirement to earn the organization's highest coaching certification of PTR of Tennis-Performance. I am the PTR Master of Tennis Professional.Over 5,000 junior players have gone through my tennis teaching programs and now working with about a more dozen players at the moment on one to one basis.

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McLean, VA 22101
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Typically, most clients comes to me by word of mouth.  However, those that finds me online, here is my process.  Let's schedule a lesson for an hour, if you decide to continue having lessons with me, then you pay for the lesson.  If for some reason you don't think i can help you with your tennis needs, then no charge for the hour lesson we just had.  I think this will eliminate the risk of fearing to pay for a lesson, thinking what if he is not a good fit for me?


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

I am a master of tennis certified professional with the Professional Tennis Registry.  There were less than 200 coaches worldwide, when i became certified.  I only know of another coach in the DMV area who is a certified Master of tennis professional. 


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

Right now, i charge $85 per hour.  I have a special i am running at the moment that if you purchase a package of 12 lessons, the cost per lesson drops to $75 per hour.  You can also purchase a package of 4 lessons and the per lesson cost is $80 per hour.


How did you get started teaching?

I had a scholarship to college and played NCAA D1 college tennis on a full scholarship.  Afrer, i worked in the IT field for nearly 15 years.  I was teaching tennis on the side while i was still in the IT.  I lost my job after year 11 in the IT that's when i picked up my tennis coaching more seriously.  It supported me for about 6 months before i got another job.  5 years ago, i gave it all up to come and teach tennis full time, i have never been back to the IT field. 


What types of students have you worked with?

From the 4 year old beginner to the touring professional, i work with everyone. 


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

Make sure the teacher teaches you something at every lesson.  If you are a total beginner, you must be able learn to rally at least 10 balls in a row with the coach during your first lesson.  You must like the coach.  If you fear the coach, get another coach.  If you don't understand what the coach is asking you to do and the coach can't articulate it to you in a way for you to understand, get another coach.


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

Read my previous answer, you can get a lot of questions from there.


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