Lessons To The Max

Lessons To The Max

5.0(3 reviews)


Hi my name is Werner, but you can call me Max. I was born and raised in South Africa where I had high performance tennis lessons from age 6 through 14. I'm a USPTA certified professional and I've been coaching for the last 4 years. I currently still love to compete and play USTA and local tournaments. My love for the sport is what drives me to coach and it's extremely rewarding to see the joy that tennis brings to my students. I went to school for architecture/engineering and have developed a keen eye towards detail which comes in very handy for tweaking and improving my students' games.

Hopefully I'll see you out on the courts soon! :)


Hired 1 time
1 employee
4 years in business
Serves Edmonds , WA


Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Student age(s)

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


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Kathleen H.

Max is a great coach and I really enjoyed my sessions with him.
He was able to meet me at my club and spend time to understand my goals and how he could help.
Max has high passion and love for the game and very involved within the community.
Max was able to offer me information about local Tournaments and how I can get more involved in the local Tennis Community.
Max helped improve my serve and fore hand tremendously and even helped me with a personal training plan I could do on my own time.
I definitely will continue to use his services and recommend him to others.
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January 13, 2020


Molly M.

Max is an awesome coach! I hired him last summer to help with my back hand and serves plus professional personal training to prepare for matches. He has immense knowledge of the game and offers great pricing and offerings. I will continue to work with him especially with match/tournament prep.
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January 13, 2020


Chloe M.

Max offered private tennis lessons to my children prior to him going to his own private practice. Max is very adaptable to age group and personality. He spent time reviewing my kids strengths, weaknesses and created a customizable and clear solution to reach their goals. He even spent the time creating a fun, involved performance chart with prizes for them to reach. My kids loved their experience with Max and I will definitely continue to use him as an instructor.
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January 13, 2020

Frequently asked questions

When I meet with a student I first work to understand their goals they'd like to achieve. Next steps would be to review and evaluate their performance/ability and create a customizable lesson plan based off of that. In initial sessions, I spend time to identify opportunities to succeed, personality, scheduling and communication style of each client. This will help me tailor my support to fit their needs. 

USPTA certified Pro

Completed tennis mentoring

Trained and up to date with Youth Tennis

20+ years of playing tennis and still actively competing

Professional coach for 3 years

Pricing system will be customized offering based on lessons offered

The first person I started teaching was actually my mom. She's the reason why I got into Tennis. She is an avid lover of the game. She helped me realize my passion for coaching and inspiring others to reach their full potential. I coach and teach because I love sharing the joy and passion that the game of Tennis always brought to me growing up. I recently moved to Seattle last year to gain experience coaching and looking to expand my offerings within the tennis community. 

I have professionally worked with a diverse group of students ranging from all ages and skill levels. 

Coaching has been the best time of my life. My favorite thing is to watch everything click after working with a student on their goals. Recently I had a student focus too much on winning that they forgot their love for the game. She spent so much time critisizing herself that she forgot how far she has come following lessons with me. I went out to do a test match with her and was able to pin point moments where I felt she was over playing and focusing too much on winning. I did an exercise with her and spent time reviewing all the reasons she loved the game. Her face lit up and I helped her realize that tennis isn't just a game, but instead a whole community and support system for her. That night, I attended her match with her to review performance and she absolutely crushed it on the court. Instead of trying to win, she just truly enjoyed the game and from there the power came out. 

Be open to a new perspective, dont be afraid of change. Remeber that to be good at tennis is to enjoy the game, have fun with it whie you learn.

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